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Top Stories: Texans On President Trump; North Texas Congressman Talks Partisanship

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The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

Texas Republican voters remain strongly supportive of President Donald Trump, according to a new poll by the Texas Tribune and the University of Texas. Eighty percent of Texas Republicans polled approve of the job Trump is doing in office, while 90 percent of Democrats disapprove. 

Other stories this evening:

  • Following yesterday's shooting at a congressional baseball practice in Virginia, a North Texas Congressman says lawmakers in Washington -- and Americans across the country -- have to change their tone. Dallas Republican Pete Sessions talked with David Brown, host of public radio's Texas Standard.
  • Greek historian Thucydides theorized that when a rising power comes close to eclipsing a ruling one war is inevitable. Former Assistant Secretary of Defense Graham Allison has studied what's called the "Thucydides Trap" and believes China and the U.S. could be next in line. Today on Think, he told Krys Boyd that both sides have a good reason to preserve peace: money.
  • Dallas photographer Frank Lopez creates haunting artworks with equipment from the Civil War era -- like tintypes and pinhole cameras. Now, he’s merging the past and the future and adding today’s technology to make photos that look like abstract chemistry. For this week’s Artist Spotlight, our weekly series profiling North Texas creatives, Art & Seek's Jerome Weeks takes a trip to the darkroom. 

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