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  1. foreign interests
    Trump’s Reelection Woes, Not Policy, Are Root of Escalating China TensionsPresident Trump’s decision to shutter the Houston consulate is supposedly about Chinese espionage, but it makes more sense as a reelection tactic.
  2. vision 2020
    Republican National Convention Becoming a Dumpster FireOptions for safely holding a big Trump celebration in Jacksonville are shrinking as it becomes a major COVID-19 hotspot.
  3. george floyd
    Powerful Images From Friday’s Protests Over the Death of George FloydPhotos from demonstrations in multiple cities over the deaths of Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky.
  4. song review
    Beyoncé and Megan Thee Stallion Just Brought Back the Lost Art of a Killer RemixIt’s so rare in this era for a remix to feel like an event and not just a few new words plopped onto an existing song.
  5. war
    This Squirrel Is Out for BloodA “bloodthirsty” squirrel has laid siege to a Houston neighborhood.
  6. crime scenes
    An Arrest Was Made in the Popeyes Stabbing CaseThe fatal stabbing took place just a few days after the return of the viral menu item.
  7. games
    The Ugly Efficiency of Modern SportsTeams are smarter than ever, but it hasn’t made sports more fun to watch. Is there a way out?
  8. chicken
    Man Pulls a Gun Over Sold-Out Popeyes Chicken SandwichesThe viral sandwich has been sold out since last week, but a Houston man missed the memo.
  9. dress codes
    Houston High School Under Fire for Instituting Dress Code — for ParentsCritics say the new guidelines target black women and lower-income families.
  10. 2018 midterms
    Can a 27-Year-Old Political Neophyte Run the Third-Largest County in America?Lina Hidalgo was elected to run a county with a $5 billion budget, thanks to Beto and straight-ticket voting. And she has a plan.
  11. beygood
    Beyoncé Visits Hurricane Harvey Survivors in Houston“Y’all are my family. Houston is my home.”
  12. harvey
    EPA Denies Houston Superfund Sites Being Neglected, Attacks ReporterThe AP reported on Saturday that several Houston area toxic-waste sites had flooded and were not being checked by the agency.
  13. natural disasters
    When the Waters Recede, Trash Piles UpIn the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Texas will have an untold supply of trash, and it will have to go somewhere.
  14. harvey
    The Environmental Fallout of Hurricane HarveyWhat happens when a dangerous storm hits America’s “Chemical Coast.”
  15. recovery
    Will Harvey Make Houston’s Boom Go Bust?The storm dealt a severe blow to the backbone of the U.S. oil refining and petrochemical industries, but Houston’s economy may be able to bounce back.
  16. break some bread
    Bakers Trapped by Harvey for Two Days Made Bread for Thousands of Storm VictimsStuck next to 4,400 pounds of flour, they just baked day and night until their rescue.
  17. Harvey’s Rains and Flooding Now Threaten East Texas and Southwestern LouisianaThe storm will finally begin letting up on the Houston area, but rescue efforts are still underway and tens of thousands are living in shelters.
  18. customers for life
    Houston Couple Trapped by Harvey Calls Chick-fil-A to Order Burritos and a Boat“I ordered two grilled chicken burritos with extra egg and a boat.”
  19. ‘It Took Two Boat Rides’: Texans on Surviving the StormLocal stories from an unprecedented natural disaster in America’s fourth-largest city.
  20. President Trump in Texas As Houston Still Grapples With Devastating FloodsHistoric rainfall continues to wreak havoc in the Houston area as the death toll rises to 12.
  21. Harvey Both Makes, and Breaks, the Case for Flood-Insurance ReformJust as Texas Rep. Hensarling seemed to be putting together a bipartisan coalition for flood-insurance reform, flooding in his own state intervened.
  22. What Trump Should Tell Houston’s DreamersMore than 56,000 in the storm-ravaged city could be affected by the president’s policy change.
  23. More Zoning Wouldn’t Have Protected Houston, But Less Sprawl Would Have HelpedHouston is famous for its hostility to land-use planning. That’s less of a problem than simply too much growth and ever-more frequent storms.
  24. tropical storm harvey
    Catastrophic Flooding in Houston As Harvey Stalls Over TexasWith days of additional rain forecast for the region, the disaster is likely to get worse.
