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8:22 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

As Republican Leaders Meet In Dallas, Protesters Rally Outside

Protesters outside the Dallas Anatole opposing the meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council.
Bill Zeeble KERA News

Some of the nation’s most powerful Republican politicians are in Dallas this week for the annual convention of the American Legislative Exchange Council – known as ALEC. There was action inside and protests outside.

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Texas News
7:40 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

North Texas Jewish Leader Reflects On Her Trip To Israel

Cindy Sweet Moskowitz, board chair of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, reflected on her recent trip to Israel.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

Cindy Sweet Moskowitz visited Israel earlier this month, and left just a few hours before Israeli troops moved into Gaza. 

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Texas News
6:56 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

From The Newsroom: ALEC In Dallas; A Perspective From Israel

A pro-Israel supporter at a rally today at Dallas City Hall.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: A group that helped write tough anti-immigration laws in Farmers Branch held its annual meeting in Dallas.

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Politics
6:16 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Jim Hightower Gives American Legislative Exchange Council Protest A Texas Twang

Former Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hightower, shown in a file photo, joined protesters outside the American Legislative Exchange Council convention today in Dallas.
Pamela Foye Bosben Flickr CC

More than 100 demonstrators showed up Wednesday at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, where the American Legislative Exchange Council was holding its annual meeting. One of the protest headliners was Jim Hightower, former Texas agriculture commissioner.

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Politics
4:58 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Think: Jose Antonio Vargas Talks About His Arrest

Jerry Salva

Earlier this month, Jose Antonio Vargas was arrested by immigration officials while trying to fly home from McAllen, Texas. Today on Think, the journalist and immigration activist talked to Krys Boyd about the arrest and about going public with his undocumented status after living in the U.S. for more than 20 years.

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Health/Science
3:21 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Fort Worth Doctor With Ebola In Africa Has Improved Slightly, Relief Group Says

Earlier this year, Dr. Kent Brantly, left, treated a patient with the Ebola virus at the agency's Ebola Consolidated Case Management Center in Liberia.
Samaritan's Purse

The Fort Worth doctor who contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia has improved slightly. The relief group Samaritan’s Purse said today that Dr. Kent Brantly is in serious condition.

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Texas News
3:02 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Richardson Woman, Who Moved To Gaza For Love, Reflects On Life In A War Zone

Texan Mariam Muhanna now blogs about her experiences in Gaza City.
Courtesy of Marian Muhanna

Richardson native Mariam Muhanna fell in love with a man from Gaza City. Last month, she traveled there to marry him. A week after their wedding, bombs destroyed parts of the city, killing four of her relatives. 

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The High Five
10:55 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Plano Dad Invents Device That Can Fill 100 Water Balloons In A Minute

Josh Malone's water balloon contraption is generating national buzz -- and lots of money in a Kickstarter campaign.
Bunch o Balloons/Kickstarter

Five stories that have North Texas talking: a Plano man generates national buzz for his water balloon invention; legalizing gay marriage in Texas would generate $182 million in economic impact; David Sedaris is coming back to Dallas; and more.

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Culture
8:34 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Anna Badkhen On The Heart Of Afghanistan, In The Work Of Women

Anna Badkhen testifies to extreme poverty in Oqa, Afghanistan in her book 'The World Is A Carpet.'
Nautilus

Years after covering conflict in Afghanistan, Anna Badkhen returned to the country in 2011, traveling through a roadless desert to a poor village called Oqa. Tonight, Badkhen speaks at The Wild Detectives bookstore in Oak Cliff. 

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Texas News
6:00 am
Wed July 30, 2014

MillerCoors In Fort Worth Is Saving Water While Brewing Beer

The drought has tested industries across Texas in the last few years -- and it's even had an impact on beer.

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