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Driver Pleads Guilty In Smuggling Case; Top Texas Judicial CandidatesThe top local stories this evening from KERA News: The driver of a semitrailer
KERA North Texas / Posted 13 hours ago
The top local stories this evening from KERA News: The driver of a semitrailer packed with at least 39 immigrants, 10 of whom died, pleaded guilty Monday to making the deadly smuggling run. James Matthew Bradley Jr. pleaded in federal court in San... Read more
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Dallas Mayor Heads To China And South KoreaThe top local stories this morning from KERA News: The U.S. House Thursday app
KERA North Texas / Posted 22 hours ago
The top local stories this morning from KERA News: The U.S. House Thursday approved more than $36 billion for disaster recovery efforts. Gov. Greg Abbott urged the 36 House members from Texas to vote against the bill. Six Republicans ultimately... Read more
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Fort Worth Reviews $750 Million Bond Package; Dallas Holocaust Museum Breaks GroundThe top local stories this evening from KERA News: The Fort Worth Superintende
KERA North Texas / Posted 3 days ago
The top local stories this evening from KERA News: The Fort Worth Superintendent spent Friday promoting two bond packages that voters will consider next month. Kent Scribner spoke to Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce members. On the ballot: a $750... Read more
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After Disaster Spending Bill Passes, House Leaders Promise More Texas MoneyThe top local stories this morning from KERA News: The U.S. House Thursday app
KERA North Texas / Posted 3 days ago
The top local stories this morning from KERA News: The U.S. House Thursday approved more than $36 billion for disaster recovery efforts. Gov. Greg Abbott urged the 36 House members from Texas to vote against the bill. Six Republicans ultimately... Read more
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Ezekiel Elliott Won’t Play Until After Thanksgiving, Unless His Lawyers Can Stall Suspensionconsider new names in February. Until then, the process could be emotional — li
KERA North Texas / Posted 4 days ago
consider new names in February. Until then, the process could be emotional — like the recent meeting at Stonewall Jackson. [KERA News] Coming soon to Texas: a dispensary: In December, Texans suffering from intractable epilepsy will be able to... Read more
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Dallas Cultural Affairs Commission Agrees On Moving Confederate SymbolsThe top local stories this evening from KERA News: The Dallas Cultural Affairs
KERA North Texas / Posted 4 days ago
The top local stories this evening from KERA News: The Dallas Cultural Affairs Commission took on the thorny issue of what the city should do with its Confederate statues and symbols today. And late Thursday afternoon, commission unanimously adopted... Read more
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U.S. House To Vote On More Disaster AidThe top local stories this morning from KERA News: The U.S. House today is exp
KERA North Texas / Posted 4 days ago
The top local stories this morning from KERA News: The U.S. House today is expected to vote on an additional $36.5 billion for disaster recovery efforts across the country. Gov. Greg Abbott has criticized the proposal because it doesn't include... Read more
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Waco Biker Shootout Trial Starts; Changing Dallas Confederate School NamesThe top local stories this evening from KERA News: The first trial of a biker
KERA North Texas / Posted 5 days ago
The top local stories this evening from KERA News: The first trial of a biker involved in the deadly Waco Twin Peaks shootout is underway, opening statements started this afternoon in Waco. Jacob Carrizal is president of the Dallas chapter of the... Read more
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Recommendations On Dallas Confederate Symbols Move ForwardThe top local stories this morning from KERA News: The Dallas Public Art Commi
KERA North Texas / Posted 5 days ago
The top local stories this morning from KERA News: The Dallas Public Art Committee has unanimously adopted all recommendations from the Mayor’s Task Force on Confederate Monuments. It now goes before the Cultural Affairs Commission tomorrow. Among... Read more
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Woman Returns Rock Taken From Texas State Park Because She ‘Had Nothing But Bad Luck’shooter had semi-automatic rifles fitted with bump stocks, which allowed him to
KERA North Texas / Posted 6 days ago
shooter had semi-automatic rifles fitted with bump stocks, which allowed him to fire like he had fully automatic weapons. [KERA News] Financial blow: The response to Hurricane Harvey will strain Texas’ budget, Comptroller Glenn Hegar said, but it... Read more
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Dallas Confederate Task Force Says Monuments Should Be MovedThe top local stories this evening from KERA News: Dallas' Public Art Committe
KERA North Texas / Posted 6 days ago
The top local stories this evening from KERA News: Dallas' Public Art Committee met to hear recommendations Tuesday afternoon on what to do with the city's Confederate monuments from a task force appointed by Mayor Mike Rawlings. Chairperson... Read more
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Voter Registration Deadline; Drop-In Centers For Homeless StudentsThe top local stories this morning from KERA News: Today's the last day to regi
KERA North Texas / Posted 6 days ago
The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Today's the last day to register to vote in next month's elections. Voters will weigh in on seven proposed state constitutional amendments and local bond issues. The seven proposed state... Read more
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White House Offers DACA Deal; A Trip To The Home Of 'Bump Stocks'The top local stories this morning from KERA News: The Trump administration se
KERA North Texas / Posted 7 days ago
The top local stories this morning from KERA News: The Trump administration sent an immigration policy wish-list to Congress yesterday that could derail efforts to protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. The proposals... Read more
