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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: more earthquakes hit North Texas; the latest on the winter storm; Kanye and Kim visit Dallas, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Get a Christmas tree without leaving your house, an auction of  Farrah Fawcett's items, it's cold outside, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Joe Jonas covers a lot of ground in a revealing interview, DISD superintendent to appear on KERA today to talk about teacher evaluations, a wintry blast for North Texas, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A holiday song with a North Texas connection goes viral, the federal government has determined that Dallas' affordable-housing practices are violating civil rights laws, a Dallas dentist wants to be your senator, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: the lost West Dallas puppy has a home, the Perot Museum marks its first year, meet a zombie cheerleader, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: the “X” is back, the Piano Pavilion opens, and have you met Stormy, the cute puppy found in a storm drain?, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Methane is on the rise, and you can partly blame Texas, several North Texans are accused of burning down an old plantation home in Louisiana, a chatty macaw has been found, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Pecan Lodge is moving, Jaap van Zweden is staying, that winter blast was a bust, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: UNT produces a rap video; a Prince Fielder-Ian Kinsler trade; Sulphur Springs is home to one of America’s best bathrooms, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: No more 'X' in Dealey Plaza, architect Renzo Piano is in town, the Dallas Museum of Art gets two African works, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A lion attack at the Dallas Zoo, how Texas has changed since the JFK assassination, a Twinkie-eating contest, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: the sound of the season on your iPhone, a controversial sculpture is moving to Dallas, Garrison Keillor is in town, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas’ iconic green skyscraper lights up again, George W. Bush is scheduled to address a controversial group, a Dallas writer reflects on her dad’s connection to JFK, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: the Pilgrims weren’t so awesome, about 30 percent of Dallas County children live at or below the poverty line, thousands of pages of JFK investigation documents are now online, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: It's getting cold out there, UT-Austin battles Ryan O'Neal over a Farrah Fawcett portrait, one man says that Lee Harvey Oswald was his friend, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A controversial column at SMU, today is Veterans Day, learn more about JFK, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Whether to buy Dallas Buyers Club, JFK and the Secret Service, a swarm of earthquakes, vicious Bears and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A Cowboys legend has a brain disease, a group with Arlington ties gets a YouTube award, a recap of the president's visit to Dallas and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A children's group turns down money from the 'Tattooed Mommas,' an Election Night roundup (Fort Worth and Plano ISD voters approve their propositions), President Obama will be in Dallas today, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas takes center stage in Abu Dhabi publication, today is Election Day in Texas, meet a 96-year-old-reporter, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: An update on former President George W. Bush, President Obama to visit Dallas this week, exploring what the JFK assassination meant to Dallas, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: the Music Awards are coming, an appeals court overturns this week's Texas abortion ruling, the Old 97's make a new album, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The U.N. isn't taking over the Alamo, Denton invites Sriaracha to town, the Texas photo ID law continues to generate controversy, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Who killed President Kennedy?, keep your umbrellas handy, the Nasher hosts a ceramic show, and more:

Fifty years after President John F. Kennedy was killed in downtown Dallas, Americans are still uncertain as to who ended his life. A new national survey shows that more than 70 percent of those polled don’t believe that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.

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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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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A critic says the Texas Book Festival is short on diversity, Oswald's wedding band fetches six figures, what happened to the girl in the closet? and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A movie with North Texas ties will be delayed a bit, the Texas Rangers are worth a billion bucks, learn more about Sen. Ted Cruz’s wife, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: When it comes to using smartphones and tablets, we're No. 1!, DISD fires a teacher after a controversial photo shoot, exploring the legacy of the Zapruder film, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Aledo's football team is good -- really good, the Dallas police chief closed a public meeting to the media, Camelot mania is here, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Ted Cruz says Obamacare is a “job killer,” you can get a degree for $10,000 in Texas, someone in Dallas-Fort Worth is $19.5 million richer, and more.

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