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6:57 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Dozens Of Groups File Briefs In Texas' Same-Sex Marriage Case

Mark Phariss, left, and Victor Holmes of Plano filed suit to end the ban on same-sex marriage in Texas.

A flood of legal briefs supporting and opposing same-sex marriage in Texas have been pouring into the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.  Tuesday was the final day for the Friends of the Court briefs to be filed.

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KERA Newsroom
6:44 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

From The Newsroom: State Of Dallas Schools, Cultural Official Leaving Post

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

The upbeat tone of Superintendent Mike Miles’ state of the district speech Tuesday was very different from last year. Dallas’ top cultural official, Maria Munoz-Blanco announced she’s leaving the job she’s held since 2006.

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Education
6:27 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Dallas ISD Needs A 'Transformation,' Superintendent Says

Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles delivered an upbeat state of the school district speech in front of several hundred Dallas Chamber of Commerce members.
Bill Zeeble KERA News

It was a different -- and upbeat -- Superintendent Mike Miles who praised the Dallas school district’s recent gains. Just a year ago, he almost got fired. On Tuesday, he delivered his state of the district speech.

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Texas News
4:11 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

UT-Dallas Scientist Preparing For Reboot Of Large Hadron Collider

A view of the ATLAS detector during the 2005 installation of a calorimeter that will measure the energies of particles produced when protons collide inside of the detector.
Credit Maximilien Brice / (C) 2005 CERN

Thousands of researchers around the globe are participating in what’s been dubbed the world’s largest science experiment – a particle accelerator in Switzerland called the Large Hadron Collider.

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Bitcoin 101
11:31 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Bitcoin ATMs Pop Up Across North Texas

Bitcoin is a trendy and controversial digital currency that's recently made headlines worldwide.

There’s a new kind of ATM in town and it doesn’t spit out dollar bills. It’s a Bitcoin ATM – you put in dollars and it gives you a trendy digital currency that’s generated headlines. Several have launched in North Texas.  

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State Fair of Texas 2014
10:49 am
Tue September 16, 2014

From Pork Rind Nachos To Fried Chicken And Waffle Cone, Meet The New State Fair Foods

The Fried Chicken and Waffle Cone is among the new foods that will be served up at this year's State Fair of Texas.
State Fair of Texas

The State Fair of Texas on Tuesday morning released a complete list of all of the new foods that will be served this year. They include pork rind nachos, fried sweet tea, fried chicken and waffle cone, and something called "Amazeballz."

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Science
10:00 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': Shaping The Minds Of Adolescents

The adolescent brain is surprisingly malleable, according to Steinberg, and influences during this age period can affect later outcomes in life.
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There are many factors that come into play while growing up. Teenagers have a lot to think about when it comes to the future, and as recent studies have proven, the crucial influence in determining life outcomes takes place during the adolescent years. Psychology professor Laurence Steinberg joins Krys Boyd at 1 p.m. on Think to discuss these findings and how parents can update their understanding of younger generations.

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KERA Newsroom
9:40 am
Tue September 16, 2014

From The Newsroom: A Progress Report On Dallas Schools; A Lifelong Volunteer

DISD lone Superintendent finalist Mike Miles, at lecturn
Sujata Dand KERA News

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: A preview of Dallas school superintendent Mike Miles’ State of the District address, which he’ll give today at noon. Also, all about a device that discovered the Higgs Boson, and a 99-year-old safety instructor talks about a life of service.

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The High Five
8:22 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Some Texas Schools Armed With Military Rifles And Vehicles

Austin Police Officer Cory Ehrler monitors the entrance to Ridgetop Elementary School after classes start on the Monday following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Tamir Kalifa Texas Tribune

Five stories that have North Texas talking: a federal program arms some Texas schools with military rifles; North Dallas was a traffic nightmare Monday afternoon; Mineral Wells is running out of water; and more.

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Texas News
6:00 am
Tue September 16, 2014

From Mules To Model Ts To Highways: A 99-Year-Old's Award-Winning Journey

AARP Texas State President Ollie Besteiro presents Frank Kormos with an award for more than two decades of volunteer work.
AARP

For 25 years, 99-year-old Frank Kormos volunteered his time teaching older Americans how to drive safely. Over the weekend, he received the AARP’s most prestigious volunteer tribute for community service -- the Texas Andrus Award.

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