September 27, 2011 The state isn't ending the practice of granting a condemned prisoner basically anything he wants because of the cost. It's being done because it's no longer thought to be appropriate.
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September 16, 2011 By the time the Supreme Court order came down on Thursday, Duane Buck could have already been put to death. But Texas authorities had paused to wait for the court's decision. The issue is whether his race is the reason he's on death row.
GOP presidential candidates in South Carolina Monday.
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September 6, 2011 If Sen. Jim DeMint's Labor Day Republican presidential forum demonstrated anything, it was that Texas Gov. Rick Perry is so confident about winning over South Carolina Tea Party devotees, including the senator, that he could beg off attending the event without any political risk.
August 15, 2011 In Texas, former prisoners who have been exonerated are in line for a big financial payout. And often, that leads to a clash with the attorneys who helped to exonerate them.
Texas governor Rick Perry speaks on June 18, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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August 10, 2011 The Texas governor is widely expected to enter the presidential race this weekend, and once he does, the strength of his Texas-sized fundraising machine will likely reboot the race for the Republican nomination.
June 10, 2011 If Texas Gov. Rick Perry declares a run for the Republican presidential nomination, it likely would be one of the few times since 1860 that the idea of secession would be a prominent topic in a White House campaign.
A dry river bed at Big Bend National Park along the banks of the Rio Grande in Texas, where it has not rained since September 2010.
April 6, 2011 So far the drought hasn't been costly in terms of fires, but experts expect farmers to be hit very hard.
Last March, nine people were killed in a gang shootout in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, just as spring break was beginning for many U.S. schools.
March 2, 2011 It's March — and that means spring break is around the corner for many college students. But Texas officials are advising students to avoid going to Mexico, saying that drug violence there isn't isolated to border areas.
An unidentified relative of 14-year-old Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereka stands over his coffin at his home during his wake in the northern border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on Tuesday.
June 9, 2010 NPR Producer Brakkton Booker questions whether a U.S. Border Patrol agent went too far when he shot and killed a teenage boy who was allegedly part of a group throwing rocks at agents.
June 3, 2008 More than 400 children, seized from the Yearning for Zion Ranch, are going back.
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October 23, 2007 A judge declares a mistrial in theU.S. v. Holy Land Foundation.
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