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Kobe Bryant, fiery NBA superstar and future Hall of Famer, is dead at 41

It's hard to believe NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, whose prodigious talent and fiery, win-at-all-costs spirit made him one of the most famous and decorated athletes in history, is gone.

Katy Prairie Conservancy offers Stewardship Saturdays each month for groups and individuals to help keep the Katy Prairie healthy

The Katy Prairie Conservancy invites the public to participate in Stewardship Saturdays, in which corporate groups, service organizations, and individuals can come out to the Indiangrass Preserve on the Katy Prairie and help maintain the health of this vital natural resource. Stewardship Saturdays, held on the first Saturday of each month, guide volunteers through several restoration tasks each week that keep the land healthy, including managing invasive species, clearing fences of vegetation, and planting native plants.

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Former Rep. John Conyers Dies at 90

Former Rep. John Conyers, a longtime Michigan Democrat who represented parts of Detroit for more than 50 years before his resignation in 2017, died Sunday at age 90, his son, John Conyers III, told CNN.

7 Takeaways From the CNN/New York Times Democratic Presidential Debate

Polls show that Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is now a front-runner for the 2020 Democratic nomination. And on Tuesday night in Ohio, her 11 rivals acted like it.

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Rep. Elijah Cummings, key figure in Trump investigations, dies at 68

Rep. Elijah Cummings, a longtime Maryland Democrat and key figure leading investigations into President Donald Trump, has died at age 68, his office announced early Thursday morning.

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Cokie Roberts, broadcast journalism legend, dies at 75

Veteran journalist Cokie Roberts, winner of three Emmys and a legend and trailblazer in broadcasting, has died at the age of 75, ABC News announced.

Governor Abbott Appoints Fonseca To 464th Judicial District Court

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Ysmael D. Fonseca, Jr. Judge of the 464th Judicial District Court in Hidalgo County for a term set to expire on December 31, 2020, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified.

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Stacey Abrams to Launch Program Combating Voter Suppression in Battleground States

Former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams will expand the voting rights organization she founded ahead of the 2020 elections into several battleground states, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Attorney demands release of Galveston police body cam video of horseback arrest

Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump has requested the release of body camera footage recorded by two mounted Galveston police officers who led a handcuffed black man down the city's streets.

For Jeffrey Epstein's accusers and their quest for justice, what now?

The alleged victims of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein are angry they will not get the opportunity to face in court the man they say raped them as girls.

Liam Hemsworth wishes Miley Cyrus 'nothing but health and happiness going forward'

In the wake of his split from Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth has posted on social media wishing her the best.

Another NRA board member leaves amid leadership turmoil

Another National Rifle Association board member is stepping down amid turmoil in the gun lobby group's leadership. Julie Golob, a professional sport shooter, announced that she will not be finishing her full three-year term as an NRA board director, making her the fourth member of the group's board of directors to reportedly resign in the past month.

Alanis Morissette announces the birth of her third child

Alanis Morissette is now a mom of three. The Grammy award-winning singer announced the birth of her third child, a baby boy, Monday on Instagram.

Cuccinelli rewrites Statue of Liberty poem to make case for limiting immigration

The acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services in a new interview revised the iconic poem on the Statue of Liberty's pedestal to suggest that only immigrants who can "stand on their own two feet" are welcome in the United States.

Priyanka Chopra's blind patriotism

"Whenever you're done venting ... got it, done? Okay, cool," is the dismissive way Bollywood starlet and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra began her response to a question posed by Ayesha Malik, a Pakistani woman, who confronted the actress over why (despite her role as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador) she had "encourage[ed] nuclear war against Pakistan"

The shirt that police believe Jennifer Farber Dulos was wearing the day she disappeared more two

There's a scene in the new movie "Blinded by the Light" where British protesters harass and assault a Pakistani family on their way to a wedding. Their teenage son is nowhere to be found; he's off buying Springsteen tickets.

