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12:01 am
Thu September 18, 2014

David Alameel: 'I Want To Clean Up The Democratic Party'

Democrat David Alameel is challenging incumbent Republican John Cornyn for his U.S. Senate seat.
KERA

The Democrat challenging Republican John Cornyn for his U.S. Senate seat knows he has an uphill battle against a better funded, established candidate. So why is David Alameel running?

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Texas News
7:14 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Texas Woman Executed For Starving Arlington Boy

In 2004, Davontae Marcel Williams, on the left, was found starved to death. Lisa Ann Coleman, on the right, is scheduled to be executed Wednesday night for her role in the boy's death.
Credit Texas Tribune

Update, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday: An Arlington woman was executed  Wednesday night for the murder of her girlfriend’s young son. 

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Education
7:06 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Following Financial Scandal, New UNT President Promises Solid Fiscal Footing

UNT President Neal Smatresk addressing faculty, staff, students, guests and visitors at his, and the school's, first ever state of the university address.
University of North Texas

The rookie University of North Texas president gave the school’s first ever State of the University speech on Wednesday, and immediately tackled the budget problems.  

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KERA Newsroom
6:43 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

From The Newsroom: Mammoth Moving Day, From Doctor To Patient

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

For thousands of years, a nearly complete mammoth skeleton has been buried in a gravel pit about fifty miles south of Dallas. Wednesday, paleontologists are taking the last and largest section of the skeleton to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. And Dr. Kent Brantly talks about the loneliness and humiliation that comes with Ebola.

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Health/Science
4:47 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Ebola Is ‘Humiliating Disease,’ Says Fort Worth-Trained Doctor Sickened By Virus

Dr. Kent Brantly, a Fort Worth-trained doctor, served as medical director for the Samaritan’s Purse Ebola Consolidated Case Management Center in Liberia.
Samaritan's Purse

Kent Brantly, the Fort Worth-trained doctor who contracted Ebola in Africa, tells NPR that having the virus made him realize the “emotional and psychological toll” of the disease.

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Science
2:12 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

In Ellis County, Paleontologists Remove A Mammoth Skeleton

Paleontologists and volunteers on Wednesday worked to remove a mammoth skeleton from the ground in Ellis County.
Lauren Silverman KERA News

Paleontologists and volunteers went on a big dig on Wednesday in Ellis County. They worked to remove part of a mammoth skeleton from a sand and gravel pit. 

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Education
1:42 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Texas Board Of Education Places Limits On New AP History Course And Exam

Credit Lane V. Erickson / Shutterstock.com

Texas is limiting the influence of a new national Advanced Placement U.S. History course and exam amid conservative complaints that they're rife with anti-American bias.

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Arts
1:16 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Rick Lowe, Nasher Artist-In-Residence, Wins MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' Grant

Rick Lowe, the Nasher Sculpture Center’s first artist-in-residence, has won a $625,000 MacArthur Foundation fellowship – the so-called “genius” grant.
Allison V. Smith

Rick Lowe, the Nasher Sculpture Center’s first artist-in-residence, has won a $625,000 MacArthur Foundation fellowship – the so-called “genius” grant.

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Texas News
10:40 am
Wed September 17, 2014

North Texas Towns Among The Best Places To Retire, Survey Says

Forget the beach. Or the mountains. Some of the best places to retire are in Dallas-Fort Worth, according to a new study.
bikeriderlondon Shutterstock.com

Daydreaming about retirement? How about escaping to the mountains? The beach? Somewhere cooler? Maybe you should just stay in North Texas.

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Politics
10:00 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': Balancing Security And Transparency

Protestors rally at the White House after Bradley Manning was sentenced for sharing military knowledge with the public and the press.
Susan Melkisethian flickr

The government and the press butt heads over access to intelligence often. Krys Boyd will speak to Stephen Whitfield, American studies professor at Brandeis University, about finding the equilibrium between national security and freedom of the press at 1 p.m. today.

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