Texas News
10:59 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Richardson Woman Moved To Gaza For Love

Texan Mariam Muhanna now blogs about her experiences in Gaza City.
Courtesy of Marian Muhanna

Richardson native Mariam Muhanna fell in love with a man from Gaza City. Last month, she traveled there to marry him. A week after their wedding, bombs destroyed parts of the city, killing four of her relatives. In this latest conflict, more than 1100 people have been killed. In the first of two interviews from the opposite sides of the Israel-Palestine conflict, the young Texan talks with KERA. 

 Interview Highlights: Mariam Muhanna...

…On when she left North Texas:

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7:35 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

SMU's Meadows Museum Adds 19th And 20th Century Masterworks

Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta's Portrait of a Lady, painted in 1890 and 1891. It's one of three acquisitions by the Meadows Museum, on SMU's campus
Michael Bodycomb Meadows Museum

The Meadows Museum, on the campus of Southern Methodist University, has just added three important works to its rapidly growing collection of Spanish art. The acquisitions will help lead up to the museum’s 50th anniversary next year.

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KERA Newsroom
6:58 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

From the Newsroom: Life In A War Zone, A Different Picture Of John Wiley Price

Mariam Muhanna and her family.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

The story of Richardson native Mariam Muhanna, who fell in love with a man from Gaza City. Last month, she traveled there to marry him. A week after their wedding, bombs destroyed parts of the city, killing four of her relatives. And a different look at John Wiley Price from a colleague and close friend.

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Texas News
6:11 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

A Friend Fleshes Out The Picture Of John Wiley Price: 'We Are All Stunned'

Credit Gerald Britt says County Commissioner John Wiley Price's arrest created an "incredible sadness" in the African American community.

A 107-page federal indictment of County Commissioner John Wiley Price and three others painted a picture of conspiracy, tax fraud, and nearly $1 million in bribes. Rev. Gerald Britt says that’s not the whole picture. Britt, who’s vice president for public policy at CitySquare, wrote an op-ed column in today’s Dallas Morning News about the case and sat down with KERA.

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Texas News
2:56 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Salvadoran Girl Shares Her Dangerous Journey To North Texas

Dallas ISD student Sylvia Marroquin (black shirt) told her story of fleeing El Salvador during a press conference at Dallas City Hall on Monday. An interpretor (to her left) translated her story.
Stella M. Chávez KERA News

So far, most of the debate over the immigrant children who have crossed the Texas border has been political. On Monday, an event featuring religious and community leaders supporting those children put a spotlight on a girl in the middle of that debate. She told her story with the help of a translator.

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2:40 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Obama Announces New Sanctions Against Russia

President Obama, in an earlier picture, is expected to talk about the Ukraine.
YouTube/White House

President Barack Obama is announcing new economic sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy, in the latest move by the U.S. to force Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his support for Ukrainian rebels.

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Study Up For 'Think'
11:30 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': What Went Wrong In Iraq

"Losing Iraq" airs on PBS Frontline tonight at 9 p.m. on KERA Channel 13
Stringer/Iraq/Reuters/Corbis PBS

Now that the Sunni extremist group known as the Islamic State has taken over much of north and western Iraq, many Westerners are left wondering what went wrong in the country. Today at noon on 'Think', we'll be speaking with Jim Gilmore, reporter and a producer of the Frontline documentary "Losing Iraq".

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The High Five
7:36 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Dallas Teen’s Smartphone Catches Fire And The Story Goes Viral

A Dallas teen's cellphone sparked a fire.
Credit KDFW-TV/YouTube

Five stories that have North Texas talking: a Dallas teen’s smartphone catches fire; a huge tortoise escapes and wanders to White Rock Lake; Tori Amos performs tonight in Dallas; and more.

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Southwest Airlines
6:05 am
Tue July 29, 2014

FAA Seeks $12 Million Fine Against Southwest Airlines

A Boeing 737 jetliner operated by Southwest awaits loading at the Little Rock, Ark., airport.
Danny Johnston AP

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 1:25 pm

The Federal Aviation Administration announced Monday that it intends to fine Southwest Airlines $12 million for flying Boeing 737 airplanes without making proper repairs.

Beginning in 2006, Southwest began "extreme makeover" alterations to address cracking of aluminum skin on 44 jetliners, the FAA said in a news release.

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8:00 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Former Federal Prosecutor Says More Evidence Possible In Price Case

Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price is the top federal target, says former U.S. prosecutor Mike Uhl. And he says it's unlikely any businesses tied to Price's alleged corrupt actions will be indicted or added as defendants.
Bill Zeeble KERA News

Corruption cases like the ones against John Wiley Price aren’t new. An attorney involved in an earlier case offers his insights.

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