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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