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Ten Commandments statue OK, but Satanic Temple's goat god isn't welcome at Arkansas Capitol

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A 7 1/2-foot statue made a brief appearance at the Arkansas State Capitol on Thursday, as the Satanic Temple installed it as a plea for religious tolerance, its spokesmen said. Not so fast, an Arkansas legislator replied. The Satanic…

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Third time's the charm: Dallas ISD board sends 13-cent tax ratification to voters

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Dallas ISD superintendent Michael Hinojosa flashed a little smile beneath his salt-and-pepper mustache before the vote went down. After three years of trying, DISD will finally present a 13-cent tax i...

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NBC 5 Forecast: Heat and humidity into the weekend

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The heat and humidity will remain high Friday into the weekend. Afternoon heat index values on Friday will once again be 102 to 107. There is a chance of isolated storms through the weekend, mainly from DFW to the north. This will not be…

Thursday, Aug 16

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On top of food deserts, Dallas' Hispanic and black populations also flooded with food swamps

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Maria Amaya gazes at the Texas wildflowers growing in the butterfly-shaped garden at Edwin J. Kiest Elementary, fearless of the hefty mason bees buzzing by her. The scorching Texas sun shines down on ...

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Fun and functional gifts for students heading back to school

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It's the end of summer, so I thought I'd offer up some gift and gadget ideas for high school and college students headed back to school. Truth be told, I still have a few late graduation gifts to buy. Either way, any student would welcome…

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Don't let fear of concussions keep kids out of sports

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Headline-grabbing media coverage about the serious effects of concussions on professional football players has made some parents hesitant to let their kids play football or other sports. Nationwide, t...

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Texas measles cases create concern that outbreak could be possible

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Texas is among 21 states where measles cases have been reported this year, and doctors and health officials are concerned about the spread of the disease and the possibility of an outbreak. From Janua...

Wednesday, Aug 15

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Familiar names and fresh faces scramble to fill Dwaine Caraway's seat on Dallas City Council

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Dwaine Caraway's seat on the Dallas City Council is barely cold, and already there's a crowded field of contenders who want to fill it for the remainder of the term. Former Dallas City Council member ...

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GOP's concern for Pete Sessions' congressional seat has VP Mike Pence headed to Texas

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WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence will visit Dallas Rep. Pete Sessions' district ahead of the November elections as part of a determination that the longtime incumbent's campaign against Democrat ...

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Dallas County Republicans renew effort to remove at least 82 Democrats from November ballot

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Dallas County Republicans will appeal a ruling that blocked efforts to remove scores of Democrats from the November election ballot. A formal intent to appeal was filed Monday on behalf of Missy Shore...

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The recall is off: Plano council member spared election after judge finds city operated under wrong charter

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MCKINNEY -- The first recall election in Plano's history will be canceled after evidence in a day-long hearing Tuesday revealed the city has used a flawed copy of its charter for nearly 50 years. Dist...

Tuesday, Aug 14

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Southwest Airlines limits emotional support animals to cats, dogs and don't forget a doctor's note

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Southwest Airlines announced new rules for passengers traveling with support and service animals Tuesday, becoming the latest U.S. carrier to try to put a leash on the rapidly growing number of critters — four-legged and otherwise — being…

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Class canceled after adults threaten 'open hunting seasons' on 12-year-old transgender Oklahoma girl

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Just 90 miles north of Dallas is a small south Oklahoma school district with only a few hundred students. One of them is 12-year-old Maddie. Although she was assigned male at birth, Maddie is transgender and has been living as a girl for…

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Texas' juvenile prisons need $1.6 million to fix system that's been spitting out bad data for years

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AUSTIN — Texas has been running its juvenile prisons for years while relying on inaccurate data about treatment costs, staffing ratios and reincarceration rates — and the fix is estimated to cost $1.6 ...

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As a pediatrician, I am alarmed by the number of Texas public schoolchildren who do not get vaccinations

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I will never forget my second month as a pediatric intern at Children's Medical Center in Dallas in 1981. I was just two months out of medical school, in one of the largest and most prestigious traini...