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Can Congress Pass DACA Legislation And Border Wall Funding?The top local stories this morning from KERA News: North Texas Congressman and
KERA North Texas / Posted 7 days ago
The top local stories this morning from KERA News: North Texas Congressman and Republican Joe Barton told KXAS-TV's Lone Star Politics he believes both border wall funding and legislation for people who benefit from the Deferred Action For Child... Read more
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A Look At Where 'Bump Stocks' Are Made; Inside The Mind Of Author Dan BrownThe top local stories this evening from KERA News: The tiny town of Moran, Tex
KERA North Texas / Posted 10 days ago
The top local stories this evening from KERA News: The tiny town of Moran, Texas, is in the national spotlight. Moran, a couple of hours west of Fort Worth, is where the "bump stock" device is made -- bump stocks allow semi-automatic rifles to... Read more
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Texas Water Development Board Works On State's First-Ever Flood PlanThe top local stories this evening from KERA News: The Texas Water Development
KERA North Texas / Posted 12 days ago
The top local stories this evening from KERA News: The Texas Water Development Board is working on the state's first-ever flood plan. Earlier this year, before Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, state lawmakers approved 600 thousand dollars to develop a... Read more
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Could Mark Cuban Run For President? And A Look At Aging With HIVThe top local stories this morning from KERA News: Dallas Mavericks owner Mark
KERA North Texas / Posted 12 days ago
The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is thinking about running for president. The Dallas billionaire spoke about the possibility in a podcast with former South Carolina state legislator Bakari Sellers.... Read more
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Mark Cuban Considering Running For President; Aging With HIVThe top local stories this morning from KERA News: Dallas Mavericks owner Mark
KERA North Texas / Posted 12 days ago
The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is thinking about running for president. The Dallas billionaire spoke about in a podcast with former South Carolina representative Bakari Sellers. He said key... Read more
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Austin City Limits Offers Refunds; Dallas One Of Worst Big Cities For Child PovertyThe top local stories this evening from KERA News: The Austin City Limits musi
KERA North Texas / Posted 13 days ago
The top local stories this evening from KERA News: The Austin City Limits music festival is offering refunds to anyone uncomfortable with attending this weekend's event. That follows the mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas. The festival packs... Read more
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CHIP Funding Decision Looms; Reading Along With BarbersThe top local stories this morning from KERA News: Federal lawmakers say they'
KERA North Texas / Posted 13 days ago
The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Federal lawmakers say they're working on a plan to continue the Children's Health Insurance Program. It provides coverage for nearly 400,000 children and pregnant women in Texas. The Texas Tribune... Read more
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Coca-Cola Acquires Topo Chico — The Bubbly, Mexican Mineral Water Texans LovePaddock. He once lived in North Texas. Here’s how Texas officials responded to
KERA North Texas / Posted 14 days ago
Paddock. He once lived in North Texas. Here’s how Texas officials responded to the violence. [NPR, The Texas Tribune, KERA News] Women are dying during pregnancy or shortly after giving birth at an alarming rate in Texas. In their latest... Read more
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Las Vegas Shooter's Local Ties; Chances Of Landing Amazon Headquarters?The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: The man who police say ki
KERA North Texas / Posted 14 days ago
The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: The man who police say killed nearly 60 people at a Las Vegas concert last night once lived in North Texas. Mesquite police say 64-year-old Stephen Paddock lived in the Dallas suburb from 2009 to... Read more
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Final Harvey Shelter In Dallas Closes; How Binge-Watching Affects Your HealthThe top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: Two Texans are among Pres
KERA North Texas / Posted 14 days ago
The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: Two Texans are among President Trump's nominees for the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Don Willett is a Texas Supreme Court Justice and James Ho is a Dallas attorney, and both their... Read more
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Richardson Teens Suspended Over Racist Posts; The Future Of AnimationThe top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: The Richardson school dis
KERA North Texas / Posted 17 days ago
The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: The Richardson school district has suspended two high school students after they posted racially charged messages on social media. As KERA’s Stella Chavez reports, parents brought the issue to the... Read more
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North Texas Cities Are Clamoring For Amazon's Second HQThe top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: Two Texans are among Pres
KERA North Texas / Posted 17 days ago
The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: Two Texans are among President Trump's nominees for the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Don Willett is a Texas Supreme Court Justice and James Ho is a Dallas attorney, and both their... Read more
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President Trump Nominates Texas Judges; Spotlight On The Texas GentlemenThe top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: Two Texans are among Pres
