50 min ago

"From the Desk of" is a Chron.com series deta...

"From the Desk of" is a Chron.com series detailing the workspaces of some of Houston's most prominent figures.

    From the Desk Of: Houston Ballet artistic director Stanton Welch's work space
    Doodles fill the notepad that Stanton Welch takes with him to each meeting. The drawings may appear like a bunch of jumbled triangles and squares, but for the 49-year-old artistic director of the Houston Ballet, they're schematics of imagined set design and costumes.
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1 hour ago

He was trying to kick people out of the bar b...

He was trying to kick people out of the bar by pretending he would arrest them if they didn't comply.

    Pretending to be a U.S. marshal with a gun in a bar? Former Gulf Cartel leader's son admits guilt
    The son of the former Gulf Cartel leader pleaded guilty Tuesday to impersonating a U.S. Marshal while brandishing a pistol at a Brownsville bar in March, according to Houston-based U.S. Attorney Ryan Patrick. Osiel Cardenas Jr., 26, was arrested for public intoxication on March 14 after police responded to reports that a man was inside the SKY Bar and Lounge in Brownsville waving a firearm.
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1 hour ago

We don't want to jinx this but there might be...

We don't want to jinx this but there might be a pattern here...

    Rockets' Gerald Green and his lucky Robert Horry throwbacks
    As part of his routine, the Rockets' Gerald Green shows up to arenas before games wearing a classic Houston sports jersey. More times than not, it's a throwback jersey, although he wore the black Dynamo kit before Game 1 of the Western Conference finals against the Warriors.
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2 hours ago

The couple was suspected in 13 murders as wel...

The couple was suspected in 13 murders as well as numerous burglaries and bank robberies.

    On this day, outlaws Bonnie and Clyde were shot to death fleeing Texas, Louisiana police
    Updated 9:37 am, Wednesday, May 23, 2018 On May 23, 1934, hundreds of people gathered around a stolen Ford Deluxe that had just been riddled with bullets near Bienville Parish, La. Inside, covered in blood, were the bodies of wanted outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow.
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2 hours ago

Oh, this is so not okay.

Oh, this is so not okay.

    Houston restaurant inspection citations for the week of May (17-22)
    City health inspectors find roaches in all stages of life on kitchen equipment Updated 12:04 pm, Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Roaches and flies found their way into several Houston restaurants resulting in some alarming discoveries. At a noodle restaurant, inspectors said they found German Cockroaches in all life stages in the reach-in cooler gaskets, under the bar and more.
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3 hours ago

This is the largest listing for private groun...

This is the largest listing for private ground, water and surface rights in Texas right now.

    Over 30,000 acres of former industrial-use land for sale in Central Texas
    The largest listing for private ground, water and surface rights in Texas right now is for sale for $200 million in Central Texas. The 31,000-acre Sandow Lakes Ranch land is located near Rockdale, roughly 45 miles east of downtown Austin, and was previously used as an industrial facility for metal manufacturing firm Alcoa.
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3 hours ago

The players must “show respect for the flag a...

The players must “show respect for the flag and the anthem.”

    NFL adopts new anthem policy
    Updated 3:42 pm, Wednesday, May 23, 2018 NFL players can stay in the locker room during the national anthem but those who are on the field must "show respect for the flag and the anthem," the NFL announced today. Here is the NFL's new policy: 1.
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3 hours ago

Run as one.

Run as one.

    Relive the Rockets' big win through player celebration photos
    The Rockets won a game two days after losing to the same team in the same location by 41 points. The Rockets won a game that they trailed 12-0. The Rockets won a game despite Stephen Curry getting blue-flame hot and giving his team a 10-point third-quarter lead.
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4 hours ago

Magnificent galleries delighted at every lite...

Magnificent galleries delighted at every literal turn.

