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County seat of Harris County, Texas, United States

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Thomas Frank
June 2, 2020
Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
ANI
May 31, 2020
@bsindia
Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer involved in the death Floyd has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter
By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press
May 31, 2020
Houston Chronicle
TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) - For many spectators who filled parks, beaches and roads along Florida's Space Coast, the launch of two astronauts into orbit Saturday was a welcome accomplishment and a reprieve from the coronavirus pandemic, economic worries and now unrest in the streets. "With everything that's going on in this country right now, it's important that we do things extraordinary in life," said Neil Wight, a machinist from Buffalo who drove from upstate New York to watch the launch. "We've been bombarded with doom and gloom for the last six, eight weeks, whatever it is, and this is awesome." Dressed in a white astronaut costume, helmet included, Tampa lawyer Tim Engelbrecht marveled at the sight of the rocket lifting off 15 miles away, from a park in Titusville where he watched with his wife and children. "It's nice to come out here and have everybody of every stripe, every interest and every opinion come together for something we can all believe in and get behind," Engelbrecht said. "To see mankind and humankind take the next step is really kind of encouraging, especially in these tough times." Doug Marshburn of Deltona, Florida, shouted out, "USA. USA. We're back in the race," as the SpaceX rocket lifted through clouds above Kennedy Space Center. Around him, spectators screamed, whistled and clapped after shouting out the countdown from the 10-second mark. They lifted cameras and cellphones in the air to record the moment. "I'm very proud of the United States. We are back in the game. It's very satisfying," Marshburn said. Saturday's launch was the first of NASA astronauts from Florida since 2011, when the space shuttle program ended, and the first by a private company. Since then, Americans have flown on Russian...
Lisa Baertlein
May 28, 2020
U.S.
CVS Health Corp and unmanned vehicle delivery Nuro in June will start testing a service that drops prescriptions and other essentials free of charge to some customers in the Houston area, the companies said on Thursday.
Kirsten Korosec
May 28, 2020
TechCrunch
Nuro, the autonomous robotics startup that has raised more than $1 billion from Softbank Vision Fund, Greylock and other investors, said Thursday it will test prescription delivery in Houston through a partnership with CVS Pharmacy. The pilot, which will use a fleet of the startup's autonomous Toyota Prius vehicles and transition to using its custom-built [...]
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