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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.

Briscoe Center for American History

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.

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The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: Thursday night, Hillary Clinton will accept the Democratic party’s presidential nomination. It’s a historic night, she’s the first female presidential nominee of a major party, and the significance of that isn’t lost on North Texans. 

The Path For Clinton

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Hillary Clinton will accept the nomination for president tonight at the Democratic National Convention. Today on Think, Krys Boyd hosted a two-hour special on Hillary Clinton and the DNC. The episode featured a report from NPR’s Sam Sanders, a look at Clinton's background and a panel of political scientists discussing the convention so far. 

PBS Newshour

Today is the last day of the Democratic National Convention -- Hillary Clinton will accept her party's nomination for president, becoming the first woman nominated by a major U.S. political party. You can watch the convention livestream here all day, and the NPR/PBS NewsHour coverage starting at 7 p.m. Central time.

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In 1966, Charles Whitman killed 16 people and wounded 32 others at UT Austin. Gun violence and mental health have been intertwined ever since. 

Texas Tribune

Hillary Clinton tonight accepts the Democratic Party’s nomination for President after a long primary battle with Bernie Sanders. But some supporters of the Vermont Senator continue to struggle with the idea, including some in the Texas delegation to the Democratic National Convention.

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