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The U.S. State Department has released an updated travel advisory for Mexico, expanding its warnings specifically about the regions that are home to some of the country's most popular tourist destinations.

The agency cautioned U.S. citizens that homicide rates are on the rise in areas such as the states of Quintana Roo, which includes Cancun, and Baja California Sur, which is home to Los Cabos.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Spend wisely when it comes to summer getaways; meet Jennifer Anderson, widow, mother of two, tornado survivor; Donald Trump has the evangelical vote thanks to a Dallas pastor; taking a selfie can be deadly; and more. 

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If you’ve been thinking about visiting Europe, but haven’t wanted to pay top dollar, now is a good time to take out your wallet. With the dollar creeping up on the euro, Texan tourists are modifying their summer itineraries.

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A little travel tech could help you get to your turkey on time.

Study Up for 'Think': Go Far, Alone

Jul 17, 2014
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Leading a fulfilling life means something different for everyone. While some will want to settle down and have families, others feel more at home as nomads. At 1 p.m. on Think, Kristin Newman, sitcom writer and author of What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding, joins Krys Boyd to talk about the road less traveled.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: a big-time TV host visits Dallas-Fort Worth eateries, new radars will do a better job of detecting strong storms, is Dallas segregating low-income housing, and more:

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The North Texas weekend rain never turned to ice and sleet as predicted. Still, 480 flights were canceled out of D/FW International Airport Sunday and Monday in anticipation of the winter storm. Now, it’s mostly back to normal. As the remaining stranded passengers get on their way, the airport’s also gearing up for the year’s busiest travel season.

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Today is expected to be the busiest day of the holiday season for flying. DFW airport officials say travelers should get to the airport at least two-and-a-half hours before their flight time.

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We all gripe about pricey airfare over the holidays. But if you use a few simple tips, it’s not too late to book less expensive travel.

For the eighth time, Parkland Hospital’s Trauma Center has passed a critical review by the American College of Surgeons. The recent survey reverified Parkland as a Level One trauma center, the highest classification.

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Mar 26, 2012
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Be aware that prolonged times of sitting still while traveling or while at the office can be dangerous. Blood clots can form in deep veins of the arms and legs, torso or pelvis, or the neck. In this KERA Health Checkup, Dr. Ana Lorenzo of Vein Care Solutions tells Sam Baker deep vein thrombosis or DVT can be a serious condition.

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It’s “Spring Break” this week for most North Texas public schools and universities, but fewer students and families are planning out-of-town road trips. KERA’s BJ Austin says they’re sticking to the local freeways and attractions closer to home.

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Spring Break is right around the corner for Texas students — but a traditional destination is off limits this year.

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The holidays and airports go hand-in-hand, and it can be a harrowing holiday tradition. And this year, changes at Dallas Love Field may prove a challenge for travelers. KERA’s Courtney Collins explains.

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Dallas, TX – DFW Airport Board members will wait at least another week to get additional details of American Airlines' bankruptcy, and how that might affect the airport's finances. KERA's BJ Austin says the discussion at Thursday's Airport Board meeting was sketchy.

Dallas, TX – Three million Texans will be traveling for Thanksgiving this week. KERA's BJ Austin says North Texans with plane tickets will have to navigate construction inside and outside of the two major airports.