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Texas doctor changing children’s lives in Kenya

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www.kxan.com – Blake DeVine – 2023-10-03 08:23:52

SUMMARY: Austin doctor Dr. Karen Keough has returned from her sixth medical mission trip to Kenya, where she provided neurological care to children. Dr. Keough, a pediatric neurologist and medical director of Pediatrix Specialty Care of Austin, treated 50-60 patients per day over a four-day period. She has been working with the Austin-based nonprofit Ubuntu Life Foundation for over 10 years, providing volunteer medical care. The foundation now employs a full-time Kenyan physician and opened a healthcare facility in Maai Mahiu in 2022. The foundation is always seeking doctors and nurses to volunteer for future medical mission trips.

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Detroit splash pad shooting: 2 children among injured, authorities say

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abc13.com – AP – 2024-06-15 22:36:21

SUMMARY: Eight people, including two children, were injured when a shooter opened fire at a splash pad in Rochester Hills, Michigan. The suspect, who fired up to 28 times, later died by suicide at a nearby home after being tracked by law enforcement. The incident, deemed random, occurred shortly after 5 p.m. at a city park. Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard confirmed the recovery of a handgun and three empty magazines. The crime scene remained active, and victims’ conditions were not immediately known. The shooting coincided with the start of summer vacation and follows previous local tragedies, including the Oxford High School shooting in 2021.

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TEA releases 2024 STAAR results for grades 3-8

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www.kxan.com – Erica Pauda – 2024-06-15 21:01:48

SUMMARY: The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released the Spring 2024 STAAR assessment results for grades 3-8, showing a decline in mathematics and science performance. Math proficiency hasn't returned to pre-pandemic levels, and reading-language arts showed varied results: Grades 3, 5, and 8 decreased by 2%, while grades 4 and 6 saw increases of three and four percentage points. Social studies results remained steady, mirroring 2023. The high school STAAR test showed mostly “steady performance” since its 2023 redesign. Parents can view their child's results on the TEA family portal at TexasAssessment.gov.

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Singapore closes Sentosa beach amid oil spill – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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www.nbcdfw.com – – 2024-06-15 20:51:05

SUMMARY: An oil spill off Singapore's southern coast was caused by the Vox Maxima dredger striking the Marine Honor fuel tanker, leading to oil leaking into the sea. The spill affected the Sentosa resort island, a nature reserve, and a public beach park. Cleanup operations are underway, with 1,500 meters of container booms deployed and 18 crafts assisting. Workers are treating the oil with dispersants and scooping sand at affected beaches. Marine Stewards reported dead fish, otters, and kingfishers. Activities at the Sentosa beach are restricted, while conservationists assess the impact on marine wildlife.

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