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Why do we vote on Tuesdays?

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www.kxan.com – Jordan Connell – 2024-03-02 09:00:53

SUMMARY: Since 1845, Americans have voted in federal elections on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November, a tradition established for the convenience of farmers who made up most of the workforce at the time. This allowed them time to travel to the polls without conflicting with market days or church on Sundays. Primary elections for state positions are also typically held on Tuesdays. While modern Americans may find voting on a workday inconvenient, options such as early voting and mail-in ballots are available in many states. Efforts to make Election Day a federal holiday have not been successful.

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Dallas Love Field Among Nation’s First Airports To Receive New Safety Technology

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www.wbap.com – – 2024-04-21 09:30:38

SUMMARY: The FAA is implementing new airfield surveillance technology at airports to reduce the risk of runway collisions. The Surface Awareness Initiative (SAI) system will display aircraft and vehicles on maps for controllers, improving awareness. The FAA has hired new air traffic controllers and plans to hire more, while also investing in improved runway lighting and surface upgrades at various airports. The technology will be installed at Dallas Love Field, Austin Bergstrom International Airport, and airports in Nashville and Indianapolis by the end of the year, with more airports receiving it by 2025.

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2 dead, 6 hurt in shooting at Memphis, Tennessee block party: police

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www.kxan.com – Courtney Anderson – 2024-04-21 09:13:48

SUMMARY: Eight people were shot, two fatally, at a block party in Memphis. The shooting took place at Orange Mound Park, where two men were pronounced dead, and six others injured. One victim has been released from the hospital, while another remains in critical condition. Between 200-300 people were attending the party, which did not have a permit. Police are investigating and looking for at least two suspects. Authorities are asking for of the shooting and anyone with information to come forward. Memphis Police initially reported 16 victims but later confirmed there were eight. Davis urged people to denounce the senseless violence.

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Volcano Room bar shooting: 1 killed, woman injured after 2 men exchange gunfire in strip center parking lot in Pasadena

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abc13.com – KTRK – 2024-04-21 09:05:24

SUMMARY: One man died and a woman was injured in a shooting outside a bar in Pasadena, Texas. The incident occurred early Sunday morning after an apparent argument between two men in the bar’s parking lot. Both men began shooting at each other, resulting in one man being killed and a woman being shot in the arm. The other shooter is cooperating with police and no other suspects are being sought. The reason for the argument that led to the shooting is unknown. No one else was injured in the area, as the bar was the only business open in the strip center.

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