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5-year-old boy discovers rare dinosaur fossil in US

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

A five-year-old boy has unearthed what scientists believe to be a 100-million-year-old dinosaur, behind a local shopping complex in Texas.

The rare fossil was found last year by Wylie Brys while digging with his father Tim Brys to find remnants of marine life which were underwater during the Jurassic Period.

The discovery took place on a patch of land behind a shopping centre in Mansfield last September.

Tim Brys, a worker at Dallas Zoo said, “He (Wylie) walked up ahead of me and found a piece of bone. It was a pretty good size and I knew I had something interesting.”

Scientists from the Southern Methodist University (SMU) helped extract the fossil and believe it could be the land-dwelling pony-sized creature, Nodosaur.

According to reports from Dallas News, the fossils have been placed in burlap and plaster to create a protective shell around the bones.

They will be transmitted to SMU for further cleaning where scientists will try to assemble the bones and study the fossil.

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Leaders of Texas Abandoning Proposal that Would have Essentially Banned Abortions in Their Community

Mineral Wells Mayor Christopher Perricone says he proposed making his town a "sanctuary city for the unborn"

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Image Description FILE - Abortion-rights campaigners attend a rally against new restrictions on abortion passed by legislatures in eight states including Georgia and Alabama, in New York City, May 21, 2019. VOA

Leaders of a small town in Texas are abandoning a proposal that would have essentially banned abortions in their community.

Mineral Wells Mayor Christopher Perricone says he proposed making his town a “sanctuary city for the unborn” after the town of Waskom became the first in Texas to do so . But at a meeting Tuesday in Mineral Wells, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) west of Dallas, city leaders voted 5-2 to take no action at the recommendation of the city’s legal staff.

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Leaders of a small town in Texas are abandoning a proposal that would have essentially banned abortions in their community. Pixabay

The Star-Telegram reports that earlier Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas sent a letter to Mineral Wells council members warning that its proposal was unconstitutional.

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There are currently no abortion clinics in either Waskom or Mineral Wells, so the measures are largely symbolic. (VOA)