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The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

Donald Trump will be in downtown Fort Worth today for a private fundraiser to help raise money for his presidential campaign. This will be Trump’s first Texas trip since formally claiming the Republican presidential nomination.

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In this series, The First Week, we’re listening in on the conversations about race happening in North Texas. Today, a look at what students are saying about this summer’s police killings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota – and the five officers who were killed in downtown Dallas in July.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas would see more than 130 days of 95-degree temperatures by the end of the century if climate trends continue; members of Dallas’ first graffiti crew reflect on the times; Trump’s coming to Fort Worth and Austin today; and more.

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The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: All this week, in a series called “The First Week,” we’ll listen in on conversations about race after a summer of racial turmoil in America and police shootings in Dallas. 

Cat Videos Are Like Catnip To Humans

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Chances are that you’ve wasted countless hours online watching videos of cats. And, you’re not alone. Those little critters have been seen by hundreds of millions of people. But have you ever wondered why we’re all so fascinated by these digital felines?

Well, in anticipation of the forth coming Internet Cat Video Festival, Art&Seek decided look into the matter. 

EPA: North Texas Earthquakes Likely Linked to Oil and Gas Drilling

19 hours ago
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Federal regulators believe “there is a significant possibility” that recent earthquakes in North Texas are linked to oil and gas activity, even if state regulators won’t say so.

Fort Worth Judge Blocks Obama Transgender Guidelines

23 hours ago
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As millions of Texas children head back to school, a federal judge in Fort Worth has temporarily blocked Obama administration guidelines directing the nation’s public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms and other facilities that align with their gender identity.

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

Across Texas, public schools are back in session, and a couple of new schools will open their doors today in North Texas.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Rising construction costs bump the price of McKinney’s new stadium to nearly $70 million; educators and students will talk about race in the region this week; what police found during a bingo hall raid; and more.

Stella M. Chávez / KERA News

Over the next five days, in a series called "The First Week," we’ll listen in on the conversations students, parents, educators and police officers are having after a summer of racial turmoil in the U.S. and police shootings in Dallas. First, we look at race through the perspective of a black family in Arlington.

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