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7:35 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Catholic Bishops Respond Governor Rick Perry's Announcement To Send National Guard To The Border

At the Diocese of Dallas, Bishop Kevin J. Farrell says immigrant children from Central America are refugees fleeing violence and drug wars in their home countries.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

In Austin, Governor Rick Perry his plan to send a thousand members of the Texas National Guard to the border.   

“I will not stand idly by while our citizens are under assault, and little children from Central America are detained in squalor.”

Perry said the troops would help take the pressure off the Border Patrol.

“These additional resources will help combat the brutal Mexican drug cartels that are preying upon our communities and also will help to tear others, before they have a chance to harm our citizens and become criminal aliens within our borders.”

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KERA Newsroom
7:01 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

From The Newsroom: Reinforcing The Border; Brain Lessons From Conjoined Twins

Gov. Rick Perry, flanked by State Rep. Dennis Bonnen (L) and Texas Adjutant General John Nichols (R), announced the deployment of National Guard troops to the Texas border on July 21.
Bob Daemmrich Texas Tribune

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: 

Governor Rick Perry announced his plans to reinforce the border with 1,000 members of the Texas National Guard, but two Catholic bishops have questions for him.

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Politics
5:06 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Davis And Abbott See National Guard Border Deployment Differently

Texas Army National Guard

The candidates running for governor have opposing reactions to Gov. Rick Perry’s decision to deploy 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the border over the next month.

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Health/Science
5:02 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Think: How Conjoined Twins Share Their Senses Of Sight And Sound

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How we interact with the world is part of what makes us unique. But what if you saw and heard the exact same things as someone else?

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Vital Signs
10:49 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Early Onset: Alzheimer's Isn't Just For Old People

Doctor examines a patient's tonogram
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Of the five million people diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, as many as five percent were diagnosed between the ages of 30 and 60. It’s called early-onset (or younger-onset) Alzheimer's. Dr. Bassem Elsawy, a geriatrics expert with Methodist Charlton Medical Center, explains in this edition of KERA’s weekly consumer health series, Vital Signs.

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KERA Newsroom
10:21 am
Mon July 21, 2014

From the Newsroom: Nurturing Kids' Emotional Lives

A source of stress right now for many kids: the rising death toll in Gaza and stories of bodies still being recovered from the downed Malaysia Airlines flight. It's almost impossible for them to hide from the news.
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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: How schools in Fort Worth and Dallas are empowering kids by teaching them about the biology of feelings - and how parents can help children process bleak stories in the news right now.

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The High Five
8:22 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Perry Expected To Send 1,000 From National Guard To Border

Ivan Pierre Aguirre The Texas Tribune

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Gov. Rick Perry is expected to make an announcement about border security this afternoon,  a Texan was one of two Americans killed in Gaza fighting over the weekend, it’s been 45 years since the first sighting of the “Lake Worth Monster,” and more.

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KERA Newsroom
6:47 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

From the Newsroom: Videogames As Currency, The Alphabet As Weaponry

Gamers hard at play at Quakecon.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: From Donkey Kong to Grand Theft Auto, video-gaming is a serious business. And during QuakeCon Dallas is Game Central. And an unusual small exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art.

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Arts & Culture
1:06 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

The Legacy Of Blues Musician Johnny Winter

Johnny Winter performing in Winterbach, Germany in 2011.
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70-year-old Texas blues and rock legend Johnny Winter died in Switzerland earlier this week. He was a few months away from releasing his new studio album, Step Back.  KERA’s executive producer Jeff Whittington talked about Winter’s career with writer Joe Nick Patoski.

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Health
11:32 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Dallas County Confirms First Human Cases Of West Nile For 2014

Mosquitos carrying the West Nile virus can transmit it to humans.
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Dallas County Health and Human Services has confirmed the first cases of West Nile virus of the season. 

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