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Abbott Backs Out of Dallas Debate

A debate dispute in Dallas is making headlines in the race for governor. Attorney General Greg Abbott announced Friday he will not participate in a debate hosted by one TV station and hours later agreed to appear in another one. As our Jeff Stensland explains, the Wendy Davis campaign is using the debate swap to call Abbott out for a lack of commitment. 08/30/2014 10:14 AM

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Capital Tonight: Gubernatorial Candidates Debate Over Debate Terms

A federal judge overturns part of the state's abortion law; Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis spar publicly over debate terms; our Reporter Roundtable discusses new developments involving the way National Guard troops at the border are being treated. 08/29/2014 07:30 PM

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Judge Blocks Portion of Texas Abortion Law

A federal judge in Austin has struck another blow to the state's new abortion laws. District Judge Lee Yeakel heard testimony regarding the ambulatory surgical center provision earlier this month. He ruled Friday afternoon that the portion of the law requiring medical and structural upgrades is unconstitutional. 08/29/2014 04:55 PM

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Exclusive: Perry’s Taxpayer Funded Legal Bill Hits Six Figures

Gov. Rick Perry spent nearly $133,000 in state money on his legal defense – more than the $80,000 previously reported. The governor faces two felony charges stemming from his 2013 threat to cut funding to the Public Integrity Unit if Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg did not resign following her drunken driving conviction. 08/29/2014 03:50 PM

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Davis Responds to Abbott’s Decision to Cancel Debate

Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott has backed out of the only scheduled statewide televised debate before the November election. The debate, which was to be hosted by WFAA-TV, was set to be held in Dallas on Sept. 30. 08/29/2014 12:20 PM

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