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Texas tycoon T. Boone Pickens shutters energy hedge fund

ORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens, who is recovering from a series of strokes and a fall last year, said Friday that he is closing his Dallas energy-focused hedge fund after what he described as “one hell of a roller coaster ride.” “It’s no secret the past year has not been good to me, from a …

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Puerto Rican astronaut reaches out to island’s schoolkids

In this image from video made available by NASA, astronaut Joe Acaba, right, aboard the International Space Station, takes questions from students at the Puerto Rico Institute of Robotics in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Friday, Jan 12, 2018. One student asked how Puerto Rico looked from space after Hurricane Maria struck in September 2017. Acaba says the first thing …

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Hopi Mural at Dallas Museum of Art Reflects Universal Human Odyssey

Hopi artists Michael Kabotie and Delbridge Honanie always intended for their mural, “Journey of the Human Spirit” to take a journey of its own. Its display at the Dallas Museum of Art through Dec. 2 is its first exhibition outside of Arizona and the Museum of Northern Arizona, fulfilling the wishes of the deceased artists. “It was their dream for …

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Parade Permit Denied for Controversial MLK Day Parade in Arlington

Days before an MLK Day parade was planned to go down Ballpark Way in Arlington, the city denied the permit, saying organizers did not have sufficient funds to cover city expenses associated with putting on the event.  “We are down to the last minute and all the requirements for the permitting process have not been met,” said the city’s communications …

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Texas father charged with murder in death of Indian orphan

DALLAS (AP) — The father of a 3-year-old girl whose body was found in a culvert near their suburban Dallas home little more than a year after she was adopted from an Indian orphanage was indicted Friday on a capital murder charge. Wesley Mathews, 37, was also indicted in Dallas County Court on charges of abandoning a child and tampering …

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Smaller social network tied to bigger diabetes risk

A person receives a test for diabetes during Care Harbor LA free medical clinic in Los Angeles, California September 11, 2014. REUTERS Socially isolated people may be more likely to develop diabetes than adults with closer ties to family and friends, a recent study suggests. Loneliness has long been linked to a wide variety of physical and mental health problems, …

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Facebook to emphasize friends, not news, in series of changes

SAN FRANCISCO/LONDON: Facebook Inc on Thursday began to change the way it filters posts and videos on its centerpiece News Feed, the start of what Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said would be a series of changes in the design of the world’s largest social network. Zuckerberg, in a sweeping post on Facebook, said the company would change the filter for …

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Vivo introduces world’s first in-display fingerprint sensor smartphone

LAS VEGAS (Press Release) – Vivo, a young global smartphone brand, showcased world’s first ready-to-produce in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone that drew attention from global audience. Leading with distinct innovative breakthroughs, the in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone offers its consumers an unprecedented mobile experience, defining a new era of mobile interaction. This latest fingerprint scanning technology delivers a whole new mobile experience …

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Facebook updates News Feed to make friends a priority

(AFP) – Facebook on Thursday announced a major update that will put friends and family above pages or celebrities in a user’s news feed – and likely result in people spending less time on the leading social network. The change to the way Facebook ranks posts will put more weight on social interactions and relationships, according to News Feed product …

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Director Guild embraces women, minorities in awards nominations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hollywood directors nominated a woman and two people of color for their 2018 movie awards on Thursday in a line-up that favored newcomers over veterans like Steven Spielberg. “Lady Bird” director Greta Gerwig was among four first-time nominees announced by the Directors Guild of America (DGA), one of the most influential groups in Hollywood because many …

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