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February 26, 2015

February 26, 2015

By: David Brown

What’s the difference between right and wrong? After the sniper trial a proposal to change the insanity defense. And, the right to try-a push for experimental drugs. Yik Yak-yuk? A social media platform aimed at colleges- and colleges are firing back. Also, why are so many Texas kids leaving college money on the table? Plus, a name synonymous with Texas football confesses his greatest move wasn’t on the gridiron, but on graduation day. All that and more on the Texas Standard:


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