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Top Stories: Judge Blocks Confederate Statue Removal In Dallas; Casanova At The Kimbell

Sep 6, 2017

The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News:

A Confederate monument is staying put for now at a park in Oak Lawn, following a last-minute ruling. U.S. District Judge Sidney Fitzwater granted a temporary restraining order this afternoon, a hearing is scheduled for Thursday. 

The judge's order came just hours after the Dallas City Council voted to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee from Lee Park. Council members heard from dozens of people both for and against the removal.

Other stories this evening:

  • Scientists believe humans evolved to become empathetic. It’s why we mostly want to get along with one another. Today on Think, Krys Boyd asked science journalist Yudhijit Bhattacharjee if it’s also possible that at some point we developed the ability to be evil.
  • Casanova was the notorious womanizer of the 18th century. He was also a celebrated writer and diplomat. A new show at the Kimbell Art Museum portrays his glamorous world. Art&Seek's Jerome Weeks sat down at the Kimbell with Frederich Ilchman, the show's co-curator, to learn more about a charmer who could name drop Catherine the Great and Benjamin Franklin.

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