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In order to reduce shootings, all Border Patrol agents are now required to train in a simulated environment complete with immigrants threatening rocks. Agent Aaron Sims trains on the simulator at the CBP National Training Center in Harper's Ferry, W.V. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Combating Corruption: U.S. Customs And Border Protection Seeks Deep Reform

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Platform Check: Clinton, Trump Hold Polarized Positions On Immigration

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The Justice Department says racketeering convictions have "decapitated" the leadership of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas and "decimated" its ranks. Here, Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer announces in 2012 the arrest of dozens of Texas members of the white supremacist organization. Cody Duty/Houston Chronicle via AP hide caption

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Federal Crackdown Merely 'A Respite' For Aryan Brotherhood Of Texas

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Local journalist Erik McCowan, standing in the Gonzales Memorial Museum, thinks people should know the history behind the phrase, "Come and take it!" John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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For Sale: A Texan Symbol Of Defiance

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Keith Cole is one of the Texas inmates in the federal lawsuit challenging extreme heat in Texas prisons. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Texas Prisoners Sue Over 'Cruel' Conditions, Citing Extreme Heat

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Realistic-looking wooden pistols carved and painted by an inmate at the Walls Unit prison in Huntsville, Texas, in 1964. They were intended to be used in an escape attempt but were discovered by employees of the prison. Courtesy of Texas Prison Museum hide caption

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From Homemade Weapons To Inmate Art, An Inside Look At Life Behind Bars

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Lupe Dempsey, a retired federal agent, brings her Glock 9mm with her when she goes down to the Rio Grande. She believes the border is too wide open, evidenced by this unguarded metal walkway across the river in far West Texas. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Borderland Trump Supporters Welcome A Wall In Their Own Backyard

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Justino DeLeon, 58, stands in front of his home in Pharr, Texas. A former watermelon picker; he retired from farm work when he fell off a melon truck and hurt his arm. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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In South Texas, Fair Wages Elude Farmworkers, 50 Years After Historic Strike

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Deadly Hot-Air Balloon Crash Renews Questions About Industry's Safety

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Hot Air Balloon Crash Leaves At Least 16 Dead In Central Texas

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Dallas, A Grieving City, Honors Slain Officers; Awaits Obama's Visit

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Dallas police officer Kimberly Howard wears a cross given to her earlier in the day by a random well-wisher outside department headquarters in Dallas on Saturday. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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In Dallas, An Already-Embattled Police Department Mourns

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Gunman Kills Dallas Police Officers In Attack On Black Lives Matter Protest

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Dallas Stunned, Numb After Attack Targeting Police

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Deadlocked Supreme Court Fails To Revive Obama's Immigration Plan

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