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  • David Daleiden, center, one of the two anti-abortion activists indicted last week, addresses the media with attorney's Jared Woodfill, left, and Terry Yates after turning himself in to authorities Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in Houston. Daleiden and Sandra Merritt are charged with tampering with a governmental record, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. (AP Photo/Bob Levey)

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  • Nacogdoches High School football player Brandon Jones dons a UT cap as he announces that he will be attending the University of Texas to play NCAA college football, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, during a national signing day event in Nacogdoches, Texas, (Victor Texcucano/The Daily Sentinel via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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  • Miami Heat's Chris Bosh, center, is fouled by Houston Rockets' Josh Smith (5) as they get tangled up during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

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  • Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard leaves the court after receiving a second technical foul against the Washington Wizards in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

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