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Hundreds of eSports Athletes Descend on Dallas This Weekend

Here is proof all that time your kid spends playing video games may not be a waste: There is real money to be made in the world of competitive gaming. This weekend, hundreds of professional and amateur gamers from around the world will descend on the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas for the opening event of the 2018 …

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1 Dead, 1 Hurt in Shooting Near TCU Campus, Search for Gunman

Live video from Texas Sky Ranger will appear in the video player above. From time to time the screen may go black — this is normal and the stream will resume shortly. One person is dead and another wounded following a shooting at a home near the campus of Texas Christian University Friday morning, police said. The shooting was reported …

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Funding Bill Could Provide Short Term Relief for 400,000 Texas Children on CHIP

A two-week spending bill is making money available to several states that are running out of funds for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP. According to ForABetterTexas.org, the current CHIP caseload by county lists 50,274 cases in Dallas County; 32,891 in Tarrant County; 7,659 in Collin County and 8,241 in Denton County. In Dallas, roughly 40,000 of those …

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EMT who worked tirelessly in Harvey is a ‘dreamer’ dedicated to helping others

Paramedic Jesús Contreras always dreamed of being a first responder. But he never imagined that his dedication to saving lives during Hurricane Harvey would turn him into a national poster child about the value of so-called “dreamer” immigrants. When the hurricane arrived in Houston, the 23-year-old felt he was responding to the call of his life “to help people, to …

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Meteorologist Jeff Lindner provided calm during the height of the storm

Jeff Lindner’s eyes drooped as the hours drifted by inside the Houston TranStar emergency center. By Day 3, after Hurricane Harvey’s rains began to fall, the Harris County Flood Control District meteorologist hunkered down inside the center, operating on a scant few hours of sleep – if any. But during Harvey’s peak, not once did the homegrown Houstonian’s voice quiver …

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Harvey laid bare lack of resources, training at Houston Fire Department

The Houston Fire Department’s limitations quickly became clear as Harvey’s floodwaters rose. Just one high-water rescue vehicle. Decades-old evacuation boats. Sparse training for swift-water rescues. And limited staffing after an 11th-hour decision not to call in major reinforcements to face the catastrophic storm. And yet, when firefighters rushed fearlessly into Harvey’s currents in late August, they were again hobbled by …

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Brexit breakthrough boosts European stock markets

LONDON (AFP) – Europe s stock markets climbed Friday and the pound briefly topped $1.35 on news of Britain s breakthrough Brexit deal. Asian stock markets rallied after overnight gains on Wall Street, which opened higher as data showed the US economy continued to see robust job creation in November. Cryptocurrency bitcoin broke fresh records above $17,000 on speculative buying, …

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Expecting mothers can protect babies from asthma by eating fish: study

ISLAMABAD: Pregnant women who consume two to three servings of fish a week are as likely to protect their newborns from developing asthma, finds a recent study. Researchers at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, have found that children whose mothers consume high doses of Omega-3 fatty acids daily during the third trimester are less likely to develop …

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Open windows and doors can improve sleep quality

Leaving a bedroom door or window open may help people sleep better, a study from the Netherlands suggests. Open windows and doors helped reduce carbon dioxide levels and improve ventilation and air flow, which was related to better sleep quality for the healthy young adults in the study. “We spend nearly a third of our life in the bedroom environment, …

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China jails 21 people for 2015 nursing home fire

SHANGHAI: China has jailed 21 people for their roles in a deadly fire that killed 39 elderly people at a private nursing home two years ago, state-run Xinhua news agency reported on Friday. Xinhua said the nursing home in the central Henan province had been illegally extended and flammable materials had been used on the extension. Fan Huazhi, legal representative …

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