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U.S. Border Patrol Scrutinized For Increasing Fatalities

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The faithful follow penitentes — lay members of a Catholic brotherhood — to Mass at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Santa Cruz, N.M., on Holy Thursday in 2013. Brian Snyder/Reuters/Corbis hide caption

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In New Mexico, A Brotherhood Of Ancient Hymns

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The Rev. David Buck sits next to the Jesus the Homeless statue that was installed in front of his church, St. Alban's Episcopal, in Davidson, N.C. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community

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Fort Hood Memorializes Shooting Victims, Obama Attends

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Second Deadly Shooting At Fort Hood Raises Multiple Questions

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Fort Hood Suffers Another Shooting Tragedy

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Onscreen But Out Of Sight, TV Preachers Avoid Tax Scrutiny

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Marcus and Joni Lamb, founders of Daystar, also host their own show, as seen in this screenshot from their network. With $233 million in assets, Daystar is the largest religious television network in America that also calls itself a church. Daystar Television Network hide caption

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Listen: Part 1

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Leaving Behind The Cartel's 'Songs Of Death'

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A woman uses a cash machine at an HSBC bank office in Mexico City. The multi-national bank was heavily penalized several years ago for permitting huge transfers of drug cartel money between Mexico and the U.S. Enric Marti/AP hide caption

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Awash In Cash, Drug Cartels Rely On Big Banks To Launder Profits

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Many drug cartel members die young, and when they do, their families often spend lavishly to construct mausoleums that look like small condos. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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At The Border, The Drugs Go North And The Cash Goes South

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Claudia Rosales kneels in front of her home altar devoted to Santa Muerte, or Saint Death. Rosales put up a statue of the saint in the city that was taken down by the mayor of Matamoros. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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'Saint Death' Now Revered On Both Sides Of U.S.-Mexico Frontier

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Pastor Jamie Coots holds a snake at Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name Church in Middlesboro, Ky., last year. NGO hide caption

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For Snake-Handling Preacher, 10th Bite Proves Fatal

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SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft atop rocket Falcon 9 lifts off from Cape Canaveral in Florida in May 2012. The launch made SpaceX the first commercial company to send a spacecraft to the International Space Station. Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images hide caption

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