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Texas is testing everyone in nursing homes for coronavirus, but not state-run homes for people with disabilities

The facilities are still only testing residents and patients who are symptomatic or have potential exposure, despite concerns raised by employees and family members about outbreaks.

State-run homes for Texans with developmental disabilities aren’t ready for coronavirus outbreaks, some workers warn

Officials say they're ramping up support by providing more testing across Texas and additional personnel for facilities where the virus has been detected. But people close to the facilities have reported that the state is responding too slowly to the emergency.

Amanda Edwards lost a family member to gun violence. But unlike Beto O’Rourke, she doesn’t want to “take your AR-15.”

The U.S. Senate candidate's proposals on guns and other issues are moderate compared with those of some of her primary competitors — but she said they have the most realistic chance of passing.