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Every weekday morning and evening, KERA airs an extended local news report. Hosted by Sam Baker at 8:20 a.m. and Justin Martin at 6:20 p.m., the segment focuses on the latest in education, health, science, technology, arts and politics in North Texas. Special features include Breakthroughs reports on advances in health, science and technology; Vital Signsa weekly conversation about personal health; American Graduate stories about the journey to graduation; the weekly movie chat The Big Screen; and in-depth interviews of The Friday Conversation

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The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: After months of refusing to endorse Donald Trump, Texas Senator Ted Cruz switched gears. On Friday, Cruz announced he'll be voting for the Republican nominee. 

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: There were no arrests last night during a peaceful march against police brutality in downtown Dallas. The march was organized by the Next Generation Action Network, the same group that organized what started as a peaceful march in July.

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The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: The eight largest cities in Texas now have Latinos at the helm of school districts there. As KERA’s Stella Chavez reports, not one of them is female.

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The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: The state of Texas is threatening to withdraw from the federal refugee resettlement program. Now, refugee aid groups in Dallas are disappointed.

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Millennials could make up nearly half of the record 27 million Hispanic eligible voters. Yet Texas lags in Hispanic voter turnout. That was the point of discussion yesterday at a policy forum in Dallas.

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The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: The Bush Institute hosted some Texas mayors and superintendents to talk about education, and a new online tool that looks at education data from more than 100 cities.

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Texas will have to revamp its voter education campaign quickly before early voting begins for the November election. A federal judge yesterday ruled Texas violated an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department.

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The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: Dallas has come up with a plan to tackle the stray dog problem in the southern part of the city, and it's getting help from the police department.

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A federal judge today will hold a hearing on the state’s voter education efforts. The U.S. Department of Justice says Texas is not complying with court-ordered changes for the November election.

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