Obama: 'Reject Cynicism And Reject Fear' And Elect Hillary Clinton

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQWPkhQIWi4 Democrats called on Americans to reject what they called the politics of fear and division of the GOP and elect Hillary Clinton during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.Everyone from President Obama to Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine contrasted the Democratic vision of America to the vision offered by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump."America is already great," President Obama said. ...
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Why Is It So Hard To Get a Grocery Store in Del Valle?

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Miguel Gutierrez Jr. / KUT

For years, residents of Del Valle have been asking city leaders to bring a grocery store to their neighborhood. But it hasn’t happened. So why is it so hard to do?

The ATX-Files: The Weird is Out There?

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Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT

This story is part of our ATXplained project, which answers questions from our audience. In this edition, we tackle the question: "Where did the phrase 'Keep Austin Weird' come from? And is Austin REALLY all that weird anymore?" submitted by Nisha Bagepalli.

"Keep Austin Weird." The phrase is printed on t-shirts, bumper stickers, posters; it's part of Austin's national reputation.

But, it seems that for every pocket of weird, there's a new corporate chain from California moving in. Some residents say that the city’s losing its unique weirdness; some lament that it’s already gone. Then again, there are still others who say the weirdness is alive and well.

For our ATXplained project, we're asking for your questions about people, places and things around Austin. Then we put those questions to a vote. We've gotten a lot of great questions, but in our voting rounds, there can be only one winner. 

This time, we're bringing back some runners-up from past rounds for a second chance at being investigated by KUT reporters.

Cast your vote for one of these silver medalists and help pick which one will be next for ATXplained!

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For decades, Japanese fishermen have told stories about the existence of a dark, rare beaked whale that they called karasu — the "raven."

But now, scientists say they have genetic proof to back up these tales. Long mistaken for its relative, the Baird's beaked whale, scientists say it represents an entirely new species.

President Obama will address the Democratic National Convention tonight. His speech will be an important endorsement for Hillary Clinton but also crucial to his own legacy.

Illustration by Tom Lea

One hundred eight years ago, Harper Baylor Lee’s hobby became something more than that.

The 24-year-old worked for the Central Mexican Railroad in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he’d spent most of his life after a move from El Paso. But on a Tuesday in July, after years as an amateur, he started a career in bullfighting and became the first American-born matador. 

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This week on The Ticket 2016:  KUT's Ben Philpott and the Texas Tribune's Jay Root check back in with Google Data Editor Simon Rogers on what kind of internet searches are being inspired from the speeches at the DNC in Philadelphia.

Then they'll check in with Tribune Reporter Patrick Svitek from inside the convention hall to see if the Bernie Bros really won't vote for Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump urged Russian agents to "find" his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton's emails and release them, an unprecedented move by a candidate for president encouraging such a foreign breach.

"Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing," the GOP presidential nominee said at a news conference in Miami on Wednesday. "I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press."

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From the Austin Monitor: The non-senior Austinite who owns a median-priced home and uses an average amount of water and electricity can expect his or her bill for taxes, fees and utilities to increase by about $12.48 per month for the 2017 Fiscal Year, under a proposal from the city’s budget staff.

John Hinckley Jr., 35-years after he tried to kill a president, has won his freedom.

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has granted a request for Hinckley to leave the mental hospital where he's resided for decades, to go live full-time with his elderly mother in Williamsburg, Va.

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