High School Valedictorian Takes Aim at Texas Abortion Law

In a graduation speech, Paxton Smith, 18, of Dallas said the new law, which bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, was “a war on my body and a war on my rights.”

#abortion, #commencement-speeches, #dallas-tex, #lake-highlands-high-school, #law-and-legislation, #smith-paxton-2003, #texas, #women-and-girls

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Lost Lead Reminds Mavericks Fans of 2006 Collapse

Fifteen years ago, the Mavericks lost the N.B.A. finals after winning the first two games of the series. Now they have blown a 2-0 series lead over the Clippers.

#basketball, #beverley-patrick-1988, #dallas-tex, #dallas-mavericks, #doncic-luka-1999, #leonard-kawhi, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-clippers, #mann-terance-1996, #playoff-games, #porzingis-kristaps-1995

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Retired FBI Agent Is Accused of Swindling Woman Out of $800,000

The former agent told the woman she was on “secret probation” over drug crimes and at one point proposed marriage, federal prosecutors said.

#austin-tex, #dallas-tex, #drug-enforcement-administration, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #frauds-and-swindling, #granbury-tex, #inspectors-general, #justice-department, #texas, #united-states

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Ex-Prosecutor Who Withheld Evidence in Murder Case Gives Up Law License

Two men who spent 15 years behind bars in the 1999 murder of a Texas pastor were later released and declared “actually innocent.”

#allen-dennis, #black-people, #dallas-tex, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #innocence-project, #jackson-richard-e, #legal-profession, #mozee-stanley, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #national-registry-of-exonerations, #prosecutorial-misconduct, #texas, #witnesses

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In Rebuke to NRA, Federal Judge Dismisses Bankruptcy Case

The N.R.A. filed for bankruptcy this year as it sought to end run regulatory action in New York, but a judge rejected the strategy.

#attorneys-general, #bankruptcies, #dallas-tex, #firearms, #gun-control, #james-letitia, #lapierre-wayne, #national-rifle-assn, #new-york-state, #texas

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With 23 Candidates, Special Election in Texas Is Headed for Runoff

The front-runner was Susan Wright, who was endorsed by Donald J. Trump and is the widow of Representative Ron Wright, who died of Covid-19 in February.

#arlington-tex, #dallas-tex, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #fort-worth-tex, #republican-party, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wright-ron-1953-2021, #wright-susan-1962

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Ole Anthony, Scourge of Televangelists, Dies at 82

After working as a well-paid Republican operative, he gave up a lavish lifestyle to live in poverty as a self-proclaimed Jeremiah, calling out fraud in the name of God.

#anthony-ole-1938-2021, #bible, #briggs-joe-bob, #dallas-tex, #deaths-obituaries, #frauds-and-swindling, #religion-and-belief, #trinity-foundation

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Here’s What $2 Million Buys You in Illinois, Hawaii and Texas

A 1910 Tudor Revival house in Evanston, a home near the beach on Maui and a steel-and-glass showplace in Dallas.

#dallas-tex, #evanston-ill, #maui-hawaii, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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Turn the Lights Out. Here Come the Birds.

Buildings, landmarks and monuments are turning off lights to prevent fatal impacts as birds set off on spring migration.

#academy-of-natural-sciences, #animal-behavior, #animal-migration, #audubon-society-national, #birds, #canada, #conservation-of-resources, #cornell-lab-of-ornithology, #dallas-tex, #florida, #fort-worth-tex, #lighting, #new-york-city, #windows

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As Mask Mandates Lift, Retail Workers Again Feel Vulnerable

“It’s no different now than it was a year ago,” one Kroger employee said, as states like Texas and Mississippi end mask requirements.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #dallas-tex, #kroger-company, #masks, #mississippi, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #united-food-and-commercial-workers-union, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walmart-stores-inc

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A List of Recent Mass Shootings in the United States

In the last five years, there have been at least 29 shootings with four or more fatalities, according to a database compiled by the Violence Project.

#annapolis-md, #atlanta-ga, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #aurora-colo, #borderline-bar-and-grill-thousand-oaks-calif-nightclub, #boulder-colo, #capital-gazette, #charleston-sc, #colorado, #dallas-tex, #dayton-ohio, #dayton-ohio-shooting-2019, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #el-paso-tex, #el-paso-tex-shooting-2019, #florida, #fort-lauderdale-fla, #fort-lauderdale-hollywood-international-airport, #gilroy-calif, #gilroy-calif-shooting-2019, #las-vegas-nev, #las-vegas-nev-shooting-october-2017, #louisiana, #mandalay-bay-resort-and-casino, #marjory-stoneman-douglas-high-school-parkland-fla, #maryland, #mass-shootings, #midland-tex, #midland-odessa-tex-shooting-2019, #minnesota, #newtown-conn, #orlando-fla, #parkland-fla, #parkland-fla-shooting-2018, #pittsburgh-pa-shooting-2018, #police-department-dallas-tex, #san-bernardino-calif, #santa-fe-tex, #santa-fe-tex-shooting-2018, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #springfield-mo, #sutherland-springs-tex, #sutherland-springs-tex-shooting-2017, #thousand-oaks-calif, #thousand-oaks-calif-shooting-2018, #tree-of-life-pittsburgh-pa-synagogue, #virginia-beach-va, #virginia-beach-va-shooting-2019, #virginia-polytechnic-institute-and-state-university, #walmart-stores-inc, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Scenes From a Record-Setting Winter Storm

The coast-to-coast storm brought heavy snow and frigid temperatures as well as prompted rolling blackouts.

