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Top Stories: No Charges Against Officers In Dallas Police Shootings; One Year After The Travel Ban


The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

A Dallas County grand jury is not bringing charges against Dallas police officers who were responsible for the death of a gunman who killed five officers in downtown in July 2016. KERA’s Stephanie Kuo reports.

Other stories this evening:  

  • Nearly 4,000 guns were discovered in carry-on bags at security checkpoints in U.S. airports last year, according to the Transportation Security Administration. As KERA's Molly Evans reports, some Texas airports ranked high for firearm discoveries.

  • From Shirley Temple to Bobby Fisher, our culture is fascinated by exceptionally talented children. Many of these young prodigies, though, have a hard time turning their talent into a lasting care beyond adolescence. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked with Ann Hulbert about why these phenoms don't always blossom into the most-talented adults.

  • It’s been a year since the Trump administration issued an executive order restricting entry into the U.S. from several Muslim-majority countries. The travel ban has faced several legal challenges. Immigration advocates say the ban has had a chilling effect on refugees and other immigrants. KERA’s Stella Chavez reports on how North Texas advocates are handling the uncertainty.

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.