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The weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for June 26 and also available on the internet at http://www.txfishing.com :

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DENVER (AP) — Rock climber Alex Honnold meticulously chalked his hands before pulling himself up to the thin ledge inside the climate-controlled climbing gym. He dangled by his finger tips for a bit and then fell back to the bouncy mat.

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KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — After every party it's time to clean up and Mount Everest is no different. The record number of climbers crowding the world's highest mountain this season has left a government cleanup crew grappling with how to clear away everything from abandoned tents to human wast…

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Ryan Howard hit a two-run double in the top of the 10th inning to help lead the Sacramento River Cats to a 12-7 win over the Las Vegas Aviators on Friday. The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the River Cats and a five-game winning streak for the Aviators.

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A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts:

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KEIZER, Ore. (AP) -- Sean Roby had three hits and two RBI, and Jacob Lopez allowed just one hit over five innings as the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes beat the Spokane Indians 6-0 on Thursday. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Volcanoes and a four-game winning streak for the Indians.

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MONTPELLIER, France (AP) — Ajara Nchout Njoya scored the second of her two goals in the fifth minute of stoppage time and Cameroon beat New Zealand 2-1 on Thursday night to advance to the round of 16 in the Women's World Cup.

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The weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for June 19 and also available on the internet at http://www.txfishing.com :

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KEIZER, Ore. (AP) -- Franklin Labour hit a three-run home run in the first inning, leading the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes to an 8-3 win over the Boise Hawks on Sunday. The Volcanoes swept the three-game series with the win.

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The weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for June 12 and also available on the internet at http://www.txfishing.com :

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BELOIT, Wis. (AP) -- Wilyer Abreu had four hits, while Austin Dennis and Ruben Castro recorded three apiece as the Quad Cities River Bandits beat the Beloit Snappers 10-9 on Tuesday.

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LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Retrieving the bodies of five climbers of an international team from a notoriously dangerous Himalayan mountain isn't immediately possible because helicopters are having difficulty operating due to strong turbulence, an Indian official said Saturday.

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DEER LAKE, Pa. (AP) — The rustic Pennsylvania training camp where Muhammad Ali prepared for some of his most famous fights has undergone an elaborate restoration, opening to the public Saturday as a shrine to the heavyweight icon's life and career.

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Jake Cave had four hits and scored three runs, and Sean Poppen allowed just two hits over seven innings as the Rochester Red Wings topped the Syracuse Mets 9-0 on Thursday.

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SHANNON, Ireland (AP) — For the backdrop to his first official visit to Ireland, President Donald Trump wanted to promote his golf course on the nation's rocky west coast. The Irish government countered with the grand staging of an ancient castle.

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Representatives of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will hold a meeting at the Anderson Civic Center to give an overview and status update to anglers on cooperative striped bass …

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Pee Dee Outdoors

I am an outdoors columnist and a freelance photographer. If you have read this column more than a couple of times, you know I like to reminisce about days in the past while getting to the point of my story.

One of my favorite shows on television was “River Monsters” with Jeremy Wade. Each show featured a story of a fresh water fish attack on humans.