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Top Stories: State Lawmakers Tackle Bills On Fetal Tissue, Texting Bans

Mar 16, 2017

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

The Texas Senate has given early approval to a bill that would ban the donation of aborted fetal tissue for medical research. The bill also would prohibit abortions in late pregnancy.

Meanwhile, the State House has tentatively approved a statewide ban on texting while driving. It’ll need a final vote before moving to the Senate, where a committee has passed a similar measure.

Other stories this morning:

  • T-Mobile executives and Dallas city officials yesterday said they’re working to fix an ongoing problem with “ghost” 911 calls.
  • A number of movies with North Texas ties debuted at this week’s SXSW Conference.

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