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Houston: Largest city in Texas
Houston is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas, fourth most populous city in the United States, most populous city in the Southern United States, as well as the sixth most populous in North America, with an estimated 2019 population of 2,320,268. Located in Southeast Texas near Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, it is the seat of Harris County and the principal city of the Greater Houston metropolitan area, which is the fifth most populous metropolitan statistical area in the United States and the second most populous in Texas after the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, with a population of 6,997,384 in 2018.

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Searching For Missing Ft. Hood Soldier, Police Discover Mysterious Human Remains [Video]

Searching For Missing Ft. Hood Soldier, Police Discover Mysterious Human Remains

Houston native Pfc. Vanessa Guillen was last seen at Ft. Hood on April 22nd. Following her disappearance, investigators found her keys and ID cards in the armory where she worked on that same day...

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'We could be in a world of hurt' -Houston health official [Video]

'We could be in a world of hurt' -Houston health official

Houston health official David Persee says city hospitals could be just "weeks" away from being overrun by COVID-19 patients unless residents abide by restrictions meant to slow the spread of the virus...

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George Floyd's brother to Congress: 'Stop the pain' [Video]

George Floyd's brother to Congress: 'Stop the pain'

George Floyd's younger brother took his grief to the U.S. Congress on Wednesday with an impassioned plea that lawmakers not let his brother's death be in vain, lamenting that he "didn't deserve to die..

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George Floyd’s funeral: Hundreds pay tributes amid calls for racial justice [Video]

George Floyd’s funeral: Hundreds pay tributes amid calls for racial justice

Hundreds packed a church in Houston for the funeral of George Floyd, at the conclusion of six days of mourning after his killing by a police officer in Minneapolis. Family members honoured his..

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Rev Al Sharpton gives powerful eulogy at George Floyd's Houston funeral [Video]

Rev Al Sharpton gives powerful eulogy at George Floyd's Houston funeral

Hundreds attended a funeral in Houston for George Floyd. During his eulogy, the Rev Al Sharpton highlighted the racial inequities inherent in the US justice system.

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Jamie Foxx, Channing Tatum and others attend George Floyd's funeral [Video]

Jamie Foxx, Channing Tatum and others attend George Floyd's funeral

The Fountain of Praise church in Houston released a partial list of attendees for George Floyd's funeral on Tuesday.

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George Floyd laid to rest [Video]

George Floyd laid to rest

Hundreds of mourners have braved searing heat to line the funeral procession for George Floyd in Houston. Mr Floyd, whose death in police custody in Minneapolis sparked race protests around the world,..

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George Floyd's life celebrated at funeral, family calls for justice [Video]

George Floyd's life celebrated at funeral, family calls for justice

George Floyd, the African-American man whose death in police custody roused worldwide protests against racism, was extolled on Tuesday as a "gentle giant" and a symbol of the oppressed's struggle for..

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Joe Biden addresses George Floyd funeral [Video]

Joe Biden addresses George Floyd funeral

US presidential candidate Joe Biden gave a video message of comfort and hope to mourners at the funeral of George Floyd. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee addressed hundreds of mourners..

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George Floyd's 'crime was that he was born black' -Rep. Al Green [Video]

George Floyd's 'crime was that he was born black' -Rep. Al Green

U.S. Representative Al Green of Texas said on Tuesday that, in the wake of George Floyd's death, "we have got to have reconciliation" and called for the creation of a new government office to handle..

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Biden says George Floyd 'is going to change the world' [Video]

Biden says George Floyd 'is going to change the world'

After Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden met George Floyd's family in Houston on Monday, Biden said in an interview with CBS News, "I think what has happened here is one of those great..

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Thousands of mourners pay respects to George Floyd in Houston [Video]

Thousands of mourners pay respects to George Floyd in Houston

"It’s time out for the oppression of black people. And today is the day," said Joseph Kualls, who attended the public viewing of Floyd's casket.View on euronews

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Bail set at $1 million for ex-officer Chauvin, while thousands mourn George Floyd in Houston [Video]

Bail set at $1 million for ex-officer Chauvin, while thousands mourn George Floyd in Houston

Bail set at $1 million for ex-officer Chauvin, while thousands mourn George Floyd in Houston

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Mourners gather to honor George Floyd as push to reform U.S. police intensifies [Video]

Mourners gather to honor George Floyd as push to reform U.S. police intensifies

Mourners gathered in Texas on Monday to pay their respects to African American George Floyd, who died in police custody two weeks ago, as pressure intensified for sweeping reforms to the U.S. justice..

