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A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the city of Irving and its school district filed by the father of Ahmed Mohamed, the teenager whose homemade clock was mistaken for a bomb.

A family attorney said Friday that they would file a new lawsuit, The Associated Press reports.

Trump Taps Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne As Regional HUD Administrator

May 8, 2017

Beth Van Duyne is leaving the Irving mayor's office to become a U.S. Housing and Urban Development regional administrator overseeing Texas and its four surrounding states.

Christopher Connelly / KERA News

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Irving’s mayor to join Trump administration; NCAA women’s Final Four tips off in Dallas; the story behind Church of the Incarnation’s stained glass window; and more.

Irving has been in the national spotlight in recent months, especially after a Muslim teen was arrested and suspended for bringing a homemade clock to school. But during her annual State of the City address Tuesday night, Mayor Beth Van Duyne steered clear of controversy. Instead, she highlighted several economic development efforts.

A backlash against American Muslims is on the rise again after the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris and last week's attacks in San Bernardino, Calif. Advocates say the number of hate crimes and harassment incidents today is nearly as bad as it was in the weeks after Sept. 11.

An anti-Muslim climate seems especially potent in the Dallas area.

Lauren Silverman / KERA News

Three Texas mayors came together in Addison Friday to discuss diversity, refugees, the economy and education at a luncheon hosted by the National Center for Policy Analysis.  

Stella M. Chávez / KERA News

The mayors of Dallas, Fort Worth and three other North Texas cities got together on Thursday with a single purpose – to tackle what’s known as the “skills gap.” A booming economy is producing jobs, but the mayors say too few people are coming out of school with the skills to do those jobs.

Demographics Are Creating An Electoral Battleground In Irving

Oct 27, 2014
Cooper Neill / The Texas Tribune

In the southeastern part of Irving, the signs of an increasingly diverse population are unmistakable.