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Here's How to Catch the Geminid Meteor Shower

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 18:32


The Geminid meteor shower lights up the night sky each December, and this week it will be at its most visible, according to a NASA blog post. The Geminid meteors become active when Earth passes through...

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Family Fights to Clear Name of Student Accused of Vaping THC

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 18:21


The father of a now former Hebron High School student says his son was wrongfully accused and punished for smoking THC.

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Study Finds Some Women Are Missing Important Genetic Testing

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 18:14


Dallas doctor says guidelines for genetic cancer testing are outdated and should be revised.

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Court: Trump Can't Let Companies Deny Birth Control Coverage

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 17:57


A divided U.S. appeals court Thursday blocked rules by the Trump administration that allowed more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control.The ruling, however, may be short lived...

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Changing Times Means Goodbye for Plano Bike Shop

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 17:36


A longtime business in Plano is closing its doors after nearly five decades.

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Tell Me Something Good - Bathroom Basics

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 16:37


Students at Leonard Junior High collected "bathroom basics" donations to benefit the Fannin County Children's Center and the Fannin County Family Crisis Center during the holidays. 

Live Video From NBC 5's Texas Thunder Truck

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 16:20


Watch video streaming live from NBC 5's Texas Thunder Truck.
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HS Students Learn How to Run a Business, Turn a Profit

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 16:17


Students across North Texas are getting a real life experience of what it’s like to run a business and at the Arlington's Career and Technical Education Center, they're coming up with bigger plans to succeed.

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Jurors Award Jerry Brown's Mother $25 Million

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 16:12


Jurors in the civil case stemming from a 2012 drunken driving crash that killed a Dallas Cowboys player say his best friend and the now-defunct bar they visited are equally responsible for his death and...

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Know Where Your Romaine Is From: Health Officials

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 15:49


Health officials on Thursday issued an update to their previous warnings about romaine lettuce, urging consumers to find out where their lettuce originated.In a statement Thursday, the Centers for Disease...

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How to Make Sure Your Gift Cards Are Secure

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 15:19


In past years, holiday gift card purchases have topped some 27 billion dollars. But NBC 5's Samantha Chatman says beware. Thieves have figured out ways to steal the money you put on gift cards.

Trump Was in the Room During Hush Money Talks: Source

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 15:09


Donald Trump was the third person in the room in August 2015 when his lawyer Michael Cohen and National Enquirer publisher David Pecker discussed ways Pecker could help counter negative stories about Trump's...

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20 Years in Prison for Pa. Teen Killer After Tear-Filled Hearing

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 14:32


A Chester County courtroom was moved to tears on Thursday as the parents of a teenage girl who was murdered in a road rage shooting last year demanded maximum prison time for the man who ended her life.David...
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Dirk Expected to Start Legendary 21st Season Thursday

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 14:30


Today is the day Mavs fans have been waiting for -- Dirk Nowiztki will officially begin his record-breaking 21st season with the team.

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Authorities Respond to Bomb Threats Across United States

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 14:16


Law enforcement authorities around the United States on Thursday were responding to a wave of bomb threats, many of them sent by email.In a statement released just after 3 p.m.

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Bill Aims to Inform Schools of Accusations Against Transfers

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 13:01


A North Texas lawmaker has introduced a bill that would make it more difficult for students accused of sexual assault -- like ex-Baylor fraternity president Jacob Anderson -- to transfer quietly to another...

Closings: Enchant, Prairie Lights Close Thursday Due to Wind

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:50


Several North Texas events are shutting down Thursday in anticipation of a winter storm that will push through the area this afternoon and evening, bringing with it wind gusts to 50 mph and a chance for snow.
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TDMN: ‘Pain & Profit’ Focuses on Care for Disabled Texans

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:48


The latest piece in The Dallas Morning News “Pain and Profit” series focuses on improving care for disabled Texans. Dallas Morning News’ Andrew Chavez joins us to discuss the investigation.

Accused Russian Agent Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:10


Russian operative Maria Butina, who is accused of infiltrating politically powerful U.S. organizations, including the National Rifle Association, in an effort to push Moscow's agenda, pleaded guilty Thursday to...

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What to Expect on the Roads Thursday Afternoon

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:09


With a strong storm system moving into North Texas, we could have a few rough commutes ahead of us. Rain, high wind and some wintry weather could slow things down Thursday evening though Friday.

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