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A CNN reporter from Dallas went along to cover a black rhino hunt in northern Namibia. Ed Lavandera was there when Corey Knowlton, who bought a $350,000 permit at a Dallas Safari Club auction, fired the fatal shot.

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YWCA buildings in Dallas used to feature swimming pools and gyms. Those disappeared a decade ago. Since then, the organization has re-focused on women’s health and financial coaching, but until last week, the YW didn’t have a place to call home.

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The massive scale of the biker gang shootout in Waco couldn’t have been predicted, but some experts knew serious trouble was brewing.

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A bright spot in the rainy forecast is a new exhibit at the Dallas Arboretum. The kick-off to summer opens May 16 and features flower houses and fairy tales with a Texas twist.

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Mother Nature has pretty much drowned the Texas drought.

That’s clear from color-coded maps just released from the U.S. Drought Monitor.

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

A tornado blows through the city of Van, killing two people and destroying many homes.   

And legendary Texas politician Jim Wright is remembered at a memorial service in Fort Worth. 

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Five to 10 inches of rain are expected to fall in the next week. This after tornadoes skipped across Wise, Denton and Cooke counties Thursday night.

Several tornados skipped across Wise, Denton and Cooke counties Thursday night. A freight train derailed during the storm early Friday morning. Seventeen cars piled up on the track and four railroad workers were hurt, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

It’s not over yet. The area is in store for a lot more rain, thunder and lightning. One Denton County woman says, she’s ready for round two.

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Saturday's municipal elections feature bruising mayoral races, tight city council tilts and tough school board tussles.

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Jim Wright, who died in Fort Worth Wednesday at age 92, delivered soaring speeches in Congress for a third of a century. He made an impact in North Texas and on the national stage.

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