News 2 Know: NASA mourns first flight director, HISD expands free pre-K program, Nike apologizes

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It’s Monday and it’s also National Hammock Day. You might want to break one of those out later this week. You’ll see what I mean when you read the forecast below.

Let’s get your work week started, shall we?


Today’s weather

Showers from this afternoon continue to fall apart while a cold front is moving our way. Check Frank’s forecast for all the details.

Christopher Kraft, NASA's first flight director, has died

This Tuesday, July 5, 2011 picture shows NASA Mission Control founder Chris Kraft in the old Mission Control at Johnson Space Center in Houston. This original Mission Control of the Apollo era is a national historic landmark. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Legendary NASA flight director Christopher Kraft has died. He was 95.
Kraft was NASA's first flight director and ran Mission Control during the Apollo program, which landed a man on the moon 50 years ago this week.

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HISD expands free pre-K program to several schools

Good news for Houston parents. The Houston Independent School District is expanding its free, full-day pre-kindergarten programs at several campuses.

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Nike apologizes to African-American family after alleged racial profiling incident

Nike is apologizing and promising to investigate what led to a white store manager accusing a black couple of stealing a $12 basketball they had just purchased.

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Weekend news recap

Here’s a look at some of the headlines you may have missed during the weekend.

On this day

In 1959, the cult classic film “Plan 9 From Outer Space” premieres. It would go on to be billed as one of the worst films ever.


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