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Iron & Wine unleashes the quiet 'Beast'
Entertainment
Published in 1-11-2017
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As Iron & Wine, singer-songwriter Sam Beam has written oftenabout time passing in our lives. Beam opened an early song, "Sodom, South Georgia," with the line, "Papa died smiling, wide as the ring of a bell" - a heavy transitional moment reduced powerfully to just a few words. A few years later, Beam painted his "The Trapeze Swinger" on a bigger canvas. Its nearly 10 minutes of stitched-together sc ...>>
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Get into the swing of the season at these fall festivals
Entertainment
Published in 1-11-2017
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It's officially fall, and the summer heat is mostly gone, which means it's the perfect time of year to hit the streets in search of live music, food and an adult beverage or two. While a few of Houston's best festivals have already come and gone, and a few were cancelled because of Hurricane Harvey, many are still to come. We've got celebrations centered around beer, margari ...>>
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Thor loses his locks, gains a sense of humor in 'Ragnarok'
Entertainment
Published in 1-11-2017
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Who knew the distance between Auckland and Asgard was so scant? New Zealand director/writer Taika Waititi, whose history includes working on episodes of the cult Kiwi comedy TV series "Flight of the Conchords," has taken over Marvel's lumbering, musclebound Thor franchise, infusing the third and latest film, "Thor: Ragnarok," with an infectiously cheeky antipodean wit.

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Trump opioid panel wants drug courts, training for doctors
Technology
Published in 1-11-2017
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President Donald Trump's commission on the opioid crisis is calling for more drug courts, more training for doctors and penalties for insurers that dodge covering addiction treatment. The recommendations announced Wednesday stopped short, however, of calling for new dollars to address what Trump has called the worst drug crisis in U.S. history. Instead, the panel calls for giving the White Ho ...>>
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Georgia attorney general quits defense in server wiping case
Technology
Published in 1-11-2017
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The Georgia attorney general's office will no longer represent state election officials in an elections integrity lawsuit in which a crucial computer server was quietly wiped clean three days after the suit was filed, The Associated Press has learned. The lawsuit aims to force Georgia to retire its antiquated and heavily criticized touchscreen election technology, which does not provide an au ...>>
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NASA chief nominee promises to keep politics out of agency
Technology
Published in 1-11-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump's nominee for NASA chief is promising to run the space agency on a consensus agenda driven by science. Republican Rep. Jim Bridenstine's assurances, however, failed to placate Senate Democrats at a contentious confirmation hearing on Wednesday, with several revisiting the Oklahoma lawmaker's past statements on climate change, gays and immigran ...>>
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The Latest: Only dozens of 3,000 Russia-linked ads released
Technology
Published in 1-11-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) The Latest on Russian use of Facebook, Twitter and Google to try to influence the 2016 U.S. election (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The House intelligence committee is only releasing a sampling of the more than 3,000 ads that Facebook has turned over to the panel. Texas Rep. Mike Conaway, the Republican leading the committee's probe into Russian interference, has said the commi ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 1-11-2017
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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World Series fans boost Airbnb bookings
Business
Published in 1-11-2017
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Popular home-sharing service Airbnb said bookings in Houston were up 40 percent last weekend when the Astros and Dodgers played three consecutive World Series games at Minute Maid Park.

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HistoryMaker Homes accelerates home building after Harvey
Business
Published in 1-11-2017
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HistoryMaker Homes has opened model homes in three communities and plans to double the number of homes it has under way in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

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U.S. airlines to fly 28.5M passengers for Thanksgiving
Business
Published in 1-11-2017
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U.S. airlines are expected to carry 28.5 million passengers during the 12-day Thanksgiving travel period, according to industry trade organization Airlines 4 America.

That's up three percent from last year. In a news release, Airlines for America Vice President and Chief Economist John Heimlich said low fares and increased availability of seats "continue to make air travel widely acc ...>>

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Retail wrap: Restaurants to fill former Ruggles site in Montrose, including Velvet Taco
Business
Published in 1-11-2017
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West Mon Plaza, a 6,536-square-foot shopping center being built at 900 Westheimer, just east of Montrose Boulevard on the former Ruggles Grill site, is now fully leased after landing three Dallas concepts. Chills 360, offering Thai-inspired rolled ice cream, and East Hampton Sandwich Co. will open their first Houston locations, while Velvet Taco will open its second area location in early 2018. ...>>

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Report: Major Texas Dairy Queen franchise owner files for bankruptcy
Business
Published in 1-11-2017
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The franchise owner hopes that filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection will save the jobs of numerous loyal employees. 

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McDonald's uses Snapchat to hire millennials and younger employees
Economy
Published in 1-11-2017
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The fast-food company is teaming up with Snapchat to recruit younger employees this summer.

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Oil and gas, manufacturing continue turnaround in May, jobs report says
Economy
Published in 1-11-2017
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Texas posted another month of strong job growth in May, led by oil and gas jobs that are rushing back as producers send rigs back to work.

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