The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says his office has obtained a video of Planned Parenthood officials talking about fetal tissue donation. 

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Dallas Zoo staffers and fans are mourning, after a 3-month-old giraffe died in a freak accident.

The giraffe, named Kipenzi, was frolicking around her habitat Tuesday when she turned the wrong way and ran into a wall. She broke her neck and died almost instantly.

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Carbon nanotubes are a kind of material that might be used for everything from reinforcing muscles to conducting electricity. A new variant of the substance created at the University of Texas at Dallas could unlock a future of bendable technology. Ray Baughman runs the NanoTech Institute at UT Dallas

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Kipenzi, the giraffe calf whose live birth on Animal Planet made her a star, died last night.


The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Texas is home to three of the bottom five cities in terms of credit card debt, according to a recent study. Our "One Crisis Away" initiative takes a look at the numbers.


Too much credit card debt is sometimes enough to push people over the financial edge.

According to a new survey, three of the five worst big cities for credit card debt are right here in Texas.


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says cilantro imported from Puebla, Mexico is likely the cause for hundreds of cases of cyclosporiasis in the last two years.

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: One North Texas city hit hard by the drought is ending its wastewater recycling program.

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A North Texas city has stopped using treated toilet water to supplement its water supply after a catastrophic drought was followed by heavy springtime rains.

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On Tuesdays for the next several weeks, we’re looking into the remarkable number of help-wanted ads for school superintendents across the country, from Los Angeles to Newark to Fort Worth. Today we dig into the checkered history of the top job in Dallas. With Mike Miles’ departure last month, the district is looking for its eighth permanent leader in two decades. How has that turnover shaped a struggling district that’s the second largest in the state?