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The best documentaries of the year
Entertainment
Published in 8-1-2016
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As the award season heats up the year's best big-budget flicks and dramas will attract a lot of the attention. We'd like to slow down a bit and take another look at the best films we saw last year that also helped us learn a little more about the world around us.

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Fans start petition to change Dowling Street to Zin Way in honor of deceased DJ
Entertainment
Published in 8-1-2016
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Fans of deceased radio DJ and Houston hip-hop champion Anthony "Zin" Mills have started a petition to change Dowling Street to Zin Way in his honor.

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Brewery Tap closes for early spring cleaning
Entertainment
Published in 8-1-2016
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When pub reopens it will sport new faces and a kitchen

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Rolling Stone's 25 Hottest Sex Symbols of 2015
Entertainment
Published in 8-1-2016
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2015 has come and gone, and while we reflect on the past year, Rolling Stone is doing things a bit differently.

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Hold the 16-oz drink, limit salt — gov't offers guidelines
Technology
Published in 8-1-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) Better cut down on sugar, especially those 16-ounce drinks, and limit your salt. [...] you might not need to worry quite as much about eggs. The Obama administration's latest dietary guidelines, released Thursday, seek to help Americans reduce their likelihood of disease and obesity through a more healthful diet. The newest guidance comes down hard on sugar that's add ...>>
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CES gadget show: Devices connect us from the crib to old age
Technology
Published in 8-1-2016
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BLUETOOTH FOR BABIES [...] that three-minute wait for a home pregnancy-test result comes with no built-in distraction beyond staring at the stick to see if one line or two is fading in. First Response will start selling a Bluetooth-enabled test in the spring that links with a woman's smartphone, recommending BuzzFeed quizzes and videos or health-related articles to pass the time while a clo ...>>
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Renault-Nissan to introduce 10 self-driving vehicles by 2020
Technology
Published in 8-1-2016
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The road map laid out Thursday calls for Renault-Nissan to gradually phase in the self-driving vehicles in the U.S., Europe, Japan and China as its engineers fine-tune the automated technology and its management wrangles with regulators over safety concerns. During the journey, the vehicle strayed from a lane as the road curved, became confused by a flashing sign in a construction zone and didn&# ...>>
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The latest in gadgets: Jump up and down to charge your phone
Technology
Published in 8-1-2016
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Evanston, Illinois-based Ampy showed off its Ampy Move, a wearable battery pack that charges with up and down motion that makes a couple of magnets bounce up and down inside coils. Director of marketing Ethan Krupp says a new product is in the works that is slimmer, more efficient, and has more indicator lights that give you a better sense that even 15 minutes of bouncing is creating some juice. ...>>
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All the winter's a weird weather stage; Here are the players
Technology
Published in 8-1-2016
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The spine-chilling polar vortex is taking center stage in Europe and bringing persistent cold to much of North America except in Hollywood, where soggy El Nino won't give up the spotlight. After El Nino delivered a balmy Christmas Eve to the eastern U.S. and shattered national records with a warm, wet and wild December, Minnesota may host one of the coldest NFL playoff games in history this ...>>
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Houston still a leader in master-planned communities
Business
Published in 8-1-2016
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The Houston area again claimed more top-selling master-planned communities than any other metro area in the U.S., even as two longstanding favorites fell off the list and sales slowed in some others. Concerns about affordability, the impact of low oil prices and slowing economic growth were cited as reasons for the decline in sales in some communities, according to the reports. Sales in some com ...>>
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The worst present you can give someone: A gift card
Business
Published in 8-1-2016
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If you can't come up with a halfway decent gift for your friends and family, please don't resort to a gift card. Nobody wants a gift card.

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Golden Nugget in Lake Charles to expand
Business
Published in 8-1-2016
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The Golden Nugget in Lake Charles will welcome a 300-room addition by the end of this year, the casino resort owner Tilman Fertitta announced Thursday.

 

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Katy shopping center sells for $25.1 million
Business
Published in 8-1-2016
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An investor based in Argentina has paid $25.1 million for the Westgate Market shopping center near Katy, a realty firm announced. Faris Lee Investments is a retail advisory and investment sales company based in Irvine, Calif.
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Texans playoff berth claims one day of annual Boat Show
Business
Published in 8-1-2016
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Saturday's Houston Texans' playoff game will pre-empt the Houston International Boat, Sport and Travel Show for a day, but the show will resume Sunday morning at the NRG Center and run for the entire week. The 61st annual show is expected to draw 40,000 attendees.

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Texas loses jobs in August but Houston jobless rate dips
Economy
Published in 8-1-2016
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The state-wide rate, however, is adjusted for seasonal employment shifts such as school schedules and typical hiring patterns around major holidays. Despite gains in hospitality and leisure - a large category that includes bars and restaurants - professional services and construction, the Texas economy lost 13,700 jobs in August.

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