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'Now You See Me' follow-up is all smoke and mirrors
Entertainment
Published in 10-6-2016
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[...] with a sequel to the 2013 film settling into cineplexes this weekend, there has to be a reason for them to come out of hiding, and it appears in the form of a mysterious source that summons the gang into action. The story for this sequel doesn't make a lick of sense, of course, but this sleight-of-hand movie is all about the smoke and mirrors, and it doesn't pretend to be anything ...>>
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Tesla to release lower-priced versions of Model S car
Technology
Published in 10-6-2016
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NEW YORK (AP) Tesla said Thursday that it has started selling a cheaper version of its Model S car in an attempt to make its electric vehicles more affordable for more people. Palo Alto, California-based Tesla Motors Inc. is taking orders for the new Model S 60 for delivery next month, according to its website.
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UN: Ireland's abortion ban is cruel, discriminatory to women
Technology
Published in 10-6-2016
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DUBLIN (AP) Ireland's abortion ban subjects women to discriminatory, cruel and degrading treatment and should be ended immediately for cases involving fatal fetal abnormalities, U.N. human rights experts said Thursday. The 29-page report from the Geneva-based U.N. Human Rights Committee accepted a complaint filed by Amanda Mellet, a Dublin woman who was denied a 2011 abortion in Ireland aft ...>>
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Lenovo, Google unveil phone that knows its way around a room
Technology
Published in 10-6-2016
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A Lenovo smartphone unveiled Thursday will be clever enough to grasp your physical surroundings such as the room's size and the presence of other people and potentially transform how we interact with e-commerce, education and gaming. Tapping Google's 3-year-old Project Tango , the new Phab2 Pro phone will use software and sensors to track motions and map building i ...>>
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Experts find climate change's fingerprints in French floods
Technology
Published in 10-6-2016
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In a quick but not peer-reviewed analysis , the World Weather Attribution team of climate scientists used past rainfall data and computer simulations to look for global warming's fingerprints in the heavy downpours in France and Germany. A senior climate researcher at the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, Geert Jan van Oldenborgh , says the team's calculations found that globa ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 10-6-2016
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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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Houston fitness studio opens first overseas location
Business
Published in 10-6-2016
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Define Body & Mind, a Houston-based fitness studio, has opened its first international location in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. The 12th Define studio is in the Dubai Marina Mall.

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Glassdoor reveals highest-rated CEOs based on employee feedback
Business
Published in 10-6-2016
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Online employment website Glassdoor announced the highest-rated CEOs of 2016, one of the categories of its Employment Choice Awards.

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River Oaks District fetches $550M-plus in cash sale
Business
Published in 10-6-2016
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The cash transaction was more than $550 million, according to a source, a high price for the Inner-Loop shopping, office and apartment development and one that demonstrates the resilience of Houston's retail market amid an economic slump due to collapsing oil prices. While the city's office market has been hammered by energy's decline, retail real estate is still benefiting from po ...>>
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Houston economy still contracting, survey says
Economy
Published in 10-6-2016
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A slight improvement in sales and production among Houston area businesses provided a small lift to the overall local economy last month but not enough to propel it toward expansion. The Houston Purchasing Managers Index, which predicts likely shifts in production three to four months in advance, showed Monday that economic activity in Houston's service and manufacturing sectors remains slu ...>>
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Greater Houston Partnership taps social media to reach young professionals
Economy
Published in 10-6-2016
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The Greater Houston Partnership will launch a new site Thursday to aid its efforts in recruiting and attracting young professionals to the Houston area. Late last year, a task force found that Houston produces two jobs in science, technology, engineering and math, the STEM areas, for every one student who graduates from a local college or university.
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Blogger shows how crazy America's economy really is
Economy
Published in 10-6-2016
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The sight of people lining up to spend money on a lottery with unimaginably low odds is, to some, a charming dash of whimsy in an otherwise robust economy.

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Houston's unemployment rate rises with oil downturn
Economy
Published in 10-6-2016
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The unemployment rate in the Houston area rose in January to 4.8 percent, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday, as job losses in the oil and gas sector continued to take their economic toll. Education and health services, leisure and hospitality, and manufacturing all added to the workforce January, the commission said.
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Houston added jobs in February
Economy
Published in 10-6-2016
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The greater Houston area added 10,100 new jobs last month, with gains in industries related to construction, health care, retail and hospitality. Texas saw gains in health-care employment, service jobs, trade, transportation and utilities, while jobs in producing goods dropped.
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HS notes: Katy softball coach Kalum Haack back after surgery
Sports
Published in 10-6-2016
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Katy coach Kalum Haack was back out at a softball camp just days after having surgery to relieve nerve pain in his back that sidelined him for the playoffs.

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