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Weary of the unseasonably warm temperatures? Get ready for some relief.

A cold front Thursday night is predicted to bring a 30-degree drop in temperatures, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. That front, however, will bring with it a near 100% chance of showers tonight, with some thunderstorms possible.

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Health officials in Texas say the state has recorded its first death associated with vaping-related lung illnesses.

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Most of us avoid difficult discussions about faith, politics and other touchy subjects and for good reason — who wants to get into an argument? SMU professor Jill DeTemple says those conversations are vital, and she's teaching students and academics around the country how to have them without fighting. She talked with KERA's Justin Martin. 

Texas Health Department Confirms More Cases Of Vaping-Related Lung Illness

Sep 23, 2019

Fifty-one people in Texas have developed symptoms of severe lung illness after vaping, according to data posted Friday by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

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More than 100 people die every day from an opioid overdose, and millions of Americans are struggling with addiction. Scott Walters is with the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth — and he's leading a new effort aimed at trying to attack the opioid crisis.

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The annual back-to-school sales tax holiday is scheduled this weekend in Texas.

The Texas Comptroller's Office says the tax break begins Friday and runs through Sunday.

Updated at 4:32 p.m. ET

President Trump abruptly dropped his intention to nominate Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, to serve as director of national intelligence on Friday.

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A new study shows immigrants have a big impact on the North Texas economy. The group New American Economy says it wants to use this new data to show how immigrants are helping cities thrive.