56 min ago

The Trump administration recently proposed an...

The Trump administration recently proposed an overhaul of SNAP, known as food stamps. Called "America's Harvest Box," the overhaul was presented as "a Blue Apron-type program where you actually receive the food instead of receiving the cash." What do you think?

    America needs SNAP, not Trump's 'harvest box'
    The Trump administration has recently proposed an overhaul of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. Called "America's Harvest Box," the overhaul was presented as "a Blue Apron-type program where you actually receive the food instead of receiving the cash." This is a misleading comparison.
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1 hour ago

Her costume at the Olympics came unhooked at ...

Her costume at the Olympics came unhooked at the neckline, and her left breast was exposed live on television.

    Wardrobe issues causes Olympic stress for French skaters
    GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) - The first notes of Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" had just played when Gabriella Papadakis suddenly became aware that people were about to see a whole lot more of her shape than she had planned.
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1 hour ago

He had not served time in the Texas Departmen...

He had not served time in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Now he faces 40 years following a 2016 Conroe robbery.

    First suspect sentenced to 40 years in Jeff's Jewelry robbery
    Despite numerous arrests in Harris County for firearm theft and robbery, Santo LaCharles Stephens had not served time in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice until his sentencing in Montgomery County last Thursday.
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2 hours ago

A white man filed a discrimination a lawsuit ...

A white man filed a discrimination a lawsuit claiming his former boss and another employee repeatedly used homophobic and racial slurs against him. He said a shop foreman called him a "n----r lover" and "f----t.," among other abusive remarks.

    Houston welder called racial, homophobic slurs, had swastika drawn on desk, suit claims
    A fired welder at a Houston-area construction company filed a lawsuit claiming his former boss and another employee repeatedly used homophobic and racial slurs against him. Zachery Brinker, who is white, filed a discrimination lawsuit in Harris County on Tuesday in which he claims he was fired from Kilgore Industries after complaining about months of abuse from his boss and another employee.
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2 hours ago

She admitted to having a sexual relationship ...

She admitted to having a sexual relationship with the victim after police found the two in the hotel.

    SAPD: Middle school teacher caught in hotel room with 15-year-old former student
    Updated 12:27 pm, Tuesday, February 20, 2018 A San Antonio ISD middle school teacher and coach was arrested Sunday after she was found in a hotel with a 15-year-old former student. Crystal Nicole Rodriguez, 28, faces a charge of improper relationship between educator and student.
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2 hours ago

He was aggressive toward police and told them...

He was aggressive toward police and told them he would get off easy. He said they would pay when he got out of jail. He also volunteered that he loved cocaine, but had not taken any drugs recently.

    Suspected drunk driver threatens to strip and strangle Houston police officer
    A 31-year-old Houston man is behind bars on a felony charge of driving while intoxicated after being arrested late Sunday, accused of his third DWI. Houston police started pursuing Trent Margiotta after he allegedly ran a red light while making a u-turn on South Dairy Ashford about 2:30 a.m. Sunday.
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3 hours ago

BREAKING: Gov. Greg Abbott has two days to de...

BREAKING: Gov. Greg Abbott has two days to decide whether to commute Thomas "Bart" Whitaker's sentence to life in prison - or let him die Thursday.

    Texas parole board recommends clemency for Sugar Land man slated to die for murder-for-hire plot
    In a rare victory two days before his scheduled execution, the Texas death row inmate convicted in a murder-for-hire plot to kill his own family won a unanimous recommendation for clemency from the notoriously tough Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. Now, the condemned man's fate is in the governor's hands, his lawyers said Tuesday.
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3 hours ago

How do you keep the Houston Astros lineup tog...

How do you keep the Houston Astros lineup together? http://bit.ly/2BERkcM

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    How do you keep the Houston Astros lineup together? http://bit.ly/2BERkcM
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3 hours ago

Houston: Get ready to pay more for a cool hom...

Houston: Get ready to pay more for a cool home this summer.

    Texas' summer power prices expected to rise
    Wholesale summer power prices in Texas are expected to rise following the shutdown of three coal-fired power plants last year. But by how much -- and what kind of impact those increases will have on electricity bills -- might not be known until the summer is over, regulators say.
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4 hours ago

Swaney is here because she earned her way in....

