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Top Stories: Dallas Officials Discuss Plan To Curb Violence; Issues With 10 Percent Rule

Apr 7, 2016

The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: Dallas Police Chief David Brown has faced criticism from unions and rank-and-file officers about the recent crime spike in the city. Thursday afternoon, he faced the press to talk about his strategy to tackle that jump. 

The top 10 percent rule in Texas gives high-performing high school students automatic admission into the best public universities in the state. But that doesn’t always mean top students from low-income backgrounds will attend. The Texas Tribune explores the implications of the rule in a new series, and KERA’s Eric Aasen talked with reporter Matthew Watkins about the problem.

Other stories this afternoon: 

  • Wildlife photographer Charlie Hamilton James has work that appears regularly in "National Geographic." He told Krys Boyd that even when he can envision the shot he’s looking for, nature still has to do its part.    

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