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New Poll Shows Abbott Leading Davis by 9 Points

Republican candidate for governor Greg Abbott holds a single digit lead over his opponent, Democrat Wendy Davis, according to the latest statewide poll released Wednesday morning. Our Karina Kling takes a closer look at what the numbers mean for the candidates. 5:52 PM

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Advocates Fight to 'Fix' DNA Testing Laws

Advocacy groups are working to "fix" a state law in order to ensure access to DNA testing at most crime scenes. Michael Morton, the Central Texas man who spent nearly 25 years in prison for a murder he did not commit, joined Senator Rodney Ellis at the Capitol Wednesday pushing for the changes. Our LeAnn Wallace has more. 4:40 PM

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Texas Appeals Court Upholds DeLay Reversal

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, in an 8-1 ruling Wednesday, refused to reinstate two money laundering convictions of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. 9:46 AM

POLITICS

Abbott, Davis Spar Over Ethics, Education in Final Governor's Debate

The top two candidates for Texas governor sparred in their second and final debate before Election Day. Both Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis seemed more calm and collected than they were in their Rio Grand Valley debate, and neither held back. Our Karina Kling has highlights from Tuesday night's debate, in which topics ranged from ethics to education to Ebola. 6:18 AM

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