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The Midday Brief: July 27, 2010

Your afternoon reading.

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Your afternoon reading:

"Adding insult to the Gulf's injury, a wellhead hit by a tug boat is now spewing oil near a Louisiana marsh area, officials said Tuesday." — Oil spewing from well near Louisiana marsh, MSNBC

"A chastened BP set aside $32.2 billion for spill-related costs as it outlined a new strategy on Tuesday to revamp operations under a new chief, Robert Dudley." — BP Envisions a Leaner Future Under Its New Chief Executive, The New York Times

"Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White received an unusual gift Tuesday morning while speaking to a standing-room only gathering of Country Club Friends at Colonial Country Club." — Firing away in governor's race, PoliTex

"The integrity of the Texas Forensic Science Commission has been compromised ever since Rick Perry reorganized the commission, installed his longtime politically ally, Williamson County D.A. John Bradley, as chairman, and replaced other members of the commission investigating the Cameron Todd Willingham case." — The Willingham case, BurkaBlog

New in The Texas Tribune:

"The Texas Education agency plans to release school accountability ratings for every campus in the state on Friday. For the second year, the rankings will be filtered through the controversial Texas Projection Measure, which critics fault for inflating the school scores." — Formula to Come Under Scrutiny in Ratings Release

"The former Texas Supreme Court justice on her 18 years in the judiciary, women on the court, the all-Republican bench and what she really thinks about judicial elections." — An Interview with the Departing Supreme Court Justice

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