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Texas fire chief dies while fighting Panhandle wildfires – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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www.nbcdfw.com – Associated Press – 2024-03-05 07:07:02

SUMMARY: Texas Fire Chief Zeb Smith from Fritch died while fighting a structure fire during historic blazes in the Panhandle. He was the first at the scene and succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital. The cause of the fire is unknown, and it is unclear if it is related to the wildfires in the Panhandle. This tragic event occurred as Governor Greg Abbott was meeting with firefighters in another affected town. Fritch experienced a wildfire in 2014 but was mostly spared last week. Smith's death is a reminder of the dangers faced by firefighters during these devastating blazes.

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Mavs Fall Short In Game 3 Of the NBA Finals

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www.wbap.com – – 2024-06-13 00:37:35

SUMMARY: The Dallas Mavericks faced off against the Boston Celtics in game three of the NBA Finals at the American Airlines Center. Despite a strong start by the Mavericks, the Celtics secured a win with a final score of 106-99. This loss puts the Mavs down 3-0 in the series, a deficit no team has ever overcome in NBA history. Luka Doncic, who contributed 27 points, six rebounds, and six assists, fouled out with just over four minutes remaining. The next game, game four, is scheduled for Friday, June 14th, at 7:30 PM in Dallas.

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New restrictions on asylum-seekers may violate international protection – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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www.nbcdfw.com – Jamey Keaten | Associated Press – 2024-06-12 23:38:06

SUMMARY: The head of the U.N. refugee agency, Filippo Grandi, acknowledges the Biden administration's new asylum-seeker restrictions but warns they may violate international refugee protection laws. The UNHCR's 2023 “Global Trends” report revealed 120 million people were forcibly displaced, akin to Japan's population. Grandi noted most displaced people are in poor or middle-income countries, highlighting crises in overlooked regions like Sudan and Africa. He criticized the U.S. asylum restrictions but praised plans to resettle 125,000 refugees. Grandi also mentioned global refugee hardships, with Syria still facing the biggest crisis, affecting nearly 14 million people displaced internally and abroad.

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Waco woman celebrates 107 years of life

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www.kxan.com – Earl Stoudemire – 2024-06-12 22:52:04

SUMMARY: The family of June Vera celebrated her 107th birthday at St. Anthony's Care Center in Waco, TX. Born in Welch, Oklahoma, and having lived in South Texas, Vera worked for 20 years as a teacher and church secretary. Family members gathered from across the country, filling her room with gifts, flowers, and handwritten letters. Despite her age, Vera feels young at heart and attributes her longevity to her faith, stating that she talks to God daily and follows His guidance. Vera, a mother of five, looks forward to attending the next family reunion on Labor Day weekend.

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