Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy was arrested and charged with assaulting his former girlfriend Nicole Holder in May. He was found guilty but appealed, and then when Holder stopped cooperating, the case was dropped. Brandon Wade/AP hide caption

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Derrick Jennings never goes without his hat, boots or cowboy belt buckle. He wears them so it's clear to people that he's a hardworking cowboy. Gloria Hillard for NPR hide caption

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Compton's Cowboys Keep The Old West Alive, And Kids Off The Streets

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Nick Marino feeds and waters the livestock at Deep Springs College, an exclusive, all-male institution in a remote valley in California. Brian L. Frank/Redux hide caption

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On Calif. Cattle Ranch, Students Wrangle With Meaning Of Manhood

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