Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry fires a six shooter filled with blanks as NASCAR driver Colin Braun looks on at an event in downtown Fort Worth, Texas on April 15, 2010.
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From Ebola infections to Supreme Court decisions, Texas has seen a lot of big news this week. Did you pay attention to what’s going on in the Lone Star State?

A federal appeals court cited the “extremely fast-approaching election date” as its primary reason for allowing the law to stay in place. 

The law requires abortion clinics to spend millions of dollars to turn into mini-hospitals, among other provisions.

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals is set to hear the challenge to Texas’s same-sex marriage ban, along with Louisiana’s.

Wendy Davis’ campaign recently released a controversial attack ad featuring a wheelchair. Despite criticism from Abbott’s campaign and from the media, Davis defended her ad to msnbc’s Andrea Mitchell.

The special prosecutor in the case argued Perry got special treatment from the judge. 

In spite of her situation, the health care worker said, “I’m doing well.”

“The suggestion that individuals who have ties to ISIL have been apprehended at the Southwest border is categorically false, and not supported by any credible intelligence or the facts on the ground. DHS continues to have no credible intelligence to suggest terrorist organizations are actively plotting to cross the southwest border,” said Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman Marsha Catron.

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