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One dead in North Austin home fire

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The Austin Fire Department responded to two structure fires around 4 a.m. Friday: one at a gas station on Oltorf and the other at a home on Little Fatima Lane. One person was pronounced deceased on scene by Austin-Travis County EMS at Little Fatima Lane.

No information on the victim or cause of the fires has been revealed at this time.

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The high school valedictorian who took aim at Texas legislators in her speech is still fighting for women’s rights as a UT student

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Paxton Smith’s 2021 valedictory speech at Lake Highlands High School in Dallas wasn’t the same speech she had previously shared with school administrators. She dropped the approved speech and made a case for women’s reproductive rights after lawmakers passed the Texas "Heartbeat Bill.”

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Austin City Council sets meeting to talk abortion decriminalization after Roe v. Wade struck down

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The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that guaranteed a constitutional right to an abortion, Friday morning. Moments later, Austin City Council set a special meeting for next month to pass a resolution aimed at decriminalizing abortion.

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