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Top Stories: Finding 'Fake News' Online; Downtown Dallas Harvey Shelter Closes

Sep 20, 2017

The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News:

A team of researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington is working to identify and fight “fake news” with a focus on Twitter bots. Professors Chengkai Li and Mark Tremayne are on the team that's funded by a UT-Austin grant, and they spoke with KERA's Justin Martin.

Other stories:

  • The city of Dallas today shut down the downtown shelter where Hurricane Harvey evacuees have been staying. At one point, the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center hosted more than 2,500 people. About 220 people who remain are moving to the Tommie Allen Recreation Center in Oak Cliff. 
  • Hurricane Harvey is the focus of a special issue of Texas Monthly on newsstands tomorrow. The title: 'Unsinkable: How We Defied Hurricane Harvey.' Tim Taliaferro is Texas Monthly’s editor-in-chief and he talked with David Brown, host of public radio's Texas Standard. 

 You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM