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3:02 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Governor-Elect Greg Abbott Says No Decision Yet On Obama Immigration Suit

Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

Republican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott says "odds favor" that Texas will sue the Obama administration over executive actions on immigration but is stopping short of his earlier vow to file a lawsuit.

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The High Five
9:44 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Two Small Earthquakes Shook Up North Texas This Weekend

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: two small earthquakes shook up the region, a Terrell teen who lost five members of his family gets a slight reprieve, charges are dropped against eight Fort Worth police officers, and more.

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The High Five
9:12 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Governor-Elect Greg Abbott Promises A Court Fight Over Obama’s Executive Action

The Texas Tribune

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas Republicans are not pleased with last night’s executive action announcement, reception for a Dallas-to-Fort Worth bullet train was chilly, the State Board of Education will try to vote again on textbooks, and more.

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Texas News
11:46 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Dallas-Fort Worth Bullet Train Gets The Cold Shoulder

A proposed bullet train from Dallas to Arlington to Fort Worth prompted no public enthusiasm at a Dallas meeting, unlike a possible route from Dallas to Houston. At that meeting, most everyone loved the idea.
Txcentral.com

Transportation officials are traveling the state talking about a proposed bullet train that would whisk travelers from Houston to Dallas in 90 minutes. That plan has gotten a warm reception, but an additional line between Dallas and Fort Worth generally got the cold shoulder at a meeting Thursday night.

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Texas News
5:14 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Community Group Files Civil Rights Complaint Against Dallas Police

A civil rights complaint against the city of Dallas and the Police Department asks that all federal funding for police be withheld until policies and procedures surrounding officer involved shootings of minorities are addressed.
Neff Conner, flickr.com

A federal civil rights complaint was filed Thursday against the city of Dallas and the Dallas Police Department.  The group Dallas Communities Organizing for Change wants the Justice Department to investigate use of excessive force by Dallas police officers.

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Transportation
1:36 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Video: Here’s The Work That Goes Into Replacing DART Tracks Downtown

Passengers deboarding from Victory Station.
DART

Several downtown stretches of DART rail lines have been shut down for the past few weekends for track replacement. The agency recently posted two time-lapse videos showing some of the work that’s been going into the project. 

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Texas News
12:04 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

StoryCorps Returns To North Texas

Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez fools around with her dance partner before going inside StoryCorps MobileBooth.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

The StoryCorps MobileBooth is back in North Texas after seven years.  

The non-profit oral history project opened its shiny 26-foot Airstream trailer to visitors Thursday.    

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The High Five
9:17 am
Thu November 20, 2014

New FAA Procedures Promise To Make North Texas Flights More Efficient

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: New procedures will reduce emissions coming from North Texas airports, StoryCorps is open for business in Dallas, the Ewings are officially finished (again), and more.

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Texas News
5:30 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Two Texans Offer Different Takes On Obama's Immigration Reform

President Obama during an earlier speech.
White House/YouTube/PBS

In a nationally televised address tonight, President Barack Obama says he’ll issue an executive order that will lead to some legal immigration reforms. Here are views from Texans on what that could mean.

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Texas News
7:35 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

The StoryCorps Booth Has Arrived In Dallas -- Share Your Story Through Dec. 20

Emily Janssen of StoryCorps takes us inside the MobileBooth.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

It's hard to miss the StoryCorps MobileBooth in Sammons Park at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas. 

The 26-foot aluminum Airstream trailer, wheelchair accessible, is the non-profit's traveling recording studio. 

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