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The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

The jury in the federal corruption trial of John Wiley Price stopped deliberating for the day without reaching a verdict. It marked the third day of deliberations, and the jury is back in session Monday morning. 

Laura Skelding / Texas Tribune

A major pillar of Texas ethics reform — stopping politicians from immediately becoming lobbyists when they leave office — appears to be crumbling in the final few weeks of the 2017 legislative session. 

Bob Booth/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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Residents sounded off last night at a public forum over a proposed saltwater injection well near Lake Arlington.

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Emergency preparedness supplies are tax-free this weekend. The sales tax holiday runs April 22 - 24. It’s a good time to stock up on emergency supplies since Texas is in the midst of ‘tornado season,’ which runs from March to August. Be aware though: tornadoes can occur anytime, anywhere.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas wants more millennials; Texas owes $600,000 to same-sex couples; listen to the new Sarah Jaffe single; and more.

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Judges have again found that Texas racially gerrymandered voting maps to weaken the growing electoral power of minorities. The 2-1 ruling by a federal panel in San Antonio says that the state tried to intentionally weaken the influence of minorities around Dallas, Houston and other areas across the state.

FDA Officially Bans Texas' Attempted Import Of Execution Drugs

Apr 20, 2017
The Texas Tribune

Almost two years after Texas tried to import an execution drug from overseas, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ruled Thursday that the drug can’t be admitted into the United States.

Miguel Gutierrez Jr. / KUT News

Texas Standard, the statewide public radio newsmagazine, has won three National Headliner Awards, including "best of show" for radio.

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and other national Democratic Party leaders hold a public rally in Grand Prairie today.

Bob Daemmrich for the Texas Tribune

Amid concerns about rolling back local protections for vulnerable Texans and dire economic fallout, a panel of House lawmakers considered a measure into the early hours of Thursday morning that some are hoping will serve as an alternative approach to regulating bathroom use for transgender Texans.

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