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Top Stories: Cruz And O'Rourke See The Border Wall Differently; Lung Cancer Screenings

Jun 11, 2018

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

As President Trump focuses on Tuesday's summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, efforts continue in Congress to fulfill his campaign promise to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. 

The Washington Post reports House Republican negotiators so far haven't reached a deal on a potential immigration compromise that includes money for the project. The nominees in Texas for U.S. Senate, Democrat Beto O'Rourke and Republican Ted Cruz, talked with Krys Boyd in Washington about a border wall.

Other stories this morning:

  • A program approved in 2015 provides CT screening for those most at risk for lung cancer, but few people across the U.S. take advantage of it. As part of Vital Signs, KERA’s weekly series on real-life health, Sam Baker talks with Dr. David Gerber, a lung cancer physician at UT Southwestern Medical Center about what accounts for the low number and about the importance of the screening program.

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