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Fort Worth ISD Campus Clinic Offers Flu Shots for Teachers

According to The Centers for Disease Control, we are in the threshold of a flu epidemic. Hospitals are overwhelmed with flu patients, and schools are shutting down in the Ohio, Oklahoma, and North Texas. According to Bonham Independent School District, all six of its schools will remain closed until next Wednesday. On average, the absentee rate is three percent, but …

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Organizers Announce Details for 2018 Dallas Women’s March

State Rep. Victoria Neave (D-Dallas), Dallas Women’s March Chair Rhetta Bowers, women’s groups, and community organizations hosted a press conference Wednesday morning to announce details for the 2018 Dallas Women’s March for women’s rights, equity, social justice, and inclusion. The march is on Saturday at 10 a.m. Participants will gather at St. Paul Methodist Church, at 1816 Routh Street, and …

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Johnson’s ‘How Bout Them Cowboys’ Exclamation Hits 25-Year Anniversary

It’s been 25 years, to the day, since former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jimmy Johnson yelled out “How ’bout them Cowboys?!” following the team’s win in the 1993 NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers. Jokic’s Big Night Helps Nuggets Hold off Mavericks The win put the team in Super Bowl XXVII, the first of three they’d win over …

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Congress eyes legislation that could boost Houston flood control efforts

Congress is eyeing a big piece of legislation that could be the basis of new flood control projects in and around Houston. Lawmakers held a hearing last week on the possibility of a new “Water Resources Development Act,” or WRDA, for short. For the last several decades, WRDA bills passed by Congress every few years have been the basis of …

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Houston City Council to consider more home elevation contracts

The Houston City Council is poised to authorize contracts for three Meyerland-area home elevations Wednesday, the next step in a federally funded program local officials have criticized as slow and expensive. The elevations are projected to cost a total of nearly $920,000, paid for almost entirely by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA has authorized $14.8 million in 2015 grant …

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Bitcoin jolted by regulation worries, falls 7 per cent on extended selloff

TOKYO/SINGAPORE: Bitcoin extended its sharp tumble of the past 24 hours, skidding more than seven per cent on Wednesday in a rapid downturn in fortunes as investors were spooked by fears regulators might clamp down on an asset whose value has skyrocketed in the past year. The price of the world’s biggest and best known cryptocurrency fell to as low …

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UK appoints ‘minister for loneliness’

LONDON: Britain appointed a “minister for loneliness” on Wednesday to tackle what Prime Minister Theresa May described as “the sad reality of modern life” affecting millions of people. Tracey Crouch, a junior minister for sport and civil society, will take on the role as part of a broader strategy to combat loneliness in Britain. “For far too many people, loneliness …

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21 US states sue to keep net neutrality as Senate Democrats reach 50 votes

A group of 21 US state attorneys general filed suit to challenge the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to do away with net neutrality on Tuesday while Democrats said they needed just one more vote in the Senate to repeal the FCC ruling. The state attorneys, including those of California, New York and Virginia as well as the District of Columbia, …

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US state of New Jersey outlaws drunk droning

(AFP) – Drunk driving has been a social taboo for decades, but New Jersey has now added drunk droning to the statute books: outlawing the flying of unmanned aircraft after one too many drinks. The law makes it an offense to operate a drone under the influence of intoxicating liquor, narcotic, hallucinogenic or habit-producing drug or with a blood alcohol …

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YouTube toughens rules regarding video monetization through ads

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – YouTube on Tuesday announced ramped-up rules regarding when it will run ads with videos as it scrambled to quell concerns by brands about being paired with troublesome content. “There s no denying 2017 was a difficult year, with several issues affecting our community and our advertising partners,” YouTube vice president of display, video and analytics Paul …

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