    Inside the Glassell School of Art's record-breaking benefit and auction dinner
    For many of the Glassell School of Art's 365 benefit and auction guests, last Friday night was their first spin inside of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's newly completed renovation project. And yes, magnificent galleries delighted at every literal turn, though two striking staircases wound up dominating conversation throughout the twilight dinner party - in a sense, that's exactly what mastermind Steven Holl intended.
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4 hours ago

Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien likes what ...

Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien likes what he’s seen of quarterback Deshaun Watson in these first organized team activities. For the full story: https://chrn.cl/2IJ2wWA

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien likes what he's seen of quarterback Deshaun Watson in these first organized team activities. For the full story: https://chrn.cl/2IJ2wWA
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4 hours ago

Accusers said he encouraged abused women to s...

Accusers said he encouraged abused women to stay with their husbands.

    Southern Baptist leader removed as seminary president following controversial remarks about abused women
    FORT WORTH, Texas - Prominent Southern Baptist leader Paige Patterson has been removed from his job as president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary amid an evangelical #MeToo moment: a massive backlash from women upset over comments he made in the past that are newly perceived as sexist and demeaning.
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5 hours ago

"It's time in Texas that we take action to st...

"It's time in Texas that we take action to step up and make sure this tragedy is never repeated ever again."

    How Texas' top lawmakers are explaining the Santa Fe shooting
    After experiencing some of the nation's deadliest mass shootings in less than a year, grieving Texans are in agreement: the bloodshed has got to stop, someway and somehow. "We need to do more than just pray for the victims and their families," Gov. Greg Abbott said following the Santa Fe shooting.
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5 hours ago

It wasn't just about an alligator vs. a beave...

It wasn't just about an alligator vs. a beaver, they said.

    The finer points of Buc-ee's case that convinced jury of Choke Canyon's trademark breach
    Updated 11:10 am, Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Those in court during the spat over Texas roadside stop logos heard the finer points Buc-ee's made to convince a federal jury in Houston Tuesday that Choke Canyon's finger-licking alligator had violated its established buck-toothed beaver branding. It wasn't just about an alligator vs.
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6 hours ago

Last night's Game 4 between the Houston Rocke...

Last night's Game 4 between the Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors was a wild ride, even for these fans around town. Here's some takeaways: https://chrn.cl/2IHzff3

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Last night's Game 4 between the Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors was a wild ride, even for these fans around town. Here's some takeaways: https://chrn.cl/2IHzff3
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6 hours ago

The campus is still shrouded in crime scene t...

The campus is still shrouded in crime scene tape.

    Santa Fe teachers return to work, but not to campus
    Rain could not stop Opal Mays from honoring the dead. The Santa Fe ISD substitute teacher clung to an Astros umbrella Wednesday morning as she taped homemade green and yellow ribbons to each of 10 white crosses erected in front of Santa Fe High School.
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6 hours ago

😯

😯

    Lava almost cut Hawaii man's leg in half
    Darryl Clinton was on the roof of a home helping to put out fires from flying rocks on Saturday morning when an explosion a couple hundred yards away launched a "lava bomb" his way.
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7 hours ago

Houston Police Department's Chief Acevedo res...

Houston Police Department's Chief Acevedo responded to the criticism after exchanging words with the NRA - National Rifle Association of America after the Santa Fe shooting. Read more: https://chrn.cl/2kiFOtH

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Houston Police Department's Chief Acevedo responded to the criticism after exchanging words with the NRA - National Rifle Association of America after the Santa Fe shooting. Read more:...
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7 hours ago

His leg started off sore, but trainers discov...

His leg started off sore, but trainers discovered the soreness was much more serious.

    Astros put Josh Reddick on DL, promote Jake Marisnick
    The Astros placed outfielder Josh Reddick on the 10-day disabled list before Wednesday afternoon's game against the Giants because of an infection in his left leg. The Astros called up Jake Marisnick from Triple-A Fresno to take Reddicks' roster spot.
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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 (or any other Houston sports questions) LIVE! Get your questions in for the General!

    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

Drivers charged with a third DWI offense can ...

Drivers charged with a third DWI offense can face up to $10,000 in fines.

