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Bullet-proof glass, mental health teams among new efforts to keep Frisco schools safe


November 12, 2019

Bullet-proof glass, lockdown technology and stepped up intervention to help students at risk of hurting themselves or others are part of the Frisco school district’s newest efforts to keep schools safe. After the deadly shooting at a high school in Santa Fe last year, Texas lawmakers made school safety a priority this past session by funneling additional money and requiring …

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Rex Tillerson denies Nikki Haley’s claims that he sought to undermine Trump’s agenda


November 12, 2019

WASHINGTON – Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is disputing a claim by Nikki Haley, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, that he sought to subvert President Donald Trump’s agenda in an effort to “save the country.” Tillerson, a former ExxonMobil chief executive, told media outlets on Monday that during his tenure as America’s top diplomat, “at no time did …

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Could impeachment hearings sway Texas Republicans dismayed by Trump’s Ukraine tactics?


November 12, 2019

WASHINGTON — When impeachment hearings start Wednesday, Democrats aiming to expose abuse of power will have a number of audiences in mind — none more closely watched than the handful of Republicans who have questioned President Donald Trump’s actions in Ukraine. While most Republicans in Congress have circled the wagons aggressively, a few have distanced themselves from Trump’s tactics, even …

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1 dead, another injured after fight ends in shooting in Fort Worth, police say


November 12, 2019

One man died and another was injured after shooting broke out during an altercation at a Fort Worth convenience store Tuesday morning, police said. It happened around 1:50 a.m. at a store near Calmont Avenue and Las Vegas Trail when two men in separate cars got involved in a fight in the store’s parking lot, police said. Shots were fired, …

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Dallas’ ban on churches sheltering homeless won’t be lifted in time for winter


November 12, 2019

Ahead of anticipated freezing temperatures Monday and Tuesday nights, Dallas officials scrambled before they decided to open the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center to shelter those living on the streets. But the city continues to struggle with long-term fixes. And a zoning restriction that prevents faith-based organizations from offering emergency shelters to the homeless in inclement weather won’t make it to the Dallas City …

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2 men fatally shoot each other in west Oak Cliff, Dallas police say


November 12, 2019

Two men who were found fatally shot in west Oak Cliff late Sunday had opened fire on each other, Dallas police said. Officers responded about 11 p.m. to a call about the shooting in the the 300 block of South Merrifield Road, west of Loop 12. They found two men suffering from gunshot wounds. One man, in his 40s, was …

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33-year-old man shot during robbery in far northeast Dallas


November 12, 2019

A man was shot early Monday during a robbery in far northeast Dallas, police say. Officers were called about 4:45 a.m. to the 9700 block of Forest Lane, east of Interstate 635, where they found the man suffering from a gunshot wound. The man, 33, said he was walking to his vehicle when someone “came out of nowhere” and shot …

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Join our ‘News’ journalists for a talk on covering Dallas’ true crime stories, Amber Guyger


November 12, 2019

From kidnappings to child deaths, true crime is a topic that shocks audiences time and time again. Some cases detail horrific and unthinkable crimes. Others are unimaginable. But what we listen to and read about is only one side of the conversation. On Nov. 12, join The Dallas Morning News for a “Duets” conversation with Jennifer Emily, enterprise reporter, and Marcia Allert, …

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