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October 25, 2017

Texas Standard: October 25, 2017

By: David Brown

An Arizona republican senator opens up on Donald Trump: I will not be complicit. Does it change the political calculus in the reddest of red states? Arizona does have something of a history of republican mavericks, but with Senator Jeff Flake drawing a line in the sand over decency, could it resonate with Republican politicians close to home? Or more accurately, republican Texans at large? We’ll ask the man who wrote on Texas politics. Plus a federal court green lights an abortion for an undocumented teenager detained in Texas, we’ll have the latest. And the tragic story from Texas making front page news in India. Those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:


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