John Burnett John Burnett is the Southwest Correspondent on the National Desk.
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Mexican Border Lake Shooting Still Awash In Mystery

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Are Texans Tired Of Gov. Rick Perry?

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With his growling vocals, Howlin' Wolf fought his way to the top of the cutthroat Chicago blues scene. Frank Driggs Collection hide caption

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Howlin' Wolf: Booming Voice Of The Blues

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In this Aug. 7 photo, a Mexican journalist protests the targeting of journalists by drug cartels and others in the country. The unrest has prompted some journalists to seek asylum in the U.S. Marco Ugarte/AP hide caption

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Pedro Torres, editor of El Diario, holds the front page featuring the Mexican flag dripping blood. Two of his journalists have been killed over the past two years. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Slaying Prompts Juarez Paper To Weigh Coverage

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Robert Kyr spends late nights at an upright piano, writing down his music. Karen Kuehn/NPR hide caption

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Discovering A Composer In The Desert And Mercy At A Monastery

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On Aug. 7, federal police officers beat commander Salomon "The Shaman" Alarcon after accusing him of being linked to drug cartels and having participated in kidnappings, executions and extortion in Ciudad Juarez. About 250 federal police officers participated in the unprecedented protest against their commanders. Raymundo Ruiz/AP hide caption

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The 65 black and white members of the Shades of Praise choir (Joe King Jr. sings here in 2006) have helped one another to raise money and find doctors, housing, schools and new churches. Evie Stone/NPR hide caption

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Katrina And Three Tales Of Endurance

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A drilling platform is seen near the site where the Deepwater Horizon oil platform sank as work continues to contain the oil leak on May 9, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico. A federal judge has blocked the Obama administration's six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf Of Mexico June 22, 2010. The White House announced that it will immediately appeal the ruling. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Despite Spill, Louisiana Remains Wedded To Oil

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Oil Imperils Native American Town, And Way Of Life

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The Chisos Mountains in Brewster County near Big Bend National Park, in 2006. Tom Alex/AP hide caption

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