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Trump’s derisive comments ‘shameful,’ Mayor Turner says

President Donald Trump’s reported reference to Haiti and African nations as “shithole countries” didn’t sit well with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who called the comments “unfortunate and shameful.” Turner also referenced his upbringing in Acres Homes, one of nine children born to parents who did not finish high school, one of whom died young and without health insurance when the …

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City Council confirms Houston’s first female public works director

City Council confirmed Carol Haddock, interim director of Houston’s Department of Public Works and Engineering, as the department’s permanent chief on Wednesday. Haddock, who has led the department since July, became the first woman to hold the post. “It doesn’t need to be noted, but at the same time it is of note: capable, competent, qualified, and also happens I …

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Possible Drug Lab Explodes in Arlington Apartment: Police

n Arlington apartment complex is cleaning up after an apparent explosion rocked one of the buildings, not far from AT&T Stadium. Arlington fire crews were called at about Midnight Friday night to the Plantation Place Apartments on 700 East Randol Mill Road. There were no injuries reported in the incident. Several windows were seen blown out from the blast. Arlington …

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Wall St. rises with oil prices, earnings optimism

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, US, December 6, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Wall Street closed at record highs on Thursday as rising oil prices lifted energy stocks and investors bet on a strong U.S. corporate earnings season. The S&P energy sector closed up 2 percent as Brent crude went above $70 …

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Man’s best friend goes high tech at gadget fest

LAS VEGAS (AFP) – Technology is going to the dogs. And to cats and horses, for that matter, as high-end gadgetry showcased at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show offered ways that smart devices can improve the lives of animals and their human friends — starting with a good night’s rest. US-based Petrics was at the show with what it billed …

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Facebook changes News Feed, investors click on ‘sad’

(Reuters) – Shares of Facebook Inc (FB.O) fell more than 4 percent on Friday and were on track for their worst session in more than three months after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg announced changes that he said would hit user engagement in the near term. Zuckerberg said late on Thursday the world’s largest social network would adjust its centerpiece News …

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WhatsApp tests new update ‘Dismiss As Admin’ for group chats

(Web Desk) – WhatsApp launched new update called ‘Dismiss As Admin’ for group chats in the beta version of its smartphone app for initial testing before introducing the feature entirely. Dismiss As Admin will be allow the users to practically dismiss the group chat admin. It will be able to demote the administrator of the group chat to standard group …

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Kangana, Karan hug it out and make peace

The duo posed together on the stage of Star Plus’ new talent hunt show India’s Next Superstar and much to the surprise of onlookers none gave the other a cold shoulder. Photo: Instagram The cold war between ‘flag bearer of nepotism’ ace-director Karan Johar and ‘queen’ Kangana Ranaut seems to have come to an end after the duo were seen …

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Liam Neeson says ‘witch hunt’ in Hollywood over sex allegations

LONDON (AFP) – British-American actor Liam Neeson has said there is a “bit of a witch hunt happening” in Hollywood over allegations of sexual assault and harassment. Asked about the snowballing series of claims against powerful men, he told Irish television late Friday: “There is a bit of a witch hunt happening too. “There s some people, famous people, being …

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