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USPS mail carrier collapsed amid Dallas heat

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www.usatoday.com – – 2023-06-24 05:02:52

SUMMARY: A postal worker in Dallas died during his route amid extreme heat, with the heat index in the area reaching 115 degrees. This is the highest temperature in the Dallas-Fort Worth area since 1980. The National Weather Service categorizes temperatures between 103 and 124 degrees as “danger,” causing heat cramps or heat exhaustion, with the possibility of heat stroke.

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The town that changed its name for free cable TV

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www.kxan.com – Russell Falcon – 2024-02-24 15:08:00

SUMMARY: In 2005, the small town of Clark in Texas changed its name to DISH in exchange for free cable TV service for ten years from Dish Network. However, the deal only provided basic service for free, with premium channels costing extra. The city hoped the offer would attract more residents and businesses, but the influx was not as expected. The deal expired in 2015, and discussions have been held about changing the name back to Clark or something else, but no action has been taken. Texas is known for its odd town names, including Bug Tussle, Cut and Shoot, Jot ‘Em Down, and Nameless.

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Oscars red carpet: Top 10 most iconic fashion moments for women in recent years

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abc13.com – OTRC – 2024-02-24 13:00:25

SUMMARY: The Oscars red carpet inspires a fashion fantasy world, with supermodel Roshumba Williams listing her top 10 best-dressed women in recent years. Nicole Kidman stunned in Dior in 2018, Janelle Monae shined in 2020, Gemma Chan made an impact in hot pink Valentino in 2019, and Zendaya stood out in yellow in 2021. Gwyneth Paltrow impressed in a cape dress in 2012, Charlize Theron turned heads in classic black in 2020, and Jennifer Lopez was breathtaking in blush in 2015. Lupita Nyong’o, Julia Roberts, and Halle Berry also made the list with their timeless and memorable fashion choices. The 2024 Oscars will air on March 10.

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Flaco the celebrity owl dies a year after becoming beloved by New York City for zoo escape

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abc13.com – AP – 2024-02-24 12:26:01

SUMMARY: Flaco, the owl who escaped from Central Park Zoo, has died after colliding with a building on the Upper West Side. The Eurasian eagle owl went missing over a year ago after his exhibit was vandalized. Efforts to recapture him failed as he showed skill in hunting for food. The zoo released a statement expressing sadness over his death and hoping for an arrest in the vandalism case. Flaco’s freedom was unexpected, but ultimately resulted in his demise. The incident highlights the importance of properly securing enclosures for the safety of animals.

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