Swaney is here because she earned her way in. Still, it leads to the inevitable question: should she be?

    She didn't do a single real trick: Silicon Valley skier games the system, draws ire at Olympics
    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - The words left Liz Swaney's lips without an ounce of irony. No telling curl of the lips. No wink. Nothing. She meant them. All of them. "I didn't qualify for finals so I'm really disappointed," the 33-year-old Californian said after coming in last in the 24-woman field during Olympic women's halfpipe qualifying on Monday.
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4 hours ago

The girls accusing Marc Davenport of sexual a...

The girls accusing Marc Davenport of sexual abuse lived in Kingwood with their mother, who was married to him at the time.

    Political consultant Davenport denies child sex abuse allegations
    A prominent political figure in Montgomery County is under fire after being accused of sexual assaulting a woman more than 20 years ago.
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4 hours ago

Police surrounded a New Caney-area home after...

Police surrounded a New Caney-area home after a foot pursuit early Tuesday morning.

    Carjacking investigation leads to police pursuit in Montgomery County
    Several agencies responded to a home in Montgomery County early Tuesday morning after an alleged carjacking and police pursuit. The incident began early on Feb. 20, when a Chevrolet Sonic was stolen at gunpoint from its owner, Roman Forest Police Chief Stephen Carlisle said in a video shared by the Montgomery County Police Reporter.
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5 hours ago

What do you think of this year's photos in Sp...

What do you think of this year's photos in Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit edition?

    See how models partied at the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue launch
    Sports Illustrated has revealed Danielle Herrington as the cover girl for this year's swimsuit edition. To celebrate the release of the annual special issue, Sports Illustrated partied at the Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square in New York City, Feb. 14. Models, athletes and celebrities gathered on the runway in stunning fashion.
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5 hours ago

WARNING: The video below is extremely graphic...

WARNING: The video below is extremely graphic in nature and viewer discretion is advised

    Graphic video: Violent shooting at Victoria Whataburger sends 2 men to hospital
    A violent shooting in a Victoria Whataburger, which resulted in at least four gunshot wounds to two men, was captured on camera. On Sunday, Feb. 11, at 2:30 a.m., Victoria Police Department officers responded to the fast food restaurant at 3603 Houston Highway in response to a shooting, according to a press release from the police department.
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6 hours ago

They threatened to carry out "penitentiary ru...

They threatened to carry out "penitentiary rules" and "burn bridges" when the rapper performs in Texas 6ix9ine was convicted of three felony counts of use of a child in a sexual performance.

    SAPD responds to profanity-laced Tango Orejon video threatening controversial rapper 6ix9ine
    Updated 8:40 pm, Monday, February 19, 2018 Men claiming to be members of one of San Antonio's most dangerous gangs threatened Brooklyn-based rapper 6ix9ine, saying he will be met with "penitentiary rules" if he goes through with his scheduled performance Thursday.
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6 hours ago

No more sneaking in drinks...

No more sneaking in drinks...

    Cinemark to ban large bags in theaters
    Cinemark is implementing a new bag policy beginning Thursday, Feb. 22. Bags or packages larger than 12 inches x 12 inches x 6 inches will not be allowed in the theater. The policy was adopted "in an effort to enhance the safety and security of our guests and employees," according to the company's website.
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6 hours ago

RODEOHOUSTON has been using the roughly the s...

RODEOHOUSTON has been using the roughly the same dirt for 30 years.

    The dirt at RodeoHouston is a very special kind of dirt
    The dirt at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is a very special kind of dirt. On Monday morning the first of several hundred loads of special rodeo dirt began being dropped on the floor of NRG Stadium. RodeoHouston kicks off its 86th season on Tuesday, Feb. 27, with Garth Brooks.
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7 hours ago

When ESPN showed all the mound visits the Hou...

When ESPN showed all the mound visits the Houston Astros had during Game 7 of the World Series, it rubbed Lance McCullers the wrong way.

    Astros' Lance McCullers upset with ESPN's SportsCenter segment
    ESPN's SportsCenter aired a story Monday night and Tuesday morning about baseball's new pace of play rules. Those rules will limit mound visits - which include manager or coach visits as well as catcher and other position player trips to the mound - to just six per game.
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7 hours ago

Authorities reportedly visited the Florida sh...

