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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

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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Updated, 5:10 p.m. Saturday. For Sunday's updates, click here.

One death from Harvey has been confirmed in Rockport, Texas where the former hurricane delivered a direct blow.

The Austin American-Statesman reports that Aransas County Judge C.H. "Burt" Mills Jr. also says 12 to 14 people were injured by Harvey.

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Hurricane Harvey made landfall as Category 4 storm with 130 mph sustained winds near Rockport, Texas, the National Hurricane Center reported at 10 p.m. Friday. 

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President Donald Trump addressed the nation on his strategy for the war in Afghanistan on Monday night from Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia.

It’s back-to-school time! Monday is the first day of school for most public schools across North Texas. To get in the spirit, some of us at KERA are sharing our vintage school pictures. (Bangs, braces, backpacks, oh my!)

Tour the virtual yearbook below.

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Thousands of protesters denounced white supremacy and called for the removal of Confederate monuments at a rally in downtown Dallas Saturday night — one week after protests over the same issues spurred violence in Charlottesville, Va.

Later, a separate, smaller demonstration at nearby Pioneer Plaza extended into the night.

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Bachman Lake Together Family Center provides extensive child development services and parent engagement programming for low-income families.

Director Jerry Hawkins and parent Denisse Gutierrez talk about the life-changing impact of surrounding children with support and helping parents to be leaders in their communities. 

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As a teenager, Jeanie Greenidge was homeless and hopeless – until a teacher saved her life.

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The Dallas Stars hockey team has become the first Texas professional sports franchise to speak out against the so-called "bathroom bill."

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The chief executive of the Irving-based Boy Scouts has apologized to members of the scouting community who were offended by the aggressive political rhetoric in President Donald Trump's recent speech to the Scouts' national jamboree.

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A day before the special session of the Texas Legislature begins, Dallas-Fort Worth CEOs are warning state leaders about the potential financial hit Texas would take over the so-called “bathroom bill.”

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Senate Republicans Thursday unveiled their revised plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. This version of the Better Care Reconciliation is similar to the proposal last month. That version of the bill didn't gain enough support among lawmakers to bring to a vote. 

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President Donald Trump is in Paris for talks with French President Emmanuel Macron. Trump was invited to take part in Bastille Day celebrations and to commemorate the centennial of the U.S. entry into World War I.

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An investigation into the ambush shooting a year ago that killed five Dallas law enforcement officers and injured nine others as well as two civilians will be turned over to the Dallas County District Attorney's office early next week, police officials said Friday.

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On July 7, 2016, a peaceful protest in downtown Dallas was punctuated with gunfire that killed five police officers and injured nine others plus two civilians. Look back at the sights and sounds of the 24 hours surrounding that tragic event. 

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A night after protesters disrupted his July 4th appearance in McAllen, Sen. Ted Cruz is part of a town hall in McKinney. Watch here.

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North Texas will commemorate the anniversary of July 7, 2016, with a wide range of community events. Here's a list that will be updated as more events are announced.

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The 85th Texas Legislature ended with dramatic flair last month, leaving key legislation in the balance and tensions high between the House and Senate.

And it’s not over: In July, lawmakers return to Austin for a special session. Texas has seen legislative overtime before, but nothing packed quite like this.

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