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The suicide rate in the U.S. has surged by 33 percent over the last 20 years to the highest point since World War II.

Who’s vulnerable and what factors are contributing to the growing number of people taking their own lives?

  

 

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Trump is one of five American presidents to be elected after losing the popular vote. Those who won did so by maintaining a majority of electoral college votes. Is this the best system for a representative democracy? Who decides how we elect the President of the United States?

  

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MONDAY at noon on "The Source" —  On June 1, Chynal Lindsey’s body was found in White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas. Lindsey, a transgender woman of color, is yet another fatality in a disturbing trend of violence against transgender and gender non-conforming individuals.

  

Extreme Gaming Has A New Clinical Diagnosis

Jun 19, 2019
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Many people use video games as an escape – a chance to have fun, unwind and sidestep reality, but when does this pastime become a problem? Should excessive gaming be considered a health issue? The World Health Organization says yes.


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Scott Pelley has reported on the biggest stories of the last 30 years as a 60 Minutes correspondent and former CBS news anchor.


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Texas’ Compassionate Use Program (CUP) was first established in 2015. Its initial iteration was one of the country’s most restrictive. 

House Bill 3703 from the 2019 state legislative session expanded the list of qualifying conditions that physicians can use to prescribe medical cannabis. 


City of San Antonio 2019 Elections Recap

Jun 10, 2019
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Monday at noon on "The Source" – In a very close runoff race, incumbent Ron Nirenberg edged out challenger Greg Brockhouse on Saturday to secure a second term as Mayor of San Antonio.


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Monday at 12:30 p.m. on "The Source" – An $11.6 billion plan to reform school finance in Texas unanimously passed through both the Texas House and Senate and is on Gov. Abbott's desk for final approval. 

House Bill 3, or the Texas Plan for Transformational School Finance Reform, includes $6.5 billion to improve public education and pay teachers, plus $5.1 billion to lower school district taxes. 

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A former U.S. ambassador to Mexico warned that the recent drama over tariffs on Mexican products may not be over. He's worried it may resume in three months.

President Donald Trump's threat to impose tariffs on Mexico was designed to pressure America’s top trading partner into taking action to prevent Central American immigrants from reaching the southern U.S. border.

The tariffs were scheduled to take effect on Monday, June 10. But on the previous Friday, Trump tweeted that Mexican officials “agreed to take strong measures to stem the tide of migration.”

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With Election Day fast approaching, reporting from San Antonio Express-News' Brian Chasnoff reveals new information related to a 2009 allegation of domestic violence by City Council representative Greg Brockhouse, who is in a runoff for mayor.

Guest: Brian Chasnoff, investigative reporter for the San Antonio Express-News

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