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So generous! Beyonce spent her childhood feeding Houston's homeless [Video]

So generous! Beyonce spent her childhood feeding Houston's homeless

Tina Knowles has revealed Beyonce spent her childhood feeding homeless people in Houston, Texas.

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'I'm here to protect you' cop tells crying girl at Floyd protest [Video]

'I'm here to protect you' cop tells crying girl at Floyd protest

Footage posted on social media on Tuesday showed a police officer comforting a crying girl during an anti-racism protest in Houston, Texas, after she asked, "are you going to shoot us?"

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Floyd Mayweather to pay for George Floyd's funeral services [Video]

Floyd Mayweather to pay for George Floyd's funeral services

CEO of Mayweather Promotions Leonard Ellerbe has said the boxer will pay for the funeral on June 9 in Floyd’s hometown of Houston.

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NASA crew climb aboard ISS, after a 'slick' space flight [Video]

NASA crew climb aboard ISS, after a 'slick' space flight

Nearly 24 hours after launching from Florida, SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule delivered NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station on Sunday, marking the first U.S...

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As Moratorium Ends, Experts Predict 'Tsunami Of Evictions' In Houston [Video]

As Moratorium Ends, Experts Predict 'Tsunami Of Evictions' In Houston

Evictions of residents in Houston, Texas, may soon be on the rise. According to Business Insider, the Texas Supreme Court has lifted its statewide moratorium on evictions. 12.8% of Texas's workforce is..

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Americans file 2.4 million jobless claims [Video]

Americans file 2.4 million jobless claims

The number of Americans claiming unemployment benefits rose again last week as, pointing to another month of staggering job losses in May. Fred Katayama reports.

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NFL releases 2020 schedule, Brady battles Brees opening weekend [Video]

NFL releases 2020 schedule, Brady battles Brees opening weekend

NFL releases 2020 schedule that will see Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints on opening weekend

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Beyoncé to provide COVID-19 testing in Houston [Video]

Beyoncé to provide COVID-19 testing in Houston

Beyoncé and her mother, Tina Knowles Lawson, launched the campaign through the BeyGOOD initiative.

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Houston hospitals criticized for ICU reporting

A change in how Houston area hospitals report intensive care unit capacity during the coronavirus pandemic has drawn criticism from the top two locally elected officials who question if the medical..
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Houston Moves to ‘Severe’ Covid Warning. Will Enough People Listen?

In Texas’ most populous county, officials are again urging people to stay home, saying this flood of cases will be worse than the last one.
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Houston area raises virus threat level to severe

The Texas county that includes Houston has raised its virus threat to its most severe level amid a surge in cases, and the county judge is urging people to stay home. (June 26)  
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Texas bar owner frustrated by "rushed" reopening

A Texas bar owner is becoming increasingly uncomfortable as customers at other Houston establishments aren't taking the necessary precautions to help stem the spread of COVID-19. (June 25)  
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Probe of Old Drug Cases Raises Questions About 2004 George Floyd Arrest

Mr. Floyd was arrested in Houston over a $10 drug transaction. Now thousands of cases involving the officer who arrested him and his squad are under review.
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Video shows men dousing Houston bar before blast

Surveillance video shows at least four individuals who doused chairs and tables at a Houston bar with a flammable liquid, leading to an explosion that heavily damaged the bar and surrounding homes but..
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KBR wins $570 million contract for NASA spaceflight operations

Houston-based engineering company KBR Inc said on Monday it was awarded a $570.3 million contract by NASA to develop and execute spaceflight operations at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville,..
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Live Coronavirus News

Counties that include Houston and Dallas have logged some of the nation’s largest single-day rises. Canada may give special attention to asylum cases of people who are working as caregivers in the..
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Neighbors shaken by Houston bar blast

