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'Medical episode' leads to fatal crash in Independence Heights
Heights
Published in 17-4-2019
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The driver of an 18-wheeler had what Houston police called a "medical episode" behind the wheel Tuesday morning, causing him to fatally crash his truck in a warehouse parking lot.

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Outdoor market offers local products, foods
Heights
Published in 17-4-2019
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The Market at Sawyer Yards is a fun, free event for the whole family that showcases up to 54 different local vendors. Each second Saturday of the month, the outdoor market is held at 1502 Sawyer St., Houston. Founder and Manager Mitch Cohen said he had been running the First Saturday Arts Market in the Heights when he was asked to put together some plans for a new market at Sawyer Yards. He said h ...>>
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Vietnam War surgeon to share about unlikely friendship
Heights
Published in 17-4-2019
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An Army surgeon who helped treat several thousand soldiers and civilians during his service in the Vietnam War learned that the bond of friendship can cross enemy lines.

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The procrastinator's guide to Easter brunch in Houston
Entertainment
Published in 17-4-2019
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We've got your guide on where to feast on Easter Sunday.

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Black women are superheroes in ‘Fast Color’
Entertainment
Published in 17-4-2019
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The origins of modern superheroes can be found in classical myth and legend. That’s easy to forget now that every comic-book movie arrives with an endless, borderline-self-perpetuating chorus of excitement and hype.

“Fast Color,” the low-budget superhero film from director Julia Hart, strips away many of the genre’s bells and whistles. By whittling its apocalyptic premise down to ...>>

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Houston-born Jennifer Garner turns 47 today. See her through the years
Entertainment
Published in 17-4-2019
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After her breakthrough film "Dude, Where's My Car?" in 2000, the dimpled actress became known as one of America's sweethearts.

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Beyoncé's 'Homecoming' film arrives with a surprise album and a new song
Entertainment
Published in 17-4-2019
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Bey covers a Frankie Beverly and Maze tune during the film's closing credits.

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71-year-old heart study gets $38M grant for another 6 years
Technology
Published in 17-4-2019
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BOSTON (AP) The nation's longest-running multigenerational study of cardiovascular disease has received a $38 million grant that will help researchers explore the biology of aging.

The six-year grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to the Framingham Heart Study was announced Tuesday.

Boston University, which has administered the 71-year-old study since 197 ...>>

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US astronaut to spend 11 months in space, set female record
Technology
Published in 17-4-2019
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) A NASA astronaut will spend nearly a year at the International Space Station, setting a record for women.

Station astronaut Christina Koch will remain on board for about 11 months, until February approaching but not quite breaking Scott Kelly's 340-day U.S. record.

"One month down. Ten to go," she tweeted Wednesday. She said it feels awesome having ...>>

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Scientists spur some activity in brains of slaughtered pigs
Technology
Published in 17-4-2019
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NEW YORK (AP) Scientists restored some activity within the brains of pigs that had been slaughtered hours before, raising hopes for some medical advances and questions about the definition of death.

The brains could not think or sense anything, researchers stressed. By medical standards "this is not a living brain," said Nenad Sestan of the Yale School of Medicine, one of the researcher ...>>

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Meteor seen blazing through skies over East Coast
Technology
Published in 17-4-2019
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Residents along the East Coast have reported seeing a meteor blazing across the nighttime sky.

Multiple news outlets report the American Meteor Society said it received 360 reports on Tuesday about a meteor or fireball seen from Vermont to South Carolina.

According to the society, the fireball traveled from north to south and plunged into the Atlantic Ocean in front of Bethany Bea ...>>

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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 17-4-2019
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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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Gig jobs, online retail keep wages low, even in low unemployment: Dallas Fed
Business
Published in 17-4-2019
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The rise of self employment due to "gig" economy jobs, or on-demand jobs, and fierce price competition in retail due to online competitors is holding down wages even while the nation has a low unemployment rate.

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Kroger launches autonomous grocery delivery service in Houston
Business
Published in 17-4-2019
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Kroger, in partnership with California robotics company Nuro, has launched its autonomous grocery delivery service in Houston.

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Veterans Business Battle reports $134,000 in prizes, initial investment offers
Business
Published in 17-4-2019
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Twenty veteran-owned companies pitched their ideas to investors at the fifth annual Veterans Business Battle, held at Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Business.

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