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Supreme Court keeps hold on efforts in Texas to regulate social platforms – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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www.nbcdfw.com – Mark Sherman | The Associated Press – 2024-07-01 09:49:35

SUMMARY: On Monday, the Supreme Court maintained a hold on Texas and Florida's attempts to control how social media platforms like Facebook, TikTok, X, and YouTube regulate user content. The justices sent the cases back to lower courts, where trade associations challenged the laws, aimed at addressing conservative concerns about liberal bias and censorship by these platforms. Republican governors had signed the laws following actions against Donald Trump post-January 6 Capitol attack. While one federal court upheld the Texas law, another struck down Florida's. The Supreme Court's decision reflects ongoing debates about free speech standards in the digital age.

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Police investigate death of Autumn Oxley, Virginia woman featured on MTV reality show ’16 and Pregnant’

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abc13.com – AP – 2024-07-24 03:40:23

SUMMARY: Authorities in Sandston, Virginia, are investigating the death of Autumn Oxley, who was on MTV's “16 and Pregnant” in 2014. Police responded to a medical emergency on Saturday at around 3:00 p.m., where 27-year-old Oxley was found unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of death is still under investigation. Oxley appeared on the show's fifth season, documenting her pregnancy and the birth of her son, Drake. Officials are urging anyone with information to contact Henrico County police. The report was published by Olivia Diaz on July 24, 2024.

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Woman arrested for arson, connected to fire at central Austin hospital

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www.kxan.com – Erica Pauda – 2024-07-24 03:18:51

SUMMARY: A woman, identified as 44-year-old Carmel Esther Norris, was arrested for arson related to a fire at Ascension Seton Shoal Creek Medical Center in central Austin, the Austin Fire Department (AFD) reported. The incident, which occurred around 5:44 a.m., involved a fire in a patient room that was extinguished before crews arrived. An employee suffered from smoke inhalation. Norris allegedly set the fire using a smuggled lighter, causing an estimated $50,000 in damages to the hospital and $1,000 to the room. She confessed during an interview with arson investigators and was booked into Travis County Jail.

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Abraham Choukair’s brothers angered over 14-year-old brother’s murder on Hammerly Boulevard in Spring Branch

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abc13.com – Alex Bozarjian – 2024-07-23 22:28:08

SUMMARY: The Houston Police Department is searching for a suspect in the murder of 14-year-old Abraham Choukair at an apartment complex in Spring Branch. Surveillance photos of the suspect have been released. Abraham’s brothers expressed their frustration and grief, noting that while they had chosen careers that kept them out of trouble, Abraham fell victim to violence. The family is also angered by the rising trend of juvenile homicides in Harris County, which have increased by 76% from 2021 to 2023. They commented on the heartbreaking irony that another 14-year-old was shot there last year but survived.

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