KERA North Texas / Posted 18 days ago
The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: Two Texans are among President Trump's nominees for the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Don Willett is a Texas Supreme Court Justice and James Ho is a Dallas attorney, and both their... Read more
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The State Of Texas Public Schools; Filmmakers Trade Tips On CraftThe top local stories this morning from KERA News: Texas Education Commissioner
KERA North Texas / Posted 18 days ago
The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath visited Dallas yesterday to give a progress report on the state's public schools. Morath told attendees at the Hilton Anatole that the state’s graduation... Read more
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Getting Students Back In Class After Harvey; New Dallas Police Chief Likes Body CamerasThe top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: Hurricane Harvey hit Texa
KERA North Texas / Posted 19 days ago
The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: Hurricane Harvey hit Texas just as schools were starting a new year and all but three school districts have reopened, according to Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath. Dozens of school... Read more
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The Need For A Marijuana ‘Breathalyzer’The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Although recreational mariju
KERA North Texas / Posted 19 days ago
The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Although recreational marijuana is still illegal in the state of Texas, the number of Texans testing positive for cannabis after a traffic accident has increased. Other stories this morning: You... Read more
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‘Fixer Upper’ Fans Coping After Waco’s Chip And Joanna Gaines Announce Show’s Endthem — and Waco — on the map. Launched in 2013, "Fixer Upper" follows the coupl
KERA North Texas / Posted 20 days ago
them — and Waco — on the map. Launched in 2013, "Fixer Upper" follows the couple as they redo houses near their Waco home. [KERA News] Some links have a pay wall or require a subscription. Dallas has made progress on reducing poverty, but it’s... Read more
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Dallas' Child Poverty Problem; Trying To Stay Kosher During HarveyThe top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: Dallas is working to redu
KERA North Texas / Posted 20 days ago
The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: Dallas is working to reduce child poverty, but it still has one of the biggest populations of poor kids among major U.S. cities. The child poverty rate in Dallas has dropped from about 38 percent... Read more
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Denton County To Consider Confederate Memorial DiscussionThe top local stories this morning from KERA News: Denton County commissioners
KERA North Texas / Posted 20 days ago
The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Denton County commissioners today will vote on whether to establish a committee to discuss and consider action on a Confederate soldier memorial. Dedicated in 1918, the memorial sits outside the... Read more
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Judges Rule On 'Sanctuary Cities' Law; Solving Cold Cases At UNT Using DNAThe top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: A federal appeals court i
KERA North Texas / Posted 21 days ago
The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: A federal appeals court is giving Texas more latitude to enforce a ban on so-called sanctuary cities, according to a ruling Monday. The decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals comes... Read more
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John Cornyn Endorses Ted Cruz, Says He’ll Run For Re-Election In 2020The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: The recent removal of the
KERA North Texas / Posted 21 days ago
The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: The recent removal of the Robert E. Lee statue at a park in Dallas has intensified a debate over whether Confederate statues and memorials should be taken down, moved to a museum or left alone.... Read more
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Ted Cruz Says ‘Right Now’ He’s Against Graham-Cassidy Health Care Billaccurate reading. They’re participating in a national effort to better understa
KERA North Texas / Posted 22 days ago
accurate reading. They’re participating in a national effort to better understand the cardiovascular health of great apes. [KERA News] The High Five is KERA’s daily roundup of stories from Dallas-Fort Worth and across the state. Explore our... Read more
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The Confederate Statue Removal Debate; What Is Dallas' Cultural Plan?The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: The recent removal of the
KERA North Texas / Posted 24 days ago
The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: The recent removal of the Robert E. Lee statue at a park in Dallas has intensified a debate over whether Confederate statues and memorials should be taken down, moved to a museum or left alone.... Read more
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Texas House Speaker Seeking Another Term, But Republican Caucus Chairs Aren’t PleasedThe top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: A team of researchers at
KERA North Texas / Posted 24 days ago
The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: A team of researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington is working to identify and fight “fake news” with a focus on Twitter bots. Professors Chengkai Li and Mark Tremayne are on the team... Read more
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Keeping Gorillas Healthy At The Zoo; Spotlight On Author Deborah CrombieThe top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: Here in North Texas the D
KERA North Texas / Posted 25 days ago
The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: Here in North Texas the Dallas Zoo is working to make their gorillas more heart-healthy. To do that, they’re trying to get an accurate blood pressure reading for the animals. But that’s been quite... Read more
