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Acclaimed Italian restaurant to close, award-winning Greek spot to take its place
Heights
Published in 24-3-2017
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Drink specials are some single folks' raison d'etre. They know the location, times and alcohol on offer like the back roads to their house.

But even at happy hour it's hard to beat 50 percent off.
Before Arthur Ave on Studemont closes its doors for good in March, they may see their biggest crowds since they opened now that they've announced they will be selling ...>>

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16 TV shows have just been renewed. Is your favorite safe?
Entertainment
Published in 24-3-2017
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CBS just renewed a slew of shows, new and old, for the 2017-2018 television season.

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Joanna Gaines to star in 'Fixer Upper' spinoff
Entertainment
Published in 24-3-2017
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It's well documented that HGTV ratings outrank even CNN, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that one of the network's flagship shows is getting a spinoff soon.

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Director Danny Boyle brings new film to life by living in the moment
Entertainment
Published in 24-3-2017
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In other words, it's kind of like watching Boyle's beloved 1996 film "Trainspotting" without the aid of subtitles to translate the characters' sticky Scottish accents. Which is fitting, I suppose, as the reason for this phone call is the director's long-gestating sequel to "Trainspotting." The film, which opens Friday, reunites the director from Manchester, England, with t ...>>

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Houston Symphony extends contract for maestro Orozco-Estrada
Entertainment
Published in 24-3-2017
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The Houston Symphony announced today that it will be extending its contract with current music director Andrés Orozco-Estrada for another three seasons.

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Country singer and Baytown native RaeLynn joins us for a Facebook Live
Entertainment
Published in 24-3-2017
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She'll also perform Friday at RodeoHouston.

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WikiLeaks: CIA hacked Apple devices in ways users can't fix
Technology
Published in 24-3-2017
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"The most notable part of this latest WikiLeaks release is that it shows the CIA doing exactly what we pay them to exploit specific targets with limited attacks to support our national interests," said Rich Mogull, CEO of the security research firm Securosis.  

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Death rates up for middle age whites with little education
Technology
Published in 24-3-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) A sobering portrait of less-educated middle-age white Americans emerged Thursday with new research showing them dying disproportionately from what one expert calls "deaths of despair" suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol-related diseases. The new paper by two Princeton University economists, Anne Case and Angus Deaton, concludes that the trend is driven by the loss of steady mid ...>>
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SCIENCE SAYS: Unavoidable typos in DNA help fuel cancer
Technology
Published in 24-3-2017
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Healthy cells naturally make mistakes when they multiply, unavoidable typos in DNA that can leave new cells carrying cancer-prone genetic mutations. [...] it should help with the "why me" question from people who have "done everything we know can be done to prevent cancer but they still get it," said Hopkins' Dr. Bert Vogelstein, a pioneer in cancer genetics who co-authored the study. Cigar ...>>
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Obamacare repeal vote put off in stinging setback for Trump
Technology
Published in 24-3-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) After seven years of fervent promises to repeal and replace "Obamacare," President Donald Trump and GOP congressional leaders buckled at a moment of truth Thursday, putting off a planned showdown vote in a stinging setback for the young administration. The delay was announced after Trump, who ran for president as a master deal-maker, failed to close the deal with a group of fello ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 24-3-2017
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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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Shaking the bushes for venture capital
Business
Published in 24-3-2017
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For now, it seems that the best chance Houston has is teaching local people with money to burn how to invest in startups, and convincing them that it'll be worth their while.

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Houston home values are on the rise, Zillow says
Business
Published in 24-3-2017
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Home values in the greater Houston area are up over the past year, but lag the national appreciation rate, a new report showed.

Homes in the greater Houston area rose 4.5 percent to a median value of $175,200 in February, according to the February Zillow Real Estate Market Reports. Nationally, values are up 6.9 percent to $195,700, the highest since June 2007.

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Average 30-year mortgage rate slips to 4.23 percent
Business
Published in 24-3-2017
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Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate home loans fell to 4.23 percent from 4.30 percent last week. Investors bid rates up because they expect President Trump's plans to cut taxes and increase spending on defense and infrastructure to push economic growth and inflation higher. The Federal Reserve last week raised short-term rates for only the third ...>>

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New home sales rise despite higher mortgage rates
Business
Published in 24-3-2017
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Healthy job growth and a recovering economy have pushed up interest in new homes, while the prospect of rising mortgage rates since the November presidential election may have pulled some sales forward. "Sales were likely boosted by the much warmer-than-usual weather last month, which made visiting new-home construction sites less miserable than usual in February," said Ian Shepherdson, chief ...>>

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