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A large explosion in Houston, Texas, left rubble scattered in the area, damaged nearby homes and was felt for miles away.
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January 24, 2020 - 10:26 am
Two people are confirmed dead after a massive explosion early Friday at a Houston industrial company, the city's police chief said. Read more here.
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 In this Nov. 4, 2019, file photo, new New York Mets manager, Carlos Beltran, center, poses for a picture with general manager Brodie Van Wagenen, left, and Mets COO Jeff Wilpon during a baseball news conference at Citi Field in New York.
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January 16, 2020 - 5:04 pm
Carlos Beltrán is out as manager of the New York Mets before a single game, the latest fallout from the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal that has rocked Major League Baseball.
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Astronauts Andrew Morgan, Christina Koch and Jessica Meir are shown at the International Space Station on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.
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October 18, 2019 - 11:54 am
The world's first all-female spacewalking team made history high above Earth on Friday, replacing a broken part of the International Space Station's power grid.
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Chinese fans react during a preseason NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers at the Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai, China, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019.
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October 11, 2019 - 9:01 am
Chinese fans react during a preseason NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers at the Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai, China, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. (AP Photo)
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Jade McLain carries Thor out of a boat as she and Fred Stewart were rescued from their flooded neighborhood inundated by rains from Tropical Depression Imelda by Splendora Police officers on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in Spendora, Texas.
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September 20, 2019 - 2:55 pm
Emergency crews in the Houston area took advantage of receding floodwaters Friday to begin to assess the damage from one of the wettest tropical cyclones in U.S. history, a storm that led to deaths of three men and displaced hundreds of people from their homes.
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Firefighters battle a petrochemical fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company Monday, March 18, 2019, in Deer Park, Texas.
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March 21, 2019 - 10:02 am
By Juan A. Lozano and David Warren, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — National Guard troops have been called in and residents were told to stay inside after elevated levels of benzene were detected early Thursday near a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility that caught fire this week. Harris...
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Charlie Tamez and his wife, Dalia Tamez, finish their lunch at Ken's Restaurant, 1122 Center St., as the chemical fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company continues to send dark smoke over Deer Park, Texas.
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March 20, 2019 - 9:49 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Crews on Wednesday extinguished a fire that had burned for days at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility and led to concerns about air quality among some residents and environmental groups despite reassurances from officials that testing shows nothing amiss. Intercontinental...
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In this Dec. 15, 2018, file photo, North Carolina's Cameron Johnson (13) dunks against Gonzaga during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, in Chapel Hill, N.C.
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March 19, 2019 - 10:25 am
By Noah Trister, AP Sports Writer At this time of year, everyone's in search of a system — some way of simplifying the brackets and making it a little easier to pick one champion out of all those contenders. You could go with the most experienced coaches, or perhaps the teams playing the best...
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Anne McClain and Christina H. Koch
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March 06, 2019 - 11:31 am
By Gianluca Mezzofiore, CNN (CNN) -- For the first time in history, an all-female crew will conduct a spacewalk at the International Space Station, NASA confirmed to CNN. As part of Expedition 59, NASA astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch will carry out the spacewalk on March 29. They'll be...
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The concerned citizen claimed to have entered an abandoned Houston, Texas home to smoke pot and found a tiger.
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February 12, 2019 - 10:40 am
By Christina Maxouris, CNN (CNN) -- It took a little convincing before police believed the person who reported the strange discovery. The concerned citizen claimed to have entered an abandoned Houston, Texas home to smoke pot and found a tiger. So, naturally, authorities were suspicious. "We...
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