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Typical July heat continues this week


July 20, 2020

Typical July heat will remain the main weather story to start the new week. However, we’re not looking at an oppressive heat wave. Instead, highs will be near (or perhaps slightly below) normal for the next few days in the mid 90s. Of course it will feel hotter with the heat index close to 100. High pressure will remain in …

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Pedestrian struck, killed in crash with off-duty Dallas police officer


July 20, 2020

An off-duty Dallas police officer driving home from work Sunday night fatally struck a pedestrian in North Dallas, authorities said. Officers and Dallas Fire-Rescue officials were called about 10 p.m. to the scene of the crash in the 8100 block of the LBJ Freeway service road. The off-duty officer was going west on the service road when someone stepped into …

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2 killed in wrong-way crash on Dallas North Tollway in Frisco, authorities say


July 20, 2020

Two people were killed in a crash involving a wrong-way driver Saturday night on the Dallas North Tollway in Frisco, authorities say. Texas Department of Public Safety troopers were called about 11:50 p.m. to the collision on the tollway, just south of John Hickman Parkway in Frisco. Lt. Lonny Haschel, a DPS spokesman, said a pickup was driving north in …

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Just like that: Comptroller Glenn Hegar says Texas’ $3B surplus became a nearly $5B shortfall


July 20, 2020

AUSTIN — Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Monday said an economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus and an oil slump is erasing a $2.9 billion surplus expected for the state’s current two-year budget cycle, producing instead a $4.6 billion revenue shortfall. “It’s such a big number, there’s a pretty big gap there,” Hegar said of his revised estimate that there will …

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Irving roadwork update: Projects that could affect your commute


July 20, 2020

The construction of DART’s newest light rail station may still affect your commute if you are in the Hidden Ridge area, and now there’s a new closure on a portion of W. Oakdale Road at least into July. Read on for other projects and closures that might affect your commute. Stay safe, Irving. Glenmore and Shepherd streets, from Sixth Street …

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Texas GOP ousts chairman, picks tea party firebrand Allen West to lead in 2020 elections


July 20, 2020

AUSTIN – Conservative firebrand and former Florida Congressman Allen West will lead the Texas Republican Party into the 2020 election, after ousting the former chairman during a convention marred by technological difficulties. West claimed victory early Monday and was quickly congratulated by President Donald Trump. ”I just want to say how truly humbled I am by this honor, and that …

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Govt rebuts reports of approving drug price hike


July 20, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) has rejected reports that the government has approved an increase in prices of essential drugs. A spokesperson for the ministry said pharmaceutical companies have a right to annually jack up prices of drugs by seven to ten per cent without the government’s approval under Drug Pricing Policy 2018. The federal government revised …

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Astrophysicists unveil biggest-ever 3D map of Universe


July 20, 2020

Astrophysicists on Monday published the largest-ever 3D map of the Universe, the result of an analysis of more than four million galaxies and ultra-bright, energy-packed quasars. The efforts of hundreds of scientists from around 30 institutions worldwide have yielded a “complete story of the expansion of the universe”, said Will Percival of the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. In …

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