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A wrong-way car crash that killed former Dallas City Council member Carolyn Davis has also claimed the life of Davis' daughter, 26-year-old Melissa Davis Nunn. Nunn died from injuries Tuesday.

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Overthinking is not in itself a medical term, but research shows the habit can have real impacts on our well-being. Oftentimes, overthinking involves focusing on the negative — rehashing the past, dwelling on bad experiences or worrying about the future.

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Federal officials say the flight crew discussed a left engine problem just before a small plane crashed at a suburban Dallas airport, killing all 10 on board.

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New scientific evidence suggests the blue light coming from LED lighting may be harmful to your eyes. There are preventive steps you can take. But a local ophthalmologist thinks it’s not cause for worry.

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Vanessa Fernandes and her son Armande Patel are about to talk for the first time about what their family went through in 2015. They sit at a conference room table, tucked away on the first floor of a shopping mall where Fernandes is an executive at a major retail store. Her son is in college, studying finance. 

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A Texas police officer has been arrested on a murder charge after he fatally shot the driver of a truck reported stolen from a Dallas suburb earlier in June.

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Previous research has warned about consuming too many sugary drinks. But a new study has linked sugary drinks and supposedly healthier natural fruit juices to an increased risk of premature death.

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Cardiogenic shock happens when your heart suddenly can't pump enough blood to your body. Whether it results from a severe heart attack or not, cardiogenic shock can be deadly if it's not treated immediately.

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For Louanna Fowler, becoming homeless didn't happen little by little — it happened all at once. One day she was living in a foster home, the next, she had aged out and was on the street.

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As of Wednesday at about 5 p.m., a little more than 14,000 Oncor customers remained without power after Sunday’s deadly storm. The company’s web page gives updates with estimated times of restoration based on your address. The most frustrating is the listing that says “currently unknown.”

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Dallas school officials have apologized after a high school valedictorian had her graduation speech interrupted by her principal when she read the names of shooting victims Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice.

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Kayla McFall didn't think much of the clouds rolling into Dallas as she relaxed in her grandparents' pool. A native Texan, she's used to storms blowing through and was still in the water when the sky darkened.

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Authorities have identified 29-year-old Kiersten Symone Smith as the woman who was killed after a crane fell on a Dallas apartment building amid severe thunderstorms.

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In late May, hundreds of mourners packed a church in the heart of the Dallas LGBTQ community to remember the life of Muhlaysia Booker. The transgender 22-year-old was shot and killed in May, her body found on a street in Far East Dallas.

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Eric Johnson, a Texas state representative, will be the next mayor of Dallas.

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Inside the Moody Performance Hall in downtown Dallas, crews are working to pull the set together before the first performance of a new concert, "You Are Light."

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School officials in Dallas say they're investigating why a high school valedictorian had her graduation speech interrupted after she said the names of shooting victims Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice.

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Dallas police are joining law enforcement agencies nationwide in reviewing officers' statements on social media.

The review follows publication of a database that appears to catalog thousands of officers' bigoted or violent posts.

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Dallas police say a transgender woman's body was pulled from White Rock Lake over the weekend, the latest death of a transgender person in the city.

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The El Paso Democrat's still-developing immigration plan calls for a new visa category and more.

Speaking during a roundtable with local immigration leaders at Casa Komali restaurant in Dallas, Beto O'Rourke touted his plan as non-partisan — and fearless. 

Eric Johnson (foreground) and Scott Griggs (distant) face each other in the runoff to be the next mayor of Dallas. Here, debate moderator is The Dallas Morning News' Gromer Jeffers. Early voting runs through June 4, and election day is June 8.
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After a packed field of nine candidates, it's now down to two for Dallas mayor: State Rep. Eric Johnson, who got the most votes in the general election, and Dallas City Council member Scott Griggs, who came in a close second.

Early voting runs through June 4. Election Day is June 8.

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Authorities say an early-morning fire has destroyed a vacant 115-year-old former luxury hotel just south of downtown Dallas.

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The two survivors in the race to be the next Dallas mayor faced off Thursday night in a debate a little more than two weeks before the June 8 runoff.

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That's right, they're not looking for you and your overdue books anymore. 

The Dallas City Council amended an ordinance Wednesday that eliminates fees on overdue books. Previously, an overdue book cost 30 cents a day.

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As a senior in high school, Jose Alvarez said he didn’t think he’d be able to attend college. He didn’t understand the application process and didn’t think he could afford it.

Then he learned about Commit's Dallas County Promise, which helps students attend college by covering their tuition.

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Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Health have developed a new screening approach that can more quickly identify diseases hard to diagnose in kids.

A red neon Pegasus was placed on top of the Magnolia Oil building, now the Magnolia Hotel, in 1934. Photo date unknown.
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When Mark Doty ran across a collection of 35mm slides that had been sitting in city of Dallas storage for decades, he had no idea if the scans would turn up anything interesting.

They most definitely did — including old construction photos of City Hall, the iconic building designed by architect I.M. Pei, who died this past week.

Jason Dyke and his "bus family" get together for Texas A&M football games every year. Dyke says the encouragement and practical help they gave him after the death of one of his sons were inspirations for Carson's VIllage.
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Jason Dyke is a proud Aggie. Visit his home in Coppell, and you're greeted with a maroon Texas A&M University flag outside the front door. About 15 years ago, he and some of his college friends pooled their money and bought an old Texas A&M school bus. Dyke calls them his "bus family." 

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The city of Dallas says the parking spots that flooded during last month's heavy rains at the city-owned airport are closed "indefinitely."

Five of the 25 Back to Space student Amabassadors (left to right): Katie Mulry, Lance Gorton, Julianna Lenington, Anna MacLennan and Courtney Kang
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Fifty years ago this July, Neil Armstrong's words from the moon echoed across our globe: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

The Back to Space initiative in Dallas was recently launched to rekindle popular interest in space, especially among kids — the kind the 1969 moonshot inspired. 

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