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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Dr. James "Red" Duke Jr., Houston's iconic, cowboy doctor who delivered homespun health advice on television and founded the Life Flight helicopter ambulance system, died Tuesday. He was 86. Duke, a trauma surgeon who attended to Gov. John Connally on the day of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, succumbed to natural causes at Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. He had been in declining health the past year. Duke dressed in faded jeans, bolo ties and cowboy hats, called most everyone Bud or Babe and spoke in a vernacular known as Dukeisms. "It ain't the fall that's so bad," he'd say, crusading against preventable injuries. "It's the sudden stop that hurts."

Monday, August 24, 2015

Blue Bell announces Homemade Vanilla as first flavor returning to store shelves

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

National Nurses United -- a 185,000-person union and the largest group of nurses in the country -- endorsed Bernie Sanders at their national conference Monday. The endorsement is significant because it is Sanders' first sizable union endorsement in his quest for the Democratic nomination and comes after Sanders and other Democratic candidates pitched themselves to the AFL-CIO, a group that includes the nurses union, last month.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The cool kids at Facebook Inc. are telling e-laughers everywhere that "haha" and emoji are in, and "lol" is out.

Facebook last week released a report analyzing how its users convey laughter. The way they expressed humor changed based on gender, age and geography. No joke: "lol" users are older than "haha" and "hehe" people. If you want to telegraph your youthful giggles, use an emoji.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Hillary Clinton confirmed during a rare Q&A session with the press on Monday that she found Donald Trump's "blood" comments about Fox News' Megyn Kelly "outrageous.


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