A flight attendant prepares to close a luggage bin on the redesigned 737. Thanks to the bin's new pivoting motion, passengers in the aisle seat will have more headroom. American Airlines hide caption

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In 2006, Houston was among many cities participating in the nationwide National Day of Action for Immigration Justice rallies. When George W. Bush was governor, he adopted a Hispanic-friendly strategy that helped propel him to the White House. Now, some Texas Republicans are taking a harder stance. "I believe the Republican Party is throwing away their future," says one state Republican. Dave Einsel/Getty Images hide caption

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In Dallas, compressed natural gas (CNG) cabs get to cut in front of regular gas cabs at the Love Field Airport pick-up line. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Omar Sharriff performs in Marshall, Texas in December 2010. Ron Munden/EastTexasTowns.com hide caption

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Cornelius Dupree Jr. raises his hand to testify Tuesday while attorney Barry Scheck looks on. Dupree served 30 years in connection with a rape and robbery before being exonerated by DNA evidence. Mike Fuentes/AP hide caption

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