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From The Newsroom: Reinforcing The Border; Brain Lessons From Conjoined Twins

Bob Daemmrich
Texas Tribune
Gov. Rick Perry, flanked by State Rep. Dennis Bonnen (L) and Texas Adjutant General John Nichols (R), announced the deployment of National Guard troops to the Texas border on July 21.

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: 

Governor Rick Perry announced his plans to reinforce the border with 1,000 members of the Texas National Guard, but two Catholic bishops have questions for him.

Also, what conjoined twins can teach us about the brain, and all about early-onset Alzheimer's disease in this week's Vital Signs series. 

You can listen to the segment weekdays at 6:20 p.m. and 8:20 a.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.

Former KERA staffer Krystina Martinez was an assistant producer. She produced local content for Morning Edition and She also produced The Friday Conversation, a weekly series of conversations with North Texas newsmakers. Krystina was also the backup newscaster for the Texas Standard.