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Texas’ Perry charged with coercion for veto threat

August 16, 2014
By PAUL J. WEBER , THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

AUSTIN, Texas - A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption - making the possible 2016 presidential hopeful his state's first indicted governor in nearly a century.

 
 
 

 

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