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A KERA Intern's Trial By (Gun)Fire

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Javier Giribet-Vargas / KERA News

Since I was a child, I’ve dreamed of being a journalistic first responder. Last week, I got to cross that off my bucket list. And for a moment, I thought it was the last thing I’d ever do.

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

Donald Trump will attain his party’s nomination for president at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. However, a last-ditch effort yesterday tried to prevent that.

Marjorie Kamys Cotera / The Texas Tribune

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Professors gathered Monday at the Texas Education Agency to criticize a proposed Mexican-American studies textbook; can you spot the Texas delegate?; Gov. Abbott thinks attacks against police should qualify as a hate crime; and more.



A border wall between the U.S.-Mexico border has been a major focus of Donald Trump’s campaign. However, a new poll suggests people living in border cities oppose that idea.


Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced a proposal aimed at strengthening penalties for crimes committed against police officers.

Paul Moseley/Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: 32-year-old Patrick Zamarripa was buried Saturday at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. He was one of five officers killed in the July 7th police shooting. Stella Chavez reports the Fort Worth native was known for being a peacekeeper.

Five stories that have North Texas talking: One day after Dallas buried the last of its five officers, a shooter killed three more in Baton Rouge; see which Texans will attend the Republican National Convention; a father and son with North Texas roots were lost in the Nice attack; and more.

Patrick Zamarripa's photo via Facebook

One of the five police officers killed in the July 7 downtown Dallas shooting was laid to rest at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery on Saturday. As part of KERA’s series, “Remembering the Fallen,” we look at the life of 32-year-old Dallas Officer Patricio "Patrick" Zamarripa.

Courtesy of the Copeland family

Sean Copeland, 51, and his 11-year-old son, Brodie, were on a European vacation with their family. It started with the running of the bulls in Pamplona then flamenco dancing in Barcelona.

They had been celebrating Bastille Day, watching fireworks, at the beach in Nice, France, when a truck drove into the crowd. They were two of the 84 killed in the attack, which French officials are investigating as a terror attack.

Patrick Presses Obama Over Support For Police

Jul 15, 2016
Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Thursday pressed President Barack Obama over his support for law enforcement following recent violence involving police, telling the president "words matter" in his responses to such incidents.