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High School Students Learn From Grammy WinnersThe top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: A team of researchers at
KERA North Texas / Posted 25 days ago
The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: A team of researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington is working to identify and fight “fake news” with a focus on Twitter bots. Professors Chengkai Li and Mark Tremayne are on the team... Read more
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Finding 'Fake News' Online; Downtown Dallas Harvey Shelter ClosesThe top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: A team of researchers at
KERA North Texas / Posted 26 days ago
The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: A team of researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington is working to identify and fight “fake news” with a focus on Twitter bots. Professors Chengkai Li and Mark Tremayne are on the team... Read more
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Working To Find 'Fake News' Online; Downtown Dallas Harvey Shelter ClosesThe top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: A team of researchers at
KERA North Texas / Posted 26 days ago
The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: A team of researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington is working to identify and fight “fake news” with a focus on Twitter bots. Professors Chengkai Li and Mark Tremayne are on the team... Read more
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Working To Identify 'Fake News' Online; Downtown Dallas Harvey Shelter ClosesThe top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: A team of researchers at
KERA North Texas / Posted 26 days ago
The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: A team of researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington is working to identify and fight “fake news” with a focus on Twitter bots. Professors Chengkai Li and Mark Tremayne are on the team... Read more
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Dallas Closing Downtown Harvey Shelter TodayThe top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: Texas House Speaker Joe S
KERA North Texas / Posted 26 days ago
The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: Texas House Speaker Joe Straus wants a controversial Confederate plaque removed from the state Capitol in Austin. The plaque, called "Children of the Confederacy Creed,” rejects slavery as an... Read more
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Straus Calls Out Confederate Plaque; Teachers Pay Cost Of SuppliesThe top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: Texas House Speaker Joe S
KERA North Texas / Posted 27 days ago
The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: Texas House Speaker Joe Straus wants a controversial Confederate plaque removed from the State Capitol in Austin. The plaque, called "Children of the Confederacy Creed,” rejects slavery as an... Read more
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Traffic Is A Mess This Morning, Thanks To A Spilled Load Of Chicken PartsThe top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: The protest by the group
KERA North Texas / Posted 27 days ago
The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: The protest by the group called 'This Is Texas Freedom Force' is set to be held at Lee Park on Saturday, where the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was removed Thursday night. The Freedom... Read more
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Fort Worth Closes Harvey Shelter; New Law Targets Lying Jailhouse InformantsThe top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: At one point, about 250 p
KERA North Texas / Posted 28 days ago
The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: At one point, about 250 people were staying at Fort Worth's shelter for Hurricane Harvey evacuees. On Sunday, the count was down to about 50. Now, it's closed. City officials plan to bus dozens... Read more
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Fort Worth Closes Hurricane Harvey Shelter; Texas Enacts New Jailhouse Informant LawThe top local stories this afternoon from KERA news: The city of Fort Worth is
KERA North Texas / Posted 28 days ago
The top local stories this afternoon from KERA news: The city of Fort Worth is closing its shelter for Hurricane Harvey evacuees. At one point, about 250 people were staying at the Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center. On Sunday night, the count was... Read more
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Weekend Protest Over Robert. E Lee Statue In Dallas; Cowboys Fall To BroncosThe top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: The protest by the group
KERA North Texas / Posted 28 days ago
The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: The protest by the group called 'This Is Texas Freedom Force' is set to be held at Lee Park on Saturday, where the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was removed Thursday night. The Freedom... Read more
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Dallas Wants To Send Its Garbage Trucks To Houston For Cleanup This Fallat a hot and humid but still packed Dallas Pride in Oak Lawn. Hall just started
KERA North Texas / Posted 29 days ago
at a hot and humid but still packed Dallas Pride in Oak Lawn. Hall just started leading the police department this month. [KERA News] More than 100 people gathered Saturday to oppose Dallas City Council’s decision to remove a Robert E. Lee statue.... Read more
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Protest Over Confederate Statue Removal Scheduled; Fort Worth's Art SceneThe top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: The protest by the group
KERA North Texas / Posted a month ago
The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: The protest by the group called 'This Is Texas Freedom Force' is set to be held at Lee Park on Saturday, where the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee was removed Thursday night. The... Read more
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