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In 2010, Blake Farenthold beat a Texas Democrat who seemed invincible. Will a Republican face the same fate in 2018?

Democrats took a shellacking in the 2010 midterm elections and U.S. Rep. Solomon Ortiz's loss was one of the biggest surprises. Eight years later, some are wondering if Republicans have their own overly confident incumbents unprepared for a potential "blue wave" in November.

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Texas is resettling almost 80 percent fewer refugees

"There’s a stark contrast to what the refugee resettlement program looks like now compared to in past years," said Erica Schmidt-Portnoy, the area director for Refugee Services of Texas in Austin.

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How a fluke win diminished the political clout of Hispanic voters in this congressional district

Last year, federal judges ruled that when Texas lawmakers redrew the 27th Congressional District in 2011, they did so in a way that diminished the political clout of Hispanic voters. As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments in a redistricting case that includes CD-27, take a closer look at what's at issue in the district.

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