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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 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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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Marking the one-year anniversary of the Big Tex fire, Rangers great Nolan Ryan leaves the team, lots of art in Dallas this weekend, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: acrobatic cats are in town, a majority of Texas fast-food workers rely on public assistance, the Texas Motor Speedway invents a bacon beer milkshake, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: John Connally's clothes will soon be displayed, some Oswald documents are released for the first time, restoring the grand Baker Hotel, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst calls for President Obama’s impeachment, closing arguments in Mark Cuban’s insider-trading case, an early flu death and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Expect a soggy day or two, you could soon be able to drink a beer at your favorite college football or basketball game, some State Fair of Texas vendors got busted for selling alcohol to someone who was too young, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A former Detroit mayor could serve his prison sentence in Texas, Dallas’ mayor apologizes to the mother of Santos Rodriguez, and Houston, we have a new problem: dengue fever.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Baseball is fading in Plano, the Dallas Cowboys welcome a new addition: sculpture, could Texas become Drone Central?, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The beloved kolache goes under the microscope, will AT&T Stadium ever host the Super Bowl again?, Neiman Marcus shows off some glitzy gifts, and more.  

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: “Dallas” TV stars are back in town, a little kid is making a big impact at Dallas City Hall, the Dallas Wind Symphony “boldly goes where no band has gone before,” and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A professional hockey player gets stuck in a Dallas bathroom, artists gather for “A Gathering” tonight at the Winspear, more on JFK’s trip to Dallas – the 1960 visit, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: An underground bunker underneath a Dallas home, Wendy Davis tells us what we already know, Friday night lights dance across the downtown Omni Hotel, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Austin’s creative class gives the city a big boost, today’s a big day for Wendy Davis, Lyle Lovett to be honored next month in Fort Worth, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Sasquatch is real? Yes, Sasquatch is real, free meals for all DISD kids, quit your job via a viral video, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Big shooting ranges to open in North Richland Hills and Frisco, let the government shutdown begin, America's best bathroom is in Texas, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Looks like Wendy Davis will run, creationists are helping choose Texas biology textbooks, look at Dallas from high above, and more:

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the rebuilding of Big Tex, Wendy Davis plans to run for Texas governor, Julián Castro doesn't plan to run for vice president, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The invasion of the spider webs, Ted Cruz's talkathon vs. Wendy Davis filibuster, Big Tex as a work of art, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A bedtime story from Ted Cruz, classical music groups love the Dallas City Performance Hall, should Big Tex be burned down every year?, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Big-screen video boards get even bigger, Texas packs a deadly punch, watch homemade planes crash into the water, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas is a hotbed for UFO sightings,  the Dallas mayor apologizes for a 40-year-old killing, VideoFest is just a couple weeks away, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The rain keeps falling, the pope keeps talking, Skinny the cat isn't so fat, and more.

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