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How To Get Millennial Voters To The Polls

Millennials are the largest generation in the United States today and politicians want their vote. But we don’t know a lot about their voting habits. Alexander Heffner has studied millennials. He’s host of PBS’ "The Open Mind."
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The High Five

KERA takes a look at five stories that have North Texas talking — buzz from DFW and across the state.

The sudden and shocking death of Supreme Court icon Antonin Scalia this weekend will have enormous repercussions for the U.S. legal system and political process, both in the immediate term and for many years to come.

Lawmakers, presidential candidates on both sides and other prominent Americans have been reacting to the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Scalia, 79, was found dead Saturday at a luxury ranch in West Texas.

Both conservatives and liberals have been describing him as brilliant, patriotic and a defender of the Constitution. And while several commenters have said they disagreed with Scalia's views, they all professed sound respect for him. We've rounded up some of the tributes.

President Obama struck a somber tone, remembering the late-Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as a "towering legal mind" who influenced a generation, but made it clear, he intends to replace him.

"I plan to fulfill my constitutional obligation to appoint a successor — in due time," Obama said, adding that he expected a fair hearing and a timely vote.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, perhaps the leading voice of uncompromising conservatism on the nation's highest court, was found dead Saturday, Chief Justice John Roberts has confirmed. Scalia, who had been staying at a luxury ranch in West Texas, was 79 years old.

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead at a resort ranch in West Texas.

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The top stories this afternoon from KERA News: The brewing battle over a porn expo in Dallas could be heading to court. Officials with the Exxxotica Expo say they plan to file a request for a temporary injunction against the city.

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Millennials are the largest generation in the United States today and politicians want their vote. But we don’t know a lot about their voting habits. Alexander Heffner has studied millennials. He’s host of PBS’ "The Open Mind."

Jeb Bush has struggled in the fight for the Republican nomination and now he's asking his big brother — George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States — for help.

The two will be together for a rally Monday evening in North Charleston, S.C.

In September of last year, a Flint pediatrician released stark findings about her city: The percentage of children age 5 and under with elevated levels of lead in their blood had nearly doubled since the city switched its water source a year and a half earlier.

The superintendent of Flint Community Schools, Bilal Tawwab, was listening. Even small amounts of lead can affect children's behavior and intelligence over time. With that in mind, he decided to keep the city's water out of his schools.

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Rowlett is encouraging residents to rebuild quickly after December’s tornadoes – by scaling back construction requirements.

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North Texas Tornado Coverage

Explore stories of the devastation, voices of those who survived, and how people are helping those in need.

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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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In-Depth Interviews

History, science, politics, books and more with KERA's Krys Boyd. Listen Monday through Thursday from noon to 2 p.m.

One Crisis Away: Inside A Neighborhood

The cost of living poor can be high. Residents of Jubilee Park face challenges every day -- challenges that the neighborhood is working to solve.

Go Inside The Classroom

KERA's American Graduate initiative charts the journey from childhood to graduation. Catch up on the latest education coverage from across North Texas.

One Crisis Away At The Holidays

The pressure to shell out for holiday gifts, decorations, food, travel – it can push families to spend money they just don’t have.