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Facebook reverses decision to ban ad featuring plus-size model Tess Holliday
Entertainment
Published in 24-5-2016
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The plus-size model behind the #effyourbeautystandards campaign probably has a few more choice words for Facebook.

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Selena Gomez talks burrito sweat beds, overnight makeup, and hair envy
Entertainment
Published in 24-5-2016
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Selena Gomez is the world's most popular girl in school.

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MFA Cafe gets new chef
Entertainment
Published in 24-5-2016
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Marlies Wasterval takes new position at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston whose cafe also will serve weekend brunch

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Kicking the habit: Adult smoking rate in US is falling fast
Technology
Published in 24-5-2016
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Smoking is the nation's leading cause of preventable illness, causing more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States, the CDC estimates. The smoking rate's gradual decline has coincided with an increased public understanding that smoking is a cause of cancer, heart disease and other lethal health problems. E-cigarettes heat liquid nicotine into a vapor, delivering the chemical ...>>
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Facebook drops news outlet input in 'trending topics' review
Technology
Published in 24-5-2016
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LOS ANGELES (AP) Facebook says it is dropping its reliance on news outlets to help determine what gets posted as a "trending topic" on the giant social network, a move adopted after a backlash over a report saying it suppressed conservative views. Facebook's General Counsel Colin Stretch outlined the change in a 12-page letter sent Monday to Republican Sen. John Thune, chairman of the comme ...>>
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As Zika spreads, Florida town a study in bug-borne illness
Technology
Published in 24-5-2016
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The mosquitoes that spread dengue also carry the Zika virus, which has been linked to serious birth defects and has grown into an epidemic in Central and Latin America though officials expect only small outbreaks in the United States. Among the lessons local officials learned: the importance of home inspections by mosquito control technicians, media campaigns to "drain and cover" standing water, ...>>
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India successfully tests small space shuttle
Technology
Published in 24-5-2016
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The Indian Space Research Organization says a rocket carrying the shuttle lifted off from a launch pad in southern India on Monday and completed a successful 13-minute test flight.
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 24-5-2016
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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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Bellaire retailers shuffle space to make way for new H-E-B
Business
Published in 24-5-2016
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Several businesses being displaced by H-E-B's new and expanded Bellaire store have found new spots close to home. The shopping center in the 5100 block of Bissonnet near South Rice is being torn down to make way for a two-story H-E-B grocery store, the latest sign of a trend toward denser retail developments on close-in land. No leases have been announced for Q Nails & Spa II and Ric ...>>

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UHD buying 17 acres downtown
Business
Published in 24-5-2016
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A large swath of downtown property will be acquired by the University of Houston-Downtown.

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Reports: Victoria's Secret dropping clothes, swimsuits, accessories after 2016
Business
Published in 24-5-2016
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If you're the type of woman that lives in her Victoria Secret sweat pants whenever you don't have to actually get dressed, then you're going to want to pay attention.

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Houston economy still contracting, survey says
Economy
Published in 24-5-2016
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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 24-5-2016
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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 24-5-2016
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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 24-5-2016
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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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