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Filter May Be a Match for Fracking Water

Rice University scientists lead production of superhydrophilic membrane to clean fluids for reuse

A new filter produced by Rice University scientists has proven able to remove more than 90 percent of hydrocarbons, bacteria and particulates from contaminated water produced by hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations at shale oil and gas wells.

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County Attorney Vince Ryan Announces New Speaker’s Program On Renters’ Rights Post-hurricane

Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan’s Office has added a new presentation about renters’ rights in the wake of hurricanes to its list of Speakers Bureau topics. Civic clubs, community groups, and professional organizations may now request an attorney from the Office to deliver the presentation, “Your Post-Hurricane Rights as a Renter.”

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The 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival Rocked Las Vegas with An Iconic Lineup & Superstar Surprise Collaborations

The 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival will return to The CW Network as an exclusive two-night special on October 4 and October 5 from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. EST/PST

After two days and dozens of legendary performances, the seventh annual iHeartRadio Music Festival hosted by Ryan Seacrest, host and producer of “On Air with Ryan Seacrest,” concluded Saturday evening at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with unforgettable performances by Coldplay, The Weeknd, DJ Khaled, Chris Stapleton, Lorde, Kings of Leon, Big Sean, P!NK, Miley Cyrus, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Niall Horan, David Guetta, Thomas Rhett, Harry Styles, Kesha and more, plus this year's Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star winner, James Maslow.

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Houston Native Earns Coveted Title of Navy Chief Petty Officer

Navy Chief Personnel Specialist Mutiu Aderinoye, from Houston, was recently promoted to chief petty officer, an accomplishment that only one in five eligible sailors achieve each year.

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NAACP Opens Support Command Center (DSCC) in Houston

Interim President Johnson on-hand to tour hurricane ravaged region

"Disaster does not discriminate. Therefore, for us to be as effective as possible in providing aid and support, we need to realize the different struggles that have come about as a result of this natural disaster,” Johnson said.

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NFL Protests: League Came Together for a Powerful Day

Empty sidelines in Nashville and Chicago. Jacksonville owner Shad Khan standing arm in arm with his players. The Miami Dolphins wearing “I’m With Kap” T-shirts during warm-ups. Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis eloquently explaining his change of heart about players protesting during the national anthem. The NFL had one of its finest moments before the games even began Sunday, coming together from every corner – players, coaches, owners and league office – in forceful rebuke of the latest torrent of hate from President Donald Trump.

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Katherine G. Johnson Computational Facility Opens at NASA Langley Research Center

An American treasure is being honored in Hampton. A new facility at the NASA Langley Research Center is named after Katherine Johnson. She’s the woman featured in the movie “Hidden Figures” for her inspiring work at NASA Langley. People knew the mathematician as a “human computer” who calculated America’s first space flights in the 1960s. “I liked what I was doing, I liked work,” said Katherine.

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As the National Museum of African American History and Culture Turns One, Director Lonnie Bunch Looks Back

Since Ruth Odom Bonner joined President Barack Obama in ringing the bell to open the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture last year, more than 2.5 million people have visited the site.”What’s been so moving is that it’s clear after a year, the museum has already become a pilgrimage site,” says Director Lonnie Bunch, who began the “great adventure” of opening the museum in 2005.

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University of California Berkeley Receives Federal Funds for Black Panther Party Legacy Project

Over the years, the Black Panther Party has gained a somewhat negative image, with its detractors highlighting its revolutionary nature and some of its more violent aspects. But the University of California Berkeley wants to change all of that, and is making a conscientious effort to honoring the legacy of BPP.

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Chicago Deposits $20 Million into Illinois Service Federal and Loan Association, the City’s Last Black-Owned Bank

The Illinois Service Federal and Loan Association (ISF) is the last black-owned bank in Chicago. According to CBS Chicago, Kurt Summers, the city’s treasurer, has decided to make a momentous investment in the bank. Summers announced Monday that the city will be depositing $20 million into the black-owned institution.

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