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Judge declines to issue Perry warrant

Instead of arrest, Texas governor to receive summons on 2-count indictment

Posted: August 19, 2014 at 3:33 a.m.

Gov. Rick Perry makes a statement in Austin, Texas on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 concerning the indictment on charges of coercion of a public servant and abuse of his official capacity. Perry is the first Texas governor since 1917 to be indicted. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)

AUSTIN, Texas -- A judge isn't issuing an arrest warrant for Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a court official said Monday, and the Republican is planning to continue traveling around the country to gear up for a possible 2016 presidential run -- despite being indicted on two felony counts of abuse of power back home.

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