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Top Stories: First Look At A Dallas Bullet Train Station; Obama Alumni Running In Texas

The Shinkansen bullet train that goes at incredible speeds of up to 200 mph.

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

Developers behind the Texas bullet train, promised to shuttle travelers between Dallas and Houston in 90 minutes, have released unofficial designs of a station just outside of downtown Dallas. KERA’s Stephanie Kuo reports.

Other stories this evening:

  • America was built on the founding principle that all men are created equal. And yet the original 13 colonies all allowed slavery. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked with Harvard Law professor Annette Gordon Reed about how slavery help create white unity in the U.S. 

  • Dozens of former Obama officials are running for office across the country, including Texas. KERA’s Christopher Connelly takes us to the 32nd Congressional district in Dallas and its northeast suburbs where three Obama alumni are making their case to win the Democratic nomination and take on Republican Pete Sessions. 

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

Gus Contreras is a digital producer and reporter at KERA News. Gus produces the local All Things Considered segment and reports on a variety of topics from, sports to immigration. He was an intern and production assistant for All Things Considered in Washington D.C.