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Texas A&M Investigating After Dallas Black High Schoolers Harassed On Campus

Texas A&M University is conducting an investigation after a group of students visiting campus from an inner-city Dallas high school were harassed Tuesday with racial slurs and a demand to "Go back where you came from."
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Texas A&M Investigating After Dallas Black High Schoolers Harassed On Campus

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Shelby Knowles / Texas Tribune

Texas A&M University is conducting an investigation after a group of students visiting campus from an inner-city Dallas high school were harassed Tuesday with racial slurs and a demand to "Go back where you came from."

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton faces an ethics investigation over how he handled last year’s same-sex marriage decision from the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: a blind steer's fate inspired a social media campaign; Texas doesn't have to change for the climate's sake; a Dallas auction house will sell John Lennon's hair; and more. 

Laura Buckman / Texas Tribune

The list of investigations into Attorney General Ken Paxton’s conduct just got a little bit longer.

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A traveling porn expo is not welcome at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. The Dallas City Council on Wednesday approved a resolution that bans the expo from returning to the city-owned center in downtown.

The U.S. Department of Justice is suing the city of Ferguson, Mo., for unjust policing that violates the civil and constitutional rights of citizens, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Wednesday.

The lawsuit came one day after the Ferguson City Council voted to change a proposed consent decree to reform the police and courts. The council said the package, which had been negotiated between the DOJ and city officials, cost too much.

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Fort Worth’s new school district superintendent is making big changes. This week, trustees unanimously approved a plan that would cut 10 executive-level positions, reassign central office employees and put more money into struggling schools.

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The top stories this afternoon from KERA News: A traveling porn expo is not welcome at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. The Dallas City Council on Wednesday approved a resolution that bans the expo from returning to the city-owned center in downtown. The vote was close, and now the city could be facing a lawsuit. 

Ted Cruz's Campaign Enters High-Stakes Phase In South Carolina

Feb 10, 2016
Allegra Boverman

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Next election night, Ted Cruz probably won't be able to claim victory with a third-place finish.

Wisdom, a Laysan albatross that researchers first tagged in 1956, has hatched what could be her 40th chick, leading the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to call her "an iconic symbol of inspiration and hope."

Born at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge (which is part of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument), the new (adorable) chick has been named Kūkini — the Hawaiian word for messenger.

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Here Are 39 Things You Should Do In Texas Before You Die

Texas Independence Day is March 2. (On that day, back in 1836, the Texas Declaration of Independence was adopted at Washington-on-the-Brazos.) So, to celebrate, the KERA News staff figured we’d come up with a list of quintessential Texas experiences – a bucket list of things you should do in the Lone Star state before you kick the bucket.
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