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“The Diplomat’s Daughter” by Karin Tanabe

He almost got your nose. Or your cheek. Awkward, for sure, but on the second try, it finally happened. Then again. And again, each one sweeter than the last. As long as you live, you’ll never forget your very first romantic kiss or the person who gave it to you – even if, as in the novel, “The Diplomat’s Daughter” by Karin Tanabe, there’s a war outside the window.

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Galveston School Using Usual Defense in Bullying Case of African American Student

A private school in Galveston is using a religious exemption defense to fight a lawsuit brought by the parents of an African American student who say their child was subjected to racial taunts and threats while attending, including receiving “KKK origami” notes given by bullies.

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Houstonian Wins First Place in H-E-B Quest for Texas Best Competition

H-E-B’s Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best judges narrowed the field of 25 finalists to just FIVE winners on Friday, August 11 at the Central Texas Food Bank.

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Predominantly African-American Church Vandalized with Nazi, Politically-Charged Symbols

The Waco Tribune reports graffiti bearing Nazi symbolism, the word “Satan” and the name of the president of the United States was found Tuesday morning at a predominantly black Baptist church in McLennan County that is home to about 30 members.

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Texas Southern University Is Now Home to NAACP Official Archives

Texas Southern University has been designated as the official depository of records from the Texas NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). A special presentation was held August 17 in the University’s Robert J. Terry Library. The collection consists of minutes, newspaper clippings, legal documents, brochures, Freedom Banquet programs and photographs, along with digitized images from individual Texas NAACP branches.

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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Condemns ISIS Terrorist Attack That Killed At Least 12 Persons in Barcelona, Spain

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee and Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations, released the following statement today regarding the terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, that left at least 12 persons dead and more than 100 victims injured:

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2 Texas Officers Cleared After Subjecting Black College Student to Body Cavity Search

The Root, previously reported on June 20, 2015, about the encounter Charnesia Corley had when she was pulled by two Harris County, Texas, deputies after allegedly running a stop sign.

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Hot Spot at Hawaii? Not So Fast

Rice University scientists' model shows global mantle plumes don't move as quickly as thought

Through analysis of volcanic tracks, Rice University geophysicists have concluded that hot spots like those that formed the Hawaiian Islands aren't moving as fast as recently thought.

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Applications Being Accepted for Free Program That Helps Houstonians Learn How to Get Out of Debt and Become Financially Fit

Capital One Bank and Windsor Village United Methodist Church are now accepting applications for the next session of Debt Boot Camp: How to Get Out, Stay Out and Become Financially Fit!

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HCDE Board Names First Public Recovery High School in County ‘Fortis Academy’

The name of the first public recovery high school in Harris County is officially “Fortis Academy” as the Harris County Department of Education Board of Trustees voted 5 to 1 in favor of the school’s naming at its Aug. 16 meeting.

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