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Q&A: Czech Culture in Central Texas

Alice Luňáková is from the Czech Republic and attends the University of Brno there. A couple years back, through her university’s exchange program, she came to study at McLennan Community College. She says she was was surprised at the strong Czech culture in Central Texas – and now she’s researched about it.
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Brazil's suspended president, Dilma Rousseff, faced her country's Senate on Monday, making one last case for herself as her impeachment trial nears its end.

"I have honored my commitments to democracy and the rule of law," she told the senators, as translated by a BBC interpreter. "I am going to look in your eyes and I will say with the serenity of someone who has nothing to hide that I haven't committed any crimes."

A suicide bombing in Yemen has killed at least 45 people in the southern city of Aden, Doctors Without Borders says.

The medical charity, also known as MSF, posted on Twitter that one of their hospitals is treating another 60-some wounded.

The attack has been claimed by the Islamic State, NPR's Alison Meuse reports, and an ISIS-affiliated news outlet says the bombing targeted an army recruitment center.

"Aden is the temporary home of Yemen's government, which was ousted from the capital by Shiite Houthi rebels a year and a half ago," Alison notes.

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More than three dozen just-released audits reveal how some private Medicare plans overcharged the government for the majority of elderly patients they treated, often by overstating the severity of certain medical conditions, such as diabetes and depression.

Immigration has been a galvanizing issue in Donald Trump's campaign from the beginning.

You've likely heard that dark chocolate is good for you.

Last year, researchers linked a regular chocolate habit to a reduced risk of heart disease.

And, as we've reported, compounds found in cocoa known as flavanols or polyphenols have been shown to improve vascular health by increasing blood flow.

We're not going to bury the lead here: Bob Ross' hair was actually straight. Just ask his longtime business partner Annette Kowalski, who knew Ross better than anyone — he had just gotten out of the Air Force, and was unsuccessfully trying to make a living as a painter, she says.

"He got this bright idea that he could save money on haircuts. So he let his hair grow, he got a perm, and decided he would never need a haircut again," Kowalski explains.

The rumbling started on the afternoon of May 22, 1960. Sergio Barrientos, then about 8 years old, was walking down a street in his hometown in southern Chile when the ground started to shake. He remembers electric wires swinging from the telephone poles — so violently that they slapped each other from opposite sides of the street.

"And, at the same time, I saw some of the chimneys falling down through the roofs of the houses," says Barrientos.

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