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Twitter fact-checks Trump tweet for the first time


May 27, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter on Tuesday for the first time prompted readers to check the facts in tweets sent by U.S. President Donald Trump, warning that his claims about mail-in ballots were false and had been debunked by fact checkers. The move marked a dramatic shift for the social network, Trump’s primary tool for getting an unfiltered version of his message out …

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Dog picks up new trick during coronavirus that gives back to community


May 27, 2020

HOUSTON, exas (KTRK) — Apparently, it’s not just people picking up new hobbies and learning new things during the coronavirus pandemic. One dog was trained to identify trash and throw it away. Lesa Albertson and her Weimaraner Preston used to go to the dog park every day, but when COVID-19 hit, they couldn’t go anymore so they had to pick …

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26 employees of DHQ hospital Abbottabad test positive for coronavirus


May 27, 2020

ABBOTTABAD: The Provincial Doctors Association of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday have demanded to close the District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital after 26 employees of the hospital tested positive for the coronavirus. As per details, 26 employees of the DHQ hospital were tested positive for the deadly coronavirus, who were quarantined. Addressing a press conference, the Provincial Doctors Associations demanded immediate closure …

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This firm is developing a coronavirus drug based on antibodies from recovered patients


May 27, 2020

Canadian drug discovery technology company AbCellera, which analyzes and identifies antibodies for pharmaceutical companies working on a coronavirus treatment and other medicines, said on Wednesday it had raised $105 million in funds. AbCellera has been working with pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly and Co which is developing a coronavirus drug based on antibodies from patients that have recovered from the disease. …

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NASA Flight Director talks about Wednesday’s historic SpaceX launch


May 27, 2020

HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — Tomorrow could be the first time in nine years anybody has launched into orbit from American soil and the first time ever a commercially owned and operated vehicle will take them there. “There’s kind of a nervous energy,” explained Flight Director Zebulon “Zeb” Scoville. “It’s like the couple days before Christmas or before a big job …

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Single Houston mom gives Baylor graduate at-home graduation ceremony


May 27, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing people to celebrate milestones in some very creative and unconventional ways. “I would like to introduce you to the Baylor class of 2020,” said a lady on the microphone. It wasn’t the typical graduation Derrick Williams was expecting, but certainly one he’ll never forget. “I was like ‘Oh, she’s up to …

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Couple collecting scrap metal finds human remains near ditch in southeast Houston


May 27, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A couple collecting scrap metal ended up discovering human remains near a ditch Tuesday morning in southeast Houston. HPD said that around 9:15 a.m., the couple notified them about the apparent human skull and other bones in the 4100 block of Almeda Genoa. Homicide investigators have the area blocked off to try to preserve the scene. …

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Video of kitchen grease fire serves as warning


May 27, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The Harris County Fire Marshall released video of a fire at a local restaurant to remind people why you don’t put water on a grease fire. Investigators were asked to assist Cypress Creek Fire Department with a fire at Pho X Trang on Monday in the 21500 block of SH 249. There were a couple of …

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SpaceX vision goes well beyond space station


May 27, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas — If all goes to plan, two U.S. astronauts will float into the International Space Station on Thursday afternoon from a U.S. rocket for the first time in nine years. When they get there, they’ll find an American flag left there by the last space shuttle crew in July 2011. Atlantis commander Chris Ferguson said at the time …

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Here’s when a round of storms could impact us Wednesday


May 27, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Wednesday starts dry with sunshine, but it could end with a bang. A slow-moving upper low will swing another round of thunderstorms toward Houston late Wednesday. It’ll be pleasant in the morning with lows in the mid 60s and abundant sunshine. During the afternoon, thunderstorms will erupt over the Texas Hill County and then sprint toward …

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