Neighbors are left to inspect and clean up the damage following an early morning explosion at a Houston bar. No one was injured. (June 12)  
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Aerials show aftermath of Houston bar explosion

An explosion that ripped through a Houston bar scattered debris for hundreds of feet and damaged nearby buildings. Authorities say no one was hurt. (June 12)  
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George Floyd: Complicated life, notorious death

In the Houston housing projects where he grew up, George Floyd was respected as a man who spoke from hard, but hardly extraordinary, experience. He had nothing remotely like the stature he has gained..
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Family, Biden pay tribute to George Floyd

Hundreds of mourners packed a Houston church for the funeral of George Floyd, the black man whose death has inspired a worldwide reckoning over racial injustice. (June 9)  
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George Floyd's life celebrated at funeral, family calls for justice

George Floyd, the African-American man whose death in police custody roused worldwide protests against racism, was extolled on Tuesday as a "gentle giant" and a symbol of the oppressed's struggle for..
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AP Top Stories June 8 P

Here's the latest for Monday June 8th: Bond set at $1M for officer charged in George Floyd's death; Mourners pay respects to George Floyd in Houston; Democrats unveil police overhaul; New York City..
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Vigil held in Houston for George Floyd

George Floyd's brothers spoke at a vigil at Floyd's high school in Houston, Texas on Monday. Floyd's relatives also met with presidential candidate Joe Biden. Floyd's police-involved death has sparked..
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Rep. Green at Floyd funeral: 'He changed the world'

Hundreds packed a Houston church Tuesday for the funeral of George Floyd, capping six days of mourning for the black man whose death has led to a national movement for racial justice. Rep. Al Green..
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Two weeks after his death, George Floyd's life celebrated at Houston funeral

Civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton and other dignitaries joined friends and family of George Floyd at a Houston church on Tuesday to mourn the African American whose death in police custody inspired..
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George Floyd's funeral set to begin in Houston, capping two weeks of sadness and outrage

Mourners dressed in black, some of them wearing shirts with the words "I can't breathe" on them, gathered on Tuesday at a Houston church for the funeral of George Floyd, whose death in police custody..
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Watch Live: George Floyd Funeral in Houston Today

The death of George Floyd galvanized a movement, as cities from New York to Los Angeles consider changes to police funding. Loved ones are remembering him as a man who wanted to “touch the world.”
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George Floyd, whose death rocked the world, to be buried today near Houston

George Floyd called out "mama" when a white Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck. Today, he will be buried next to her in Houston.
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George Floyd funeral services held in Houston

George Floyd funeral services held in Houston on June 9, 2020. Floyd will be laid to rest alongside his mother at a cemetery in nearby Pearland.  
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George Floyd to be buried Tuesday as global anti-racism protests spread

George Floyd will be buried in Houston on Tuesday two weeks after his death while being held by police in a Minneapolis street, and more anti-racism rallies inspired by his treatment were set to take..
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George Floyd live updates: Funeral is Tuesday in Houston; Army to consider renaming forts; 'Black Lives Matter' murals across US

George Floyd's funeral will be held Tuesday in Houston. U.S. Army considers renaming Confederate forts. Latest George Floyd updates.
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Floyd's final resting place, Oprah's special, US Soccer's review: 5 things to know Tuesday

Mourners will gather in Houston to honor George Floyd, Oprah Winfrey will host a TV special with black leaders and more you need to know Tuesday.
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In Houston, Thousands Wait in the Heat to Pay Respects to George Floyd

People lined up for hours to view the body of a man who died in police custody in Minneapolis — a man who was one of them in so many ways.
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Mourners honor George Floyd in Houston

Mourners in Houston, Texas honor George Floyd during a public viewing on June 8. 2020.  
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'You shook the world, Big Floyd:' George Floyd remembered for mentoring young men in Houston's Third Ward

A student athlete and aspiring rapper, George Floyd helped others in Houston's Third Ward stay away from crime and not make some of his same mistakes.
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'I'm here to protect you': Police officer comforts scared, young girl at Houston protest

This Houston police officer comforted a young girl at a protest for Black Lives Matter after she asked him a very tough question.
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George Floyd live updates: Public viewing in Houston; Derek Chauvin to make first court appearance; protesters should get COVID-19 tests

