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US has 2 million doses of coronavirus vaccine, claims Trump


June 6, 2020

US President Donald Trump on Friday claimed that the United States has already produced two million vaccine doses for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) that are “ready to go” if they “check out for safety”. “There has been tremendous progress with regard to vaccines. In fact, we are ready to act with regard to transportation and logistics. We have more than …

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Blood cancer drug shows signs of helping COVID-19 patients


June 6, 2020

FRANKFURT: AstraZeneca’s cancer drug Calquence has shown initial signs of helping hospitalised COVID-19 patients get through the worst of the disease, as researchers scramble to repurpose existing treatments to help fight the deadly infection. Results from the preliminary research involving 19 patients, which was backed by the United States National Institutes of Health, encouraged the British drugmaker to explore the …

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Hot and mostly dry as Cristobal marches towards Louisiana


June 6, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The latest track on Tropical Storm Cristobal and all of our computer models take the storm into Louisiana late this weekend. The track into and beyond this weekend makes Louisiana the primary target for landfall, but its effects will be felt all the way to Florida. We’re expecting a couple of storms and more heat through …

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Judge Lina Hidalgo urges Houstonians to be prepared for hurricane season


June 6, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — During a news briefing on Friday, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo urged Houstonians to make sure they are prepared for hurricane season. With Tropical Storm Cristobal on the radar, Hidalgo and the Harris County Flood Control District meteorologist Jeff Lindner said Houstonians should stay on alert this weekend. “We know that storms can be unpredictable, so …

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Here’s what you should know about George Floyd’s public viewing in Houston


June 6, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — As the world continues to honor George Floyd, family and friends in Houston are preparing to say their final goodbyes. The public viewing set for Monday at The Fountain of Praise Church is scheduled from noon to 6 p.m. The church is located at 13950 Hillcroft Ave. People attending will be required to social distance and to wear …

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Dave Ward’s Houston: Mickey Gilley reflects on Urban Cowboy, 40 years later


June 6, 2020

PASADENA, TX (KTRK) — Forty years ago this week, Houston rolled out the red carpet for the star-studded world premiere of Urban Cowboy. On June 5, 1980, Sharpstown Center looked more like Hollywood, as stars clad in cowboy hats and boots walked the red carpet for the highly-anticipated film debut. “Forty years ago. Think about that. And that film is still …

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List of compelling films to watch to educate yourself about systemic racism


June 6, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Protests over the death of George Floyd continue to push conversations about race and injustice in America. As more people claim alliance, black social justice leaders and scholars say it is critical for people wanting to make change to educate themselves about systemic racism. Books and conversation are a great way to start, but movies and documentaries open …

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U.S. job market unexpectedly improves, but economy could take years to recover


June 6, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — As the nationwide unemployment rate drops, local economists believe Houston could lag behind until the oil industry recovers. As politicians celebrate Monday’s job report, Rory Williams knows there’s still a long ways to go. “When I’m down here with the people, I know where there’s everybody that doesn’t have a job right now,” Williams said. New …

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13 Investigates: State stops using lab after ‘abnormal’ COVID-19 test results


June 6, 2020

  HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The state health department says it is no longer using one of the labs it relies on for COVID-19 testing at nursing homes across Texas following concerns of “anomalies resulting from recent nursing home and community surveillance testing.” Last month, Gov. Greg Abbott directed the state to test every single nursing home resident and staff …

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Mother whose son was shot by off-duty HPD officer says protests bring her hope


June 6, 2020

HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — People around the world are marching for change after the police killing of George Floyd, and that means new attention for others who have been killed in police encounters. “I felt like I got the news about Jordan yesterday and it’s just going through that grief process,” said Janet Baker, whose son was killed in 2014. …

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