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We’ve heard about open carry, the new law now in effect in Texas. It allows license holders to openly carry guns. Later this year, another gun law called campus carry goes into effect. Guns must be concealed at colleges. Campuses are trying to figure out how the new law will work.

UNT Police Officer Shoots, Kills Student With An Ax Near Campus

Dec 14, 2015
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University of North Texas campus police have fatally shot a student who allegedly threatened a campus officer with an ax.

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This summer, dozens of mosquitos in testing sites across North Texas have turned up positive for West Nile virus. It’s nothing like the record year of 2012 when 89 people died across Texas. So far this year, only two human cases of the virus have been reported in North Texas. But the dry weather that's come after big rains could mean we're in for a long skeeter season.

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New technology out of Texas is making it harder for criminals to cover their tracks. A University of North Texas chemistry professor has created a device for the U.S. Department of Justice to analyze the tiny particles of inks, paints, and other materials criminals use to create counterfeit documents. It's called a nanomanipulator.

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Going off to college seems like the American dream for first-generation, low-income students. But not if they drop out with loads of debt a few years later. 

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The rookie University of North Texas president gave the school’s first ever State of the University speech on Wednesday, and immediately tackled the budget problems.  

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This week Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis visited university campuses as they touted their plans for improving higher education.

But their styles couldn’t have been more different.

For UNT Quintuplets, It's College Times Five

Aug 18, 2014
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More than 4,000 students arrived at the University of North Texas this week before classes begin, and said their goodbyes to proud and nervous parents. Five of those kids belong to one couple from Keller.

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Drones have gotten international notoriety because of their ability to take out bad guys (and, at times, bystanders). Sometimes, they’re described as killing machines. But drones can also save lives.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Macaulay Culkin’s band is coming to Dallas; UNT scores big in the Heart of Dallas Bowl; the top Texas albums of 2013, and more:

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