Joel Osteen

Joel Osteen defended his decision not to provide shelter to Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston until he was shamed into opening his massive Lakewood Church late Tuesday.

Osteen, 52, defended his actions in an interview with the Today Show Wednesday morning. The prosperity preacher said the widespread flooding in Houston caused “safety issues” and the city didn’t ask him to open his doors.

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Master P publicly checked Kevin Hart for demanding celebrities open their wallets and donate to Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas. The 47-year-old Louisiana rapper criticized the pint-sized comedian in an interview with gossip webloid TMZ on Tuesday.

The tropical storm struck Texas over the weekend resulting in widespread flooding and devastation in the Houston metropolitan area.

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President Donald Trump and his wife, First Lady Melania Trump touched down on Air Force One in Corpus Christi, Texas on Tuesday to observe the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The first couple landed in Texas on the 12th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana. Fashion bloggers criticized Mrs. Trump for wearing fashionable stiletto pumps to visit southeast Texas where Harvey made landfall late Friday.

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

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nursing home patients

This photo of elderly nursing home patients sitting in waist-high flood water while awaiting rescue is going viral. This is not a hoax. The assistance living facility is in Dickinson, Texas, near Houston which is mostly underwater. SHAME on Houston’s Democratic Mayor Sylvester Turner for ignoring the governor’s calls to evacuate before Hurricane Harvey made landfall.

In the aftermath of Harvey, the governor called Turner’s office four times offering help, but this idiot mayor refused to return his phone calls.

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American President Barack Obama has no intentions of leaving the golf course in Martha’s Vineyard, MA. to fly to flood-ravaged Louisiana.

Meanwhile Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his running mate, Mike Spence, arrived in Greenwell Springs, Louisiana to tour the flood-stricken area.

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Jose Mangual

13-year-old Jovan “JoJo” Mangual’s name has been added to the list of known victims who were crushed under tons of mud, trees and rocks in Oso, Washington’s mudslide on March 22.

JoJo’s body was found in the mudslide and officially identified on Thursday.

JoJo’s father, Army Staff Sgt. Jose Mangual, showed up at the site every day, wading through the debris looking for his son.

“I want to be there, I want to find my son. I wouldn’t do it any other way,” he said in an interview with CNN Monday.

Mangual searched through mud that was 70 feet deep in some places. “Of the five deployments I’ve been on, nothing compares to this,” he said.

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Jose Mangual

Staff Sergeant Jose Mangual searches tirelessly for his son, JoJo, whose body is somewhere under the mud and debris at the site of Washington’s deadly landslide. 29 people have been confirmed dead and 20 people are still missing — including 13-year-old JoJo.

Jo Jo was at home with his stepfather, Bill Spillers, and his 3 siblings when the landslide hit on March 22.

His mother was out shopping and survived.

The body of JoJo’s 5-year-old stepsister, Kaylee, was recovered. His two-year-old stepsister, Brooke, and his stepdad are still missing.

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Laura James describes sick starfish

A mysterious illness that causes starfish to rip themselves apart has marine scientists baffled. The mystery condition has affected starfish up and down the west coast, mainly near Washington state.

The illness causes starfish to develop lesions on their bodies. The disoriented starfish twist their arms into knots. The arms then crawl away and rip apart from the bodies causing the insides to spill out. Without arms the starfish die within 24 hours. And, unlike most starfish, the arms don’t regenerate.

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Obama hugs Donna Vanzant

A Hurricane Sandy victim is upset that President Obama used her for a photo op and broke his promises to help her. Donna Vanzant became one of the faces of Hurricane Sandy in touching photos taken during Obama’s visit to storm damaged New Jersey.

In the days following Hurricane Sandy, Obama stopped by the marina that Vanzant owned to survey the damage. He hugged Vanzant and made empty promises to send financial aid.

Now Vanzant is crying foul because Obama has not kept his promise to help her and others who lost everything they owned to the storm’s fury. Instead of sending the help that he promised, Obama’s aides sent Vanzant a form email.

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