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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: Wind turbines are killing bald and golden eagles, Lance Armstrong is free to lie in his memoirs, Texas is a top responder for wheelchair accessible playground database and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Today is Sept. 11, a lawsuit has been filed by the family of the woman killed at Six Flags Over Texas, swearing on cable TV, and  more. 

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Five stories that have North Texas talking:  Students and a teacher get hurt during a science experiment in Frisco, a call for Dallas ISD's Mike Miles to resign, can you really earn $110,000 right out of school?, and more. 

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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.  

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas is in the movie spotlight tonight, a person of interest is in custody in connection with the Fair Park serial rapist case, the final investigative report for DISD is due today, and more.

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Sen. Wendy Davis' father Jerry Russell dies, Dallas police are on the defense, China has a love for pecans and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas police on the hunt for a serial rapist, a whooping cough outbreak plagues Tarrant County, a Fort Worth museum gets a heavy artifact, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: rejected Medicaid expansion will be costly for Texans, Time Warner Cable and CBS reach a deal, North Texans see wage increases (but not as much as others) and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: West hopes to push past tragedy, a surprising study on Texas drivers, getting Dallas children past nature fears, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: MegaFest brings the crowds (and extra traffic) to town, Texas Democrats scout for suitable candidates for the gubernatorial ticket, deer take over a North Texas town and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Farmers Branch legal maneuvers anger Hispanic leaders, DISD's cost-cutting efforts turn sour for some parents, the March On Washington turns 50 today, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Stock club at Greenhill plays the market with real cash, one-shot adults may not have enough immunity to fight off measles, coyotes rattle Irving residents and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The Texas Supreme Court will hear two cases of same-sex divorce, MegaFest 2013 will come to Dallas this week, and two Texans take home moonmen at the MTV Video Music Awards.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Colleges hope adding football will make campuses dude magnets, meth addicts raid ranches to score quick cash, a colored dot for every American paints an interesting picture and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: School’s out a little longer for Harmony School of Nature students, Tarrant County measles outbreak is traced to a large church, compared to the rest of the country, auto buffs in Texas get a break on spending and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas County is chock full of uninsured drivers, measles outbreak continues and Tarrant County bears the brunt, the world loses a Dallas raised jazz piano giant and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: What Wendy Davis wore, who George W. Bush’s daughter hopes will run for president in 2016, pricey American beef and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Bundles of joy born in 2012 will cost you, but less so in Texas, a cheap pill could be a game changer for prostate cancer, a feral hog trapper signs a deal with the City of Dallas and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Year old immigration program in U.S. points to Texas as major source of young applicants, experts wonder if airline merger lawsuit is just a power play, Dallas Zoo welcomes rare ocelot kitten and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Freestanding ERs are popping up like daisies in the Lone Star State, a distemper outbreak in Wylie claims another big cat, burnt orange is the biggest college merchandise moneymaker (again) and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Some believe church-housed charter schools blur the line between church and state, boomers store their aging parents' memories, proposed speed limit hikes in DFW and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Art house versus "Animal House Wednesday"; the lesser-known possibilities of tax free-weekend; how women with careers in science draw more high school girls to choose physics classes in their communities and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: East Texas town known for seizing property with little cause shines a light on asset seizure in America, the George Zimmerman verdict inspires a college scholarship in Dallas, dolphins remember old tank buddies by sound alone and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: How resources are being used at one border immigration checkpoint, Mormon street ball, vacation horror stories, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Inmates trying to tie the knot have less than a month to exchange vows, Wendy Davis inches closer to a governor race decision, suspended Ranger and other Texas players stand to lose a lot of cash and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Spend four years with the future of North Texas, hear exactly what parenting sounds like, find out what crazy things global warming could make us do and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Music and civil rights history boost the ‘Unspoken Speech’ project; Motorola tones down a sexy ad campaign for the Fort Worth-made Moto X; how different high school graduation requirements will affect students and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: North Texas welcomes August with triple-digit temps, Texas makes big money off of “sins," Texas researchers hack a yacht, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Officials prepare for a controversial ban on asset testing for Medicaid applicants; for American Airlines, boarding procedures are indeed rocket science; an app for complaining to Congress about traffic and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Eating Cheetos in Seattle with one of North Texas' most important acts in two decades, an urban artist's answer to light pollution, and more.

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