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Scalise diagnosed with blood cancer, undergoing treatment – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Associated Press – 2023-08-29 19:23:38

SUMMARY: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has announced that he has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer. Despite the diagnosis, Scalise is determined to continue serving in the House and described the cancer as “very treatable.” This is not the first health challenge Scalise has faced, as he was shot and seriously injured in a 2017 attack on lawmakers. Scalise expressed his gratitude for the early detection of the cancer and pledged to tackle it with the same strength and energy he has shown in the past. Colleagues in the House and his home state of Louisiana offered their encouragement and support.

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Gumbeaux Gators claim another walk-off win – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Rodrick Anderson – 2024-06-20 23:31:09

SUMMARY: The Lake Charles Gumbeaux Gators secured another walk-off victory, beating the Brazos Valley Bombers 6-5 at Barbe High School. Jake Smith clinched the win with a decisive hit, marking his second walk-off in four games. The Gators, now 10-8, are just half a game behind the Baton Rouge Rougarou in the Texas Collegiate League's Louisiana division. Despite struggling against Bombers' pitcher Bryson Walker, who struck out 11 in eight innings, the Gators mounted a ninth-inning comeback. Parker Morgan pitched four scoreless innings, while Carter Sutton secured the win with 1 1/3 innings of relief.

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Tropical Storm Alberto dissipates after heavy rains kill 4 – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Associated Press – 2024-06-20 18:39:20

SUMMARY: Tropical Storm Alberto, the season's first named storm, dissipated after causing heavy rains and fatalities. Moving inland over northeast Mexico, it left at least four dead due to flooding and electrocutions. Alberto's remnants spread over central Mexico, particularly affecting Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, and Coahuila states. Substantial damages included washed-out highways and homes destroyed by collapsing retaining walls. In South Texas, the storm caused significant rainfall and flooding, prompting emergency services and disaster declarations. Despite initial disappointment at the rain's scarcity in some areas, affected regions are beginning cleanup efforts as they recover from the storm's impact.

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Casssidy: Bill would ‘dismantle’ DEI efforts – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Emily Burleigh – 2024-06-20 17:49:11

SUMMARY: U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., discussed the Dismantle DEI Act during a conference call, which he introduced with other Republican senators and congressmen. The act aims to abolish federal diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs and eliminate funding for associated agencies. Cassidy criticizes DEI initiatives as institutionalizing discrimination, stating hiring should focus on qualifications. The Act would terminate chief diversity officers and DEI offices and end DEI and critical race theory training. Cassidy also condemned efforts to expand Title IX protections for transgender and non-binary students, arguing it undermines longstanding protections for women, leading to legal challenges.

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