Houston’s flooding shows what happens when you ignore science and let developers run rampant

Houston’s flooding shows what happens when you ignore science and let developers run rampant

The city's gung-ho approach to development has destroyed the area's natural ability to drain away hurricane floodwaters.

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Oklahoma isn’t working. Can anyone fix this failing American state?

Oklahoma isn't working. Can anyone fix this failing American state?

Poverty, police abuse, record prison rates and education cuts that mean a four-day school week. Why are public services failing Oklahomans? A teacher panhandles on a roadside to buy supplies for her third-grade classroom. Entire school districts resort to four-day school weeks. Nearly one in four children struggle with hunger. A city overpass crumbles and swarms of earthquakes shake the region – the underground disposal of…

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‘Remember, we only kill black people,’ Georgia police officer told a woman

‘Remember, we only kill black people,’ Georgia police officer told a woman

A Georgia police officer has been accused of making racist statements to a woman during a traffic stop, telling her the officers “only kill black people.” Dash-cam video shows the Cobb County police officer, who has been identified by local news organizations as police Lt. Greg Abbott, standing outside a vehicle during a DUI traffic stop in July 2016.

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Sandra Bullock donates $1 million to Harvey Red Cross relief

Sandra Bullock donates $1 million to Harvey Red Cross relief

Sandra Bullock is giving in a big way toward relief for Hurricane Harvey victims. The actress, 53, donated $1 million to the American Red Cross for its efforts in devastated regions of Texas, according to People magazine. “I’m just grateful I can do it,” Bullock said. “We all have to do our part.” Bullock, who has a home in Texas and who is a longtime supporter of the Red Cross, told the magazine that it was crucial to look above the heated political rhetoric around the devastating storm and urged fellow Americans to give.

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‘No way to prevent’ potential chemical plant explosion near Houston, CEO says

'No way to prevent' potential chemical plant explosion near Houston, CEO says

Arkema's CEO said Wednesday that there is "no way to prevent" a possible explosion at the company's Crosby, Texas, facility, which has been heavily flooded as a result of Hurricane Harvey. “We have an unprecedented 6 feet of water at the plant,” Arkema President and CEO Rich Rowe said in comments made Wednesday. “We have lost primary power and two sources of emergency backup power.

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Equal by Catastrophe – Victor Davis Hanson – Inference

Equal by Catastrophe – Victor Davis Hanson – Inference

Is economic equality worth the catastrophic events that produce it? Probably not. Victor Davis Hanson reviews Walter Scheidel’s The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century.

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Ukraine sues Russia at highest UN court ‘over downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17’

Ukraine sues Russia at highest UN court 'over downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17'

Ukraine has filed a case against Russia for “acts of terrorism and unlawful aggression” at the United Nations’ highest court. The Ukrainian foreign ministry launched the action at the International Court of Justice on Monday, claiming that Russia was supplying weapons and other assistance to rebel groups operating in eastern Ukraine. “As part of its unlawful aggression in Ukraine, the Russian Federation has displayed contempt for the basic human rights of the people of Ukraine,” said foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin.

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Residents “fighting for their lives” after record rainfall in Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas

Residents "fighting for their lives" after record rainfall in Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas

The Texas cities of Beaumont and Port Arthur were watery wastelands Wednesday after they felt the wrath of Harvey. The storm that inundated Houston swamped the cities with a record 30 inches of rainfall, unleashed flash flooding that police said claimed two lives in Beaumont and forced hundreds of residents to flee to local shelters.

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