Authorities reportedly visited the Florida shooting suspect's home 39 times over seven years. His mother frequently called 911 to report that he or his brother were threatening her or throwing things.

    The Florida shooting suspect's mother reportedly told police he had been cutting himself and 'threatening her'
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel/Susan Stocker via Associated Press Authorities reportedly visited the Florida shooting suspect's home 39 times over seven years. His mother frequently called 911 to report that he or his brother were threatening her or throwing things. One of his neighbors filmed him firing his pellet gun for target practice in his backyard.
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7 hours ago

Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle shared H...

The Chronicle's John McClain is answering your Houston Texans questions and queries about anything else you might want to know. Get your questions in for the General right now!

    Houston Chronicle Sports
    The Chronicle's John McClain is answering your Houston Texans questions right now in his Texas Sports Nation chat. Please leave your question for the General in the comments below!
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7 hours ago

The photo included degrading language about A...

The photo included degrading language about Asian-Americans and profanity:

    Texas A&M student body president candidate apologizes for now-deleted Instagram post called racist
    A candidate for Texas A&M University's student body president apologized Monday night after student groups discovered an Instagram photo with a racist caption that he posted five years ago. The student, junior Ben Johnson from Houston, later deleted the photo, which included degrading language about Asian-Americans.
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8 hours ago

8 hours ago

He berated the driver for honking his horn, t...

He berated the driver for honking his horn, then punched him, slammed his head into the ground and head-butted him.

    Katy man gets probation in attack on food truck driver
    A Katy man was sentenced to 18 months of probation last week after he was convicted of violently attacking a food truck vendor three years ago. Scott Shields, 54, was convicted of assault and sentenced on Feb. 8. He left his home in the mid-afternoon on Feb.
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9 hours ago

Two boys were running across the freeway befo...

Two boys were running across the freeway before one was hit while crossing the service road.

    17-year-old hit by car on SW Freeway, in critical condition
    A 17-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was hit by a car on the Southwest Freeway near Sharpstown. Around 10 p.m. Monday, two boys were running across the freeway inbound at Larkwood Drive before one was hit while crossing the service road, said Lt. Larry Crowson of the Houston Police Department.
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9 hours ago

The fire was potentially caused by charcoal t...

The fire was potentially caused by charcoal that was still hot and caught a wood deck on fire.

    Hot charcoal blamed for fire at Memorial Park area apartment
    A Memorial Park-area apartment building was damaged in a late night fire on Monday. Houston firefighters arrived to the apartment on Detering and Darling around 10:30 p.m. They found a fire on the roof and extinguished the fire quickly, according to Metro Video. Three men made it out of the apartment safely, and no firefighters were injured.
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9 hours ago

Police chased the white pickup, where the tru...

Police chased the white pickup, where the truck driver ran into a fence.

    Thieves evade police in Clear Lake-area smash-and-grab
    Houston police recovered an ATM taken in a Clear Lake area smash-and-grab early Tuesday, but the thieves got away. Passersby on Dixie Farm Road and the Gulf Freeway called police close to 2:30 a.m. Tuesday when they saw a white pickup truck driven into a convenience store, said Lt.
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9 hours ago

We can thank 19th century families' entertain...

We can thank 19th century families' entertainment demands for these fascinating photos of Texas in the late 1800s through about 1915.

    Galveston, San Antonio, Dallas and other Texas cities in the late 1800s
    We can thank 19th century families' entertainment demands for these fascinating photos of Texas in the late 1800s through about 1915.
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10 hours ago

The weather service forecasts between 1-2 inc...

The weather service forecasts between 1-2 inches of rain that will begin late Tuesday, possibly flooding streets in low-lying areas.

    Heavy rainfall, potential flooding could hit Houston region midweek
    Heavy rainfall is expected to hit the Houston region this week, potentially resulting in flooding in some areas, according to the National Weather Service in Houston. NWS forecasts between 1-2 inches of rain that will begin late Tuesday, possibly flooding streets in low-lying areas.
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10 hours ago

NWS forecasts between 1-2 inches of rain that...

NWS forecasts between 1-2 inches of rain that will begin late Tuesday, possibly flooding streets in low-lying areas.

