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March for Our Lives in Dallas, Fort Worth, McKinney, Denton

March for Our Lives will take the streets of Dallas, Fort Worth, McKinney, and Denton to support the end of gun violence and mass shootings on Saturday March, 24. The event is coordinated by local students and organizers who are making efforts to support common sense gun laws and demand that safety become a priority in schools and in the …

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Moms took children to a mosque and live-streamed their hate-filled tirade

Two women were arrested Thursday after allegedly stealing items from an Arizona mosque and broadcasting the whole episode on Facebook Live, police say. In the videos, the women, with three children in tow, can be heard unleashing a steady stream of invective against Muslims. Tahnee Gonzales and Elizabeth Dauenhauer have been charged with third degree burglary, a felony, police in …

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Mayor Turner joins ‘sanctuary city’ protesters outside Houston City Hall

Mayor Sylvester Turner joined a rally outside City Hall on Wednesday protesting this week’s federal appeals court decision that allows Texas to enforce most provisions of its so-called sanctuary cities ban. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday cleared the way for Texas to begin enforcing the controversial law, Senate Bill 4, which a …

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Who will benefit from Houston’s proposed new floodplain regulations?

The City Council soon will consider tightening rules for building in Houston’s floodplains, including forcing new or redeveloped homes to build higher off the ground. Mayor Sylvester Turner says new rules for building outside floodplains and requiring developers to detain more storm water when they redevelop a site are coming next. Skeptics of these proposals — homeowners and industry groups …

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Aga Khan arrives to meet with thousands of Ismaili Muslims in Texas

HOUSTON — Greeted by an honor guard from Texas A&M University and a brass band from Houston, the Aga Khan arrived in the Houston area Sunday to celebrate his 60th year as the spiritual leader to nearly 20 million Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims worldwide. For Ismaili Muslims in Texas, the visit is a once-in-a-decade event to celebrate and give thanks to the …

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Goldman Sachs banker to join German finance ministry

BERLIN (AFP) – A top Goldman Sachs executive is set to join Chancellor Angela Merkel s new government as a deputy finance minister, a spokesman said, an appointment that drew immediate scorn from the opposition. Joerg Kukies will step down as co-head of Goldman Sachs in Germany and Austria to become a state secretary under new finance chief Olaf Scholz, …

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Trump consultants harvested data from 50 million Facebook users: reports

Data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica harvested private information from more than 50 million Facebook users in developing techniques to support President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign, the New York Times and London’s Observer reported on Saturday. The Massachusetts attorney general said her office was launching an investigation after the news reports. “Massachusetts residents deserve answers immediately from Facebook and Cambridge …

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Google makes push to turn product searches into cash

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google routinely fields product queries from millions of shoppers. Now it wants to take a cut of their purchases, too. The U.S. technology company is teaming up with retailers including Target Corp, Walmart Inc, Home Depot Inc, Costco Wholesale Corp and Ulta Beauty Inc. Under a new program, retailers can list their products on …

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When is the best time to drink water?

(Online) – Hydration is essential for health, but what are the benefits and drawbacks of drinking water before going to bed? The human body needs water to perform normal bodily functions. It is therefore vital for a person to drink water every day. However, there is some debate about whether people should drink water before going to bed. In this …

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British prime minister very concerned by Facebook data abuse reports

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is very concerned by allegations that the British data firm Cambridge Analytica exploited data on millions of Facebook users without their authorization in election campaigns, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday. The chairman of parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee also alleged that Cambridge Analytica Chief Executive Alexander Nix had “deliberately …

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