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Top Stories: Senate Republicans Awaiting Healthcare Bill; ‘From The Ashes’

Jun 22, 2017

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

U.S. Senators today expect to receive their copies of the healthcare bill today. Senators have complained about the secrecy of the bill, which has been drafted behind closed doors. However, Texas Sen. John Cornyn said the secrecy's necessary because healthcare has become such a partisan issue.

Other stories this morning:

  • New census data shows Texas is one of the youngest states in the nation. Last year, the median age in Texas was 34.5, making the state the fourth youngest after Utah, Washington, D.C., and Alaska.
  • More than 300 homeless kids have been spending the week at the University of Texas at Dallas, attending a camp called Kids’ University. It introduces them to science and other activities.
  • A new documentary looks at the coal industry’s role as both job provider and air polluter.

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