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Latest 'Girl' novel interesting, but it's no Larsson
Energy
Published in 19-2-2016
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The novels offer a strikingly intelligent, gripping, angry look at political and corporate corruption in Sweden and, by implication, throughout the Western world. Authorized by Larsson's father and brother, who were his heirs, and written by Swedish writer David Lagercrantz, the new book brings back Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist, the heroes and occasional lovers in the trilogy. The ...>>
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Writer accused of plagiarizing straight Texas romance novel, turning it gay
Energy
Published in 19-2-2016
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It took a reader with interest in all kinds of cowboy love to discover that the recent gay romance novel "Coming Home Texas" was a nearly precise rehashing of a straight romance novel, with little more than the names, places and characters adjusted.

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Photos chronicle sites NASA abandoned in 'Abandoned in Place'
Energy
Published in 19-2-2016
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How American that one of the nation's most soaring endeavors has left behind a trail of rusting relics, like trash set out for the refuse hauler who's not coming.

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On the anniversary of its publication, 11 facts about 'Huck Finn' and its author
Energy
Published in 19-2-2016
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Happy Birthday Huck Finn.

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St. Thomas football coach Fitzpatrick puts focus on fall
Heights
Published in 19-2-2016
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St. Thomas head football coach Tim Fitzpatrick didn't have his full squad during the Eagles' spring practice last month, but he didn't seem too bothered. [...] Fitzpatrick was satisfied with the effort and, even more so, the enthusiasm. The defensive line was hit hard by graduation, with senior defensive end Joseph Lowery the lone returning starter. Sophomore Lorenzo Neal Jr., th ...>>
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Henderson Cup finish validates hard work for St. Thomas program
Heights
Published in 19-2-2016
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Since Netzel's arrival, St. Thomas has made major improvements to its athletic facilities, including: Various updates to Reckling Gymnasium, including a new sound system, lighting and flooring and increased capacity for fans with the addition of ADA-compliant bleachers Upgrades to Father Wilson Field, with new protective screens, improved drainage and changes to the bullpen area, and The E ...>>
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Heights pawn shop burglary suspect caught behind a banana tree
Heights
Published in 19-2-2016
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A pawn-shop burglary suspect was arrested after he pried siding off the building to squeeze inside and then surveillance cameras captured his image as he grabbed items.

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Lights in the Heights 2015 NOT canceled (despite rumors), but will be scaled back
Heights
Published in 19-2-2016
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Its 28-year history now includes tens of thousands of attendees every year, which is understandably an issue for some in the area who would rather thousands of people not be in their front yards each year doing what thousands of people do. 

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23 fake names celebrities use to check into hotels, get reservations
Entertainment
Published in 19-2-2016
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When celebrities travel and stay in fancy hotels they like to have a sense of anonymity. Sometimes that means using hilariously weird fake names when they check into suites and penthouses. The practice cuts down on heart-struck fans and gawkers finding out where they lay their heads. It's also just funny.

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Netflix's 'Love' captivates - even if it's all wrong
Entertainment
Published in 19-2-2016
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At first, the series, whose 10-episode first season is available to stream on Friday, seems to follow the playbook employed by other contemporary comedies such as "You're the Worst," "About a Boy," "Wilfred" and many others. Gus (series co-creator Paul Rust) is an on-set tutor who's just been dumped by his latest girlfriend and runs into hyper-loose cannon Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) in a c ...>>
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Local Facebook, YouTube star CallMeChoko to make his stage debut
Entertainment
Published in 19-2-2016
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Born and raised in Houston, 26-year old local Facebook and YouTube star CallMeChoko is over 40,000 followers strong -- and now he's laughing his way to the next level.

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Poets flirt with each other, artistic expression and madness
Entertainment
Published in 19-2-2016
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When Marco (Luke Kirby) and Carla (Katie Holmes), poets with the condition also known as manic depression, meet at a group-therapy session in a mental hospital, their emotional combustion undercuts any available treatment. The manic phase of a bipolar cycle often produces a sense of omnipotence and infinite possibility that can feel so exciting that patients often stop taking their medication. D ...>>
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'Witch' conjures yawns, not screams
Entertainment
Published in 19-2-2016
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"The Witch," a horror story about the supernatural undoing of a Puritanical family, occasionally casts a spell with some eerie production design and solid acting, but its slow-boiling brew of dread turns out to be more tepid than terrifying. The most frightening aspect about "The Witch" is not the aura of the occult, but the devastating implosion of a family overcome by fear. When young son Cale ...>>
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Pope suggests contraception can be condoned in Zika crisis
Technology
Published in 19-2-2016
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ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) Pope Francis has suggested that women threatened with the Zika virus could use artificial contraception, saying there's a clear moral difference between aborting a fetus and preventing a pregnancy. Francis was asked Wednesday en route home from Mexico if abortion or birth control could be considered a "lesser evil," when confronting the Zika crisis in Brazil, whe ...>>
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El Nino weakens a tad, but we won't feel that for months
Technology
Published in 19-2-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) Meteorologists see signs that the super El Nino is weakening ever so slightly, but they caution months will pass before people in the Americas will feel it. El Nino is the occasional but natural warming of the central tropical Pacific which, along with changes in the atmosphere, alters weather patterns worldwide. Mike Halpert, deputy director of the climate prediction center, sa ...>>
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