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May 14, 2015


  • Local Newstalk: Families demand justice from Harris County; FBISD names Principals of the Year; Women in runoff for San Antonio Mayor
  • National: Michelle Obama speaks her mind at Tuskegee; Jack renews calls for high-tech diversity
  • Entertainment: Wealthiest hip-hop artists revealed; SHAPE Center hosts festival; Peete family lands show on OWN
  • Health: Man up and be screened for prostate cancer
  • Center Fold: Starting May 23; two new rail lines; Metro rolls out East End, Southeast lines; 3rd Ward ready for rail
  • Health: Protect your skin from the sun; Baylor, Texas Children’s tackle TB in Swaziland
  • Opinion: Misses opportunities for election reform; First Lady Michelle Obama deserves applause
  • Business: Female entrepreneurs should know the basics
  • Pro & College Sports: Texans’ rookies go to work
  • High School Sports: Hurdler Duckett makes up for lost time
  • In The Spotlight: Defender hosts spring Faces reception
  • Top Events: Society for Performing Arts Fundraiser; UH Scholarship Banquet; “Crowns” at TSU

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