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If passed by voters, the "California Nationhood. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute" would remove state constitutional language making California part of the U.S. and require the governor to request admission to the United Nations. George Rose/Getty Images hide caption

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Third-year dental student Alex Dolbik checks the oral health of a patient at the Refugee Health Clinic in San Antonio. Wendy Rigby/Texas Public Radio hide caption

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In Texas, Students Help Provide Health Care For Refugees

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Men check pipes on Dec. 17, where Corpus Christi's city-owned water main connects with the asphalt plant where a suspected chemical leak led to a citywide ban on tap water use. The ban was lifted Sunday, Dec. 18. Frank Bajak/AP hide caption

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott at Dallas' City Hall in July. Abbott has strongly endorsed new rules that would require removed fetal tissue to be buried or cremated. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Funeral Directors Weigh In On Texas Rule Requiring Burial Of Fetal Remains

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When Georgia Moore (second from left) was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010, her parents, Trevor and Courtney Moore, worried about the germs her younger sister, Ivy, would bring home from school. Courtesy of the Moore family/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Intensive home-visits by physical, occupational and speech therapists have been "a lifesaver," for little Haylee Crouse, her mom Amanda (left) told Shots. Haylee, who is now 2, developed seizures and physical and intellectual disabilities after contracting meningitis when she was 8 days old. Wade Goodwyn/NPR hide caption

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Cuts In Texas Medicaid Hit Rural Kids With Disabilities Especially Hard

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Texas May Be Denying Tens Of Thousands Of Children Special Education

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Local journalist Erik McCowan, standing in the Gonzales Memorial Museum, thinks people should know the history behind the phrase, "Come and take it!" John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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For Sale: A Texan Symbol Of Defiance

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Syrian refugee Maryam al-Jaddou sits with her children Maria (left) and Hasan in their apartment in Dallas. Jaddou says she decided to leave Syria in 2012 after her family's home in Homs was bombed and there was nowhere safe left to live. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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