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KERA Newsroom
8:46 am
Thu March 12, 2015

From The Newsroom: Crime Concerns; The Man Behind 'Gimme Shelter'

Police have not been able to identify the four suspects captured on surveillance video.
Dallas Police Department

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: A small group of demonstrators gathered outside the Dallas home of Parker Rice, one of two University of Oklahoma students expelled for taking part in a racist fraternity chant. Also, neighbors of Ahmed Al-Jumaili are raising concerns about crime after the Iraqi Muslim immigrant was shot last week.

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KERA Newsroom
9:10 am
Wed March 11, 2015

From The Newsroom: Reducing Student Athlete Injuries; Video Game Innovation

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Two University of Oklahoma students from North Texas have apologized for taking part in a racist fraternity chant. Also, the Dallas school district has put athletic trainers in its 23 high schools over the last two years, and Texas is becoming a hub of innovation for the video game industry.

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Texas News
8:36 am
Wed March 11, 2015

Dallas-Area Fraternity Members In Video Apologize For Racist Chant

Demonstrators gather outside Evans Hall on the University of Oklahoma campus Monday morning to protest the video with racist chants allegedly by Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity members.
Kate Carlton Greer KGOU

A former University of Oklahoma fraternity member who was shown in a video chanting a racial slur issued an apology Tuesday, as did the parents of a second student.

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Texas News
4:12 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

From Picking Cotton To Owning A Business: Fort Worth CEO Achieves American Dream

Yolanda Cuevas is CEO of Cuevas Distribution in Fort Worth, Texas.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

Yolanda Cuevas knew one day she’d work in an air-conditioned office.

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KERA Newsroom
10:21 am
Tue March 10, 2015

From The Newsroom: Small Business Success; Meeting 'Cutie And The Boxer'

The completed painting by Ushio Shinohara.
Jerome Weeks

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Yolanda Cuevas grew up picking cotton in Central Texas, but these days, she runs a successful small business in Fort Worth. Her business was recently awarded a $150,ooo grant from Chase Bank. Also, the subjects of the Oscar-nominated documentary Cutie and the Boxer are in town for a show in Deep Ellum.

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Texas News
6:38 pm
Mon March 9, 2015

We Get Angry When We Get Emails And Texts From The Boss After Work, Study Says

Marcus Butts is an associate professor at UT-Arlington and lead author of the new study.
Krystina Martinez KERA News

Just about anyone who’s received a work-related text message or email during off-hours knows how maddening it can be. 

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Texas News
2:59 pm
Mon March 9, 2015

DPS: Glitter Bombs Weapon Of Choice For Gay Rights Advocates

Frankie Leon Texas Tribune

In an email forwarded to legislative staffers on Thursday, a Department of Public Safety captain warned of "glitter bombs" being sent to state lawmakers.

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KERA Newsroom
9:41 am
Mon March 9, 2015

From The Newsroom: Reflections On The Economy; Stress Factors In Women

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Richard Fisher will hang up his hat as the head of the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank. At his farewell speech Friday, he reflected on a decade of changes in the economy.

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KERA Newsroom
7:02 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

From The Newsroom: National Honor For North Texas Teacher; Retracing The Steps Of Selma

Participants in the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama take a rest.
Library of Congress

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: A North Texas teacher is recieving national recognition for her efforts teaching a dual-language program at Withers Elementary. Also, the man behind the money at the Dallas Federal Reserve says his farewells. Finally, this weekend marks the 50th anniversary of a bloody milestone in the Civil Rights Movement.

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Texas News
11:34 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Following Ebola, Texas Health Resources Makes Fortune's 'Best Companies' List

Texas Health Resources, parent company of Texas Health Presbyterian, has been named one of the country's best companies for workers.
Cooper Neill/Texas Tribune

Texas Health Resources, which attracted worldwide headlines last fall for the way one of its hospitals misdiagnosed a patient who had Ebola, has been named one of the country’s best companies for workers.

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