    HPD arrested 36 on felony DWI charges in April
    During the month of April, Houston police arrested 36 drivers on felony alcohol charges. Some were charged with driving while intoxicated with a child in the vehicle and many were charged with their third DWI. Driving while intoxicated in Texas is typically a misdemeanor on the first two offenses.
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8 hours ago

She was an exchange student who was set to re...

She was an exchange student who was set to return home weeks before her death.

    Body of Pakistani killed at Texas school arrives in Karachi
    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) - The body of a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at a high school in Texas arrived before dawn Wednesday in the port city of Karachi, where her family lived and where she was being buried.
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8 hours ago

Rain, rain, go away.

Rain, rain, go away.

    Heavy rains hit Houston for the fourth day in a row
    Rain slammed into the southern end of the Houston area Monday morning and the National Weather Service said inconvenience flooding of low-lying areas is possible with the heavy rainfall. HOUSTON WEATHER: Stay on top of breaking Houston weather news Midday a line of heavy showers and thunderstorms hit the Galleria and downtown areas, with some parts of the city possibly getting a half inch of precipitation.
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8 hours ago

This. Is. Incredible. 😯

This. Is. Incredible. 😯

    Wildlife photographer catches bald eagle swiping rabbit from baby fox in perfect image
    Updated 9:33 am, Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Wildlife photographer and Lynnwood, Wash. resident Kevin Ebi headed for the San Juan Island National Historic Park Saturday just for the red foxes. Now is a great time of year to capture young foxes playing on the prairie and he snapped shots of the youngsters catching rabbits for dinner.
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9 hours ago

See a penny, pick it up, all day long you'll ...

See a penny, pick it up, all day long you'll have a good luck -- and a taco.

    Get a Taco Cabana bean and cheese taco for a penny today
    See a penny, pick it up, all day long you'll have a good luck and a bean and cheese taco.
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9 hours ago

She will be facing Governor Greg Abbott later...

She will be facing Governor Greg Abbott later this year.

    Lupe Valdez wins close race with Andrew White in Dems' gubernatorial runoff
    Former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez widened an early lead over Houston entrepreneur Andrew White late Tuesday to win the Democratic nomination for governor. The contest was much closer than expected, by just single digits late Tuesday, after Valdez outdistanced White in the March 6 by nearly a two-to-one margin.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

Republican Dan Crenshaw won the 2nd Congressi...

Republican Dan Crenshaw won the 2nd Congressional District runoff over his opponent Kevin Roberts for one of the hottest Congressional battles in the Houston area. https://chrn.cl/2KOL1Vs

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Republican Dan Crenshaw won the 2nd Congressional District runoff over his opponent Kevin Roberts for one of the hottest Congressional battles in the Houston area. https://chrn.cl/2KOL1Vs
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10 hours ago

When you think Toyota, is there a sedan that ...

When you think Toyota, is there a sedan that comes to mind? There will be now. Fred Haas Toyota World puts us in the driver seat behind the new, 2018 Avalon - known for its style plus roomy interior. Explore Avalon inventory here: http://bit.ly/2GKCEYv (sponsored)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    When you think Toyota, is there a sedan that comes to mind? There will be now. Fred Haas Toyota World puts us in the driver seat behind the new, 2018 Avalon - known for its style plus roomy interior....
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10 hours ago

Since his grand escape on Monday, Dawkins see...

Since his grand escape on Monday, Dawkins seems to be making himself at home.

    Sanctuary releases photos of monkey who escaped crate at San Antonio airport
    Updated 7:11 am, Wednesday, May 23, 2018 After a stressful journey across the country Monday, the Rhesus macaque who escaped his crate at the San Antonio airport appears to be enjoying his new home in Cotulla. Born Free USA posted photos Tuesday of Dawkins, the monkey who pulled off the crate escape, at the sanctuary.
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11 hours ago

This is a part of a cost-cutting effort.

This is a part of a cost-cutting effort.

