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Gov. Greg Abbott says he has authorized the adjutant general of the Texas National Guard to arm Guardsmen at military facilities across Texas.

Sandra Bland Mourned From Illinois To Texas

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LISLE, Ill. — Sandra Bland began her Facebook videos by greeting viewers as "kings and queens." Those close to her believe she truly meant it.

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made a campaign stop in Dallas on Sunday. The independent Senator from Vermont drew a crowd that numbered in the thousands.

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Blue Bell's chief executive has told shareholders that Texas billionaire Sid Bass will lend the company up to $125 million and that the investment is essential for the popular ice-cream maker to remain in business.

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Today is World Emoji Day – but did you know Texas-themed emoji are finally invading our smartphones?

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A black woman who authorities say hanged herself in a Texas jail had posted an online video earlier this year saying she was suffering from "a little bit of depression," though family and friends say the 28-year-old gave no indication she was distraught enough to contemplate suicide.

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: A booming economy is producing jobs, but Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and others say too few people have the skills to do those jobs. 

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The shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, last month spurred a nationwide debate over the Confederate flag. That state removed the flag that flew over its capitol, and retailers like Amazon and Walmart have stopped carrying the rebel flag.

The debate has extended to southern states, which are now grappling with what to do with Confederate memorials. And, in Texas, there are concerns about how new textbooks will teach the Civil War.

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: The longtime curator of The Sixth Floor Museum died yesterday at the age of 68. Friends remember Gary Mack, who had an almost encyclopedic knowledge of what happened at Dealey Plaza.

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Dallas has lost its leading expert on the Kennedy assassination. The longtime curator of the Sixth Floor Museum, Gary Mack, died Wednesday at the age of 68. Friends say he suffered from an aggressive cancer.

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