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Texas AG: Gay couples' healthcare plans are illegal

AUSTIN, Texas, April 30 (UPI) -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said healthcare benefits offered to gay couples by municipalities are illegal because Texas doesn't recognize gay marriage.
Death toll reaches 14 in West, Texas, fertilizer plant blast

Death toll reaches 14 in West, Texas, fertilizer plant blast

WEST, Texas, April 19 (UPI) -- The death toll from the massive West, Texas, fertilizer plant explosion that demolished surrounding neighborhoods reached 14 Friday, authorities said.
Texas fertilizer plant explodes; search and rescue under way

Texas fertilizer plant explodes; search and rescue under way

WEST, Texas, April 18 (UPI) -- Emergency responders in West, Texas, searched for survivors Thursday, one day after a fertilizer plant fire and explosions caused scores of casualties.

Texas investigating cancer foundation

AUSTIN, Texas, April 2 (UPI) -- Texas' attorney general said he is investigating the grant review process of a cancer foundation and its name change, after questions arose about donations.

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Judge: Texas can cut Planned Parenthood

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Planned Parenthood can be excluded from Texas' Women's Health Program when it launches Tuesday, a judge ruled Monday.
Will voter ID fight determine the election?

Will voter ID fight determine the election?

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- With President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney fighting for every vote as the bitter U.S. presidential election campaign races through its final weeks, Democrats appear to be winning in at least one vital arena: Republican sponsored voter ID laws are falling like flies in the courts.
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Court panel rejects Texas on voter ID

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A federal three-judge panel in Washington Thursday rejected a request from Texas to approve its voter photo-identification law.

Court tosses 3 Texas redistricting maps

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A three-judge federal panel in Washington Tuesday rejected three Texas redistricting maps, finding the state failed to prove the maps complied with federal law.
Texas appealing Planned Parenthood order

Texas appealing Planned Parenthood order

AUSTIN, Texas, May 1 (UPI) -- Texas is appealing a judge's ruling that temporarily blocks the state from barring Planned Parenthood from serving low-income women, officials said.

Texas hands over Social Security numbers

AUSTIN, Texas, April 26 (UPI) -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's office accidentally handed over the Social Security numbers of millions of Texas voters to lawyers, officials say.

New Texas redistricting map released

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- The latest Texas redistricting map drawn by a federal court appears likely to govern this year's congressional election, officials say.

Texas ready to sue to defend voter ID law

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- The Texas attorney general's office says it likely would go to federal court to defend its voter identification law if the U.S. Justice Department blocks it.

Supreme Court to review Texas districts

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court has agreed to consider a challenge by Texas state officials to redistricting maps ordered by a federal appeals court in San Antonio.

Texas challenges court's redistricting map

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Texas' top lawyer went to the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday to try to head off a court-ordered redistricting map that may help Democrats' congressional fortunes.
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Gregory Wayne "Greg" Abbott(born November 13, 1957) is the Texas Attorney General, and is the second Republican since Reconstruction to serve in that role. Abbott was sworn in on December 2, 2002, following John Cornyn's election to the U.S. Senate. Prior to assuming the office of attorney general, Abbott was a justice on the Texas Supreme Court, a position to which he was initially appointed in 1995 by then-Governor George W. Bush. He is noted outside the state of Texas for successfully defending the right of the state of Texas to display the Ten Commandments in front of the state Capitol in Austin in a 2005 United States Supreme Court case known as Van Orden v. Perry.

Abbott was born in Wichita Falls and was reared in Duncanville (Dallas County). He and his wife, Cecilia P. Abbott, a former school teacher and principal, were married in 1982. They have a daughter named Audrey (born 1997).

After his graduation from the University of Texas in Austin, with a B.B.A. in finance, he received his law degree from the Vanderbilt University Law School in Nashville, Tennessee.

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