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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: Stray dogs roam the streets in South Dallas, causing issues for residents and a headache for animal control officers. City Council members Tuesday heard recommendations for fixing the problem.

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Dallas City Council members this morning will get an update on the city’s stray dog problem.

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The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: Dallas City Council members have lots of questions about the future of Fair Park. That was apparent Monday afternoon as the council heard more about the controversial plan to hand over Fair Park to a private nonprofit foundation.

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Civil rights group cheered last year when the U.S. Supreme Court allowed a housing discrimination case in Texas to move forward. But a federal district judge late Friday threw the suit out.

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The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: While high school football teams across North Texas get set to kick off a new season Friday night, one district is waiting to play until Saturday morning. 

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

The Department of Public Safety meets today to review the latest set of rules for dispensing medical marijuana in Texas.

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The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: KERA's weeklong series "The First Week" continues with a look at an English Class in Birdville ISD where students talk about complex racial realities.

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump held a rally in Austin last night. Despite telling Fox News host Sean Hannity he was open to a “softening” of laws dealing with undocumented immigrants, Trump renewed calls for building a border wall.

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The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was in North Texas Tuesday morning at a private fundraising luncheon in downtown Fort Worth. 

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

Donald Trump will be in downtown Fort Worth today for a private fundraiser to help raise money for his presidential campaign. This will be Trump’s first Texas trip since formally claiming the Republican presidential nomination.

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