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First Word: Texas legislature begins special session

In another special session for the Texas Legislature called by Gov. Rick Perry, Republicans are hoping to pass the the anti-abortion measure that State Sen.
Sen. Wendy Davis, D- Fort Worth, speaks during a rally against abortion legislation, Monday, July 1, 2013, in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Eric Gay/AP)
Sen. Wendy Davis, D- Fort Worth, speaks during a rally against abortion legislation, Monday, July 1, 2013, in Austin, Texas.

In another special session for the Texas Legislature called by Gov. Rick Perry, Republicans are hoping to pass the the anti-abortion measure that State Sen. Wendy Davis famously defeated last week in a 11-hour filibuster. A rally to advocate for Texas women's health has begun on the steps of the state capitol. Over 6,500 people have signed up to attend.

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