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Transgender entertainer Barbette blossomed from Texas roots
tdtnews.com / Mon, 30 Nov 2015 01:15:00 -0600
Barbette flew through the air with the greatest of ease on her flying trapeze. Her audiences marveled because she was a picture of feminine loveliness, athletic grace and theatrical polish.Her family knew her as their loving brother born Vander Clyde Broadway (1899-1973), the loving son of Joe Broadway and Hattie Broadway Wilson. Barbette lived life never quite airborne, never quite grounded; never quite female, never quite masculine.One thing for certain, Barbette was the consummate chameleon.

Many black pastors say meeting with Trump not an endorsement
oaoa.com / Mon, 30 Nov 2015 02:47:54 -0600
NEW YORK (AP) — Many of the black evangelical leaders invited to a meet-and-greet with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump were surprised that the gathering was being advertised as an endor

Obama, Xi to meet on sidelines of Paris climate conference
oaoa.com / Mon, 30 Nov 2015 02:49:36 -0600
PARIS (AP) — It's a meeting of the world's top two carbon polluters as President Barack Obama and China's leader pull up chairs at the Paris climate conference to discuss efforts to fight global warmi

Jurors set to return for deliberations in ex-coal CEO trial
oaoa.com / Mon, 30 Nov 2015 02:01:12 -0600
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Jurors are preparing to head back to court for deliberations in the trial of ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship.

Vatican leaks trial to hear first testimony
oaoa.com / Mon, 30 Nov 2015 03:10:22 -0600
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Spanish monsignor, a pair of Italian journalists and two others are defending themselves at a Vatican trial for the leak of confidential information detailing alleged greed, wast

Obama, Xi tout close US-China climate coordination
wacotrib.com / Mon, 30 Nov 2015 03:52:06 -0600
PARIS (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday touted close U.S. cooperation with China on climate change as vital to world efforts to slow global warming, even as he acknowledged persistent difference

Indonesia ‘ghost villages’ eerie vestiges of volcano’s power
oaoa.com / Mon, 30 Nov 2015 02:39:31 -0600
KARO, Indonesia (AP) — Crumbling houses. Vehicles overgrown by vegetation. Dusty kitchen utensils. A cassette recorder caked with volcanic ash.

Court appearance set for suspect in Colorado clinic shooting
oaoa.com / Mon, 30 Nov 2015 02:46:44 -0600
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The man accused of opening fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs was due for his first appearance in court Monday, as speculation continued to mount ov

Calendars show Clinton’s availability to supporters
oaoa.com / Mon, 30 Nov 2015 02:34:04 -0600
WASHINGTON (AP) — As secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton opened her office to dozens of influential Democratic party fundraisers, former Clinton administration and campaign loyalists, and corpo

High stakes for Baltimore as Freddie Gray trials begin
wacotrib.com / Mon, 30 Nov 2015 03:24:33 -0600
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's police chief says "the future of the city is at stake" as the first trial in the death of Freddie Gray gets underway.

Global stocks down ahead of US data, Fed speeches
oaoa.com / Mon, 30 Nov 2015 02:51:51 -0600
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were mostly lower Monday as investors looked ahead to this week's public appearances by the U.S. Federal Reserve chief for signs of whether the central bank will ra

How can people safely take control from a self-driving car?
oaoa.com / Mon, 30 Nov 2015 02:20:55 -0600
LOS ANGELES (AP) — New cars that can steer and brake themselves risk lulling people in the driver's seat into a false sense of security — and even to sleep. One way to keep people alert may be providi

Congress returns to looming deadlines on budget, highways
wacotrib.com / Mon, 30 Nov 2015 02:44:13 -0600
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are returning to Capitol Hill for a two- to three-week sprint to wrap up work on the budget, highway funding and taxes.

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