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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Could Josh Brent return to the Dallas Cowboys?; a new snarky map highlights Dallas stereotypes; George W. Bush is writing a book about his dad; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A Cleburne college student is getting lots of criticism for her African animal hunt; Dallas Cowboys read mean tweets; a recap of the New Cities summit; and more.

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Former Dallas Cowboys tackle Josh Brent was released from jail Sunday after he was convicted for a drunken automobile crash that killed a teammate.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Jerry Jones marks a big anniversary; Lake Highlands’ St. Vincent gets more love from NPR; the Ted Nugent controversy helps Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Two retired Cowboys open up about memory loss; Marlise Muñoz’s husband said she made him a better man; the Cliburn piano contest launches an event just for teens; and more.

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The sentence is set for former Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent: He'll serve 180 days of jail and 10 years of probation, and pay a $10,000 fine for intoxication manslaughter in the December 2012 death of teammate Jerry Brown Jr.

Brent and Brown were heading home from a nightclub, where they had partied with other Cowboy players, when Brent lost control of his Mercedes. He was found to have a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit.

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Dallas Cowboys fans have held out hope all week that Tony Romo might be able to overcome a back injury and play in Sunday’s make-or-break game against the Philadelphia Eagles. But all those prayers will go unanswered.

Whether or not you like the NFL's Dallas Cowboys, this news may warm your heart:

Jon Kitna, who is coming out of retirement to be the team's emergency quarterback on Sunday, plans to donate his $53,000 paycheck from the game to the Tacoma, Wash., high school where he now teaches math and coaches football.

According to the Dallas Morning News:

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Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has been sidelined for the rest of the season due to a back injury, ESPN is reporting.

The Cowboys, with a 8-7 record, defeated Washington 24-23 Sunday. The Cowboys host the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday night.

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An explosive PBS documentary recently investigated concussions in the NFL -- and it featured former Dallas Cowboys star Troy Aikman.

The Frontline program, "League of Denial," reported on a concussion that the Cowboys quarterback suffered in 1994, as well as a scary exchange that he had with his agent following the incident. Aikman experienced significant memory issues. He sat in a darkened hospital room in North Texas, unable to stare at light.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Was Dez Bryant having a tantrum – or is he just passionate?, Jim Lehrer discusses the JFK assassination, the middle class is abandoning DISD, and more:

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A little more than a year ago, at the Democratic National Convention, a new voice arrived on the national stage. That voice belonged to Julián Castro, the mayor of San Antonio, who got the coveted prime-time convention slot that once served as a launching pad for Barack Obama and before that, Bill Clinton. Castro was re-elected in May, but his national profile has stayed high, thanks to campaign-style trips across the country. And he’s the first guest in the new KERA series “The Friday Conversation.” During a visit to the Federal Reserve in Dallas this week, he sat down with KERA’s vice president of news, Rick Holter.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The Dallas Cowboys start the new season with a big win, there are more developments in the southern Dallas serial rapist case, there’s talk of a big sale at Neiman Marcus, and more.  

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The Dallas  Cowboys say they’ll be in their new Frisco headquarters and practice facility by 2016 after breaking ground next year. For decades, games, headquarters and practices were in Irving. Then games moved to their new, billion dollar-plus Arlington stadium in 2009. What’s the future looking like for Frisco and Irving?

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Update, 3:12 p.m.: ESPN's Darren Rovell reports the naming rights deal with AT&T is worth between $17 and $19 million per year.

Dallas County prosecutors say Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent has tested positive for marijuana and they want his $100,000 bond revoked.

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Former Dallas Cowboy Daryl Johnston is using his fame shine a light on brain injuries in sports. He says all athletes should get a baseline assessment test before playing sports, and is working with the Center for BrainHealth in Dallas to promote awareness. 

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Irving police have released two 911 calls and a video from early Saturday morning when Dallas Cowboys lineman Josh Brent flipped his 2007 Mercedes in a crash that killed his practice squad teammate Jerry Brown.

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The company that designed and built the ill-fated Dallas Cowboys' practice facility knew long before it collapsed three years ago that it was in danger of falling and concealed the problem.

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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant today silently stood next to his mother as his attorney said Angela Bryant does not want to file family violence charges against her son.

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Gov. Rick Perry says he is leaving the "quirky" state of Iowa to continue his presidential race among "real" Republicans in South Carolina.

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