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August 13, 2015


  • Local Newstalk: Alleged murderer of eight in custody; Black realtists meet in Houston Aug. 17-20
  • National: Black unemployment dips to seven-year low; Black male med school enrollment declines
  • Entertainment: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ chronicles rap group N.W.A
  • MD Anderson names new dept. chair; Get kids free vaccinations
  • Business: Things to know about credit card chip upgrade; Five tips-Getting the most from credit cards
  • Center Fold: No Justice, No Peace- Boycott of Waller County launched; Ferguson marks anniversary with protests; Activists give solutions for injustice
  • Opinion: U.N. should show U.S. that ‘Black Lives Matter’
  • Health: Play it safe-Tips for avoiding sports injuries
  • Pro & College Sports: New UH coach Herman enthusiastic about team
  • High School Sports: Sterling coach McGhee returns home to HISD
  • Hot weather can be dangerous, beat the heat; Metro readies new bus network
  • Top Events: Misty Copeland meet & greet; Change Happens! Health day; The Honey Brown Foundation-‘Wake-up and Vote’

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