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December 11, 2015

Texas Standard: December 11, 2015

By: David Brown

The so called gun show loophole may be tightening…with a Texas-sized impact. A reality check on background checks today on the Standard. Plus taking your kid to the dentist shouldn’t be dangerous but an investigation drills into the facts and finds some startling numbers. We’ll have that story plus- wind and solar power on tap for all by 2020? Why one researcher says its time to green light a greener power grid for Texas. And, how bout a ride on the Japanese bullet train…deep in the heart of you know where? Plus the week in politics and much more today on the Texas Standard:


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