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November 6, 2012
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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2011 file photo, emergency personnel respond to a fire at a home day care operated by Jessica Tata, killing four children in Houston. Some parents took great care in vetting a list of state-licensed day care providers before leaving their children in the hands of Tata. As Tata�s murder trial plays out in a Houston courtroom, child care experts say that while the state has taken steps to improve regulation of home day care centers, Texas is among many states lagging behind what advocates believe should be the standard for keeping tabs on the centers.