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Ship channel closed; draining of leaking gas tank continues

HOUSTON — Officials say efforts continue to drain a tank that is leaking flammable gas following a massive fire at a Houston-area petrochemical complex, prompting the closure of part of the Houston Ship Channel. Intercontinental Terminals Company says pumping began … more

White House

A look at some unanswered questions of the Mueller probe

WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller has wrapped up his investigation, but whether the public will get answers to consequential questions about President Donald Trump and Russia remains to be seen. Attorney General William Barr is combing through Mueller’s report … more

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Disaster aid bill faces tricky path as it heads to Senate

WASHINGTON — A battle over funding for Puerto Rico is complicating the path forward for a long-delayed disaster aid bill that’s a top political priority for some of President Donald Trump’s Republican allies as it heads to the Senate floor … more

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The Latest Justices seem troubled by Mississippi conviction

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Supreme Court arguments on excluding black jurors (all times local): 11:15 a.m. The Supreme Court is likely to throw out the death sentence and conviction of a black Mississippi man because the prosecutor improperly excluded … more

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  • Robert Koch Announces Discovery of Tuberculosis Bacterium (1882)
    on 03/24/2019 at 5:00 am

    Tuberculosis, a contagious, wasting disease that commonly attacks the lungs but may affect other organs and systems as well, is caused by several strains of mycobacteria, particularly Mycobacterium tuberculosis in humans. First identified in 1882 by German bacteriologist Robert Koch, M. tuberculosis is unusual because of its lipid-rich cell wall and […]