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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: 

The story of going through 20, 30, even 40 foster homes in the next installment of our series "Remaking Foster Care."

Finally, a one-man play about a  health crisis and the financial devastation it can bring.

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Thousands of students in North Texas are just one or two tests away from graduating high school. This year’s seniors are the first to have to pass five STAAR tests. So many haven’t passed, that Governor Greg Abbott just signed a law giving those students a loophole.

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KERA’s Remaking Foster Care series continues with two young adults who “aged” out of the system when they turned 18. Both are from Dallas, and have received help from CitySquare’s program for former foster kids called TRAC -- the Transition Resource Action Center. On Friday, we'll hear from a young man. This story is about a single mom.

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A new report predicts a future of extreme weather wreaking havoc on the roads and runways in North Texas. 

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The U.S. Census Bureau says five Texas cities are among the country's top 10 in population gain, and San Marcos is the fastest-growing in the nation for the third consecutive year.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: an AK-47 assault-style rifle was found at the Waco shootout scene; 10 tornadoes raced through North Texas Tuesday night; Plano’s parks are tops in Texas; and more.

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Update, Wednesday evening: And then there were 10. The National Weather Service now says 10 tornadoes raced across North Texas Tuesday. 

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: 

A rare African black rhino is hunted down by a Dallas outdoorsman. 

The tale of Rio Vista foster parents who've opened their arms to more than 50 kids in eight years in the latest installment of our series "Remaking Foster Care." 

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A CNN reporter from Dallas went along to cover a black rhino hunt in northern Namibia. Ed Lavandera was there when Corey Knowlton, who bought a $350,000 permit at a Dallas Safari Club auction, fired the fatal shot.

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In the rural town of Rio Vista, south of Fort Worth, a husband and wife has fostered more than 50 children in the last eight years. In the next part of our series Remaking Foster Care, we visit with the family and their foster kids.

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