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Houston: Largest city in Texas
Houston is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas, fourth most populous city in the United States, most populous city in the Southern United States, as well as the sixth most populous in North America, with an estimated 2019 population of 2,320,268. Located in Southeast Texas near Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, it is the seat of Harris County and the principal city of the Greater Houston metropolitan area, which is the fifth most populous metropolitan statistical area in the United States and the second most populous in Texas after the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, with a population of 7,066,141 in 2019.

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'A war against COVID and stupidity': Houston doctor [Video]

'A war against COVID and stupidity': Houston doctor

Dr. Joseph Varon is frustrated. A surge in COVID-19 patients is straining his Houston, Texas hospital and yet, every day, he sees people on the street who are not wearing masks and not physically..

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US flag lowered as consulate in Chengdu forced to close [Video]

US flag lowered as consulate in Chengdu forced to close

The closure follows US order for China to shut Houston consulate in sharp escalation of two countries' ongoing disputes.

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China seizes U.S. consulate in Chengdu [Video]

China seizes U.S. consulate in Chengdu

Beijing announced the U.S. consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu was closed as of 10 a.m. on Monday, after it ordered the facility be shut in retaliation for China being ousted from its..

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China orders closure of US consulate in Chengdu [Video]

China orders closure of US consulate in Chengdu

Beijing says move is a 'legitimate and necessary response' to Washington's decision to shut China's Houston consulate.

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U.S. Chengdu consulate prepares to close [Video]

U.S. Chengdu consulate prepares to close

Security was tight outside the U.S. consulate in the Chinese city of Chengdu on Saturday as staff inside prepared to leave, while U.S. officials took over the closed Chinese consulate in Houston. Lucy..

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China orders U.S. to shut Chengdu consulate [Video]

China orders U.S. to shut Chengdu consulate

China ordered the United States to close its consulate in the city of Chengdu on Friday, responding to a U.S. demand this week that China close its Houston consulate. Francis Maguire reports.

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FBI focuses on China's San Francisco consulate [Video]

FBI focuses on China's San Francisco consulate

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is alleging that a Chinese researcher accused of visa fraud and concealing ties to the military is now holed up in China's consulate in San Francisco after the U.S...

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US Orders Closure of Chinese Consulate in Houston [Video]

US Orders Closure of Chinese Consulate in Houston

According to CNN, the Chinese Foreign Ministry says they have been ordered by the US government to "cease all operations and events" in Houston.

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Trump says closing more Chinese consulates 'possible' [Video]

Trump says closing more Chinese consulates 'possible'

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday (July 22) it was "always possible" he would order the closure of more Chinese consulates in the United States in the wake of the State Department's order to..

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Help Your Heart. Have Some Candy [Video]

Help Your Heart. Have Some Candy

There's one bit of bright news in a world struggling to defeat the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. According to CNN, a study from Houston's Baylor College of Medicine has shown that eating dark..

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U.S. orders China to shut Houston consulate [Video]

U.S. orders China to shut Houston consulate

China called the demand "an outrageous and unjustified move which will sabotage China-U.S. relations." This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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As COVID-19 Case Numbers Spiral, Hospitals At Risk Of Being Overwhelmed [Video]

As COVID-19 Case Numbers Spiral, Hospitals At Risk Of Being Overwhelmed

Not only are new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 climbing dramatically, so are the numbers of its victims being hospitalized. According to Business Insider, COVID-19 hospitalizations started..

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Texas doctor fears NY scenario as COVID-19 cases surge [Video]

Texas doctor fears NY scenario as COVID-19 cases surge

The Chief Medical Director of United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) in Houston, Texas has a grim prediction for the city, as the number of coronavirus cases continues to soar. This report produced by..

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Comedian And Morning Radio Show Host Rickey Smiley's 19-year-old Daughter Shot [Video]

Comedian And Morning Radio Show Host Rickey Smiley's 19-year-old Daughter Shot

The daughter of comedian and syndicated radio host Rickey Smiley was shot over the July 4th weekend. The 19-year-old is currently recovering after sustaining several gunshot wounds during an alleged..

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Searching For Missing Ft. Hood Soldier, Police Discover Mysterious Human Remains [Video]

Searching For Missing Ft. Hood Soldier, Police Discover Mysterious Human Remains

Houston native Pfc. Vanessa Guillen was last seen at Ft. Hood on April 22nd. Following her disappearance, investigators found her keys and ID cards in the armory where she worked on that same day...

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'We could be in a world of hurt' -Houston health official [Video]

'We could be in a world of hurt' -Houston health official

Houston health official David Persee says city hospitals could be just "weeks" away from being overrun by COVID-19 patients unless residents abide by restrictions meant to slow the spread of the virus...

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George Floyd's brother to Congress: 'Stop the pain' [Video]

George Floyd's brother to Congress: 'Stop the pain'

George Floyd's younger brother took his grief to the U.S. Congress on Wednesday with an impassioned plea that lawmakers not let his brother's death be in vain, lamenting that he "didn't deserve to die..

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