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Opening statements are expected to begin Thursday morning in the federal corruption trial of John Wiley Price.

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Opening statements are expected to begin Thursday morning in the federal corruption trial of John Wiley Price, the longtime Dallas County commissioner who is accused of accepting nearly $1 million in bribes in exchange for providing insider information and voting in favor of certain contracts.

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Poverty is surging at Kimball High School in Dallas. Fifteen years ago, 57 percent of the families were economically disadvantaged. Today, it’s 83 percent. The Oak Cliff school is battling those numbers and turning around a dismal academic record — in part with its hospitality and tourism program.

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Pronouncing the city in strong shape on Tuesday, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price told a gathering of hundreds of business and civic leaders during her sixth annual State of the City address that the fast-growing city faces a lot of opportunities as well as significant challenges.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Texas Death Row Inmate

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Texas death row inmate Wednesday morning, agreeing that Duane Buck’s case was prejudiced by an expert trial witness who claimed Buck was more likely to be a future danger because he is black.

Texas Republicans Pitch New Voter ID Law

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Top Texas Republicans unveiled legislation Tuesday that would overhaul the state’s voter identification rules, an effort to comply with court rulings that have found that the current law discriminates against minority groups.

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Thirty to 80 percent of patients in intensive care units go through a period of profound confusion known as ICU delirium. 

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Any hospital stay can be traumatic. But 30 to 80 percent of patients in intensive care units go through a period of profound confusion known as ICU delirium that can have long-term negative health effects. 

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas traffic costs drivers time and money; Texas Monthly will still cover politics, editor clarifies; check out the horns on this steer; and more.

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The Department of Homeland Security issued new guidelines Tuesday that would enforce President Donald Trump’s executive orders that crack down on illegal immigration. The directives, though, don’t affect one of the Obama administration’s landmark programs DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Former President Obama created it to keep approved young immigrants in the country.

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