Texas Gov. Rick Perry waves to the crowd after speaking at an anti-abortion rally on the Capitol steps in Austin on Jan. 23, 2010. Jack Plunkett/AP hide caption

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Gov. Perry Cut Funds For Women's Health In Texas

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Mike Toomey (foreground), former chief of staff to Texas Gov. Rick Perry, watches primary election returns with other staffers in Austin in 2006. Harry Cabluck/AP hide caption

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In Texas, Perry's Vaccine Mandate Provoked Anger

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Numerous Texas Wildfires Stretch Firefighters' Ranks

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Cattle use a tree for shade near Canadian, Texas, in late July, with temperatures rising above 100 degrees. A severe drought has caused shortages of grass, hay and water in most of Texas, forcing ranchers to thin their herds or risk losing their cattle to the drought. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Drought Puts Texas Ranchers, And Cattle, At Risk

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Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry meets with business leaders at a lunch in Dubuque, Iowa, on Tuesday. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Texas Job Growth Trend Stretches Back For Decades

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Texas Education Agency Administrators' Midwinter Conference in Austin, Texas, in 2001. Deborah Cannon/AP hide caption

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The Lone Star State Beginnings Of Rick Perry

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A law enforcement official stands by as Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs, left, arrives at the Tom Green County Courthouse on Thursday in San Angelo, Texas. Jeffs' much-anticipated Texas trial began on Thursday, with prosecutors claiming he sexually assaulted girls he manipulated into "spiritual marriage," and defense attorneys countering that their client's religious freedoms were trampled. Tony Gutierrez/AP hide caption

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Texas Trial Of Polygamist Leader Warren Jeffs Begins

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Johnson Space Center Reflects On Shuttle Program

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Arctic Exhibit In Texas Highlights A Lifetime Of Work

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NASA Workers Saddened By Shuttle Program's End

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Texas Urged To Stop Mexican National's Execution

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Texas-Size Drought Dries Up Lake Travis

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Humberto Leal Jr., a Mexican citizen, has been on death row since 1995 for the rape and bludgeoning of a 16-year-old San Antonio girl. He's slated to be executed in three weeks. But the Mexican government says he wasn't informed of his rights. Courtsey of San Antonio Express-News hide caption

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Planned Execution Puts Mexico, Texas At Odds

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