Dow rises 100 points after Monday's bloodbath

Stocks rose just after the opening bell Tuesday, erasing an early deficit after the US government reported a bigger uptick in a key measure of consumer prices than expected.

'Accidents happen,' says Kremlin as it breaks silence on suspected nuclear missile explosion

The Kremlin broke its silence Tuesday on the apparent explosion of a nuclear-powered cruise missile during a test, saying that accidents "happen" but that Russia remained "far ahead" in the development of advanced weaponry.

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A father was detained during the ICE raids in Mississippi last week. His family still doesn't know where he is

At least 300 of the nearly 700 people detained during the ICE raids in Mississippi last week have been released. But Andres Gomez-Jorge isn't one of them.

The number of NYPD officer suicides this year has risen to 8

Another New York Police Department officer has died by suicide -- becoming the eighth to do so this year -- a law enforcement official told CNN.

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Scientists are one step closer to an Ebola cure in the Congo

Two new Ebola treatments are proving so effective they are being offered to all patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the current outbreak is the second-deadliest ever.

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Coca-Cola will sell Dasani in aluminum cans and bottles

Coca-Cola is giving Dasani a green makeover to help meet its environmental goals and boost interest in its biggest water brand.

Refugee women face unequal access to jobs. Hiring them could boost global GDP by $1.4 trillion

We are living through a global refugee crisis. In June, the UN High Commissioner of Refugees reported a record-high number of displaced people around the world, the highest in almost 70 years. And many refugees face restricted access to labor markets — they are often barred completely from working and earning an income. Women asylum seekers have it even harder: many women refugees face long-term poverty and high levels of sexual abuse.

Trump admin moves to weaken endangered species protections

The US Interior Department announced significant changes Monday that would weaken how the Endangered Species Act is implemented, a move critics fear will allow for more oil and gas drilling and limit how much regulators consider the impacts of the climate crisis.

Navy SEAL drinking, drug scandals prompt broad review of ethics, culture

In the wake of several high-profile scandals, including allegations of sexual assault and cocaine use against Navy SEAL team members, the four-star general in charge of all US special operations has ordered a review of the culture and ethics of the elite units.

'Our Boys' powerfully puts faces on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

The language and pacing in "Our Boys" reflect its Israeli roots, but the emotional core of this powerful fact-based miniseries hinges on tribalism, the intractability of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the adage that an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. In that, this HBO presentation offers a sobering window into that part of the world, with implications that swell far beyond it.

Bode Miller and wife Morgan are expecting twins a year after their daughter's tragic death

Bode and Morgan Miller are about to add two more to their family. The former Olympic skier and the professional beach volleyball player are expecting twin boys, they announced Monday on Instagram. The new arrivals are due November 11.

More trouble for Kraft Heinz: Its bonds could soon be rated junk

The problems facing Kraft Heinz are growing. The stock sank last week following a dismal earnings report. Now, credit ratings agency Fitch is warning that the company's bonds could get downgraded to junk status if things don't turn around.

Dangers of crossing the street in downtown Kalispell detailed

Kalispell Police say that crosswalk safety downtown is a serious issue -- especially at First Avenue East and Third Avenue East.

13-year old refugee excels at hockey

Faustin Ushindi laced up skates for the first time when he was 11 years old. But he had only been in the United States for four years.

Archaeologists find evidence of Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem -- as told in the Bible

Archaeologists excavating on Mount Zion in Jerusalem have uncovered evidence of the Babylonian conquest of the city, appearing to confirm a Biblical account of its destruction.

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'Walking Dead' actor and former firefighter dies after battle with cancer

Dango Nguyen, a former firefighter and actor who appeared on "The Walking Dead" died Saturday "after a hard-fought battle with cancer," according to Georgia's Athens-Clarke County Fire department.

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BTS is taking an extended break from performing, and fans are crying... tears of joy

Mic drop, indeed -- the beloved Korean boy band BTS is taking a break. The world's favorite K-Pop septet announced its members are going on an extended hiatus from performing following a concert in Seoul on Sunday.

