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Aaronson maps the dwindling number of Texas doctors accepting Medicaid, Aguilar on what the PRI's return to power in Mexico means for U.S. relations, Batheja on Ted Cruz and Chief Justice John Roberts' erstwhile friendship, Galbraith on how Midland's latest oil boom is straining the city like never before, Grissom, Dehn and Murphy's interactive on the consequences of prosecutorial mistakes, Ramsey divines Perry's future by looking to his past, Ramshaw on Perry's rejection of key parts of federal health care reform, M. Smith on a little-watched but fiery Texas Supreme Court runoff, and the final installment in Tan's series on family planning in Texas: The best of our best from July 9 to 13, 2012.

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As enrollment in Medicaid grows in Texas, fewer physicians are agreeing to treat Medicaid patients. This map compares enrollment in the program by county to the number of physicians who provided Medicaid services in fiscal year 2011.

The PRI’s return to power in Mexico has raised concerns over whether the party will cut deals with cartels to decrease drug-related violence. But experts say Mexican authorities will likely do what the U.S. authorities do.

Before he was the U.S. Supreme Court chief justice who helped save "Obamacare," John Roberts was friends with U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz, who described Roberts' controversial decision as "heartbreaking."

Midland has always thought of itself as a small town, but an oil boom is rapidly reshaping the area. Housing as expensive (and hard to find) as New York City's has become the norm, and the strain is evident on schools and roads.

Michael Morton’s 2011 exoneration spurred calls for change in the way that prosecutors are regulated in Texas. Morton, prosecutors and criminal justice reform advocates talk about why prosecutorial errors happen and how they can be prevented.

Gov. Rick Perry looks like he will be in office as long as voters will have him. He talks like he wants voters to keep him where he is. Many think he's just bluffing, but that's not how he has operated in the past.

Texas will not expand Medicaid or establish a health insurance exchange, two major tenets of the federal health reform that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld last month, Perry said Monday morning.

A Texas Supreme Court GOP runoff has eight-year incumbent David Medina defending his spot against John Devine, a former district court judge known for his battle to keep the Ten Commandments displayed in his courtroom.

What happens when family planning is out of reach for poor and uninsured Texans? In the final segment of our Fertile Ground series, we explore the costs to communities and taxpayers of the state's high rate of unplanned pregnancies.

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