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Stand Your Ground

Bill Zeeble / KERA News

Some of the nation’s most powerful Republican politicians are in Dallas this week for the annual convention of the American Legislative Exchange Council – known as ALEC. There was action inside and protests outside.

It looks like Stevie Wonder will not be performing in Texas anytime soon. The singer announced at a Quebec City performance that he will not be performing in Florida in protest of George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. He went further to say that he will not perform in any state that recognizes the “Stand Your Ground” law. Texas and 23 other states currently have some form of the law.

With temperatures expected to top 100 degrees today, ERCOT -- the state’s electrical grid -- is asking people to conserve electricity.