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Early voters line up in West Lake Hills, Texas, during the first hours of early voting on Wednesday. Acacia Coronado/AP hide caption

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'Failed By The Courts': Texans Hoping To Vote By Mail Have To Hit The Polls Instead

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Texas Census Advocates Worry Schedule Confusion Could Lead To Undercounting

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Will Reopening Plans Change As COVID-19 Cases Spike In Sunbelt States?

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Texas Holds Super Tuesday Primary Amid Democratic Party Changes

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Texas' Decision Not To Prioritize Census Could Come At A Financial Cost

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Advocates Say Texas Wants To Curb College Students' Political Power

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Texas will soon enact a law to prevent patients from getting hit with surprise medical bills. seksan Mongkhonkhamsao/Getty Images hide caption

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Lawmakers in the Texas Legislature passed a law intended to protect consumers against surprise medical bills, but loopholes may weaken it before it is enacted. Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images hide caption

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Law To Protect Patients Against Surprise Medical Bills In Texas Proves Hard To Enact

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A group gathers at the state capitol in Austin, Texas, in May to protest abortion restrictions. In defiance of the state's ban on city funding of abortion providers, the Austin City Council has found a workaround to help women seeking the procedure. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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As Texas Cracks Down On Abortion, Austin Votes To Help Women Defray Costs

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Runners make their way through Dallas during a half marathon in 2018. Texas has experienced massive population growth in the past decade, but officials there have decided not to spend any money or make statewide plans for the 2020 census. Tom Pennington/Getty Images for Rock 'N' Roll Marathon hide caption

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Some Fear Undercount As Texas Decides Not To Spend Money On 2020 Census

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A new Texas law aims to protect patients like Drew Calver, pictured here with his wife, Erin, and daughters, Eleanor (left) and Emory, in their Austin, Texas, home. After being treated for a heart attack in April 2017, Calver, a high school history teacher, got a surprise medical bill for $108,951. Callie Richmond for KHN hide caption

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Texas Is Latest State To Attack Surprise Medical Bills

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Texas Cracks Down On Surprise Medical Billing

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Texas Lawmakers Consider Stiff Penalties For Voting Crimes

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The proposed legislation aims to reduce patients' costs by beefing up a Texas Department of Insurance program that scrutinizes surprise balance bills greater than $500 from any emergency health care provider. Kameleon007/Getty Images hide caption

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Voting Rights Groups Push Back On Texas Plan To Purge Thousands From Voter Rolls

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