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6:50 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

From The Newsroom: Investigating Domestic Violence, Beautifying Computer Code

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

The Dallas Police Department has made changes in its domestic violence unit after several cases in North Texas have made national headlines in the last two years. And a writer on how both literature and computer code can be beautifully written.

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Arts
5:18 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Think: The Beauty of Computer Code

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Vikram Chandra is a writer with two very distinct audiences. Sometimes his reader is a bookworm awaiting his next novel. And sometimes the reader is a computer ready to process his next line of code. Today on Think, Chandra talked to Krys Boyd about how both literature and computer code can be beautifully written.

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Government
2:17 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Sen. Cornyn Calls For U.S. Arming Ukrainian Soldiers

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, in a 2011 picture at the Texas Tribune Festival.
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U.S. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas told KERA Tuesday that the United States should help the Ukrainians repel Russian aggression by giving them weapons.

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Education
11:01 am
Tue September 2, 2014

12 Students Hurt As Waxahachie School Bus Overturns

A Waxahachie ISD school bus overturned Tuesday morning, injuring 12 students
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Authorities say 12 elementary students were slightly hurt when their school bus overturned on a highway between Waxahachie and Boyce as the driver became distracted.

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KERA Newsroom
9:15 am
Tue September 2, 2014

From The Newsroom: Public School Overhaul; Private School Ratios

Counselor Danette Maldonado is preparing eighth graders at Burbank Middle School in Houston to decide their career paths, which is now a pre-req for high school.
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Top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: House Bill 5 could bring the biggest changes for Texas public schools in decades. We hear what students are responsible for now. And Bill Zeeble reports on a Dallas private school with a one-to-one student-teacher ratio and a price to match. 

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The High Five
8:41 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Controversial Texas Voter ID Law Trial Starts Today

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas' voter ID law trial starts today; grief counselors will be on hand in Dallas ISD after students are killed in a car crash; the State Fair of Texas names this year's top new fair foods; and more.

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Education
5:30 am
Tue September 2, 2014

New Dallas School Has Student-Teacher Ratio of 1-To-1, But It Comes With A Price

Dallas' Fusion Director David Hunt (l) with the school's Director of Student Development, Cory Mathews, who's also a music instructor.
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There’s a new kind of private school that just opened in Dallas with a nearly unheard student-teacher ratio: 1-to-1. Fusion Academy’s cost is nearly unheard of, too.

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KERA Newsroom
6:46 pm
Mon September 1, 2014

From The Newsroom: State Fair Fare, Music At The Park

State Fair of Texas

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Fried shrimp and funnel cake beer is a winning combination in the eyes of a panel of judges at the State Fair of Texas. And classical music loving North Texans should mark their calendars for the first ever Dallas Symphony Orchestra simulcast on Sept. 13.

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State Fair of Texas 2014
11:23 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Funnel Cake Beer And Fried Shrimp Win State Fair Of Texas' New Food Contest

Fried Shrimp Gulf Boil won one of two Big Tex Choice Awards Monday morning at the State Fair of Texas.
State Fair of Texas

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, what’s the fairest fair food of them all?

It’s Fried Shrimp Gulf Boil and Funnel Cake Ale.

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Politics
9:38 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Gov. Perry Deletes 'Unauthorized' And Disparaging Tweet

A tweet from Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image.
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A tweet from Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on charges of abuse of power.

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