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Stunned. That's how Bob Schieffer, the retired CBS newsman with deep Texas roots, reacted on Election Night. He, like much of America, didn't think Donald Trump had much of a chance against Hillary Clinton. He, like much of America, was wrong.

A project underway at Texas Christian University is recording the voices and stories of those who've lived through the Civil Rights Movement in Texas.

Max Krochmal is the director of the project, "Civil Rights in Black and Brown."

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Caylin Moore says he shouldn't be in Fort Worth. Considering where he grew up, his future seemed to be predetermined.

“Prison, dead, on the street selling drugs,” he says.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A Horned Frog returns; the imminent demolition of “Tent City” will leave 250 homeless without a viable Plan B; preservationists hope to save Plano’s pre-Civil War Era house; and more.

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Last week, the NFL admitted for the first time that football is linked to brain damage. It’s something researchers have documented for years. Now, a new study conducted at Texas Christian University shows a component of fish oil could help reduce the brain-damaging effects of head trauma.

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Jamie Dixon is leaving Pittsburgh to become head coach at TCU, where he played in the 1980s. Scott Barnes, Pittsburgh's athletic director, said Monday that Dixon was taking the job and had already met with Panthers players to tell them.

TCU Catholics Respond To Pope's Immigration Comments

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After the pope's criticism of Donald Trump's immigration policies last week, a priest at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth said Francis has taught the message of building bridges - not walls - all along.

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The Dallas Independent School Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote Thursday on whether to make recess mandatory for all elementary students. That got us wondering: What are recess requirements in other North Texas schools?

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Turns out recess is so much more than just monkey bars and freeze tag. In American public schools, though, recess has been on the decline – edged out to make more room in the day for testing and academics.

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Texas Christian University announced Friday that it won’t allow concealed weapons on campus. That decision sets the private Fort Worth school apart from state universities that will be required to allow “campus carry.”

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There’s a serious doctor shortage in Texas.

Catching up will be hard to do, but three new medical degree programs in the state are scheduled to open classes in 2018, including a joint program in Fort Worth between the UNT Health Science Center and Texas Christian University.

So what impact will the new schools have?

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The Van Cliburn Foundation is aiming for a new generation of pianists – kids. This weekend brings the Cliburn’s first international competition for 13 to 17 year olds. The main Cliburn, held every 4 years, has helped launch careers, and an amateur contest has enlivened off-years. Some wonder whether the newest effort is putting too much pressure on musicians too soon.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas Christian University's education project changes its name for a good reason, the state's obesity rate is up, West Nile in Arlington, and more.

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At Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, students were bummed out about the ongoing tissue issue: the toilet paper is too thin.

The university had changed to one-ply to save some money. But students have complained about the one-ply toilet paper for months, if not years. They’ve cried for the two-ply. Thick, luxurious toilet paper for all! More cushion for the tush, you know.  

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A pair of TCU piano students are playing for a chance of a lifetime. Both hope they get picked for this spring’s Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth. It’s held once every four years. The the two are among twenty auditioning this week in Fort Worth.

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Texas Christian University Chancellor Victor Boschini says his school will not tolerate drug dealers on his campus. KERA’s Bill Zeeble reports police arrested 17 students accused of dealing illegal drugs at the Fort Worth school.