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Texas lawmakers draft bill to require approval of conference realignment

Texas state lawmakers have voiced concerns to Gov. Greg Abbott about the Texas Longhorns leaving the Big 12, and drafted a bill requiring legislative approval of conference realignment.Rep. Greg Bonnen (R-Friendswood), who chairs the House Appropriations Committee and attended Texas A&M; Rep. Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock), who received his law degree and MBA from Texas Tech……

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Biles and Ledecky headline Day 2 of Olympic competition

Two of America’s star Olympians headline Sunday’s events at the Tokyo Games as Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky both begin their quests to rewrite the record books.The U.S. men’s basketball team begins play, while surfing makes its Olympic debut and the women’s skateboarders see their first action. Here are some things to watch. (all times……

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Flyers trade Voracek to Blue Jackets on busy Day 2 of draft

A familiar bearded face is going back to Columbus, with the Blue Jackets’ longest tenured player heading to Philadelphia.The player the Flyers got back? Well, Cam Atkinson is already in love with Philly’s favorite, familiar orange-bearded face.CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COMThe Flyers sent Jakub Voracek to the Blue Jackets for Atkinson on……

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Expanding Western drought sets 122-year record: scientists

A devasting drought has spread virtually throughout the entire western U.S., setting a 122-year record, scientists say.Almost 90 percent of the the region is now considered to be in drought.CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA FISH MORTALITY PINNED TO DROUGHT, CLIMATE CHANGEThe U.S. Drought Monitor – a partnership between the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln,……

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NYPD shoots man who attacked them with metal pipe: police

A New York City police officer shot and injured a man who lunged at cops with a metal pipe during an incident Friday night, police said. Police responded at around 10:35 p.m. to a disturbance regarding a 45-year-old man who was “acting erratically” inside his Staten Island apartment. The officers managed to bring the man outside to……

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1 dead after Washington state tavern shooting

A shooting at a Spokane Valley, Washington, tavern has left one person dead and two injured with gunshot wounds, according to authorities. The deceased male victim died at the scene while the two other wounded victims — a male and female — were transported to a nearby hospital, Cpl. Mark Gregory, public information officer for the……

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Father saves his infant twin girls from house fire

A Detroit-area father saved his two infant, twin daughters from a house fire last weekend while they were asleep in the basement, according to local reports and a GoFundMe page.Ray Lucas and his girlfriend, ShiAnn Brown, went to run an errand at a corner gas station on July 17, and when they came back 15……

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