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The biggest North Texas airline celebrated record-setting profits Friday. Fort Worth-based American Airlines reported first quarter earnings of $932 million. And a Tupperware party on-stage in Fort Worth is captivating North Texas crowds.

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Jarl Mohn is just two weeks away from the anniversary of getting the top job at NPR. For this week’s Friday Conversation, he talks about his first year at the network, what he learned from running E! Entertainment television, and how he hopes to position NPR in a radically changing media landscape.

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The Dallas-based carrier announced another record first quarter Thursday. And artist Arthur Peña talks pop-up music performances.

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Fair Park is expecting a crowd of 75,000 starting Friday for a three-day, Texas-sized Earth Day celebration.

The environmental movement in North Texas has come a long way since those first, small gatherings back in 1970.

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The environmental movement in North Texas has come a long way since those first small counterculture gatherings back in 1970.

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After months of study, SMU seismologists announced Tuesday that they suspect oil and gas drilling is behind the swarm of quakes that rattled the Azle area northwest of Fort Worth a year and a half ago.

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When the $1.3 billion Parkland Hospital opens in August, all newborn babies and their mothers will be in a large building known as the WISH Tower. It will feature spacious operating suites and cutting-edge technology.

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A world premiere from the king of choral music, John Rutter, debuts in Dallas Sunday night.

And bad news today for the folks in Denton who voted to ban hydraulic fracturing last fall.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

This weekend in Cleveland, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will induct a North Texas legend. Stevie Ray Vaughan and his band Double Trouble – Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon, and Reese Wynans – are headed for the Rock Hall 25 years after Vaughan died in a helicopter crash.

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There’s a new after-school club in Denton ISD where kids can play computer games. But they’re not just staring like zombies into screens; they’re learning to write code.

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