Education
9:32 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

After Parents Complain, Highland Park ISD Suspends Seven Books From Classrooms

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The Highland Park school district has issued seven suspensions. Not for students -- for books.

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Education
6:52 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

For Poor Students, Getting To College Is Just The Start Of The Challenge

Ariel Sanders and Jeniece Madison
Dianna Douglas

Going off to college seems like the American dream for low-income students. But not if they drop out with loads of debt a few years later. 

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KERA Newsroom
6:42 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

From The Newsroom: Book Suspensions, Top Cities

Highland Park High School
Highland Park Independent School District

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Highland Park Independent School District officials pulled seven books from the classroom after parents complained about what’s in them.  The district had already approved these books and some were being taught in class. And McKinney is top of the heap according to Money Magazine.

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Arts
5:09 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Think: Images Of War

The best war photographs crystalize brutality in a single, searing image. Today on Think, guest host Jerome Weeks spoke with a museum curator about the photographer’s role in how the public perceives war:

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Environment
4:27 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Watch Tonight: PRI's 'America Abroad' Hosts Keystone Town Hall

Shannon Patrick The Texas Tribune

President Obama is expected to make a decision after mid-term elections on whether TransCanada's Keystone Pipeline can expand into parts of the United States. The expansion, if approved, would connect from Canada to Oklahoma. PRI’s “America Abroad” will host an international town hall tonight on the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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Texas News
2:39 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Gov. Rick Perry Asks To Miss Court Date, Cites Overseas Trip

Gov. Rick Perry was indicted last month on two felony counts of abuse of power for threatening to veto state funding for a public corruption investigative unit.
KUT News

Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry wants to skip his next scheduled court appearance because he'll be out of the country.

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Arts & Culture
10:00 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': The World Of War Photography With Anne Wilkes Tucker

Alfred Palmer's photograph looks a women aircraft workers finishing transparent bomber noses for fighter and reconnaissance planes at the Douglas Aircraft Co. Plant in Long Beach, California in 1942.
Alfred Palmer / The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

In Anne Wilkes Tucker’s exhibition, WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath, viewers get a look through the lens at the many sides, stories, and effects of war. The collection is one of Tucker’s final projects before retirement in June 2015. She joins Think today at noon to explore the history of war photography and look back on her forty years at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

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KERA Newsroom
9:56 am
Mon September 22, 2014

From The Newsroom: Abbott Courts Hispanics; C-Diff Persists In Hospitals

There's never been a Latina first lady of Texas. Attorney General Greg Abbott is reminding voters his wife Cecilia would be the first if he's elected governor.
KUT

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: While candidate for governor Democrat Wendy Davis was at the Texas Tribune festival along with the hopefuls for Lt. Governor, her opponent, Republican Greg Abbott, was in the Rio Grande Valley attempting to secure the Latino vote. And we hear why patients taking antibiotics are at risk for the nasty infection C-Diff. 

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The High Five
8:11 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Governor's Debate And TribFest Made For A Busy Weekend In Politics

State Senator Wendy Davis and Attorney General Greg Abbott before their debate at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance in Edinburg on Friday.
Joel Martinez The Texas Tribune

Five stories that have North Texas talking: state politics dominated the weekend, a life-sized statue of Larry Hagman is unveiled in Weatherford, Dallas' annual gay pride parade drew thousands, and more.

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Texas News
7:44 am
Mon September 22, 2014

McKinney Is The Best Place To Live In America, Money Magazine Says

McKinney in Collin County is the best place to live in America, according to Money magazine's 2014 ranking.
City of McKinney Facebook

McKinney: You’re No. 1.

That’s according to Money magazine, which this morning unveiled its annual list of best places to live in America.

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