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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 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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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas is facing a threat of bankruptcy: Rick Perry met with Donald Trump; UT’s Charlie Strong hopes to stay with the Longhorns; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Protests broke out after the unveiling of an African-American memorial at the Capitol Saturday; Uber wants to return to Austin; a Plano painter’s insatiable curiosity led him to a bright future; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Austin and Dallas are looking for a new police chief and city manager at the same time; “Mexican American Heritage” isn’t the first inaccurate textbook written for Texas classrooms; tonight's State of the Arts will trace Fort Worth’s musical history; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Wrestlemania 32 generated $17.4 million for the D-FW area; the State Board of Education will vote Friday on a whether to reject “Mexican-American Heritage” textbook; Willie Nelson’s playing the Granada — twice; and more.

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