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The March primary elections knocked out dozens of Democratic and Republican candidates in crowded races across North Texas.

But not every race had a clear winner.

If a single candidate did not win a majority of the votes in the primary, the two candidates who earned the most votes are facing off again.

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Governor Greg Abbott is launching a series of roundtable discussions focused on improving school security. Attendees for Tuesday's afternoon's discussion include two North Texas superintendents: Michael Hinojosa with the Dallas school district -- and Ricardo Lopez with Garland ISD.

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The legal fight over whether Texas is disenfranchising thousands of voters by violating a federal voter registration law is on its way to federal appeals court.

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After 10 people were killed by a student firing a shotgun and a .38 revolver at Santa Fe High School last week, Gov. Greg Abbott's re-election campaign has dropped a shotgun giveaway from his website.

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About 6,000 students in the Dallas school district will receive active shooter training Monday as part of an outreach program called "See, Say, Do Something." This was planned well before Friday's shooting at Santa Fe High School.

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Exercise can play an important role in maintaining physical health. But it also can contribute to your mental well-being. 

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The March primary elections knocked out dozens of Democratic and Republican candidates in crowded races across North Texas.

But not every race had a clear winner. If a single candidate did not win a majority of the votes in the primary, the two candidates who earned the most votes head into a runoff election. 

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In the hours after a deadly shooting at a southeast Texas high school left at least 10 dead and 10 more wounded, a familiar debate began to emerge — pitting the state’s top Republican leaders against some of the Democrats vying to take their spots in this year’s elections.

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It's been six months since a gunman shot and killed 26 people in a small-town Texas church. It's been three months since 17 people died in a mass shooting at a Florida high school. And today, it was another school, a half-hour southeast of Houston.

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PLANO – Since 1991, U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson has represented a section of Texas north of Dallas. The 87-year-old Vietnam War veteran last year announced his plans to retire.

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Told it was breaking the law, and asked to propose a fix, Texas seems to have mostly declined.

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With primary runoffs just five days away, Republican State Rep. Lance Gooden has filed a lawsuit alleging voter fraud in Kaufman County.

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Former NFL player Husain Abdullah will be among the students at Southern Methodist University walking the stage this weekend. His journey to a master's degree in conflict resolution is like no other.

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When longtime Congressman Jeb Hensarling announced he wouldn't seek re-election, eight Republicans scrambled to replace him in the Fifth District. It’s a conservative district that includes eastern Dallas County.

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When Rep. Jeb Hensarling announced he’d be stepping down as the congressman from Texas’ 5th District, eight Republicans scrambled to replace the staunch conservative. Now the top two vote-getters from the March primary face off in Tuesday’s runoff election: Hensarling’s former campaign manager Bunni Pounds and state Rep. Lance Gooden of Terrell.

As Cities Sprawl, More Texans Are Exposed To Tornadoes

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Mark Fox cringes every time he relives the day his worst weather nightmare came true.

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: A developer has announced the creation of a new district on the east side of downtown Dallas.

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Bill Zeeble, a 26-year veteran of KERA News, has been named best broadcast beat reporter in the country by the Education Writers Association. 

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Going to the AT&T Byron Nelson this year will be a different experience for spectators and golf fans.

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The 32nd Congressional District in Texas is on the radar for national Democrats. They think a Democrat can beat longtime incumbent Republican Pete Sessions. But they still don’t have a candidate for the district, which includes a large chunk of North Dallas and suburbs like Garland and Richardson.

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We're learning more about depression and its impact on our daily lives, but there's still a long way to go when it comes to understanding how it affects teenagers, specifically.

Dr. Madhukar Trivedi with UT Southwestern Medical Center is leading a program in North Texas schools as part of long-term research to identify, study and treat teenagers with or at risk for depression.

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The 32nd Congressional District in Texas is on the radar for national Democrats. They think they can win the seat and give Republican Congressman Pete Sessions the boot after more than 20 years in office. But they still don’t have a candidate yet for this district that covers a chunk of North Dallas and suburbs like Garland and Richardson. Now, the two Democratic hopefuls are competing in the May 22 runoff.

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: A new report says public schools outperformed charter campuses in North Texas last year.

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Dallas’ first comprehensive housing policy is designed to encourage development of affordable housing, and disrupt patterns of segregation and gentrification. As part of KERA’s One Crisis Away project, Eric Aasen talks to Stephanie Kuo and Courtney Collins about what this plan hopes to accomplish, and why critics say it’s not enough.

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Dallas’ first comprehensive housing policy, approved last week, is designed to encourage more affordable housing and disrupt patterns of segregation and gentrification. However, the policy has its critics.

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Attorney General Ken Paxton is leading Texas into a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma for exacerbating the opioid crisis among Texans.

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The city of Arlington offered Amazon $921 million in “performance-based incentives” as part of its bid to host the tech giant’s second headquarters, according to details of the bid released by the city Tuesday morning.

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Starting July 1, American Airlines passengers cannot bring their goats or hedgehogs, spiders or sugar gliders, or any creatures with tusks, horns or hooves on board as service animals or for emotional support.

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Tuesday's the last day to protest your property tax appraisal.

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Once on the state’s list of failing schools, Pinkston High School in West Dallas has managed to turn things around, meeting state education standards for the past three years.

Now, with the nearby Edison Middle Learning Center closing, Pinkston is preparing to take in hundreds of younger students coming from the struggling school.

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