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The High Five
9:20 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Dallas Businessman Sam Wyly Files For Bankruptcy

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A Dallas businessman goes bankrupt, the bullet train project will have a public meeting in Dallas, high school drill teams are no longer girls-only clubs, and more.

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Education
12:02 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Fallout Continues A Week After Dallas School Board Member Is Removed From Campus

DISD's school board, as members readied for a closed session to discuss rules, authority, and what's allowed by both the superintendent and trustees
Bill Zeeble KERA News

Fallout continues over the forcible removal of a Dallas school board member last week from a campus. A long, closed-door meeting Monday night will soon lead to open meetings on what’s allowed and what’s not by trustees and the superintendent.

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Government
12:01 am
Tue October 21, 2014

TxDOT Commissioner Says New Funding Could Change Reliance On Toll Roads

Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck presents a volunteerism award to Victor Vandergriff in 2011.
City of Arlington

In addition to the many candidates on the Nov. 4 ballot, Texans are voting on a constitutional amendment known as Proposition 1. If it passes, a portion of oil and gas tax money flowing into the state’s rainy day savings account will be used for transportation.

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Ebola in Dallas
8:38 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Ebola Blog: CDC Issues Revised Guidelines For Wearing, Handling Ebola Gear

One of Emory University Hospital's special isolation units, where patients with the Ebola virus are treated.
Emory University Hospital/YouTube

[We will update this story throughout the day.] Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients.

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KERA Newsroom
6:48 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

From The Newsroom: Fake Ebola Cures, Early Voting So Far

Some companies claim Vitamin C, something found in abundance in the kiwi fruit, can help treat Ebola. The FDA says not so fast.
GS André Flickr

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

There’s no drug to treat Ebola that’s been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, but some companies swear things like Vitamin C, Nano Silver, herbs and snake venom do just that. And election officials say since early voting got underway, turnout is at about 40 percent. Some say that’s thanks to the exciting race for Texas Governor.

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Ebola in Dallas
3:57 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Watch Out: Fake Ebola Treatments Are Spreading

There is no drug to treat Ebola that has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. But there are companies selling products claiming to do just that.

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Elections
3:02 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Map: Find Your Early Voting Polling Station

Jacqueline Mermea The Texas Tribune

Early voting is underway across the state and both Tarrant and Dallas counties are seeing a steady stream of voters at the polls.

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The High Five
11:35 am
Mon October 20, 2014

State Fair Of Texas Sets New Record: $41 Million In Food And Ride Sales

Funnel Cake Ale was a hit this year at the State Fair.
State Fair of Texas

Five stories that have North Texas talking: The State Fair of Texas ended on a record-setting note, the Ebola monitoring period ends for 43 people, early voting begins today, and more.

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Visual Art
11:28 am
Mon October 20, 2014

'WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY' Anthologizes Hard-Won Testimony To Unrest

Argentinean Walter Astrada's chromogenic print photograph "Congolese women fleeing to Goma" is from a 2008 series on violence against women in Congo and rape as a weapon of war.
Walter Astrada

We know the most grueling moments of a nation's history - and the depths of human capacity for destruction - because we've seen frames of soldiers working, killing, being killed, returning home. They're both difficult to look at, and hard to look away from. Anne Wilkes Tucker's 'WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY' fills 612 pages with those images. She's in town to speak at Collin College's Plano campus tonight at 7.

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Ebola in Dallas
11:11 am
Mon October 20, 2014

At Hometown Church Of Ebola Nurse Nina Pham, Members Say They Aren't Afraid

"We have faith Nina Pham will get better," say worshipers at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Fort Worth.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

Yesterday was the first Sunday at Our Lady of Fatima Church since Nina Pham, the first nurse to become infected with the Ebola virus, was transferred from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital to Maryland for continued treatment.

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