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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: Globe Life Park is vegan-friendly; DeSoto lawmaker addresses “lunch shaming”; the legislative fight continues over whether transgender Texans can use the bathroom; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallasite Rachel Lindsay debuts as the first black "Bachelorette"; only one North Texas barbecue joint makes Texas Monthly’s Top 10 list; West Dallas renters will now be able to buy their homes and avoid eviction; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Former President George W. Bush photobombs a sports reporter; eight people were trapped on a Six Flags Over Texas rollercoaster for three hours; U.S. Rep. Al Green gets lynching threats following calls for President Donald Trump's impeachment; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The most popular baby names in Texas haven’t changed much; why Dallas struggles with affordable housing; exploring the history of headwraps; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas man sues first date over texting; Houston Democrat calls for Trump’s impeachment; two years since Waco shootout and nothing’s happened; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas overtakes San Francisco in Forbes best cities for jobs ranking; John Cornyn doesn’t want to lead the FBI; SOLUNA fest kicks off this week; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: FWSO conductor kicked out of Bass Hall; Sid Miller suggests removing warning label on hog poison; check in with the Class of ‘17; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Five dancers from Booker T. Washington are headed to Juilliard; Dallas is top destination for coastal expats; Richard Spencer’s back in the news; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Fort Worth moves on the D-FW high-speed rail project; Asian voter turnout in Texas surged in 2016; today’s Houston is tomorrow’s America; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A 14-year-old is graduating from TCU; once endangered, the Statler hotel is considered a success; NorthPark’s original architect has died; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Traveling to Texas could be a risk, the ACLU says; meet a lifelong West Dallas resident facing eviction; Neiman Marcus sells torn-up sneakers for $1,425; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: How Dallas-Fort Worth rent compares in the U.S.; there’s a Texas town called Sanctuary; U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s punk rock days; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Whataburger is looking for poets this month; Pearland high schooler joins school board; here's how bills go to their graves; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Lawmakers deem Rockwall the free live music capital; there’s something in the water in Texas; Canton is collecting photos lost in the tornadoes; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Cole Hamels will be off the mound for about two months; Romo goes to the Capitol; Dallas woman recounts harrowing Fyre Festival experience; and more.

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Five stories that North Texas talking: Baylor frat suspended for “racially insensitive event”; HMK Ltd. residents face looming deadline; what’s Pudge doing at the state Capitol?; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Castro’s out in Texas Democrats’ Senate bid; dozens stage sit-in against sanctuary cities bill; early voting ends today; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Will Taco Charlton stick with his nickname?; tornadoes tear through East Texas; DSO violinist brings Mozart to the bar; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Geese are disappearing from White Rock Lake; Arlington native chosen first by Cleveland Browns; here’s a guide to a pair of Dallas festivals; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Wichita Falls coffee shop makes its own “unicorn frappe’; doctors hope to release Bush 41 from the hospital soon; mosquito season is coming; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas wants those lunar Bibles back; Dallas police is short-staffed; who really writes the bills in the lege?; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas Zoo’s giraffe is expecting; to know West Dallas, start with the Great Depression; Chelsea Clinton talks growing up in politics in Dallas; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Lawmaker fasts in protest of "sanctuary cities" bill; Dallas County’s Faith Johnson finishes first 100 days as DA; American Airlines recovering from confrontation; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas wants more millennials; Texas owes $600,000 to same-sex couples; listen to the new Sarah Jaffe single; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Last killer whale born at SeaWorld; construction continues on Katy Trail pedestrian bridge; Neiman Marcus popovers are No. 1; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Bush 41 is back in the hospital; Greg Abbott supports bathroom bill; Bernie Sanders will be in Grand Prairie Thursday; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Another study forecasts financial woes if bathroom bill passes; 11 Dallas schools are losing their librarians; what if Texans could buy cars directly from Tesla?; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas shelter funds homeless senior’s trip to Sierra Leone; Texans demand Trump’s tax returns; Houston school district to review its special ed department; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dozens of dog bite claims were filed in Texas last year; H-E-B is now the biggest private employer in the state; George W. Bush talks foreign aid and national security; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Have your Texas members of Congress held a town hall this year?; Dallas Stars have their new coach; Texans concerned over Kelcy Warren’s role in state parks and wildlife; and more.

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