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Protesters close their eyes in silent prayer as they stand on the South Carolina Statehouse steps during a rally to take down the Confederate flag, Saturday, June 20, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. Rainier Ehrhardt/Associated Press hide caption

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been indicted on charges that he abused the powers of his office to illegally try to coerce the district attorney in Austin. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Texas Medicaid Debate Complicated By Politics And Poverty

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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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