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It ain’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how high you bid. Dallas-based Heritage auctions will sell off a treasure trove of Sylvester Stallone movie memorabilia this October.

From Rocky’s motorcycle to Rambo’s machete, there’s a little something for everyone.

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Texas and America are wrestling with the relationship between African Americans and police.

In Austin Thursday, legislators gathered for a hearing focused on Sandra Bland’s death, which has become a national flash point in the discussion about race. 

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Dallas Zoo staffers and fans are mourning, after a 3-month-old giraffe died in a freak accident.

The giraffe, named Kipenzi, was frolicking around her habitat Tuesday when she turned the wrong way and ran into a wall. She broke her neck and died almost instantly.

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Too much credit card debt is sometimes enough to push people over the financial edge.

According to a new survey, three of the five worst big cities for credit card debt are right here in Texas.

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Update: Irving-based Boy Scouts of America voted to lift it's blanket ban on openly gay adult leaders Monday evening. This change will go into effect immediately. Below is a statement posted on the Boy Scouts' Newsroom Blog:

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: 

A state appeals court Friday threw out one of two felony charges against former Texas Governor and current presidential candidate Rick Perry.

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The Annie E. Casey Foundation released its annual study on children’s poverty and well-being today. Last year, Texas performed pretty dismally. Not much has changed in 2015.

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For the past month, North Texans have been sharing the road with pink Cadillacs and downtown Dallas crosswalks have been thick with high heels.

The 41st annual Mary Kay seminar kicked off July 16. The company has its critics, but thousands of seminar attendees are singing a different tune. 

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Dallas has lost its leading expert on the Kennedy assassination. The longtime curator of the Sixth Floor Museum, Gary Mack, died Wednesday at the age of 68. Friends say he suffered from an aggressive cancer.

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KERA’s One Crisis Away project examines life for folks on the financial edge. Many senior citizens fall into that category. They might struggle with getting a job, paying for medicine, or managing wills and power of attorney.

That’s where Dallas County’s Elder Financial Safety Center comes in.

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