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The High Five
7:50 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Goodbye Orbitz: American Airlines Stops Posting Fares On Travel Website

American Airlines will stop posting fares on Orbitz. This isn't the first time the airliner has asked a travel website to stop posting air fares.
American Airlines

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Orbitz and American Airlines end their business relationship, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science scores a mammoth donation, the purchasing power of $100 in Texas, and more.

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KERA Newsroom
6:58 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

From The Newsroom: Hoop Dreams, Audio Visual Ambitions

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

The wheelchair basketball team at UT Arlington known as the Movin’ Mavs have won seven national championships, but never with a women’s team. One player is determined to change that.

And a new project called the KERA Yearbook launches. As part our American Graduate initiative, we’re exploring the forces in teenagers’ lives that affect how they perform in high school, and whether they finish.

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Education
6:01 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

An Online and Audio Yearbook Brings Out Teenage Voices

Animated video from Red Oak High School
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Producer Dianna Douglas will help KERA bring the voices of North Texas students to the radio and to the web through our new project, the KERA Yearbook. We’re exploring the forces in teenagers’ lives that affect how they perform in high school, and whether they finish.

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Politics
5:25 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Think: Rouhani's First Year Leading Iran

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One year ago this month, Hassan Rouhani took office as president of Iran. With his election came the hope of reform - both from the West and from progressives in the Middle East. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked to a journalist born in Iran and brought up in America.

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State Fair of Texas 2014
4:23 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Big And Blue: Big Tex's New Clothes Are Unveiled

Big Tex's new clothes were unveiled Tuesday morning at Fair Park.
State Fair of Texas

Big Tex has some new big duds. The State Fair of Texas on Tuesday morning unveiled new clothes for its iconic cowboy.

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Texas News
1:13 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Gov. Perry Explains His Stylish New Glasses

Gov. Rick Perry, appearing on "CBS This Morning" earlier this year, has been wearing glasses for about a year.
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So who's Gov. Rick Perry wearing as part of his bookish new look?

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Education
11:05 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Refugee Families In Dallas Learn Back-To-School Basics

Nine-year-old Jo Ma Be is orignally from Thailand. She said she was excited and happy about the first day of school and that she's looking forward to reading.
Christina Ulsh KERA News

Every year, more than 600 refugee students are enrolled in Dallas schools. Many of them live in the Vickery Meadow neighborhood in Northeast Dallas. Monday morning, on the first day of class, some parents learned how to walk their kids to the bus stop and to school.

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KERA Newsroom
9:56 am
Tue August 26, 2014

From The Newsroom: An Exoneree's Restraint; Back-To-School Stories

Michael Morton will sign his book 'Getting Life' tonight in Dallas.
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The top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Michael Morton spent 25 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. He explains what stopped him from chasing revenge. And we check in with kids at three North Texas schools who survived the first day yesterday.

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The High Five
8:12 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Rabbits: Pets Or Dinner? Whole Foods Under Fire For Serving Rabbit Meat

Austin-based Whole Foods is under fire for selling rabbit meat in select stores across the country. Rabbit meat isn't sold in Texas stores, a spokeswoman says.
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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Whole Foods sells rabbit meat, but not in Texas; T-shirts feature Gov. Perry’s mugshot; a look back at the first day of school; and more.

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KERA Newsroom
6:36 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

From The Newsroom: First Bells Were Ringing In North Texas Monday

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

It’s the first day of school and KERA tagged along with a new preschooler, new principal, refugee family and homeless high school student.

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