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TribWeek: In Case You Missed It

Ramshaw's four-parter on the rural health care condundrum and depressing take-out on sexual abuse in youth lock-ups. Ramsey on filing day follies and the untimely death of a Democratic mainstay. Aguilar on the U.S. government's detention center mea culpa. Grissom on alien deportations in the name of making our streets safer. Rapoport on the organization and association endorsement dance. Hamilton on whether coattails exist. Hu and Philpott's multimedia profile of Linda Chavez-Thompson. And Philpott on big gubernatorial campaign bucks and even bigger candidate angst over the ways journalists are using social and new media to cover them. The best of our best from January 4 to January 8, 2010.

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Trib stories worth catching up on:

No Country for Health Care, parts 1, 2, 3, and 4, by Emily Ramshaw

Off to the Races and TribBlog: Kelly Fero Dies, by Ross Ramsey

A Detention Center Mea Culpa, by Julian Aguilar

Fighting for Security, by Brandi Grissom

But We Were Friends!, by Abby Rapoport

Do Coattails Exist?, by Reeve Hamilton

Meet Linda Chavez-Thompson, by Elise Hu and Ben Philpott

Twitter Trouble and Money Matters, by Ben Philpott

Plus, check out our latest database, featuring every candidate — Democrat, Republican, Libertarian — who filed for the 2010 elections.

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