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'Monster Trucks' has no emotional gear
Entertainment
Published in 13-1-2017
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[...] this is a live action feature, and "Monster Trucks" unwittingly makes yet another compelling case that laborious special effects offer no substitute for the emotional heft that a project like this needs. The story centers on Tripp (Lucas Till), a high school student who appears to be the oldest high school student in his purported North Dakota hometown, where mountains are tall and numerous ...>>
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Martin Scorsese fuses his passions in 'Silence'
Entertainment
Published in 13-1-2017
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NEW YORK - Martin Scorsese's Manhattan office, in a midtown building a few blocks northwest of the cordoned-off Trump Tower, may be the most concentrated bastion of reverence for cinema on the face of the earth. There's a small screening room where Scorsese screens early cuts of his films and classic movies for his daughter and his friends. [...] there are editing suites, including the ...>>
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In Affleck's 'Live By Night,' everyone is good except for star
Entertainment
Published in 13-1-2017
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Yet with his perfect haircut and clothes, and his blank, trying-to-look-tough expression, Affleck seems less like the real thing in "Live By Night" and more like a wealthy person attending a Thirties' gangster theme party. [...] as the other actors feel more at home in the period milieu than Affleck does, one must wonder how "Live By Night" might have fared with brother Casey Affleck in the ...>>
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Amazon plans to hire 100,000 over the next 18 months
Technology
Published in 13-1-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) Amazon plans to hire 100,000 full time workers over the next 18 months, highlighting its ambitious expansion plans and the sharp contrast the e-commerce powerhouse strikes against traditional brick-and-mortar retailers, many of which are cutting jobs and closing stores . The new hires will largely support new Amazon fulfillment centers in states such as Texas and California, expan ...>>
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Correction: Arizona-Dark Skies story
Technology
Published in 13-1-2017
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The National Park Service says a decadeslong commitment to preserving a dark sky for stargazers and wildlife is paying off for a small Arizona city, with images showing far less excess artificial light than cities of comparable size (AP) A decadeslong commitment to preserving a dark sky for stargazers and wildlife is paying off for a small Arizona city, with images showing far less excess artifi ...>>
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Snowfall from 67% to 161%: Huge shift in California drought
Technology
Published in 13-1-2017
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Recent storms bearing some of the heaviest snow and rain to hit Northern California in decades have helped bring a dramatic turnaround after more than five years of drought, which covered the state just a year ago. Amount of water California's reservoirs were off the average, by acre-feet, or annual supplies for a household, in 2015 How many years' worth of normal r ...>>
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Phone hacking company falls victim to hackers
Technology
Published in 13-1-2017
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Cellebrite, a digital forensics firm known for helping law enforcement crack into locked smartphones, has itself fallen victim to hackers. In a series of messages posted to Twitter, he said that most of the data consisted of technical information, evidence and log files but that some of the information contained customer data. According to Cellebrite, the server in question included a database b ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 13-1-2017
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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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Westside office building fills up after departure of big tenants
Business
Published in 13-1-2017
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Three companies have inked leases totaling nearly 100,00 square feet in deals that bring Beltway 8 Corporate Centre III back to full occupancy. Eric Anderson, Parker Burkett and Tyler Garrett of Transwestern negotiated the leases for Agellan Commercial REIT U.S., owner of the building at 10900 Corporate Centre Drive in west Houston. New tenants are Disa Global Solutions, Community Health Choice ...>>

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Amazon plans new hires in Houston and elsewhere
Business
Published in 13-1-2017
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Amazon announced Thursday plans to hire 100,000 new employees during the next 18 months, including some in Houston.

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Russell Reynolds Associates inks deal at new downtown skyscraper
Business
Published in 13-1-2017
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Russell Reynolds Associates will relocate its downtown offices to 609 Main at Texas. John Burke with Jones Lang LaSalle represented the tenant. Michael Anderson and Damon Thames with Colvill Office Properties represented Hines.

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Greater percentage of 'underwater' homes in black neighborhoods, study says
Business
Published in 13-1-2017
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For metro Houston, there was a negative equity rate of 8.1 percent in majority black neighborhoods, outpacing the overall rate of 6.9 percent, the 6.8 percent figure for white neighborhoods and the 6.5 percent figure for majority Hispanic neighborhoods.

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Texas White House replica sells for $2.8 million
Business
Published in 13-1-2017
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The historic Sterling Mansion along the shores of Galveston Bay sold in a December 2016 auction for $2.8 million.

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Texas adds 23,600 jobs in July, while unemployment rate ticks up
Economy
Published in 13-1-2017
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Professional services fuel rise, while oil and gas continues to slide.

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Yellen’s early backers now hoping they were right
Economy
Published in 13-1-2017
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Yellen has begun the process of pulling back the Fed's unprecedented stimulus of the economy - drawing the concerns of liberal policy experts and economists worried it will upset a fragile recovery.

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