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Travis Scott Honored: Rapper Receives Key To Missouri City, Texas

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Travis Scott Day has just been declared for Feb. 10 in Missouri City, Texas. The rapper said that the ceremony he attended on Saturday was much better than the award shows he has been to.READ MORE

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Jon Bernthal To Alt-Right Fans Of 'The Punisher': 'F*ck Them'

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Jon Bernthal said some harsh words to alt-right fans of his work on 'The Punisher' in a recent interview. He also shared his thoughts about gun use and gun ownership.READ MORE

Houston Symphony Orchestra Epands Community Outreach, Creates Four New Full-Time Positions

Houston Symphony Orchestra Expands Community Outreach, Creates Four New Full-Time Positions

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In an effort to keep the community at bay, the Houston Symphony has created four full-time positions for string musicians. The effort comes as part of an outreach program that accommodates an increasingly diverse city.READ MORE

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Texas Trooper Who Took Photo With Snoop Dogg Disciplined, Ordered To Seek Counseling

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A Texas trooper who took a photo with rapper Snoop Dogg is now facing the repercussions of his actions. The trooper has reportedly been disciplined and ordered to seek counseling.READ MORE

Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons' New Album 'Smoke + Mirrors' Debuts at No. 1 in UK Above Drake, Ed Sheeran & Sam Smith

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"Shots" all around for Imagine Dragons. Following the massive success of its debut album Night Visions, it seems like the Las Vegas rockers are prepping for another massive record. Its latest effort Smoke + Mirrors debuted at No. 1 in the United Kingdom, besting releases from the likes of Drake, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift.READ MORE

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Amber Vinson, Nurse Who Survived Ebola, Gets the Gift of a New Engagement Ring to Replace Contaminated One

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Amber Vinson has endured a tough few months. Back in late September, she was one of a team of nurses in Texas who took care of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first confirmed Ebola patient in the U.S. Vinson quickly became known as the second nurse from the hospital to become infected with the virus, in part because the staff had not been properly trained to care for Ebola patients. She also was hit with tons of backlash after she had been cleared to fly home to Cleveland to plan her wedding, but then the CDC tried to say she should never have been on a plane. It was not until recently that Vinson was able to give a real interview, telling her side after weeks of negativity being thrown at her from complete strangers. Basically, what was supposed to be a happy time in her life has been turned upside down. As it turns out, after her apartment was turned upside down by the CDC during decontamination, even her engagement ring from fiance Derrek Markray had been destroyed. "I took off all my jewelry, thinking that my jewelry would be safer at home than in the hospital, and when the decontamination team came in, everything that was on the surface was swiped into a bin for incineration. My jewelry box being on my nightstand was one of those things that got destroyed," explained Vinson in a recent interview. What came next for the nurse was pretty amazing, as Zales reached out to her after hearing that her ring had been destroyed and offered her a replacement for free.READ MORE

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18,000 Nurses in California Ready to Strike This Week Over a Lack of Ebola Preparedness Training

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Ever since two Texas nurses tested positive for the Ebola virus after caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, our attention has been sharply focused on making sure that health care providers have the necessary training to safely treat future patients. Several facilities across the country have gone to great lengths in an attempt to force administrators to make sure the proper training is offered and, in some cases, nurses who feel unprepared have voted to strike. In northern California, there are 18,000 nurses in 21 hospitals and 65 clinics owned by Kaiser Permanente who are planning a two-day strike beginning Tuesday, Nov. 11. According to Charles Idelson, a spokesman for National Nurses United, the union's contract with nonprofit Kaiser expired in August and was extended until October.READ MORE

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Amanda Bynes's Parents Are Surrendering Conservatorship, Then Moving To Texas To Escape The Dysfunction

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The family struggle for control over Amanda Bynes's well-being seems to be coming to a screeching halt this week, as her parents are headed back to court once again. This time it will be different, though. Rather than fighting for conservatorship, they are instead ready to transfer everything over to someone else. According to a report by TMZ, Bynes's parents will be filing documents with the court soon to surrender the conservatorship over to a mental health professional. Bynes's finances will likely then be placed in the hands of an official money manager. After fighting with their daughter for years, it seems her parents are conceding that they cannot effectively help her at this point. They are hoping that if control is placed in the hands of someone else, then Bynes will perhaps stop lashing out so viciously and start to listen. Not only are her parents kind of washing their hands of the dysfunction, but they are also leaving California altogether. After a few years of drama, they are said to be ready to move to Texas to be near their older — and likely saner —daughter instead.READ MORE

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Dallas Nurse Briana Aguirre Says Ebola Protocol Was Never Discussed Before Thomas Eric Duncan Was Admitted, Protective Suits Leave Skin Exposed

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Dallas Health Presbyterian Hospital nurse Briana Aguirre is sure rocking the CDC's attempts at keeping the general public calm over the ongoing Ebola virus situation. Aguirre sat for an interview with Today Show's Matt Lauer and divulged details on just how unprepared one of the U.S.'s most respected facilities is to treat what could easily turn into a pandemic if not quickly contained. Aguirre has spent time caring for the first infected nurse, Nina Pham and offered up details on how Dallas had never had any formal training before Thomas Eric Duncan walked through their front doors.READ MORE

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Landlord Refuses To Rent To African Student Amara Bangura Over Ebola Fears

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This was bound to happen sooner or later- a college student from Sierra Leone was turned down for housing by a potential landlord out of an abundance of caution due to Ebola fears. Amara Bangura recently arrived in the U.K. region of Norwich from West Africa ready to continue his studies. He was obviously in need of housing and was almost instantly turned down by two potential landlords that took a look at his passport. One potential landlord sent Bangura a letter explaining their decision to rent to someone else.READ MORE

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U.S. Ebola Patient Facing Criminal Charges For Lying On Health Form To Gain Entry Into The States As The Number Of People Quarantined Rises By The Hour

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Thomas Duncan, the man who has been diagnosed with the first case of Ebola in the U.S., signed off on airport paperwork claiming to have had no contact with any one infected, in spite of living with a pregnant woman who ultimately died of the disease. That oversight is what allowed him to travel to the U.S. and officials intend to charge him with a federal crime because of it.READ MORE

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Liberian Community in Dallas-Fort Worth Fears It Unknowingly Came Into Contact with Confirmed US Ebola Patient While Contagious

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It was only a matter of time before a patient in the U.S. was going to be diagnosed with the ebola virus.READ MORE

The Mars Volta

Antemasque: Mars Volta & At The Drive-In Veterans Begin First Tour

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Antemasque kicked off their U.S. tour with Interpol last night in San Antonio. This tour is the first time the band will play together under the new moniker. Omar Rodríguez-López and Cedric Bixler-Zavala are the two main forces behind the group, and they have played together extensively in The Mars Volta and At the Drive-In.READ MORE

White Denim

White Denim Making Austin City Limits Live Debut Monday Night

Genres 12:50PM EDT

Austin's White Denim will be making their Austin City Limits (ACL) Live debuton Monday, Aug. 4. Though this is their first time playing for the famed show, White Denim has played all throughout their home city, including widely attended events like South By Southwest (SXSW), ACL Festival and Blues on the Green. They are playing Sunday, Aug. 3 at Lollapalooza.READ MORE

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