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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

For one veteran, remembering the Vietnam War means remembering the inspiration for his life’s work.

And rodeo with a few campy twists has left the chute at Fair Park.

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The first proposal to tighten chemical storage regulations in the two years since the West fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people has passed the Legislature's lower chamber. 

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In recent days, Pat Calhoun has found himself reassuring jittery residents of Goliad County that there is nothing to fear about Jade Helm 15, a planned military training exercise that has become a fascination of conspiracy theorists. 

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: The Dallas school board will meet today to discuss the fate of Superintendent Mike Miles.

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North Lake College in Irving is home to hundreds of Nepali students, and they're feeling the impact of last week's earthquake.

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While the violent drama played out on the streets of Baltimore this past week, an equally passionate debate played online in a social media community that’s become known as Black Twitter.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: the DISD superintendent’s future is in doubt; a Little Free Library poses a code issue; Texas’ uninsured rate is falling; and more.

New College Rankings Put Some Dark Horses At The Top

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A new college ranking from the Brookings Institution has some surprising results—Rice and St. Mary’s in Texas are way above Northeastern elites like Dartmouth and Wellesley. The ranking is based on how much of an income boost you should get from college, versus what you actually get.  

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Architects and planners from across the country have flown or driven to Dallas for the 23rd annual Congress for the New Urbanism. But they would have rather walked.

“Walkability” is the big focus for this year’s event and experts say duplexes and townhouses help keep people on the sidewalk and out of their cars.

Texas Gay Rodeo Association.

North Texas is the heart of rodeo country -- but this weekend brings a three-day event that's like no other Lone Star rodeo. It's called the Texas Tradition -- it's the annual competition sponsored by the Texas Gay Rodeo Association.

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