Members of the gallery in the Capitol in Austin played a role in a vote on an abortion bill taking place after an official deadline. "We will not allow the breakdown of decorum and decency to prevent us from doing what the people of this state hired us to do," Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday, in calling for a special session. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Protesters march on the Texas Capitol in Austin on March 5, demanding that lawmakers expand Medicaid to include an additional 1.5 million poor people. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Jose and Antonio Angudo were among those evacuated from Granbury, Texas, late Wednesday after a tornado devastated the area. Joyce Marshall / Fort Worth Star-Telegram /MCT / Landov hide caption

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The remains of a fertilizer plant burn after an explosion at the plant in the town of West, Texas. Mike Stone/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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A vehicle is seen near the remains of a fertilizer plant burning after an explosion in West, Texas, near Waco. The explosion ripped through the fertilizer plant late Wednesday. Mike Stone/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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In Forney, Texas, Kaufman County Sheriff's deputies are on the lookout after the killings of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife in their Forney home. Mike Fuentes/AP hide caption

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This undated photo taken from the Kaufman County, Texas, website shows Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland. McLelland and his wife were found killed in their house on Saturday. AP hide caption

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A Beechcraft airplane sprays insecticide over Dallas early Monday morning to curb the spread of West Nile virus. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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Gov. Rick Perry rules the roost at the Texas Republican Convention in Fort Worth on June 7. But his endorsement of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst fell flat this week as Tea Party fave Ted Cruz crushed Dewhurst in a GOP runoff for U.S. Senate. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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