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Debate Night in Texas – Houston Public Media
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Debate Night in Texas – Houston Public Media

Former Texas U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, left, and Gov. Greg Abbott. We’re back for our fifth anniversary season! This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the latest brinksmanship legislation in the U.S. Congress, Lizzo’s opportunity to play a flute once owned by James Madison, and the debate between Beto O’Rourke and Gov. Greg Abbott, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Government funded, at least for now Lizzo plays James Madison's flute   TEXAS TOPICS Paxton runs from process server Former Republican RRC Sarah Stronger endorses Democrat No quorum in Harris County Lt. Governor candidates on TV McConaughey floats presidential run   DEEP Debate night in Texas   You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever ...
Guillermo del Toro Proudly Shows Off His ‘Pinocchio’ During Tudum
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Guillermo del Toro Proudly Shows Off His ‘Pinocchio’ During Tudum

It's turning out to be a great time to be a Pinocchio fan! In addition to Disney's live action adaptation, which recently premiered on Disney+, famed director Guillermo del Toro is working on another adaptation for Netflix. The Shape of Water writer shared a behind-the-scenes sneak peek of his upcoming film, releasing on Netflix this December, at the streamer's Saturday, Sept. 4 Tudum fan event, and the intricate production of the part-stop-motion, part-CGI film looks incredible.   The two minute feature expertly flashes between shots that show the puppeteers at work on set in comparison with the final product, proving movie magic is real. del Toro himself spoke about the process that was showing on screen, proudly introducing, "This is my Pinocchio." Sped up footage showed crew members bu...
After 20 years, business owner thankful for felony expungement from Project Clean Slate
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After 20 years, business owner thankful for felony expungement from Project Clean Slate

Expungement team is helping former inmates wipe their records clean The work is just beginning. Shayla McElroy from Project Clean Slate estimates 168,000 Detroiters with misdemeanors and certain felonies are eligible. DETROIT (FOX 2) - Nicholas Dubose enjoyed the remaining summer sunshine at Rouge Park on Detroit's west side on Monday. The clouds that followed Dubose for 20 years are gone, he said. That's because Dubose is getting a second chance.  Earlier this year he says he had two felony convictions for low-level drug offenses expunged. "It’s like a burden has been lifted," said Dubose. The convictions shaped his life — especially as the owner of a truck driving business. "I knew if I was the owner and operator, I wouldn’t have to ask anybody for it for a job and that comes from a ...
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Election 2022 is a “Soup” Full of Issues – “The Sunday Political Brunch”

Sunday, September 18, 2022 Mark Curtis, MINDSETTER™   View Larger + President Joe Biden Let’s see. We’ll take an inflation report, primaries in three states, a White House celebration, a Trump update, another state abortion ban, and mix it all together into a murky political soup. All of these could be big issues in November, so don’t forget to grab some saltine crackers, and we’ll “brunch” on that this week.   “The Abortion Contortion” – This past week, West Virginia became the latest state to ban most abortions after Roe vs Wade was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year. The bill included limited exceptions for rape and incest, with adults having just eight weeks to report the crimes, to qualify for a hospital-provided abortion, whereas minors were given the termi...
Tuvalu promises to ‘stand firm’ with Taiwan amid Pacific rivalry | Politics News
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Tuvalu promises to ‘stand firm’ with Taiwan amid Pacific rivalry | Politics News

The tiny nation is one of four in the Pacific that still maintains formal ties with Taiwan.The leader of the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu has promised to “stand firm” on its ties with Taiwan, as China expands its influence in the region. Speaking at a welcome ceremony in Taipei hosted by Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, Tuvalu Prime Minister Kausea Natano said “decent and common values” had always been an added strength to their bond. Tuvalu has maintained diplomatic relations with Taipei for more than 40 years. With a population of about 10,000, Tuvalu is one of 14 countries to retain full diplomatic relations with Taiwan, a self-ruled democracy that Beijing claims as its own, and one of four in the Pacific where China has been stepping up efforts to win support. “Through tumultuous t...
Netflix turns 25, releases nostalgia reel | Entertainment
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Netflix turns 25, releases nostalgia reel | Entertainment

