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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A liberal outsider who founded an activist group against President Donald Trump lost her insurgent bid for a U.S. House seat in Houston on Tuesday night. Laura Moser's defeat was a relief to Democratic Party leaders who saw her as an unelectable drag on their chances of winning back control of Congress next year. Democratic voter also made former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez the first openly gay and Latina nominee for governor in Texas history

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Democrats have given Atlanta lawyer Stacey Abrams a chance to become the first black female governor in American history on a primary night that ended well for several women seeking office. Abrams set new historical marks with a primary victory Tuesday that made her the first black nominee and first female nominee for governor of either majority party in Georgia. Voters also picked nominees in Kentucky, Arkansas and Texas ahead of the November midterms.

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - The Houston Astros are wearing T-shirts during batting practice before their game against the San Francisco Giants to honor the victims of last week's Texas school shooting that left 10 people dead. The shirts have "We Play For Santa Fe" on them and are in the school's colors. The green shirts feature the school's name in gold letters and the Astros logo in white with a gold star.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's meetings on school violence and safety have promised to wade into the issue of gun control with the next round. The Republican governor has been a staunch supporter of gun rights and worked to expand them in the state in recent years. Abbott called for a series of high-level policy meetings after a high school near Houston became the latest to have a mass shooting. Wednesday's meeting will include officials from Texas Gun Sense and the Texas State Rifle Association.

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