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Sunday, May 20

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Students played dead to escape teen's wrath: 'If you all move, I'm going to shoot you all'

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This story will be updated continuously through the day. SANTA FE — The teenage gunman arrested Friday after a massacre that claimed 10 lives at his school outside Houston confessed after a 15-minute firefight with authorities, court…

Friday, May 18

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Talking Points: Did you see what they said?

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"It's been happening everywhere. I've always kind of felt like eventually it was going to happen here, too. So, I don't know. I wasn't surprised, I was just scared." — A 17-year-old Santa Fe High School student identified as Paige, hours…

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Anti-mom bias at work is an open secret

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Last fall, I was in a meeting with a leader in women's health, discussing re-entry-to-work programs for new mothers when, out of the blue, she began complaining about a former employee. This employee on their small team had gotten pregnant…

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Collin County woman, 71, missing since Wednesday has been found

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Updated at 8:50 p.m. Thursday to reflect that Ms. Leigh has been found. A Collin County woman missing since Wednesday afternoon has been located in Lucas, authorities say, and is being hospitalized for treatment. Diane Leigh. Diane Leigh,…

Thursday, May 17

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This North Texas company doesn’t just like Trump’s tariffs – it wants more of them

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WASHINGTON — Commercial Metals Co. is all-in on President Donald Trump's tariffs. The Irving-based steel manufacturer has cheered a new 25 percent levy on global steel imports it says threaten America's national security. It has urged…

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JC Penney's results fall short of expectations

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This story is being updated. J.C. Penney reported weaker-than-expected results blaming a cooler spring and the closing of 141 stores last summer and fall. The Plano-based department store retailer's stock price is taking a beating in the…

Jim Moroney, who put The News on a digital path, reflects on efforts to sustain local journalism as he steps down from CEO role

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Nearly a dozen years into his run as publisher of The Dallas Morning News, and a year before he would add the title of chief executive of the newspaper’s parent company, Jim Moroney opted to become an entrepreneur. Faced with continued…

Tuesday, May 15

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At SMU, a big fight erupts over its little newspaper as Daily Campus alumni fear censorship

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Who killed Student Media Co., the independent nonprofit that published Southern Methodist University's independent campus newspaper? SMU professor and journalism division chair Tony Pederson says it wasn't him, despite what mad-as-hell…

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The upcoming show at the Dallas Museum of Art is all about Ida O'Keeffe escaping a giant shadow

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The Dallas Museum of Art won't roll out the exhibition, "Ida O'Keeffe: Escaping Georgia's Shadow" until November 18, but the show is already generating buzz, which is great for the DMA. The Associated Press just released a story noting…

Monday, May 14

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Toddler kicked in the head by miniature donkey in Denton County

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A 13-month-old boy was airlifted to a hospital Monday after he was kicked in the head by his family's miniature donkey, the Aubrey Fire Department said. The incident happened about 1 p.m. at the boy's home. A PHI Med helicopter landed…

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Keyless cars are convenient, but they can lead to a deadly error

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It seems like a common convenience in a digital age: a car that can be powered on and off with the push of a button, rather than the mechanical turning of a key. But it is a convenience that can have a deadly effect. On a summer morning…

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Bribe allegations and 'illegal immigrants': smash-mouth politics in Republican runoff for Dallas County commission

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What started as a quiet race for the Republican nominee for Dallas County commissioner has turned into a pitched battle over criminal allegations and illegal immigration. The May 22 runoff election for northern Dallas County's District 2…

Texas' use of hypnosis for death row hangs in balance

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AUSTIN — For many people, the word “hypnosis” evokes images of swinging pocket watches, swirling vortexes and impressionable subjects mesmerized by movie villains. They think of Get Out, The Manchurian Candidate, even Office Space. But in…

Saturday, May 12

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Watch: Snake in the outfield delays RoughRiders game in San Antonio

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It was a beautiful night for baseball Friday at San Antonio's Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium. Just ask the snake. During the eighth inning in a game that pitted the hometown San Antonio Missions against the Rangers-affiliated Frisco…

Racism, not 'pungent' odor, got Nigerian family kicked off United flight in Texas, lawsuit says

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A Nigerian woman has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit alleging she and her children were kicked off a United Airlines flight in Houston after a passenger complained about her "pungent" odor. The woman, Queen Obioma, said the incident…

