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The High Five

Most weekdays, KERA takes a look at five stories that have North Texas talking -- newsy, buzzy tidbits that bring you up to speed on what's happening in Dallas-Fort Worth and across the state.  

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The first black Santa at the Mall of America? He’s from Irving; a 20-pound cabbage won a Georgetown fourth-grader $1,000; the Dallas Arboretum welcomes its millionth visitor this year; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Lowe's in Abilene hired a disabled veteran and his dog, too; several Texans are up for Grammys; Baylor hires a new football coach; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Improvements in mental health screenings have lowered the number of suicides in Texas jails; families in Rowlett and Garland are still rebuilding their lives, a year after disaster; vote for your favorite “Think” episode of 2016; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Ag Commissioner Sid Miller is a standout disseminator of “fake news”; what’s next for the Dallas Police and Fire Pension Fund; Fort Worth symphony management and musicians reach an agreement; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The man hosting Richard Spencer at Texas A&M has been inviting such guests for years; the EPA says four Dallas-owned power plants need to reduce pollution; a 53-pound turtle was rescued from a drainage pipe; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: David Brown will be an ABC News contributor; relieve stress in Dallas’ Anger Room; Matthew McConaughey drives UT students home; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Gov. Abbott says campus carry could have deterred the Ohio State attacker; the City of Dallas has five finalists for city manager; how to volunteer during the holidays; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Trump’s voter fraud claim has Texas ties; the state reported its first locally transmitted Zika case; kolaches are taking off across the U.S.; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: the Longhorns fired and replaced Charlie Strong; the San Antonio Four were exonerated; the Texas Law Hawk released a new Christmas ad; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Astronauts are celebrating Turkey Day in space; there are dedicated stores in D-FW for ugly Christmas sweaters; an Argyle woman trained her horses to eat Thanksgiving at the table; and more.

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