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Heights pawn shop burglary suspect caught behind a banana tree
Heights
Published in 18-8-2016
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A pawn-shop burglary suspect was arrested after he pried siding off the building to squeeze inside and then surveillance cameras captured his image as he grabbed items.

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Lights in the Heights 2015 NOT canceled (despite rumors), but will be scaled back
Heights
Published in 18-8-2016
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Its 28-year history now includes tens of thousands of attendees every year, which is understandably an issue for some in the area who would rather thousands of people not be in their front yards each year doing what thousands of people do. 

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Heights group pushes for wine and beer sales in neighborhood
Heights
Published in 18-8-2016
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The Houston Heights Beverage Coalition is seeking 1,500 signatures from Heights residents in order to get an initiative on the November 8 election ballot that would allow for the sale of beer and wine in Heights stores. 

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Large Hadron Collider scientists create fake video of ritual sacrifice
Entertainment
Published in 18-8-2016
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The European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN for its initials in French, is internally investigating a fake video of a ritual sacrifice possibly created by a scientist as a spoof.

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Our favorite #TrumpExplainsMoviePlots memes
Entertainment
Published in 18-8-2016
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You've got to hand it to presidential hopeful Donald Trump: he certainly has a way with words. And the internet can't resist.

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'Ben-Hur' suffers crisis of faith - in that it has very little
Entertainment
Published in 18-8-2016
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Lew Wallace's 1880 novel "Ben-Hur: A Take of the Christ," one of the 19th century's biggest best-sellers, has been the basis for two classic Hollywood films. There was Fred Niblo's 1925 version, starring Ramon Novarro, and the one everyone knows, the William Wyler version from 1959, with Charlton Heston in the title role. At the start of the film, Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston) is a ...>>
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'Don't Think Twice' explores the trials of improv
Entertainment
Published in 18-8-2016
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When people look back at the movies and television shows and podcasts and web series of today to see what 20- and 30-somethings were doing in 2016, they would not be misguided in assuming that everyone was in improv. "Don't Think Twice" mercifully tries to do something different, even if it starts out feeling oh-so-familiar, by looking at what happens when one member of a close-knit improv g ...>>
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'Kubo and the Two Strings' strums stop-motion wonder
Entertainment
Published in 18-8-2016
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Review: 'Kubo and the Two Strings' strums stop-motion wonder'Kubo' unfolds in dark, dazzling fashion Early in "Kubo and the Two Strings," our hero meekly strides into an ancient Japanese village marketplace the way Toshiro Mifune might have entered a Kurosawa film, but with greater bustle. The scene typifies the wonder of "Kubo and the Two Strings," the latest from the Oregon ...>>
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Twitter to let all users filter tweets for higher 'quality'
Technology
Published in 18-8-2016
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NEW YORK (AP) Twitter is making a "quality filter" available to all users, allowing them to hide tweets that contain threats, appear to be automated or spammy. The feature was previously only available to users with "verified" accounts, which are typically celebrities, public figures or journalists, and who can be identified by a blue checkmark next to the username.
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UN says it needs to do 'much more' for Haiti cholera victims
Technology
Published in 18-8-2016
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The United Nations has never accepted responsibility, and has answered lawsuits on behalf of victims in U.S. courts by claiming diplomatic immunity. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq's statement referring to the U.N.'s "own involvement," which was sent to The Associated Press on Thursday, came a step closer to an admission of at least some responsibility and was welcomed by lawyers for t ...>>
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Self-driving cars go public; Uber offers rides in Pittsburgh
Technology
Published in 18-8-2016
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[...] since the technology has not been perfected, the cars will come with human backup drivers to handle any unexpected situations. By using human backup drivers, Uber is basically testing the technology and taking people along for the ride, said Bryant Walker Smith, a University of South Carolina professor who studies self-driving technology. In another deal, the company announced a $300 milli ...>>
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Stalking, Scientology and sex: Gawker's biggest moments
Technology
Published in 18-8-2016
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NEW YORK (AP) Founded in 2003 as a gossipy blog about Manhattan's media elite, Gawker pioneered the irreverent, snarky tone that has become ubiquitous online. From revealing Tom Cruise's Scientology recruitment video to publishing the Hulk Hogan sex tape that ultimately lead to the site's demise , Gawker posts sought to be an antidote to celebrity puff pieces and often created a s ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 18-8-2016
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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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Randalls hopes upgraded Midtown Houston store draws shoppers
Business
Published in 18-8-2016
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Randalls officially unveiled its revamped Midtown grocery store Wednesday, showing off months of work aimed at luring more shoppers.

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Stage Stores reports lower 2Q sales, income
Business
Published in 18-8-2016
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Stage Stores, Inc., on Thursday reported a dip in second-quarterly earnings, citing low oil prices and a weak Mexican peso in its border markets that added to a "challenging retail environment."

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