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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 the leading edge of health, science and technology; Vital Signsa weekly conversation about real-life health; American Graduate stories about the journey from childhod to graduation; the weekly movie chat The Big Screen; and in-depth newsmaker interviews of The Friday Conversation

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Local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: The Irving-based Boy Scouts of America is expected to end its blanket ban on gay adult leaders. Instead, the group's national executive board is scheduled to ratify a resolution today that would allow individual Scout units to set their own policies for choosing leaders. 

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: 

A state appeals court Friday threw out one of two felony charges against former Texas Governor and current presidential candidate Rick Perry.

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Meteorologists are watching temperatures as its expected to approach triple digits in the next day or two. Other places have clocked in at 100 degrees, so why aren't those counted? 

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Today, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump visited  Lardeo to check out the security on the Borderland.

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: A new study on Texas charter schools has found students there are lagging behind their peers in traditional public schools when it comes to reading and math. 

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Today, it was announced the proposed Texas bullet train raised $75 million in funding and hired a new CEO. 

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: The summer weather is heating up in North Texas. 

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: A new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation says Texas is one of the worst states to be a kid. How bad? According to the report, Texas is the ninth worst state in the country in terms of overall child well-being.

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: The North Texas lawmaker trying to legalize guns in hospitals. 

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made a campaign stop in Dallas on Sunday. The independent Senator from Vermont drew a crowd that numbered in the thousands.

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