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Every weekday morning and evening, KERA airs a 10-minute segment of local news. Hosted by Sam Baker at 8:20 a.m. and Justin Martin at 6:20 p.m., the report focuses on the latest in education, health, science, technology, arts and politics in North Texas. Special features include Breakthroughs reports on the cutting edge of health, science and technology; Vital Signsa consumer health series; American Graduate stories about the world of education; the weekly movie chat The Big Screen; and in-depth newsmaker interviews of The Friday Conversation

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's spokesman fired back at Collin County prosecutor who accused him of a first-degree felony. 

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Prosecutors are planning to present a first-degree felony securities fraud case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: After two key people agreed to plea deals, what's next for Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price?

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price was indicted last year on federal charges of bribery, mail fraud, and tax evasion. Now, a co-defendant in his case has agreed to plead guilty and to testify against him.

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Dallas has been a medical construction zone for a couple of years now. 

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Tomorrow, the state will begin offering benefits to the spouses and children of gay and lesbian employees. However, getting a marriage license may be difficult for some couples because some county clerks are refusing to hand them out.

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: U.S. Supreme Court puts Texas abortion restriction on hold while it mulls case over.

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: A familiar face is returning to the Dallas school district to be its interim leader. Michael Hinojosa, who was superintendent from 2006 to 2011, will be returning to assume the post while the district searches for a news superintendent.

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: After the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, gay and lesbian North Texans raced to courthouses to get marriage licenses.

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Outgoing Dallas Superintendent Mike Miles was a no-show at last night's school board meeting. It was supposed to be his final as superintendent. The board still had a full agenda despite his absence. 

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