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Top Stories: Racing Industry Reversal, A Peek Inside Presidential Fundraising

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The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: A big move today in the battle to bring more gambling to Texas horse and dog tracks: The state Racing Commission banned tracks from using what’s known as "historical racing."

The commission voted 5-to-4 to reverse itself on historical racing, which would permit betting on past races after all identifying information had been removed.

And an examination of Presidential fundraising-- and how Jeb Bush is faring—after South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley endorses Marco Rubio.

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.

Courtney Collins has been working as a broadcast journalist since graduating from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 2004. Before coming to KERA in 2011, Courtney worked as a reporter for NPR member station WAMU in Washington D.C. While there she covered daily news and reported for the station’s weekly news magazine, Metro Connection.