It’s been 25 years since Reed Hastings and Mark Randolph launched a DVD movie rental company called Netflix, a business that would ultimately transform into a multi-billion dollar enterprise.In celebration of the silver jubilee, the streamer has released a short commemorative video (watch below) detailing Netflix’s journey from a DVD-by-mail company to the world’s first major streaming platform. The video, titled “The Story of Netflix,” features old company commercials which explain how DVD rentals work before showing how the rapid rise of the internet made streaming possible.“Binge became the new way we watched stuff, and it gave everyone something to talk ab...
New York Giants Open for Business
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New York Giants Open for Business

As NFL teams look to trim their 80-man training camp rosters to 53, New York Giants general manager Joe Schoen and the personnel department figure to be keeping an eye on the waiver wire in search for new faces that can potentially help reinforce areas where the team has been weakened either due to injury or talent."I think that we’re open to improving our team in any way we can, said head coach Brian Daboll when asked if trades might be in the Giants' immediate future. "We’re looking to improve however we can. I think Joe and his staff, we’ve been meeting all morning on different things. They’ve been doing a good job of communicating, talking to the coaches, and looking at different players to evaluate. I think Joe is open for business."That comes as no surprise, as the cap-strapped Giant...
‘Days of Our Lives’ Episodes May Run Longer on Peacock | Entertainment
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‘Days of Our Lives’ Episodes May Run Longer on Peacock | Entertainment

Like sands through the hourglass, your sands may just take a little longer to do whatever it is that sand does when it trickles (drains? falls?) through the hourglass because when Days Of Our Lives moves to Peacock, the show won’t be limited due to commercial time.Days executive producer Ken Corday told Soap Opera Digest: “You will probably be getting more show content after February of next year because we don’t have to limit the show to 38 minutes with 22 minutes of commercial time.”He went on to not that “on Peacock, with the [Premium] subscription, you get four minutes of commercial time [per episode], and with the higher [Premium Plus] subscription,” whic...
Sabrina Carpenter Goes Bold in Cutout Dress at MTV VMAs
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Sabrina Carpenter Goes Bold in Cutout Dress at MTV VMAs

Sabrina Carpenter looked amazing on the MTV Video Music Awards red carpet in a daring cutout gown.The singer wore a floor-length Moschino dress covered with colorful sequin flowers. The groovy feel of the dress was amplified by her dark eye makeup, black headband and wavy bangs.NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 28: Sabrina Carpenter attends the 2022 MTV VMAs at Prudential Center on August 28, 2022 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Arturo Holmes/FilmMagic)Arturo Holmes/Getty ImagesBut one of the boldest parts of the dress were the symmetrical cutouts on both hips, along with a teardrop-shaped cutout at her sternum. Carpenter is not nominated tonight, but she certainly made an impact with her red carpet look.While on the VMAs red carpet, Carpenter was asked who she was most looking forward to seein...
Thousands rally in defence of Argentina’s Fernandez de Kirchner | Politics News
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Thousands rally in defence of Argentina’s Fernandez de Kirchner | Politics News

Thousands take to the streets in Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s defence as prosecutors seek a 12-year prison sentence in a corruption case.Police in Argentina have clashed with supporters of Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in the country’s capital, Buenos Aires. The clashes on Saturday took place as thousands took to the streets in her defence two days after prosecutors sought a 12-year prison sentence against her as well as a ban on public office for alleged corruption during her government. Prosecutors say Fernandez de Kirchner led an illicit scheme that siphoned off state funds through the awarding of public works contracts to a family friend between 2007 and 2015 while she was president of the country. Fernandez de Kirchner denies the charges and claims s...