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Sunday June 27th, 2021 morning edition

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No, the Texas heat did not melt this wind turbine.

A Facebook post supposedly showing heat-shriveled blades dangling from a turbine tower in Matagorda County has been circulating Texas feeds over the last few days, alarming some who took it as proof of the power grid melting before their eyes.

The photo's origins, however, appear to stem from wind damage sustained by a Texas turbine during a storm on June 14, according to the National Weather Service.

While it is hot enough outside to melt gummy vitamins inside your car, it's not nearly enough to melt the fiberglass-wrapped polyester blades.

Polyester doesn't melt until it reaches upwards of 480 degrees Fahrenheit, according to Silver Bobbin.

Whether the author was trying to be hyperbolic about Texas' heat or not, the post was rated false by Politifact in their partnership with Facebook to combat false information.

What's the strangest thing you've (actually) seen in the Texas heat? »

20 years of a Hayao Miyazaki masterpiece: Why 'Spirited Away' is the greatest animated film of all time

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Throughout its existence, the celebrated Japanese studio has produced multiple masterpieces like Isao Takahata’s Grave of the Fireflies and Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbour Totoro among several others.

Through the use of soft world-building, Miyazaki constructs a memorable heterotopic environment that is infinitely nuanced and densely packed with mysterious entities that we don’t quite know or understand.

Miyazaki explained: “I created a heroine who is an ordinary girl, someone with whom the audience can sympathise. »

Indigenous community member upset to see Catholic church in Hedley burned down, the second in the Similkameen region - Penticton News

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The two fires come after churches were burned on Osoyoos Indian Band and Penticton Indian Band lands last Monday.

ORIGINAL: 8:30 a.m. Two more Catholic churches located on reserve land in the Similkameen region were burned to the ground early Saturday morning.

St. Ann's Church, located just east of Hedley on Upper Similkameen Indian Band land, and the Lower Similkameen Indian Band church east of Keremeos were destroyed. »

Police: 'Hero' who shot Colorado gunman was killed by officer while holding suspect's AR-15

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DENVER — A man who intervened in a shooting that killed a police officer near Denver was shot and killed by a responding officer while holding the suspect's AR-15, police said Friday.

When an officer arrived, Hurley was holding Troyke's AR-15 and the officer opened fire, police said.

Police say Beesley was targeted because he was an Arvada police officer and that Troyke had expressed a hatred for them. »

Heat wave brings record-breaking temperatures north of Arctic Circle

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"This will continue to dramatically have far-reaching impacts to marine and terrestrial ecosystems of the Arctic.

"Temperature anomalies in the Arctic part of Siberia over the last two months show that some areas have gotten warmer by 8 degrees Celsius (16 degrees Fahrenheit).

"Unfortunately, last year also observed record-breaking heat across Siberia of a similar or greater magnitude," Labe said. »