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Hurricane Harvey Causes More Damage in Houston

Tropical Storm Harvey is causing some of the worst flooding Houston has ever seen, as federal engineers on Monday were forced to release water from area reservoirs in hopes of controlling the rushing currents. Harvey is lingering around Texas’ Gulf Coast, where it remains for several more days, giving the region a year’s worth of rain in the span of a week. ...Read more

Texas University Removes Confederate Era Statues Overnight

The University of Texas at Austin removed the statues of three Confederate-era figures from a main area on campus on Monday. They were taken down secretly during the night to avoid protesters, especially after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 12 when white nationalists protesting against the planned removal of a statue of Confederate military leader Robert E. Lee.  ...Read more