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Watchdogs say Texas dodged 'train wreck' on education board

When Texas takes up always-contentions revisions of science and social studies coursework in 2017, a former schoolteacher who believes dinosaurs were on Noah's Ark and Democrats killed John F. Kennedy won't have a vote.

Mary Lou Bruner lost her Republican primary runoff for a seat on the powerful Texas State Board of Education on Tuesday night, just two months after a near-outright victory that would have put her on the brink of having a say in what more than 5 million schoolchildren learn in classrooms and read in textbooks.

The 69-year-old Bruner has posted on Facebook claims that President Barack Obama is a gay prostitute, climate change is a hoax concocted by Karl Marx...