UT Southwestern's lofty ranking shows why Dallas needs Texas to bet bigger on science

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UT Southwestern Medical Center will learn Tuesday morning that it's ranked as the second-best hospital in Texas, and is among the 50 best hospitals in America in six areas of specialized care. That's ...

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Woman last seen in Pleasant Grove may be danger to herself, Dallas police say

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Dallas police are asking for help from the public finding a woman who may be a danger to herself. Penni Martinez. Penni Martinez was last seen about 4:50 p.m. Monday in the 1000 block of North Masters Drive, near Lake June Road, in…

Monday, Aug 13

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Houston Fox affiliate offers to host lieutenant governor debate. But will Dan Patrick agree?

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AUSTIN — The Fox News affiliate in Houston has offered to host a debate between Dan Patrick and his Democratic opponent, but it's unclear whether the lieutenant governor will accept. "We understand th...

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From the poker house to Arthur and Archie, what did we know about Dwaine Caraway and when did we know it?

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Since the news broke that Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway was quietly indicted and pleaded guilty to taking $450,000 in bribes and kickbacks, a few readers have asked what your newspaper knew abou...

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Can Democrats win in Texas? National contests show that 2018 is their best shot yet

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Texas has been a Republican bastion for a quarter century, leaving little incentive for national Democrats to invest in local candidates and help them get back in the game. Instead, Democratic and Rep...

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Do your kids — and the ones they're around every day — a favor: Don't skip vaccinations

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In the coming weeks, Texas children will head back to school, but many will return without the protections of vaccinations. Their parents are playing with the health of their children and that of clas...

Sunday, Aug 12

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'We can handle this locally': Fort Worth retirement fund fix wants to avoid Dallas' painful path

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Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price would rather not spend any of her spring in Austin talking about city employees' pensions. She watched Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings trek to the Capitol last year as he dealt ...

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Dallas' latest self-exam shows some familiar, troubling weaknesses

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More than a decade ago, The Dallas Morning News commissioned consultant Booz Allen Hamilton to measure how effectively Dallas delivered services. The stunning conclusion, in a report titled "Dallas At ...

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If you're angry about property taxes, now's your chance to tell someone who cares

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In our state's hot real estate markets, hundreds of thousands of Texans protested their ballooning home appraisals. If you were one of those who successfully shaved a few thousand dollars off the valu...

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Wife of Sutherland Springs shooter: He tied me up, then left fully armed and dressed to kill

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Danielle Kelley could do nothing as her husband donned military gear, grabbed his semiautomatic rifle and two handguns and went to church. Devin Kelley told his children not to worry, kissed one of them and told the other he would be right…

Saturday, Aug 11

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The miseries of driver's license lines — and a few suggestions

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What's an audit number? Re: "Mega wait at mega centers — Fed-up drivers say speedy license system isn't working," Sunday news story, and "Waiting for Answers — Talk to us about DPS service lines, Abbo...

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Gunman at large after shooting wounds victim in South Fort Worth

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A man was shot during a Friday night fight in South Fort Worth, and police are still looking for the shooter. Officers responded about 8:30 p.m. to a call of a shooting near East Berry Street and Evans Avenue, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram…

Far apart on immigration, Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke both use the issue to woo voters

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ODESSA — Rep. Beto O’Rourke has been barnstorming Texas, denouncing the border wall and the president’s anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies. Sen. Ted Cruz has also made immigration a top issue, warni...

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The private musings and short fuse of Elon Musk

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Short sellers have a way of rattling even the most confident business leaders. A classic of the genre is Overstock chief executive Patrick Byrne, whose crazed diatribes against investors betting on a ...

Friday, Aug 10

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After years of debate, Dallas ISD prepares to ask voters for a 13-cent tax increase

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Trustees were briefed Thursday about the district's latest plan surrounding a 13-cent tax increase, the third time in three years that district officials have asked the board for more funding. This ti...