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A federal judge has again dismissed a lawsuit against the city of Irving, the school district and others filed by the father of a teenager whose homemade clock was mistaken for a bomb.

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Friday's the last day of the public input period on a proposed $15 billion high-speed rail line that developers promise will shuttle travelers between Dallas and Houston in 90 minutes.

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KERA earned two health reporting awards from the Texas Medical Association on Wednesday — the same day the station was named a finalist for 12 honors from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters.

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President Trump hosted lawmakers from both parties to discuss gun policy and school safety on Wednesday. During the freewheeling meeting, Trump appeared to support a number of conflicting measures.

NPR journalists have annotated a transcript of the exchange, adding context and analysis.

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The Texas Tribune is holding a daylong and public event, At the Table: A Symposium on Texas Women, on Monday in Dallas.

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Mourners sang and prayed during a service Tuesday to honor a Richardson police officer who was fatally shot while answering a disturbance call.

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Elected officials from Texas were among those on a chartered train that crashed in Virginia this morning. The train was carrying Republican lawmakers to a retreat in West Virginia when it hit a garbage truck.

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A grand jury has declined to bring charges against Dallas police officers responsible for the death of a sniper who had killed five officers during a downtown rally.

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President Trump delivered his State of the Union address to Congress Tuesday evening, followed by the official Democratic response, by Rep. Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts.

Journalists across the NPR newsroom annotated those remarks, adding fact-checks and analysis in real time. 

Jump to Democratic response

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A fast-moving wildfire borne by gusty westerly winds forced evacuation Monday afternoon of a nearby subdivision and school and closed two heavily traveled interstate highways in North Texas.

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Rich Templeton, the president and CEO of Texas Instruments, is stepping down after nearly 14 years in the position.

Templeton will make the transition over the next four months and remain TI's chairman, the Dallas-based company said in a statement. Brian Crutcher, currently the executive vice president and chief operating officer who’s been with TI since 1996, will take over as CEO, effective June 1.


Dallas County officials are beginning to overhaul their bond system to allow inmates to be released based on their risk level to the public instead of their ability to pay a bond.

7-11 convenience store.

U.S. immigration agents descended on dozens of 7-Eleven stores before dawn Wednesday to open employment audits and interview workers in what officials described as the largest operation against an employer under Donald Trump's presidency.

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Hurricane Harvey, which caused massive flooding in Texas, cost $125 billion, making it the most expensive U.S. disaster last year.

With hurricanes, wildfires, hail, flooding, tornadoes and drought, the United States tallied a record-high bill in 2017 for weather disasters: $306 billion.

This March, Texas voters will decide who will appear on November's general election ballot.

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In September of 1982, a 12-year-old girl and six adults in and around Chicago died suddenly and mysteriously. Hundreds of investigators looked into the cases and discovered that all the victims had taken Tylenol laced with cyanide.

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A powerful cold front has sent temperatures plunging across Texas as far south as the Rio Grande Valley, where the National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch through Tuesday morning.

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A pair of North Texas lawmakers will discuss public education, immigration, health care, spending, taxes and other consequential matters in a conversation with The Texas Tribune Friday morning. 

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The downtown Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center was evacuated just after 4 p.m. Friday after Dallas police received a call about a bomb threat, according to a statement from the city


KERA's Lauren Silverman has won the inaugural Hugh Aynesworth Award for radio investigative reporting from the Press Club of Dallas. That brings the station's 2017 award total to 41 -- including its first-ever national Edward R. Murrow Award.


President Trump announced Wednesday afternoon that the United States will formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. 

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The founder of a conservative nonprofit caught attempting to entice The Washington Post to report a false sex assault allegation against Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore mocked the newspaper's handling of the hoax and said his group was aiming to expose media bias.


Sexual misconduct allegations against TV host Charlie Rose on Monday led PBS to stop distribution of his interview show and CBS News to suspend him.

Tonight, KERA will replace the Rose show at midnight with a re-airing of the documentary "Beyond A Year in Space."

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It's an off-election year, but voters in North Texas still had several items to consider, including seven proposed amendments to the state constitution and bond packages. 

Here's a roundup of results from Tuesday’s elections. This post will be updated throughout the evening. 

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A 19-year-old Texas Tech University student was charged early Tuesday with capital murder of a peace officer in the fatal shooting of a police officer at the campus police station, where he was being questioned in a drug-related case, authorities said.

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Last updated at 4:54 p.m. Monday.

The man who police say killed nearly 60 people and injured hundreds more at a country music festival in Las Vegas Sunday night once lived in North Texas.

Mesquite police say 64-year-old Stephen Paddock lived in the Dallas suburb from 2004 to 2012. 


President Trump and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy are expected to answer questions at a brief press conference at the White House Tuesday. The press conference follows a meeting between the two leaders; the meeting is scheduled to begin at 11:15 a.m. 

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The Dallas Park Board voted Friday to temporarily revert Lee Park back to its original name: Oak Lawn Park.

North Texas Giving Day

Nonprofit organizations across the region benefited from another record-setting North Texas Giving Day Thursday.

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Cars are lined up at some gas stations across North Texas — and fuel prices in the state and across the country have jumped by at least 10 cents since Harvey pounded Houston and the Gulf coast.