    Heavy rainfall, potential flooding could hit Houston region midweek
    Heavy rainfall is expected to hit the Houston region this week, potentially resulting in flooding in some areas, according to the National Weather Service in Houston. NWS forecasts between 1-2 inches of rain that will begin late Tuesday, possibly flooding streets in low-lying areas.
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10 hours ago

He's not being asked to resign following the ...

He's not being asked to resign following the remarks.

    Plano councilman draws fire for anti-Muslim social media posts
    Emotions are running high in the city of Plano today after the City Council voted 7-1 to censure a fellow councilman over anti-Islamic posts on social media. The council called a special meeting Sunday to weigh action against Councilman Tom Harrison after he posted a short video on Facebook with the message: "Share if you think Trump should ban Islam in American schools," NBC Channel 5 in Dallas-Fort Worth reported.
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10 hours ago

The council called a meeting to weigh action ...

The council called a meeting to weigh action against Councilman Tom Harrison after he posted a video on Facebook with the message: “Share if you think Trump should ban Islam in American schools."

    Plano councilman draws fire for anti-Muslim social media posts
    Emotions are running high in the city of Plano today after the City Council voted 7-1 to censure a fellow councilman over anti-Islamic posts on social media. The council called a special meeting Sunday to weigh action against Councilman Tom Harrison after he posted a short video on Facebook with the message: "Share if you think Trump should ban Islam in American schools," NBC Channel 5 in Dallas-Fort Worth reported.
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10 hours ago

BREAKING: Before she was fatally hit, the wom...

BREAKING: Before she was fatally hit, the woman was believed to be running across the freeway or running against traffic around 5 a.m

    Pedestrian dies on Gulf Freeway
    One woman died early Tuesday after she was hit by a car on the Gulf Freeway. Before she was fatally hit, the woman was believed to be running across the freeway or running against traffic around 5 a.m., near the southbound lanes of Interstate 45 near Wayside, said Lt.
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10 hours ago

Before she was fatally hit, the woman was bel...

Before she was fatally hit, the woman was believed to be running across the freeway or running against traffic around 5 a.m

    Pedestrian dies on Gulf Freeway
    One woman died early Tuesday after she was hit by a car on the Gulf Freeway. Before she was fatally hit, the woman was believed to be running across the freeway or running against traffic around 5 a.m., near the southbound lanes of Interstate 45 near Wayside, said Lt.
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11 hours ago

Check out the homes you can buy right now in ...

Check out the homes you can buy right now in these up-and-coming areas.

    Houston's hottest neighborhoods of 2018, according to real estate brokerage site Redfin
    Real estate brokerage site Redfin has released its predictions for the Hottest Neighborhoods of 2018 and has named Houston's top three neighborhoods as Lawndale-Wayside, Sea Isle, and El Lago. Lawndale is located east of the East Downtown neighborhood.
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11 hours ago

Anti-vaxxers are picking a fight in Houston's...

Anti-vaxxers are picking a fight in Houston's med center:

    Anti-vaccine movement focuses attention on Sarah Davis
    A grass roots group focused on the idea that parents should have the freedom to opt their children out of medical vaccines is picking a fight in Houston, in the heart of an area home to the world's largest medical complex.
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12 hours ago

The shooter could face federal charges once a...

The shooter could face federal charges once apprehended.

    Postal worker shot, killed on Texas highway
    A United States Postal Service worker was shot and killed on a Texas highway early Monday morning, and police are still searching for the shooter. Dallas police responded to the reported shooting around 2:30 a.m. along Interstate 30 near downtown, according to WFAA-TV.
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12 hours ago

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    Cajun Army volunteers who met during Harvey to wed in Texas
    Somewhere between gutting houses and hauling off debris after Tropical Storm Harvey, two Cajun Army volunteers fell in love. Richard Gibbs, a Louisiana sheriff's deputy, and Patricia Goddard, a Michigan accounting clerk, crossed paths as unexpectedly as the devastation that brought them together in this small corner of Texas.
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13 hours ago

Known as "The Accountant," or "Mr. Polite," h...

Known as "The Accountant," or "Mr. Polite," he is now behind bars

    Gulf cartel boss captured in Mexican state bordering Texas
    CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) - An alleged top boss of the Gulf drug cartel was captured by Mexican marines Monday in the northern border state of Tamaulipas, which for years has been terrorized by gangland violence.
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13 hours ago

What would you do if you were hit with a bill...

