John Burnett John Burnett is the Southwest Correspondent on the National Desk.
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Trail Dust is a world champion longhorn bull owned by Doug Hunt, a longhorn breeder from St. George, Utah. His horns span 102 inches, or 8.5 feet. Peter Robbins/NPR hide caption

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Did Texas execute an innocent man? That question, and the controversy surrounding it, continues to swirl around Gov. Rick Perry. Joe Raedle/Newsmakers/AP hide caption

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Musicians serenade curbside music lovers with corridos and other traditional songs on La Calle del Taco in Reynosa. Peter Breslow hide caption

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Alleged drug traffickers Christopher Fuentes Letelier (second from left) and Rafael Bautista Delgado (right) are presented to the press in Mexico City on Sept. 9. The two are alleged members of Los Zetas, a notoriously dangerous drug cartel founded by 31 elite Mexican army anti-narcotics commandos. Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Dairy farmers are starting to think creatively in order to survive. At Hedgebrook Farm in Winchester, Va., customers invest in a cow, like this one, in exchange for a gallon of milk per week. Hedgebrook Farm owner Kitty Nicholas says if it weren't for the program, she wouldn't be able to exist by milking only 20 cows. Katie Hayes/NPR hide caption

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Independent Farmers Feel Squeezed By Milk Cartel

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Health Care Uproar Swallows Whole Foods

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Eric Ellman, executive director of Los Caminos del Rio, offers kayak trips down the Rio Grande. He's trying to change the way people see the river. His yellow lab, Buster, is a frequent companion. Peter Breslow/NPR hide caption

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Kayaking To A Different View Of The Rio Grande

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"We go through and check everything that's supposed to be done by the letter, and that's all we can do," says Chuck Fredien, a longtime gun dealer and gunsmith. "I don't have a crystal ball to look into and see if this guy's legitimate or not." Peter Breslow/NPR hide caption

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For Illegal Immigrants, Jobs Down, Deportations Up

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