    BP to cut 3 percent of its upstream workforce
    Updated 5:04 pm, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 British oil major BP said Tuesday it plans to cut 3 percent of its global upstream workforce this year as part of a cost-cutting effort. The layoff would translate to about 540 job losses worldwide.
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11 hours ago

A 13-year-old Houston boy took a car on a joy...

A 13-year-old Houston boy took a car on a joy ride that ended in a wreck with police. Read more: https://trib.al/h80DkZY

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A 13-year-old Houston boy took a car on a joy ride that ended in a wreck with police. Read more: https://trib.al/h80DkZY
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12 hours ago

"Hopefully basketball can be a way that peopl...

"Hopefully basketball can be a way that people can come and ease their minds if only for a second."

    Chris Paul's heartfelt message to Houston after the Game 4 win
    Chris Paul delivered in a big way for the Rockets in their thrilling 95-92 Game 4 win over Golden State on Tuesday night in Oakland, and then he delivered a message to fans watching back home in Houston when he was interviewed on the court in front of TNT cameras.
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12 hours ago

Early Wednesday morning a suspected drunk dri...

Early Wednesday morning a suspected drunk driver ran into a police car. Surprisingly, no one was injured in the wreck. Read more: https://trib.al/qu7HHJg

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Early Wednesday morning a suspected drunk driver ran into a police car. Surprisingly, no one was injured in the wreck. Read more: https://trib.al/qu7HHJg
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13 hours ago

That game last night was awfully crazy...

That game last night was awfully crazy...

    Memes celebrate Rockets' huge win in Game 4
    Published 11:19 pm, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Well if you were complaining about the lopsided games in the conference finals, the Rockets and Warriors must have heard you. Tuesday night's Game 4 between Houston and Golden State was a wild ride, even with it initially taking the Rockets more than five minutes to score their first points.
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13 hours ago

“I know that he’ll always be there watching o...

“I know that he’ll always be there watching over us just like he was when he was here."

    Santa Fe High School student Jared Black remembered as supportive, creative
    Art was Jared Black's favorite class. The 17-year-old would send photos of his masterpieces to Anthony McLeod, his 21-year-old half-brother. They were never black-and-white drawings, instead accentuated with colors that made his cartoons appear to pop off the page. Black's hue of choice was red.
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14 hours ago

Glassdoor looked at more than 668,000 online ...

Glassdoor looked at more than 668,000 online applications to figure out the best places job seekers should consider moving to.

    Two Texas cities named among top 10 job seekers are moving to
    Published 3:08 pm, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Glassdoor - a website where employees or former employees cam anonymously review a company - has released its list of the top cities where job seekers are moving to the most.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Beat the Texas heat with these insanely cool ...

Beat the Texas heat with these insanely cool pools

    Texas pools you need to dive into this summer
    With Houston already experiencing record-high temperatures, it's time to throw on your bathing suit and cool off. Houston's Marriott Marquis ranks among one of the most popular pools in the state but it far from the only one worth visiting across the state.
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16 hours ago

He faces incumbent Republican Culberson in No...

He faces incumbent Republican Culberson in November

    Fletcher defeats Moser as Texas Democrats vie for the U.S. House
    WASHINGTON - Texas Democrats looking to catch a blue wave to Congress squared off in 11 separate primary runoffs Tuesday, none more pivotal than Houston's Seventh Congressional District, where attorney Lizzie Pannill Fletcher defeated activist-writer Laura Moser by a wide margin.
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17 hours ago

Choke Canyon: "We respect the jury's verdict ...

Choke Canyon: "We respect the jury's verdict but we don't understand it"

    Buc-ee's wins federal court trademark fight against competitor Choke Canyon
    Updated 5:43 pm, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 A federal jury Tuesday ended a trademark battle between two titans of the Texas travel-stop industry, finding that a grinning green gator had unlawfully invaded a toothy beaver's turf.
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18 hours ago

It's just so...beautiful *sobs in Texan*

It's just so...beautiful *sobs in Texan*

    Video: San Antonio-area man returns all the Whataburger numbers he swiped over the years, for love
    Updated 2:14 pm, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Justice and patty melts were served at a San Antonio-area Whataburger over the weekend when one of the restaurant's biggest fans walked in, fessed up and returned all of his contraband.
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18 hours ago

"I delivered a 1-pound, 2-ounce baby in that ...

