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Mayoral candidates talk mental health

Mayoral candidates talk mental health

Marialuisa Rincon, Staff Writer

September 1, 2015


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The top seven polling mayoral candidates explained their plans for mental health policy reform Monday night. Sylvester Turner,  former Kemah mayor Bill King, Ben Hall, Former sheriff and city council member Adrian Garcia, Marty McVey, Steve Costello and former Representative Chris Bell tackled questions...

New Information Shines Light on Roanoke Killer’s Past

New Information Shines Light on Roanoke Killer’s Past

The Associated Press

September 1, 2015


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ROANOKE, Va. — On the day he was fired from a Virginia TV station, Vester Flanagan pressed a wooden cross into his boss' hand as two police officers walked him to the door. "You'll need this," he said. More than two years later, Flanagan — fulfilling a threat to put his conflict with co-workers...

Clinton proposes $350 billion college affordability plan

Clinton proposes $350 billion college affordability plan

LISA LERER & KATHLEEN RONAYNE, Associated Press

August 10, 2015


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WASHINGTON— Calling for a "new college compact," Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday unveiled a $350 billion plan aimed at making college more affordable and reducing the crushing burden of student debt. At a town hall meeting in New Hampshire, the state with the highest average student debt in the...

Thailand condemned for repatriation of 109 Uighurs to China

Thailand condemned for repatriation of 109 Uighurs to China

Thanyarat Doksone, Associated Press

July 10, 2015


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BANGKOK— Thailand faced a blizzard of international criticism Thursday, and its consulate in Istanbul was ransacked, after it deported 109 ethnic Uighur refugees to China despite fears that they would face persecution there. The U.N. refugee agency called Thailand's action "a flagrant violation...

Over 60,000 celebrate pride downtown

Over 60,000 celebrate pride downtown

Jimmieka Mills, News Editor

July 1, 2015


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On the heels of the landmark Supreme Court decision to make gay marriage legal; Pride Houston, Inc. held their annual gay pride parade. The parade was hosted downtown Houston for the first time since its inception, it was originally held in Montrose. With a crowd estimated at over 60,000 the parade...

Tears and sniffles in courtroom as gay marriage ruling read

Tears and sniffles in courtroom as gay marriage ruling read

JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press

June 26, 2015


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WASHINGTON  — When Justice Anthony Kennedy took the bench Friday at the Supreme Court, some were thinking about his past decisions and other June 26ths. A dozen years ago, on June 26, 2003, Kennedy announced the court's decision in Lawrence v. Texas, which struck down state laws that made engaging...

Over 2,000 turn tassels at HCC graduation

Over 2,000 turn tassels at HCC graduation

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

May 21, 2015


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Houston Community College’s 2015 commencement ceremonies were held on Saturday at the NRG Stadium. The morning ceremony for associate degree recipients had 1,260 graduates, 197 faculty and 7,018 family and friends in attendance. "To graduate in a field that you have chosen is a step toward achieving...

1917 Houston Riot has personal tie to professor

1917 Houston Riot has personal tie to professor

Lidia Herrera, Staff Writer

May 21, 2015


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History isn’t just part of the past. Sometimes, it becomes part of a legacy. For Houston Community College history professor Angela Holder, her family connection to an ugly chapter in Houston history — and her search for answers — represents who she is, “When you know yourself, where you come...

HCC sets 2015 graduation guidelines

HCC sets 2015 graduation guidelines

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

May 8, 2015


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Houston Community College's 2015 commencement ceremony will be held at the NRG Stadium on Saturday May 16. Students who have applied and been approved for graduation are required to register for the ceremony online here. The graduation ceremony for those earning an academic degree is at 8:30 a.m...

High-tech sensors help kids keep eye on aging parents

High-tech sensors help kids keep eye on aging parents

Brandon Bailey, Associated Press

May 5, 2015


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SAN FRANCISCO — Each time 81-year-old Bill Dworsky or his 80-year-old wife Dorothy opens the refrigerator, closes the bathroom door or lifts the lid on a pill container, tiny sensors in their San Francisco home make notes on a digital logbook. The couple's 53-year-old son, Phil, checks it daily...

A name for Britain’s new princess: Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

A name for Britain’s new princess: Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

Sylvia Hui, Associated Press

May 5, 2015


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LONDON — It's a name that immediately evokes British royal history: Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, on Monday announced the name they picked for Britain's newborn princess, a choice seen as a tribute to both Prince William's parents...

Nepal may let Everest climbs restart despite massive quake

Nepal may let Everest climbs restart despite massive quake

Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press

April 30, 2015


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KATHMANDU, Nepal — Despite a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that triggered a landslide that killed 19 people at Everest base camp, government and trekking officials in Nepal said Thursday that expeditions to summit Mt. Everest may resume if climbers decide to go ahead. "The route damaged by the...

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