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Dallas-Fort Worth Saw Biggest Population Growth In Texas In 2018

In a state where the population continues to rapidly swell, the sprawling Dallas-Fort Worth region remains a fundamental source for those gains.

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History, science, politics, books and more with Krys Boyd. Monday-Thursday, noon-2 pm; Friday, 1-2 pm on KERA 90.1.

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The nation was shocked on April 20, 1999, when 12 students and one teacher were killed in a mass shooting at Columbine High School outside of Denver, Colorado.

In the 20 years since, through other prominent school shootings from Sandy Hook to Parkland and an ongoing rise in U.S. shooting deaths, Columbine has loomed large in our politics, policy and culture.

Attorney General William Barr has released a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election to Congress and the public.

Update, April 18: The threat of large hail Wednesday emptied North Texas highways during rush hour and cancelled flights and classes, but most of the region was spared.

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Special counsel Robert Mueller's doorstop report about Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election thumped to Earth on Thursday following an explanation by the attorney general as to why President Trump isn't facing criminal charges.

Like many food writers, Erin Byers Murray enjoys taking a deep dive into learning the history and nuances of specific ingredients.

The acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security continued his tour of immigration facilities along U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday.

New numbers out today from the U.S. Census Bureau confirm something you’ve definitely known, noticed or complained about in the last eight years: Austin is growing.

But that growth isn’t confined to the Austin area.

Attorney General William Barr leaves his home in McLean, Va., on Wednesday morning, April 17, 2019. Special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on Russian interference in the 2016 election is expected to be released publicly on Thursday.
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At 8:30 a.m. Central on Thursday, Attorney General William Barr is scheduled to deliver a press conference at the Justice Department before the expected release of a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Virginia Hall is one of the most important American spies most people have never heard of.

Her story is on display at the CIA Museum inside the spy agency headquarters in Langley, Va. — but this is off-limits to the public.

"She was the most highly decorated female civilian during World War II," said Janelle Neises, the museum's deputy director, who's providing a tour.

On April 20, 1999, as two students carried out the deadly shooting at Columbine High School, senior Heather Martin was barricaded in a choir office with 60 other students. It would be several hours before emergency responders found the room and were able to help the group get out.

"I only saw the aftermath," she said. "I didn't see anything as it was happening." But she was shocked to find out that the perpetrators were two of her peers, including one she had grown up with.

It took her 10 years to return to her alma mater.

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Washington state has moved a step closer toward making it more difficult for parents to receive exemptions from having their children receive a required immunization.

The state senate passed a bill on Wednesday night that removes the personal belief exemption from vaccinations for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR). However, the bill retains medical and religious exemptions, and leaves intact personal belief exemptions for all other required immunizations.

The Mueller report is out. Members of Congress and the public now have a chance to read for themselves what special counsel Robert Mueller and his team of investigators found in their 22-month probe into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Can this duo blaze the first new route up Everest in 10 years?

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It won’t be the first time that Cory Richards and Esteban “Topo” Mena climb Everest. In fact, both climbers have reached the top of the world multiple times.

But this Everest climbing season, Richards and Mena are on their way to chart a new course up Everest with no oxygen, ropes or guides. If they are successful, they will establish the first new route on Everest in a decade.

Nell Freudenberger's gorgeous new novel tells the story of a middle-aged woman who receives messages sent from her college friend's cell phone — even after her friend has died.

Detecting very small earthquakes is notoriously difficult. The rumbling of the ocean, a passing car or even the wind can feel a lot like a minor quake to the sensors that blanket seismically active parts of the U.S.

That's a problem for scientists who rely on data about all the earthquakes in a region to study what triggers the biggest, most destructive ones.

After An Immigration Raid

KERA checks in with residents in Northeast Texas following a raid at a factory.

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Here Are 39 Things You Should Do In Texas Before You Die

Texas Independence Day is March 2. (On that day, back in 1836, the Texas Declaration of Independence was adopted at Washington-on-the-Brazos.) So, to celebrate, the KERA News staff figured we’d come up with a list of quintessential Texas experiences – a list of things you should do in the Lone Star State before you kick the bucket.

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JFK In Dallas

KERA stories from that fateful day in November 1963.

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