"I delivered a 1-pound, 2-ounce baby in that single cell screaming for hours, begging them to come and help me"

    A woman gave birth in a Texas jail cell. She claims guards did nothing to help her
    A woman who gave birth in a north Texas jail said guards refused to help her through her delivery. Shaye Bear gave birth to her son Cashh in an Ellis County Jail cell in Waxahachie on Thursday. "I delivered a 1-pound, 2-ounce baby in that single cell screaming for hours, begging them to come and help me," Bear told news station WFAA-TV.
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19 hours ago

Is...is this the singularity? Do computers th...

Is...is this the singularity? Do computers think censoring cakes is the way to defeat mankind?

    Grocery sees dirty word in 'Summa Cum Laude,' censors cake
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina woman isn't happy a grocery store censored her honor graduate son's cake, which was supposed to include the Latin phrase "Summa Cum Laude." Cara Koscinski told The Washington Post a cake online from Publix that was supposed to say "Congrats Jacob!
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19 hours ago

Faster internet? Yes, please.

Faster internet? Yes, please.

    5G is coming soon, bringing more internet choices, faster speeds
    In two years, the way you'll get online in Houston will be very different thanks to the arrival of 5G. This next generation of internet access for cell phones is projected to be speedy and reliable enough to be sold as home access as well.
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20 hours ago

WHAT. A. GAME.

WHAT. A. GAME.

    Memes celebrate Rockets' huge win in Game 4
    Published 11:19 pm, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Well if you were complaining about the lopsided games in the conference finals, the Rockets and Warriors must have heard you. Tuesday night's Game 4 between Houston and Golden State was a wild ride, even with it initially taking the Rockets more than five minutes to score their first points.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

University of Houston baseball coach Todd Whi...

University of Houston baseball coach Todd Whitting on winning the Silver Glove Series for the fourth time in five years. https://chrn.cl/2x4bb4v

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    University of Houston baseball coach Todd Whitting on winning the Silver Glove Series for the fourth time in five years. https://chrn.cl/2x4bb4v
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20 hours ago

We're not crying, you're crying

We're not crying, you're crying

    Texas man learns how to style wife's hair in heartwarming viral video
    A now-viral video shared by a hairstylist in New Braunfels, Texas has proved to the world that true love does exist.
    https://www.chron.com

21 hours ago

After a wild Game 4, the Rockets have tied th...

After a wild Game 4, the Rockets have tied the series at 2-2

    Rockets rally in thrilling fourth quarter, hold off Warriors to even series
    OAKLAND, Calif. - The Rockets' season was flashing before their eyes, the Warriors on one of those runs they talk about at the parade.
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21 hours ago

Former sheriff to face Gov. Greg Abbott in No...

Former sheriff to face Gov. Greg Abbott in November

    Lupe Valdez wins close race with Andrew White in Dems' gubernatorial runoff
    Former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez widened an early lead over Houston entrepreneur Andrew White late Tuesday to win the Democratic nomination for governor. The contest was much closer than expected, by just single digits late Tuesday, after Valdez outdistanced White in the March 6 by nearly a two-to-one margin.
    https://www.chron.com

21 hours ago

PSA: "White people should not say the n-word....

PSA: "White people should not say the n-word. Nor should they rap it."

    Kendrick Lamar rebukes white fan who rapped n-word on stage with him
    In American society, it is widely acknowledge that white people should not say the n-word. Nor should white people rap it. Nor should white people rap it on stage at a Kendrick Lamar performance in front of thousands of people.
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21 hours ago

"The Middle" and "Deception" sign off for goo...

"The Middle" and "Deception" sign off for good this week.

    TV says goodbye to these shows this week
    "The Middle" and "Deception" sign off for good this week.
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