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Paul Beatty is the first American to win the Man Booker Prize
Energy
Published in 6-9-2017
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Paul Beatty has won the Man Booker Prize for his novel "The Sellout," a satire that deals with racial politics in America.

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Happy Frankenstein Day! 7 facts about the best monster
Energy
Published in 6-9-2017
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He's more than bolts and green skin

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Houston gets a new comics and fantasy store
Energy
Published in 6-9-2017
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Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy, a company founded in Austin 30 years ago, will open a new store this weekend in north Houston. 

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Acclaimed Italian restaurant to close, award-winning Greek spot to take its place
Heights
Published in 6-9-2017
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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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Man found dead in Heights home
Heights
Published in 6-9-2017
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Police responded to a call early Tuesday morning around 1 a.m. at an apartment home on White Oak drive where they found a man, 45, who suffered a gunshot wound, Houston Fire Department Paramedics declared him dead on the scene.

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Heights High School wins Grand Trophy in Art Car competition
Heights
Published in 6-9-2017
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In Houston's 30th annual Art Car Parade, Heights High School took the Mayor's Cup Grand Trophy and a $2,000 prize.

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A slice of Americana at Heights pie contest
Heights
Published in 6-9-2017
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Monday night at the historic Heights fire station on 12th Street was a night to remember for local bakers and those lucky enough to taste their work.

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Video: Heights mom spots mysterious bugs on side of house
Heights
Published in 6-9-2017
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A Texas woman discovered peculiarly shaped bugs in Houston, Texas.

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Louise Penny's new thriller is a story of shame and conscience
Entertainment
Published in 6-9-2017
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Louise Penny began her writing career later than most successful writers. Her first book, 2005's "Still Life," was published when she was nearing 50. Since then, though, she's written 14 books and has earned critical appreciation, developed a large readership and won several mystery-writing awards. Penny's latest book, "Glass Houses," is her first release since the death of her hus ...>>
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Enjoy Houston's cool front at these patio bars and restaurants
Entertainment
Published in 6-9-2017
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A welcome reprieve from rainy days and humid nights is upon us, and it brings lows in the mid-60s and highs in the mid-80s.

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Sam Baker paints wise, weary portrait of life
Entertainment
Published in 6-9-2017
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AUSTIN - The dawn chorus has concluded by late morning, but the sunrise birds still fly through Sam Baker's mind. Baker sits in his bright Austin studio and runs a China marker around the perimeter of a print of a bird he painted years ago. The original piece of art - a bird with its wings spreading - hangs on the wall. Titled "song of the sunrise birds," it was Baker's first painting. T ...>>
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'Rick and Morty's' Rick prank called Lakewood Church to raise money for Harvey victims
Entertainment
Published in 6-9-2017
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Joel Osteen has been in the hot seat lately for his actions during Hurricane Harvey. The latest to get in on the action was none other than Justin Roiland (a.k.a Rick Sanchez from Adult Swim's "Rick and Morty").

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The song Coldplay wrote about Houston during Hurricane Harvey is now terribly coincidental
Entertainment
Published in 6-9-2017
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Coldplay wrote a song about Houston during a hurricane, while in Miami. Now, Miami is in the path of Hurricane Irma. 

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House passes bill to speed deployment of self-driving cars
Technology
Published in 6-9-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) The House voted Wednesday to speed the introduction of self-driving cars by giving the federal government authority to exempt automakers from safety standards not applicable to the technology, and to permit deployment of up to 100,000 of the vehicles annually over the next several years. The bill was passed by a voice vote. State and local officials have raised concern that it lim ...>>
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Testing probe to help cancer surgeons know they got it all
Technology
Published in 6-9-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) Patients emerging from cancer surgery want to know, "Did you get it all?" Now scientists are developing a pen-like probe to help surgeons better tell when it's safe to stop cutting or if stray tumor cells still lurk. The device is highly experimental, but laboratory tests show it uses molecular fingerprints to distinguish between cancerous cells and healthy ones far faster th ...>>
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