What would you do if you were hit with a bill like that?

    $17K medical charge to pee in a cup
    A Texas woman was charged a total of $17,850 by a Houston lab for a urine screening that looked for a wide array of legal and illegal drugs that had nothing to do with her care, Kaiser Health News has reported. The typical charge for a routine urine test is rarely more than $200.
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15 hours ago

She's also made a bid for California governor...

She's also made a bid for California governor and tried out to be an Oakland Raiders' cheerleader in the past.

    She didn't do a single real trick: Silicon Valley skier games the system, draws ire at Olympics
    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - The words left Liz Swaney's lips without an ounce of irony. No telling curl of the lips. No wink. Nothing. She meant them. All of them. "I didn't qualify for finals so I'm really disappointed," the 33-year-old Californian said after coming in last in the 24-woman field during Olympic women's halfpipe qualifying on Monday.
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15 hours ago

What do you think of their tactics to get law...

What do you think of their tactics to get lawmakers' attention?

    Outside White House, teens demonstrate for gun control after school shooting
    WASHINGTON - Seventeen high school students lay down for three minutes in front of the White House on Monday to represent the lives lost during the shooting at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the amount of time it takes to buy a gun.
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16 hours ago

The three were arrested in connection with th...

The three were arrested in connection with the alleged human trafficking of a minor

    Rabbi allegedly had sex with teen forced into prostitution
    EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey rabbi and two New York City residents are facing charges in connection with the alleged human trafficking of a Pennsylvania teenager. Middlesex County prosecutors say 18-year-old Gabriella Colon and 23-year-old Richard Ortiz, both of the Bronx, coerced a 17-year-old Lancaster girl into having sex with roughly 30 men between Jan.
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16 hours ago

So cool!

So cool!

    Incredible 19th century daguerreotypes show the faces of the Gold Rush
    After 1848, the prospectors came from all over to California for gold. The lot of them were hopeful, desperate, and ambitious - "the Forty-Niners," so they were called - and at a new museum exhibit at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa (accompanied by a new book), you can now come face to face with them.
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17 hours ago

Which movies would you add to this list?

Which movies would you add to this list?

    The worst comedies of all time
    When a comedy is truly great, the mere thought of its best scenes can make your sides hurt. Children's movies were not included, and neither were any movies that are not classified strictly as "comedies" (e.g. dark comedies, romantic comedies).
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17 hours ago

While those in Parkland mourn, the families o...

While those in Parkland mourn, the families of the Sandy Hook massacre victims are deciding how to honor their lost loved ones.

    Newtown unveils 13 proposed designs for Sandy Hook memorial
    NEWTOWN - As another American town reels from the savagery of a mass shooting, the families of the Sandy Hook massacre victims are deciding how to honor their 26 loved ones slain five years ago. The families are reviewing 13 designs for a memorial that draw on themes of life, death and rebirth in nature.
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18 hours ago

Four victims, including a a 6-year-old boy, w...

Four victims, including a a 6-year-old boy, were shot outside a popular Texas steakhouse.

    SAPD confirm 5th victim in shooting outside Texas Roadhouse
    Updated 10:53 am, Monday, February 19, 2018 The victim count following a Sunday night shooting outside a popular Texas steakhouse increased to five Monday morning, according to San Antonio police. On Sunday night, police said four victims, including a a 6-year-old boy, had been shot outside Texas Roadhouse, in the 2800 block of Cinema Ridge.
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18 hours ago

"It was pretty distracting, kind of my worst ...

"It was pretty distracting, kind of my worst nightmare happening at the Olympics."

    Wardrobe issues causes Olympic stress for French skaters
    GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) - The first notes of Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" had just played when Gabriella Papadakis suddenly became aware that people were about to see a whole lot more of her shape than she had planned.
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18 hours ago

President's Day really got people talking.

President's Day really got people talking.

    People on Twitter use Presidents Day to wish for fictional presidents
    Twitters users have been using this President's Day as an excuse to pay tribute to Barack Obama, chastise Donald Trump, and pay tribute to fictional presidents like Josiah "Jed" Bartlet from "The West Wing." The hashtag #PresidentsDay2018 trended at the top of Twitter Monday.The holiday was established in 1885, History.com reported.
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