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Wendy Davis

Jun 27, 2014 — The Texas state senator galvanized Democrats across the nation with her 11-hour filibuster to block restrictive abortion laws. Then she ran for governor — and got a big dose of political reality.
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Jan 21, 2014 — Inconsistencies in the Texas Democrat's teenage mother-to-Harvard Law School graduate narrative have put Davis and her high-profile campaign for governor on the defensive.
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Nov 12, 2013 — Also: Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis is coming out with a memoir; a new story by Jeffrey Eugenides; Martin Cruz Smith says he has Parkinson's.
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Aug 5, 2013 — State Sen. Wendy Davis' national profile has soared since her June attempt to block abortion legislation. But she shed little light on plans for her political future during a speech in Washington, D.C., on Monday.
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Jul 9, 2013 — The state is once again the focus of the abortion debate as lawmakers take up new legislation. Last month, Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis' filibuster kept the bill from passing.
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Jul 1, 2013 — Texas is the latest state where protesters have descended on a Republican-controlled state capitol in an uphill effort to block conservative policies.
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Jun 26, 2013 — The Texas lawmaker whose filibuster helped block passage of sweeping abortion restrictions became a national political star overnight. It's an impressive ride for a former single mom who once lived in a trailer park.
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Jun 26, 2013 — After a dramatic evening that included a filibuster, procedural back-and-forth and the crowds of chanting protesters in the Capitol, Texas lawmakers failed to pass sweeping abortion restrictions before a midnight deadline.
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