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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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Opening statements are expected to begin this morning in the federal corruption trial against Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price.

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Two North Texas lawmakers took a break from the legislative session to share a stage in Dallas Friday morning. Republican Senator Don Huffines and Democratic Representative Rafael Anchia debated a range of hot button issues being considered in Austin.

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A 26-year-old Salvadoran woman who has a brain tumor is being held in an immigration detention center in North Texas. KERA’s Stella Chavez reports her attorneys are trying to gain her release and proper medical care.

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The federal corruption trial of John Wiley Price got underway today – and though the courtroom at the federal building in downtown Dallas was packed, the trial got off to a slow start.

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Opening statements are expected this morning in the federal corruption trial of John Wiley Price. Prosecutors say the Dallas County Commissioner accepted nearly $1 million in bribes in exchange for providing insider information and for voting in favor of certain contracts.

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Opening statements are expected to begin Thursday morning in the federal corruption trial of John Wiley Price, the longtime Dallas County commissioner who is accused of accepting nearly $1 million in bribes in exchange for providing insider information and voting in favor of certain contracts.

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The Department of Homeland Security issued new guidelines Tuesday that would enforce President Donald Trump’s executive orders that crack down on illegal immigration. The directives, though, don’t affect one of the Obama administration’s landmark programs DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Former President Obama created it to keep approved young immigrants in the country.

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Public schools across North Texas have endured a demographic earthquake over the past half-century. First came integration, then busing and white flight, followed by waves of immigration, economic troubles and competition from charter and private schools. Again and again, the educational landscape has been reshaped – and so has the way kids are taught.

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Jury selection starts Tuesday in the trial of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, who faces charges of accepting nearly $1 million in bribes in exchange for providing insider information and voting in favor of certain projects. 

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Protesters sounded off against President Donald Trump’s policies and put pressure on Republican officials in Fort Worth. KERA's Christopher Connelly reports that Republican lawmakers gathered at the Omni Hotel for a GOP fundraiser event.

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