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South African Winemaker Ntsiki Biyela Debuts Aslina Wine Collection

Ntsiki Biyela, South Africa’s first black female wine creator, debuted her new wine collection, Aslina, in Houston recently. Four wines are included in the Aslina collection - Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and a Bordeaux blend.

Houston’s Role In U.S. Mexico Relations

Proposed changes to NAFTA have many Texans thinking about their southern border. Professor Alfonso Lopez de la Osa Escribano, who is Director of the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law at The University of Houston Law Center, explained to Houston ...

Six Dead After Blaze Tears Through West London Residential Tower

At least six people are dead and dozens injured after a massive fire rapidly tore through a 24-story apartment building in west London in the early hours of Wednesday, police said.

5 Things for Wednesday, June 14: London Building Fire, Jeff Sessions, Georgia Inmates

There's tough news coming out of London this morning, so let's get straight to what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.

5 Things for Tuesday, June 13: Sessions Hearing, Russia Protests, Afghanistan

King James and the Cavs have been dethroned. The Golden State Warriors won Game 5 of the NBA Finals to earn their second title in three years. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and ...

Puerto Rico Holding Referendum On US Statehood -- Let's Brush Up On It!

Puerto Rico on Sunday overwhelmingly voted for statehood. But Congress, the only body that can approve new states, will ultimately decide whether the status of the US commonwealth changes.

Mexico Closes 7 Gas Stations Allegedly Selling Stolen Fuel From Pemex Pipelines

Mexico closed seven gas stations for allegedly selling gasoline and diesel stolen from state-run pipelines, the first confirmation that large amounts of fuel siphoned from illegal pipelines taps are being sold through officially sanctioned gas stations.

5 Things for Friday, June 9: James Comey, UK Elections, Hezbollah

TGIF! Think your week was rough? Couldn't have been as bad as Theresa May's. That's among the 5 things you need to know today to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.

On the Front Lines of Russia's 'staggering' HIV Epidemic

Anna Alimova works on the front lines of Russia's growing HIV epidemic. On a Friday night, the mother of two with a shock of bright pink hair stands outside a 24-hour pharmacy in a leafy Moscow neighborhood. She cheerfully offers ...

China Won't Release Activists Detained in Probe of Ivanka Trump Supplier

The Chinese government is refusing to release three activists who were detained while investigating working conditions at a company that made shoes for the Ivanka Trump brand and other prominent retailers.

Iran Attacks: Twin Assaults On Parliament And Shrine Rock Tehran

- Attackers have mounted simultaneous gun and suicide bomb assaults on Iran's parliament building and the tomb of the republic's revolutionary founder, in one of the most audacious assaults to hit Tehran in decades.

5 Things for Tuesday, June 6: London, NSA Leaks, Trump's Tweets

Want to help the victims of the London terror attack (or the world in general)? Impact Your World can show you how. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.

5 Things for Monday, June 5: London Attacks, Manchester Concert, Portland Protests

There are fast-moving developments coming out of London on Monday morning, so let's get right to what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.

5 Things for Friday, June 2: Paris Climate Agreement, Philippines Attack, National Spelling Bee

The latest jobs report comes out this morning. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.

5 Things for Thursday, May 25: Manchester Attack, Russia, Trump, Montana

Manchester's beloved soccer team, Manchester United, won a league title. It was an emotional, bittersweet victory. Here's what else you need to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.

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