Dallas District Attorney Susan Hawk had missed events and been absent for the past three weeks. Her staff said she was on a long vacation, but she later said she is being treated for depression. Courtesy Stella Chavez/KERA News hide caption

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry's (left) support among Republican voters nationally is neither wide nor deep. Meanwhile, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is busily ascending the GOP escalator. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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A crowd watches after a South Carolina honor guard lowers the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds on July 10, 2015 in Columbia, S.C. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Members of the clergy wait to enter the funeral service of Rev. Clementa Pinckney. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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On July 9, 2013, opponents and supporters of a bill to put restrictions on abortion hold signs near a news conference outside the Texas Capitol in Austin. The bill was passed, but has been battled in the courts for two years; now, the law is set to go into effect July 1. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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While governor of Texas, Rick Perry refused to accept federal funds to expand Medicaid. Rick Wilking/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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