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Drake makes it nine No. 1 albums with 'Care Package'

Drake got a special delivery with his new album, "Care Package." The rapper has extended his own record on the charts with the CD, which has earned him his ninth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart.

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'The Crown' Season 3 premiere date announced

Her Majesty returns on November 17. Netflix has announced that is the date Season 3 of the "The Crown" will debut.

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Taylor Swift responds to those 'Drunk Taylor' memes

Taylor Swift's party antics were trending all weekend and she is into it. No word on if she was actually tipsy at a party in Los Angeles on Saturday night, but clips of the singer dancing and lip-syncing her own music have spawned a #DrunkTaylor hashtag on social media.

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Apple releases first look at star-powered drama 'The Morning Show'

Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell and Jennifer Aniston are ready to give viewers the full story on "The Morning Show," a new drama coming to Apple TV+.

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A Janet Jackson superfan gets the surprise of his life

A fan who went viral for his reaction to receiving tickets to see Janet Jackson received another surprise, courtesy of the superstar herself.

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Sarah Silverman says she was fired from a movie for an old blackface sketch

Comedian Sarah Silverman has said she was once fired from a movie after producers found a sketch from 2007 in which she wore blackface make-up.

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John Oliver tackles Trump's 'lack of humanity' in response to recent mass shootings

John Oliver was not impressed by President Donald Trump's response to the recent mass shootings.

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People in this Massachusetts town keep stealing Old Town Road signs

Good luck finding Old Town Road in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Town officials say people have been stealing street signs from a residential road that shares a name with Lil Nas X's smash country/rap hit.

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'Bachelor in Paradise' stars Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon are married!

Who says you can't find love on a dating show franchise spin-off? "Bachelor in Paradise" stars Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon officially tied the knot this weekend, according to People magazine. The lavish Rhode Island bash was packed with familiar "Bachelor" faces, and the ceremony was even officiated by "Bachelor" producer Elan Gale.

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Simone Biles won her sixth national all-around title and landed a triple double

Simone Biles made history more than once this weekend during the US Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Jay-Z and Will Smith Will Help Tell the Story of Emmett Till's Mother as She Seeks Justice for Her Son

A new ABC series will tell stories of the civil rights movement through the black women behind it and will start with Mamie Till, who has been fighting for justice since her 14-year-old son's brutal killing more than 60 years ago. "Women of the Movement" will be executive produced by Jay-Z and Will Smith among others, the network announced.

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Senate GOP Scrambles to Find Legislative Response In the wake of Two Deadly Shootings

The deadly massacres over the weekend have sent Senate Republicans searching to find a robust response to help prevent future mass shootings amid loud demands that they quickly pass tougher gun control measures sought by Democrats.

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Boy Scouts Refer 120 Allegations of Sex Abuse to Law Enforcement

The Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday said it has referred about 120 allegations of abuse by scout leaders to law enforcement for further investigation, saying it believes victims and that the youth organization is working to identify "additional alleged perpetrators."

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Apple's Credit Card Is Here, But Most People Can't Use One Yet

Five months after it was announced, Apple's first credit card is now available — but not to everyone. Hundreds of thousands of people signed up online to be notified when the Apple Card became available.

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Texas congresswoman to Trump: 'I refuse to be an accessory' to El Paso visit

Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar of Texas on Tuesday said she declined an invitation to join President Donald Trump on his upcoming visit to El Paso, Texas, as the city recovers from a mass shooting.

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A Catholic bishop in Texas is publicly accusing President Trump of racism

In recent years a number of Catholic bishops have denounced President Donald Trump's immigration policies and harsh rhetoric toward immigrants and people of color.

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Subway is testing out a meatless meatball sub. Here's why

Subway is exploring the plant-based protein trend with a meatless meatball sub. The sandwich chain will start selling the product, made with Beyond Meat's plant-based protein, at 685 restaurants in the United States and Canada next month. The Beyond Meatball Marinara sub will be available for a limited time.