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Freezer cases across Texas are a little emptier today. Blue Bell has recalled all of its products after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeriosis.

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Bert Shipp, a longtime North Texas broadcaster who covered President Kennedy's assassination, has died at age 85.


Texas lawmakers are closer to putting experimental drugs within the reach of terminally ill patients.

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What’s causing the Azle earthquakes? SMU researchers say that wastewater injection and saltwater extraction from natural gas wells is the most likely cause.


The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: We’ll hear how a team at UT-Arlington is tackling the challenge of breathing in space by applying the process of photosynthesis.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Blue Bell recalls its ice cream; Willie Nelson will sell his own marijuana; UT-Austin has a new president; and more.

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

When the $1.3 billion Parkland Hospital opens in August, all newborn babies and their mothers will be in a large building known as the WISH Tower. It will feature spacious operating suites and cutting-edge technology.

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This month, it's been 40 years since the Vietnam War ended with the fall of Saigon. We hear from North Texans who fought, the families left behind, and the legacies they've created at home. 

Texas House Approves Open Carry Of Handguns

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After turning back last-minute attempts to let city voters opt out, the Texas House gave final approval Monday to legislation allowing gun owners with concealed weapons licenses to carry their side arms openly.

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Before any healthy baby can be born, you’ve got to take care of mom. Tens of thousands of moms in Dallas rely on Parkland Hospital each year for checkups and prenatal care. In the new $1 billion Parkland, which opens in August, women are getting their own building that's outfitted with high-tech check-in kiosks and more privacy.