John Burnett John Burnett is the Southwest Correspondent on the National Desk.
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A house tipped on its side, with several boys standing in front, after the Great Galveston Storm in Texas. The storm remains the worst natural disaster and the worst hurricane in U.S. history. Library of Congress hide caption

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The Tempest At Galveston: 'We Knew There Was A Storm Coming, But We Had No Idea'

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A new Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility on this site in Conroe, Texas, will house up to 1,000 immigrants at a cost of $44 million a year to U.S. taxpayers. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Big Money As Private Immigrant Jails Boom

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Schools In Sutherland Springs Working To Help Students Cope With Church Shooting

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Vice President Pence Visits Small Texas Community Following Deadly Shooting

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Texas Officials Say Domestic Situation With Gunman's Family Could Be Link To Church

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Gunman Opens Fire On Texas Congregation, More Than 2 Dozen Killed

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Inocencia Garcia, 67, needs a medical procedure for a chronic bladder infection. But she won't go to see a San Antonio doctor because that would mean crossing the federal checkpoint. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Fearing Checkpoints, Undocumented Immigrants Cut Off From Medical Care

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The Border Patrol says it was compelled to follow the law in detaining 10-year-old Rosa Maria Hernandez last week. Bill Wechter/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Lawyers Sue To Demand Release Of Undocumented Child With Cerebral Palsy

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10-Year-Old Girl Is Detained By Border Patrol After Emergency Surgery

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Competitors who are hoping to gain approval to build the border wall have until the first of next month to complete their work. Bill Wechter for NPR hide caption

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30-Foot Border Wall Prototypes Erected In San Diego Borderlands

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Hospitals in Puerto Rico are dealing with no power, no air conditioning, no local water, no local food, no Internet and very limited communication. Carol Guzy for NPR hide caption

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112 Degrees With No Water: Puerto Rican Hospitals Battle Life And Death Daily

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President Trump To Assess Hurricane Relief Efforts In Puerto Rico

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Trump To Visit Puerto Rico As Humanitarian Crisis Continues

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