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Decades of Love: Dallas Couple Celebrates 75 Years of Marriage

Finding lasting love can take patience. For Cecil Parker, it took persistence. He met his now-wife Virginia when both worked at a movie theater. Virginia initially turned him down for a date. “This girl right here is the first girl I ever dated,” said Parker. “First girl and I married her, but it took me quite a while to get …

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Parents of Sons Involved With Islamic State Get Prison Terms

A Texas couple have been sentenced to prison terms for lying about the Islamic State group activities of their two sons in the Middle East. Prosecutors say 57-year-old Mohommad Ali was sentenced Tuesday to one year in prison. His wife, 49-year-old Sumaiya Ali, received 30 months. The Plano couple pleaded guilty last year to making false statements to the FBI …

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Houston wants stricter rules on building in floodplains. So what flooded there?

Houston officials are weighing a number of regulatory changes to harden the city for the next flood, one of which would extend and strengthen various rules governing development in local floodplains. A lengthy City Council hearing Monday on the proposal featured a fair amount of testimony from developers, builders and engineers who said they are concerned the city isn’t basing …

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Pakistan Stock Exchange loses 337 points, closes at 43353

Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) was dictated by the bear run and the index suffered a fall of more than 300 points as selling from the foreign fund houses influenced the mood of domestic investors. The stock market in the early hours was almost directionless but soon received fresh blood from mutual funds and financial institutions lifting the market to touch …

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Small asteroid to shave safely by Earth Saturday

MIAMI: An asteroid bigger than a city bus is on track to zoom by Earth Friday at a safe but close distance, less than one-fifth as far away as the Moon, NASA said. “Asteroids of this size do not often approach this close to our planet — maybe only once or twice a year,” said Paul Chodas, manager of the …

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Snapchat redesign sparks backlash among some users

WASHINGTON: Snapchat’s latest app redesign, aimed at broadening the appeal of the youth-oriented social network, sparked a backlash from many users complaining about the abrupt overhaul of their preferred service. More than 578,000 users had signed an online petition by midday Monday calling on parent firm Snap Inc. to roll back the update, which was released last week. “Many users …

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Google takes on Snapchat with its own ‘Stories’ format

PARIS (AFP) – Google launched its own “stories” format Tuesday to compete with Snapchat and Instagram with image-driven news articles aimed at mobile phone and tablet users. Content for its “AMP stories” initially comes from outlets like CNN, The Washington Post, Conde Nast, Wired and US People magazine, and is designed to load much faster on mobile devices than conventional …

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Will eating slowly help you to lose weight?

(Online) – To not give our readers false hope, we ll say from the get-go that the following study does not prove that eating slowly will help you to lose weight. But it does offer a very strong “hint” that it might. Slow eaters are less likely to gain weight, suggests a new study. We don t need to tell …

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Facebook launches ‘Lists’ to personalise status update box

(Web Desk) – Facebook launched a new update called Lists by which users can personalise the status box as it gives several options like bullet points, additional colours and designs. It is the first major update for the status option after the social networking site had launched coloured backgrounds. Facebook has been encouraging users to share their personal content. By …

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