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Dallas County DA Susan Hawk: 'I Got Help To Quit Taking' Prescription Drug

Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk says she got help to stop taking a prescription drug more than a year-and-a-half ago.
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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Pinball enthusiasts descend on North Texas for the 2015 Texas Pinball Festival in Frisco. 

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For 51 weekends a year, North Texas gamers are obsessed with everything from Candy Crush Saga to World of Warcraft. Except this weekend, in Frisco, where the hottest game in town is pinball

The Texas Pinball Festival got underway Friday night.

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The Dallas Cowboys' signing of Greg Hardy, suspended last year after a domestic violence conviction, fed a national conversation about domestic abuse. And one of the strongest voices came from a TV newsroom just down the street from KERA -- sportscaster Dale Hansen.

Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk says she got help to stop taking a prescription drug more than a year-and-a-half ago.

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August 2015 will mark ten years since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. It’s been a difficult recovery with some problems still to work out. But commentator Lee Cullum says there’s good news to report.

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Forget to buy your vitamins? How about that last minute gift? Or need your favorite book for that weekend trip? Now, online shoppers in North Texas can get tens of thousands of items from Amazon delivered in an hour or less. The new service -- Prime Now -- is available in 24 zip codes in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area.

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The University of Texas System Board of Regents on Friday named University of Texas at Austin provost Gregory Fenves the sole finalist for the flagship's presidency. 

Marjorie Kamys Cotera / The Texas Tribune

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Regents for the University of Texas System will choose the sole finalist for UT Austin’s next president. Also, Amazon shoppers in North Texas will get some instant gratification with a new service providing one-hour shipping. 

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The last two decades have seen a rise in the number of police officers in middle and high schools. One unintended consequence is that many students will get criminal records long before they graduate, for offenses that aren’t necessarily criminal.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: a black rhino carcass could be headed to the U.S.; an accident on Interstate 35 kills a driver and snarls traffic; Amazon offers one-hour deliveries; and more.

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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. Pack your bags, fuel up your car, and come take a tour with us across the state …
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One Crisis Away: Inside A Neighborhood

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