#dallas-tex, #mississippi, #ohio, #oklahoma, #photography, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #texas, #washington-state, #winter-season

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$200,000 Settlement for Texas Man Pepper-Sprayed While Recording Son’s Traffic Stop

An alleged racial profiling of a Latino man quickly escalated and led to the demotion of a police sergeant.

#dallas-tex, #davis-robert-j, #fines-penalties, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #puente-marco, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #texas

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What’s Playing in Dallas? With Streaming, I Could Find Out

Open-air shows. Joint productions. Filmed dress rehearsals. Here’s a faraway close-up on how one theater community has stayed reasonably robust in adversity.

#dallas-tex, #dallas-theater-center, #fort-worth-tex, #main-stage-irving-las-colinas-theater-co, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #stage-west-theater-theater-co, #teatro-dallas-theater-co, #theater

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Motel 6 and Home Depot Drop Ad Agency After Its Founder Calls Ad ‘Too Black’

Stan Richards, the 87-year-old founder of the Richards Group, criticized the diversity of a proposed Motel 6 ad and commented on white supremacists.

#advertising-and-marketing, #black-people, #dallas-tex, #home-depot-inc, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #motel-6, #richards-group

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Texas Police Officer Charged With Murder in Fatal Shooting of Black Man

Officer Shaun Lucas was arrested by the Texas Rangers, which said his actions were “not objectionably reasonable.”

#dallas-tex, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #public-safety-department-tex, #texas

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Tyler Amburgey, Devoted Hockey Player and Coach, Dies at 29

A physical defenseman, he loved hockey enough to be excited at the sight of a new pair of skates or shin guards. He died of the novel coronavirus.

#amburgey-tyler-1991-2020, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dallas-tex, #deaths-obituaries, #hockey-ice, #southern-professional-hockey-league

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Dallas Police Chief Resigns in Wake of Policing Protests

The chief, U. Reneé Hall, faced eroding support on the City Council stemming from the department’s handling of public protests over African-Americans and policing.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #dallas-tex, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police, #police-department-dallas-tex, #texas

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Nurses Who Battled Virus in New York Confront Friends Back Home Who Say It’s a Hoax

After aiding coronavirus patients in New York City, nurses face relatives and friends who refuse to wear masks or don’t believe the virus is real.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #dallas-tex, #masks, #new-york-city, #nursing-and-nurses, #oklahoma-city-okla, #phoenix-ariz, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #texas

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Welcome to Applebee’s! Can I Get You Started With Some Disinfectant?

Chain restaurants are rethinking food for diners who fear the virus — and each other.

#applebees-international, #california, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #dallas-tex, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #new-england-states-us, #restaurants, #tgi-fridays-llc, #waiters-and-waitresses

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Trump Defends Police, but Says He’ll Sign Order Encouraging Better Practices

Joseph R. Biden Jr., his Democratic opponent, accused the president of dividing the country.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dallas-tex, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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For Bookstore Owners, Reopening Holds Promise and Peril

Across the country, booksellers are wrestling with how to safely open their stores. Some are racing ahead. Others feel it’s too risky.

#barnesnoble-inc, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #books-a-million-inc, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dallas-tex, #shopping-and-retail, #small-business, #texas

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Texas Court Orders Release of Dallas Salon Owner Jailed for Reopening

The salon owner, Shelley Luther, had become a symbol of conservative outrage over state lockdowns and stay-at-home orders.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dallas-tex, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #luther-shelley, #shutdowns-institutional, #texas

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Dallas Salon Owner Is Jailed for Defying Order to Stay Closed

Shelley Luther tore up a cease-and-desist letter after she reopened Salon À La Mode on April 24.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dallas-tex, #quarantines, #texas

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Texas Bus Hijacking Leaves 2 Officers Wounded and Gunman Dead

The bus, which had one other passenger on board, traveled through several cities during an hourlong police chase, the authorities said.

#attacks-on-police, #buses, #dallas-tex, #dallas-area-rapid-transit, #garland-tex, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-dallas-tex, #richardson-tex

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Dallas Homeless Shelter Evacuated After 38 Contract Coronavirus

City officials said 164 residents at the privately run shelter, Dallas Life, were taken by bus to a hotel. They will be isolated in individual rooms for two weeks while the shelter is cleaned.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dallas-tex, #dallas-life, #homeless-persons

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