Firefighters search for survivors at a West, Texas, apartment building in April 2013. The breadth of destruction in West has raised questions about what, if any, new state laws should be passed to help prevent similar accidents in the future. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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View of central crossing of the central hub island, one of dozens of man-made islands envisioned by Rice University architecture students. The islands would serve as a floating city for oil workers off the coast of Brazil. Rice School of Architecture hide caption

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Erick Munoz, flanked by lawyers, walks to 96th District Court last Friday. A judge ordered a Texas hospital to remove life support from his wife, Marlise. Tim Sharp/AP hide caption

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University of Texas president Bill Powers (left) and athletic director Steve Patterson (right) introduce new Longhorns head football coach Charlie Strong during a press conference January 6, 2014 at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. Erich Schlegel/Getty Images hide caption

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Crews work on a safe room for the new Plaza Towers Elementary school in Moore, Okla., behind crosses erected for the seven students who died in the May tornado. Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption

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The Texas Camel Corps guides camel treks through the Big Bend region of Texas, where such animals once served American settlers in the late 1800s. Wade Goodwyn/NPR hide caption

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Texas Highway 130, a new Austin bypass toll road, is so far east of the city that it sees little traffic. The state recently raised the speed limit there to 85 mph in hopes of boosting its use. Wikipedia hide caption

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Dallas is preparing for Friday's 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, and hoping to show how much the city has changed. Tom Pennington/Getty Images hide caption

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Marta Rangel Medel vacuums the stage in preparation for the Texas Democratic Party 2012 election watch party in Austin. The state's controversial voter ID law is unexpectedly hindering women at the polls. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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The Pecan Lodge's combination plate, a meat lover's dream. Wade Goodwyn/NPR hide caption

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A Texas delegate on the floor of the Republican National Convention in 2012. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the opening session of the Texas Legislature in Austin earlier this year. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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