  25. Photos Show Scale of Devastation Wrought by Hurricane HarveyAnd the storm is far from over.
  26. relief efforts
    How Houston’s Hunger-Relief Organizations Are Handling HarveyAt least 5,500 people are already in shelters in Houston, and the storm isn’t over yet.
  27. immigration
    The Owner of a Popular Houston Taco Truck Is Being DeportedHe’s fed the locals under three previous presidents.
  28. big tips
    Diner Tips Irish Server $750 So He Can Fly Home to See His Family“My initial reaction was shouting, ‘Holy s—!’”
  29. mass shootings
    Houston Shooter Was Wearing a Military Uniform With Nazi EmblemsHe also had two guns, a knife, and more than 2,500 rounds of ammunition.
  30. dance clubs
    Drake Is Opening a Nightclub in Houston“Where the women are on a pedestal and the surroundings are unforgettable.”
    Drake Spotted in Houston-Area Cheesecake FactoryDrake, it seems, has returned to his old stomping grounds in more ways than one.
  32. Crime Scene
    Taco Bell Employees Attack Littering Customers With a Knife and Boiling GreaseAn errant bottle turned into a brawl that gave a teen severe third-degree burns.
  33. Looks Like A Drowned Rat
    Seeing a Rat Inside a Dr Pepper Bottle Is More Effective Than a Soda Tax“See?” say critics of soda everywhere.
  34. The Chain Gang
    Dairy Queen Owner Plasters Store With Extremely Strange Anti-Hindu SignsThe owner refuses to remove them because, he says, they’re “educational.”
  35. Open Carry
    Texas Restaurant Offers Massive Discount to Customers Carrying GunsWhat could go wrong?
  36. Slideshow
    103 Beautiful Dishes: The Most Visually Exciting Food in America Right NowGrub Street called up the country’s best chefs with one simple directive: Show us the most beautiful thing that’s on your menu right now.
  37. Gangbusters
    A Restaurant Called Bombshells Refused Service to a Customer With a Face TattooThis is a place that sells “Waterboarding” and “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” shots.
  38. Houston Clears Rape-Kit Backlog, Finds 850 DNA MatchesSome rape kits dated back nearly three decades.
  39. lesbians aren't that bad
    Is Houston’s Lesbian Mayor Really Out to Get Conservative Preachers?The answer won’t surprise you.
  40. Lists
    Bon Appétit Unveils Its 10 Best New RestaurantsAska, Fat Rice, and Saison made the cut.
  41. In Print
    Texas Writer David Leftwich Launching New Food Magazine, Sugar and RiceIssue No. 1 comes out this fall.
  42. Not Cool
    Houstonites: Maybe Steer Clear of the Snow Cones for a WhileYou never know when the frozen treats vendor brings inventory into the bathroom.
  43. The Other Critics
    The Other Critics: Cheshes Pans Montmartre; Joshua David Stein Reports onPlus: Reviews of Pearl & Ash, and more, in our weekly roundup.
  44. Empire Building
    Katsuya Takes on Tex-MexThe chef is opening his eponymous restaurant in Houston next month.
  45. Mediavore
    Foie Gras Quesadillas Protested at LudoBites; Did Bin Laden Die By PorkyThe French chef’s pop-up restaurant still sold at least one to basically every table.
  46. glee
    GLAAD Mad at Houston Affiliate Over GleeWants an apology for an “Is TV Too Gay?” segment.
  47. Mediavore
    Immigration Raid Targets San Diego Bakery Owner; Serpico Stopped for ConcealedA famous bakery owner is at the center of new federal immigration tactics, while a legendary cop is caught with produce.
  48. Mediavore
    Club Junkets Curtailed for Jersey Shore Cast; Narcotics-Stuffed MelonMTV seeks to limit its stars’ appearances and Washington jail officials find forbidden fruit.
  49. white men with money
    Barclays Executive May Have Succeeded in Weeding Political Correctness Out of Kid’s Private SchoolAfter pressure, principal and “gay female coach” resign.
  50. white men with money
    Barclays Executive Attacks Hateful Feminist Teacher for Making His Practically Adult Son Cry“Why is a gay female coach telling high school girls on her team that she was disappointed in them for belonging to the spirit club and that by doing so they are just pandering to the football team?”
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