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How the DART fare hike will unfairly burden low-income people

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I am a citizen of Dallas, a medical anthropologist, and a public health professional concerned about the 20 percent Dallas Area Rapid Transit fare hike that was approved, with an 8-7 split, by the DART board. The impending fare hike is…

Friday, May 11

Van Zweden begins his DSO farewell with a ReMix concert including the rarely heard Berg Violin Concerto

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One of Jaap van Zweden's happiest contributions as Dallas Symphony Orchestra music director has been the ReMix concert series. In the more intimate setting of Moody Performance Hall, with usually smaller complements of musicians, and a…

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Texas doctors send letter slamming Blue Cross’ ER billing process

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Some of the state’s most influential doctors’ groups are pressing the insurance commissioner to investigate a change that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas is making to its emergency room coverage. Starting June 4, some policyholders…

Thursday, May 10

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Authorities pull man's body from Pilot Point pond after canoe capsizes

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Updated May 10: Revised to include additional details. Officials recovered the body of a man Thursday afternoon from a private pond in Denton County where a canoe capsized Wednesday night. Two men were fishing in a pond in the 11000 block…

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Neo-Nazi group's 'Keep America American' fliers plastered across Lewisville

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A Lewisville resident took to Facebook on Wednesday to inform locals about neo-Nazi fliers he had found around the Old Town area of Lewisville. Adonis Carcamo posted a photo of a flier reading "Keep America American." The flier calls for…

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Jaap van Zweden's exit interview: The departing maestro looks back on a decade with the Dallas Symphony

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Onstage, outgoing Dallas Symphony Orchestra music director Jaap van Zweden can look pretty stern, and musicians who've made the tiniest mistakes even in rehearsal talk about getting "the look." You don't want to get "the look." Offstage,…

What it sounded like: Our critic looks at highlights (and a couple of low points) from the Jaap van Zweden era

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Jaap van Zweden's performances with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra have prompted lots of raves. But not always. Here are excerpts from reviews of DSO performances led by van Zweden over the years. Jaap van Zweden (right) and pianist Jeffrey…

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Cedar Hill teacher keeps his cool as student yells, shoves him over cellphone

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A Cedar Hill High School student was captured on video shoving a teacher and cursing at him after the student's phone was taken away in class. The student can be seen knocking papers off the teacher's desk, demanding that the phone be…

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Cornyn, Texas lawmakers sound alarm over newsprint tariffs

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WASHINGTON — A handful of Texas lawmakers are decrying tariffs on newsprint that they say are driving up costs for print news organizations, threatening their survival. Texas Sen. John Cornyn, appearing before the National Rifle…

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FBI agents raid Dallas healthcare company

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Federal agents on Wednesday raided the northwest Dallas offices of a healthcare company. The target of the raid was Medoc Health Services, whose website says it provides "healthcare management services to an extensive network of top-tier…

Texas Health plans $300 million expansion to Fort Worth hospital

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A $300 million expansion being planned at downtown Fort Worth hospital will be the largest construction project in Texas Health Resources’ history, the health system said Wednesday. The expansion to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital…

Wednesday, May 9

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2 Texas State students diagnosed mumps — and more cases are possible

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Two students at Texas State University have been diagnosed with mumps and at least two others may also have it, according to news reports. The Hays County Local Health Department confirmed two cases but said it is looking into at least two…

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Ted Cruz calls Trump effort to phase out International Space Station 'irresponsible'

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WASHINGTON -- Without naming names, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took aim at President Donald Trump’s efforts to end taxpayer support for the International Space Station on Tuesday. Cruz, who chairs a subcommittee that oversees space policy, said…

Tuesday, May 8

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Uber getting plans off the ground for air taxis in Dallas, Los Angeles

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A year ago, Uber announced that Dallas would be the test ground for a new ride-hailing service that could allow customers to travel through the skies to work, home or a night out, thousands of feet above congested highways. The tech…

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We recommend Vickers Cunningham in the GOP runoff for Dallas County Commissioners Court Precinct 2

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Former state District Judge Vickers Cunningham is our choice in the Republican runoff to replace retiring Mike Cantrell in Precinct 2 of the Dallas County Commissioners Court. Cunningham, 55, placed second in the March primary behind…