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Some Newly Registered Voters Motivated by Debate

nbcdfw.com — With just more than a month until Election Day, events and registration tables across North Texas helped mark National Voter Registration Day. At the courthouse in Hurst, about 30 people had already registered by the early afternoon, and two Fort Worth residents said they were motivated to register because of Monday night's presidential debate.

Clinton & Trump Prepare for the First National Presidential Debate

Tom Brokaw's Advice To Debate Moderators

nbcdfw.com — NBC 5 political specialist Julie Fine talked with NBC News' Tom Brokaw about moderating the Presidential Debates. Brokaw recently prepared Lester Holt, who will moderate the Sept.

Gov. Greg Abbott Wants Out of Refugee Resettlement Program

nbcdfw.com — This political season, immigration and refugees in the United States have been hot button issues. President Barack Obama recently announced that the United States would accept 110,000 refugees. He spoke Tuesday at the United Nations about the importance of helping refugees forced to flee their countries. But there is opposition, citing security.

Syrian Family Builds New Life in North Texas

nbcdfw.com — President Barack Obama urged more countries to take in refugees from war-torn countries during a speech Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly. "We have to imagine what it would be like for our family, for our children, if the unspeakable happened to us," Obama said.

Mom of Transgender Son Receives Some Hate Mail, But Mostly Support

nbcdfw.com — Since last spring, Amber Briggle has been speaking out in favor of transgender rights. Her son, who was born a girl named Gracie, transitioned into a boy named MG when he was in first grade. When there was discussion about so-called bathroom bills, and school policies were brought up, Briggle immediately began speaking out for her son.

Why Texans Donate So Many Dollars to Out-of-State Races

nbcdfw.com — Texas is a big state with big money. This political season, Texans are shipping millions of dollars out of state, trying to influence the most important races in the country. This year alone, between contributions to candidates and political action committees, Texans have donated more than $250 million, according to Federal Elections Commission filings.

Shortage of Volunteers to Advocate for Abused and Neglected Children in Dallas

nbcdfw.com — There is a shortage of volunteers to help children in the legal system in Dallas at a time when the volunteers are needed most. Right now, there are CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates - volunteers for three out of every five abused children in Dallas who need them.

Texas House Speaker: Tough Decisions Ahead

nbcdfw.com — Texas House Speaker Joe Straus speak to the Dallas Regional Chamber on Tuesday, noting that lawmakers may face tough decisions because of the fiscal forecast. "We are going to have challenging fiscal session, there is no doubt about that. The comptroller update last week showing a billion dollars less than previously anticipated is not good news," said Straus.

Plano Lawmaker Drafts Bill Prohibiting Local Governments From Issuing Transgender Bathroom Policies

nbcdfw.com — Legislators can begin filing bills for the 85th Legislative session in November. Expect to see several so-called bathroom bills, according to Plano Republican State Representative Matt Shaheen, who represents the 66th district. "The government should not be stepping in to be telling people where to go to the restroom," said Shaheen.
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Sep 28, 2016

Breaking: Senate votes 97-1 to override Presidential veto of JASTA, @NBCDFW

Sep 27, 2016

Rick Perry does not make the cut this week. He is off dancing with the stars

Sep 27, 2016

RT @MSNBC: What was true, and what was false? We fact checked the first presidential debate for you:  http://on.msnbc.com/2dx5xdH  #Decision2016

Sep 27, 2016

About 30 people registered to vote so far at one Fort Worth location. Some voters tell me the debate motivated then. Story at 6 @NBCDFW https://t.co/qLXTdzOucd

Sep 26, 2016

Clinton on Trump's plan for ISIS "the only secret is he has no Plan" #NBCDFWDebateWatch

Sep 26, 2016

Trump "I met with Bibi Netanyahu the other day, and believe me, he is not a happy camper" nbcdfwdebatewatch

Sep 26, 2016

Trump says he did not support the war in Iraq. #nbcdfwdebatewatch

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