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Protesters March Peacefully Through Downtown Dallas Demanding Better Policing

At least 100 people marched peacefully through downtown Dallas to protest police brutality Friday night.
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At least 100 people marched peacefully through downtown Dallas to protest police brutality Friday night.

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The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: A protest against police brutality is scheduled to take place Friday night in downtown Dallas. The march comes three weeks after five police officers were killed following a peaceful protest against policing tactics. 

At UT, Debut Of Texas Gun Law Intersects With Tower Shooting Anniversary

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On Monday, when the University of Texas at Austin commemorates the 50th anniversary of sniper Charles Whitman’s murderous on-campus shooting spree, many of the routines of public mourning will be followed: Flags at half-staff, a solemn speech from the university president and the unveiling of a new memorial honoring the 16 adults and one unborn child Whitman killed that day.

Updated July 29, 2:57 pm ET: Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday morning that health officials have ruled out travel and sexual transmission as possible routes of transmission for four Florida people infected with Zika virus.

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Adrian Hall is a legend in American theater, having run two major companies at once: the Dallas Theater Center and the Trinity Rep in Rhode Island, which won the regional Tony Award in 1981.

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Three weeks after five officers were killed following a peaceful protest in downtown Dallas, another demonstration’s set for tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Main Street Garden.

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On Monday, the University of Texas will mark 50 years since sniper Charles Whitman gunned down 16 people before police killed him. Thirty-two others were hurt.

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It’s been three weeks since a gunman opened fire on police at the end of a peaceful protest in downtown Dallas. The group behind that rally is planning a silent march on Friday night.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A Fort Worth family claimed their lost dog Saturday after it went missing in mid-2009; the latest case of old landmark versus new construction in Dallas; pencil on that Harry Potter scar this weekend; and more.

Hillary Clinton accepted her party's nomination on Thursday, completing the field for an American political campaign without historical precedent.

Clinton, the first female presidential nominee for a major American party, has now officially become Republican Donald Trump's Democratic rival for the presidency of the United States.

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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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