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Nayda Alvarez poses for a photo in her backyard, which is part of the property that her family has owned for five generations along the Rio Grande in the community of La Rosita, near Rio Grande City, Texas. Alvarez says that if the border wall were built as it is shown in preliminary maps, her house would have to be demolished to leave the 150-foot enforcement zone. Veronica G. Cardenas/Texas Public Radio hide caption

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In The Rio Grande Valley, Residents Prepare For Construction Of A New Border Wall

Texas Public Radio

With President Trump's emergency declaration, residents of the Rio Grande Valley know that a new border wall is coming to their region. Some welcome the construction, while others say it's not needed.

In The Rio Grande Valley, Residents Prepare For Construction Of A New Border Wall

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Rosia Ramirez Penaloza and her children fled from gang violence in southern Mexico. They're staying in a makeshift tent in San Luis Rio Colorado as they wait for a chance to apply for asylum at the port of entry. Joel Rose/NPR hide caption

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Behind The Border 'Crisis': More Migrant Families Risk Dangerous Remote Crossings

Large groups of migrants are crossing isolated parts of the Southwest border. Border Patrol agents call it a crisis, and advocates say immigration officials underestimate the migrants' desperation.

Martha Hernandez, left, and Ana Suda say they were interrupted and detained because they spoke Spanish while shopping for groceries in a convenience store in Havre, Montana. They've now filed a lawsuit. The friends are seen here in front of the store last month. Brooke Swaney/ACLU of Montana via AP hide caption

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Americans Who Were Detained After Speaking Spanish In Montana Sue U.S. Border Agency

"I saw that you guys are speaking Spanish, which is very unheard of up here," a CBP agent told two women in a convenience store. The women were born in California and Texas.

Travis Kauffman responds to questions during a news conference Thursday about his encounter with a mountain lion while running a trail just west of Fort Collins, Colo., this month. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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Man Who Suffocated An Attacking Mountain Lion Describes Fight For His Life

Travis Kauffman, 31, was halfway through his run in the foothills outside Fort Collins, Colo., when he heard rustling behind him. He soon found himself in a struggle to survive.

Supporters stand on a roof with placards and banners as they attend the final campaign rally of the Nigerian opposition leader Akitu Abubakar on Thursday in Jimeta, eastern Nigeria. Luis Tato /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Nigerian Election Has 70 Candidates, Just 2 Front-Runners

In Africa's most populous country, current President Muhammadu Buhari is trying to hold on to his position, and opposition leader Atiku Abubakar is his fiercest challenger.

HIV-positive patients and their families protest against hospitals' lack of medicines and supplies in Caracas, Venezuela in April 2018. Some patients are fleeing to neighboring countries like Peru in search of lifesaving anti-retroviral drugs. Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Venezuela's Health Crisis Spills Over To Neighboring Countries

Refugees are fleeing to try and get health care. And disease outbreaks across Latin America are being linked back to Venezuela.

Students hold placards as they shout slogans during a protest at the state university grounds in Manila on Thursday in support of CEO of Rappler, Maria Ressa, who was arrested a day earlier. Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Journalist's Arrest In Philippines Sparks Demonstrations, Fears Of Wider Crackdown

Maria Ressa, the CEO of the news outlet Rappler, which has been critical of President Rodrigo Duterte, was arrested earlier this week and charged with violating the country's cybercrime law.

In 1993, Lorena Bobbitt made national headlines when she severed her husband's penis and threw it out a car window. She later maintained that her husband had been abusive. Amazon Prime Video hide caption

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26 Years Later, 'Lorena' Revisits The Bobbitt Saga — And The Media Reaction

Fresh Air

In 1993, Lorena Bobbitt made national headlines when she severed her husband's penis and threw it out a car window. A new documentary looks at the gender politics of the reactions to the incident.

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