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Top Stories: Three UT-Austin Professors Are Trying To Block Campus Carry; Hot Prisons In Texas

Jul 7, 2016

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Three University of Texas professors have filed suit in federal court, seeking to block the state’s “campus carry” law before it takes effect next month.

Other stories this morning:

  • More than 70 percent of Texas prisons do NOT have air conditioning. It’s not just uncomfortable – it’s deadly. About 20 deaths have been blamed on super-heated air inside the state’s prisons since 1998, according to a recent report.
  • The Dallas Film Society begins a new screening series next week highlighting a genre audiences today don’t see a lot of Westerns. This week, our Big Screen team talks about “Stagecoach,” the film that opens the series, and about how it plays with the myth of settling the American West.

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