The top stories this afternoon from KERA news: Some Texas Democrats gathering in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention are pushing two Texans as candidates to be the next national party chair: the Castro brothers – Julian and Joaquin.
Julian is the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and former mayor of San Antonio. He was also a potential running mate for Hillary Clinton. Joaquin is a member of Congress. The party is looking for a new chair after the resignation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Hacked emails released over the weekend suggest the DNC favored Clinton in the presidential primaries over Bernie Sanders.
And, in the days since a gunman shot five police officers in downtown Dallas, group after group has called for a new kind of conversation. Thirty miles north, this conversation has been going on for months.
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