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Top Stories: Bill Clinton Stops By North Texas; Dallas County Commissioner Fallout Continues

Stella Chavez / KERA News
Hillary Clinton campaign volunteers stand outside the Isabell and Comer Cottrell Student Union Building at Paul Quinn College Monday night.

The top stories this afternoon from KERA News: The fallout continues from Monday’s meltdown between two Dallas County commissioner candidates. John Wiley Price and Dwaine Caraway both apologized Tuesday for their outburst during a candidates debate at a gospel radio station. 

With the Texas primary rapidly approaching, some presidential campaigns are sending their stars to Texas to drum up support. For the Democrats, it was former president Bill Clinton speaking Monday night at Paul Quinn College where he campaigned for his wife.

On Tuesdays, KERA’s One Crisis Away project looks at life on the financial edge. A report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston shows that despite the shaky economy, our credit habits are hard to break. Americans in their 40s typically have about $3,000 in credit card debt while the average 80 year old owes more than $600.

Ben Steverman has reported on the figures for Bloomberg News and breaks down the results.

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