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University of Houston student uncovers an unknown work by Walt Whitman
Energy
Published in 13-5-2016
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Much of Walt Whitman's journalism has been lost to the ages, published under pen names and buried in the faded folds of 19th-century newspapers that have never been digitized.

But University of Houston scholar and doctoral candidate Zachary Turpin has discovered a 13-part, 47,000-word series the poet wrote for the New York Atlas in 1858, under the name Mose Velsor.

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St. Thomas football coach Fitzpatrick puts focus on fall
Heights
Published in 13-5-2016
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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 13-5-2016
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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 13-5-2016
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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 13-5-2016
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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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13 reasons why 13 isn't such a bad number after all
Entertainment
Published in 13-5-2016
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Americans tend to get a little nervous around the number 13, and especially Friday the 13th. The strange thing is, nobody knows why. Therefore it might be useful to take a (slightly) rational look at the number 13.

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Robert Ellis and deserted Houston streets co-star in new music video
Entertainment
Published in 13-5-2016
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Houston-bred musician Robert Ellis is on the cusp of releasing his fourth full-length album and this week he debuted a new music video featuring a deserted downtown Houston as his co-star through most of the clip.

 

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LeBron James-backed pizza chain coming to IAH
Entertainment
Published in 13-5-2016
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Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza, the hot pizza chain backed by LeBron James, Maria Shriver and other celebrities, has opened its first airport location. It's in Terminal A at Bush-Intercontinental Airport, between Gate 1 and Gate 15, across from Starbucks.

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Talking 'Money Monster,' movie stars with director Jodie Foster
Entertainment
Published in 13-5-2016
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[...] yet, the two stars share the same physical space, the same frame, for only a few fleeting minutes at the beginning and end of the Jodie Foster-directed thriller. Clooney's Lee Gates is the master of ceremonies, down on the studio floor of a show called, yes, "Money Monster," in which he offers financial advice - stocks to buy, stocks to sell, companies to watch - while behaving like a ...>>
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'Rio, I Love You' doesn't amount to much
Entertainment
Published in 13-5-2016
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The roster of stars and directors in "Rio, I Love You," an omnibus of shorts set in and celebrating the Brazilian city, is impressive. There is whimsy (a vampire waiter), domestic upheaval (couples fighting and sulking), a one-armed boxer, a homeless woman and a street urchin who thinks he has Jesus on the phone at the train station. Keitel plays an actor making a movie in which he portrays a pr ...>>
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Senate deal reached on reduced Zika funding measure
Technology
Published in 13-5-2016
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Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., told reporters that she still prefers Obama's proposal but has reached agreement with Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., on the smaller measure, which is likely to be added next week to a bill funding veterans and transportation programs. The administration requested emergency funding to battle Zika in February but Republicans controlling Congress have been slow to react, and ...>>
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Tell the FDA what you fear more: Zika, or GMO mosquitoes?
Technology
Published in 13-5-2016
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Fear is also a common theme, but there's a split over what people find more frightening: genetic engineering, or birth defects linked to Zika. Supporters include: several mosquito control districts in Florida, an Anguilla resident worried about Zika's effect on Caribbean tourism, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the global pest control company Rentokil, agricultural trade groups, deans ...>>
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Prince's autopsy, toxicology tests may resolve uncertainties
Technology
Published in 13-5-2016
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Determining whether the music superstar died of a drug overdose will likely involve not only tests of his blood, urine, liver tissue and fluid from the eyes, it also will require compiling evidence from Prince's medicine cabinet, his medical history and possibly information from witnesses and those who knew him. The Midwest Medical Examiner's Office did not release a preliminary cause o ...>>
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Montana, Wyoming, Idaho gear up for possible grizzly hunts
Technology
Published in 13-5-2016
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(AP) Hunters soon could be chasing grizzly bears across the ridges of the Rocky Mountains, leaving three states to drum up plans to ensure the iconic species won't be snuffed out soon after recovering from threats to their survival. Charging hunters and trappers for licenses also provides a revenue source for state wildlife agencies. Before the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service makes a final ...>>
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Online neighbors forum alters rules to stop racial profiling
Technology
Published in 13-5-2016
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Nextdoor.com., a forum meant to let neighbors share recommendations on plumbers or ask for help finding missing dogs, is struggling with claims that people are using it to racially profile those they find suspicious. Wendy Patrick, a San Diego State University business ethics lecturer and attorney, said the site functions like virtual neighborhood watch communities, with the g ...>>
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