The top local stories this evening from KERA News: A Wednesday evening Mass in downtown Dallas is honoring the police officer killed in a shooting at a home improvement store.
Rogelio Santander was a three-year veteran of the Dallas police force. He was one of three people shot yesterday at a Home Depot in northeast Dallas. Cathedral bells will toll 27 times to mark each year of the officer's life.
Other stories this evening:
- The Dallas City Council today took up several controversial proposals over what to do with the city's Confederate memorials. The council approved some measures -- and delayed others. Council members delayed a vote on whether to demolish the Confederate War Memorial at Pioneer Park Cemetery — and whether to remove the base where a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee once stood at Oak Lawn Park.
- The Supreme Court heard arguments today over President Trump's travel ban. Law professor Khaled Beydoun argues the ban is more than just policy. On Think, he told Krys Boyd that Trump's rhetoric has helped Islamophobia spread across America.
- North Texas is a prime place to go on a dinosaur hunt, with numerous fossils spotted through the years. Among the most recent finds: a prehistoric crocodile that apparently liked to eat dinosaurs. Ronald Tykoski is director of the Perot Museum's Paleontology Lab -- and he talked about what it's like to discover dinos.
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