Minneapolis city officials have pledged to dismantle the police department. Derek Chauvin will be in court. Latest George Floyd updates.
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Protests Today: Live Updates and Video

Minneapolis lawmakers vowed to dismantle the city’s police department. Mayor Bill de Blasio said some New York City police funding would be redirected to social services. Joe Biden is scheduled to..
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Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden to meet George Floyd's family

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden will travel to Houston on Monday and meet with the family of George Floyd, two weeks after Floyd's death in police custody triggered nationwide protests..
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Biden to Meet With George Floyd’s Family in Houston Ahead of Funeral

Joe Biden will travel on Monday to offer his condolences to the family of Mr. Floyd, whose killing touched off nationwide protests over police brutality against black Americans.
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Witness Who Was in George Floyd’s Car, Maurice Lester Hall, Says His Friend Did Not Resist Arrest

Maurice Lester Hall, who fled Minneapolis after witnessing George Floyd’s death, was arrested Monday in Houston and interviewed by a Minnesota investigator.
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George Floyd, a 'gentle giant,' remembered in hometown Houston march

George Floyd's hometown of Houston held a memorial march for him on Tuesday, where attendees recounted a "gentle giant" whose legacy had helped the city largely avoid the violent protests seen..
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George Floyd protest live updates: 4 officers shot in St. Louis; funeral to be held in June in Houston; DC bishop condemns Trump's visit

Four officers were shot in St. Louis overnight. A second autopsy shows George Floyd suffocated. President Trump calls for crackdown. Latest protest news.
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Thousands rally for Houston native George Floyd

Thousands rallied in Houston for George Floyd, the unarmed black man killed after being restrained with a knee on his neck by a white police officer. Floyd grew up in Houston. (May 29)  
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U.S. Museums Are Reopening: To See Monet, Don a Mask

As museums around the country prepare to reopen, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is going first with safety protocols in place.
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Buffalo Bills DT Ed Oliver arrested in Houston on DWI, weapons charges

Ed Oliver, the Buffalo Bills' first-round pick in 2019, was arrested Saturday night in Houston for DWI and unlawfully carrying a gun.
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Five-star RB Zachary Evans signs with TCU

Zachary Evans' prolonged recruitment came to a surprising end when the five-star running back from Houston decided to enroll at TCU.
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Family of black choir director killed by Houston police demands release of video

Family and friends of a Houston choir director and gospel singer who was shot and killed by police during a traffic stop demanded on Monday that video of the incident be released.
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Houston heads outside to see the Blue Angels

Houston-area residents, including nurses and doctors, went outside Wednesday to catch a glimpse of the much-anticipated Blue Angels flyover. (May 6)  
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Paul Wall encourages Texans to take pandemic seriously

Rapper Paul Wall, a Houston resident, encourages his fellow Texas residents to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously. He also details his work with the Houston Food Bank which is helping feed kids..
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Woman living in her car brings sandwiches, love to the homeless of Houston

Dominick SeJohn Walton spots a man with a shopping cart piled high with belongings and a sign that says "Homeless. Please Help" under a Texas highway overpass. With the coronavirus keeping many at..
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Houston confronts one-two punch of virus, oil bust

Houston confronts one-two punch of virus, oil bust  
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Beyoncé and Megan Thee Stallion break the internet for charity with 'Savage' remix

Beyoncé teamed up with fellow Houston native Megan Thee Stallion for a remix of "Savage," a viral single that gained popularity on TikTok.
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Houston lab to test for coronavirus antibodies

A Houston lab says that, if needed, it can process up to a half-million coronavirus antibody tests per month. The company offering the service says they're offering peace of mind, but experts contend..
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For Houston, a One-Two Punch: ‘It’s Going to Be Devastating’

The self-proclaimed energy capital of the world has been reeling from oil-market chaos on top of a coronavirus shutdown.
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Texas restaurant defies rules on virus closings

A restaurant in a Houston-area community Friday opened to customers who want to eat inside, in defiance of a county-wide order banning dine-in service due to the coronavirus pandemic. (April 24)  
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