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Before she was one of the stars of the 1960s, Janis Joplin got her start performing at Threadgill's in Austin. The iconic club recently announced it will close permanently due to the coronavirus. AP hide caption

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Threadgill's, The Austin Venue That Helped Launch Janis Joplin, Closes Down

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White House Puts Immigration On Hold During Coronoavirus Pandemic

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As job losses soar across the country, more people are seeking food assistance. A sea of cars lined up Friday for groceries from the San Antonio Food Bank in Texas. Adrees Latif/Reuters hide caption

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Lines At Food Banks Grow Longer By The Week

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As Jails And Prisons Reduce Populations, Advocates Call On ICE To Do The Same

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The Colorado County With A Long History Of Shutting Itself Off To A Pandemic

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More Questions On Immigration, Borders And Travel During The Coronavirus Epidemic

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Questions On Immigration, Borders And Travel During The Coronavirus Epidemic

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Stefon Harris — Vibraphonist, Educator, Thinker — Teaches Empathy From The Bandstand

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Gateway to the Americas Bridge connecting Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, has been nearly empty. On a normal day, about 10,000 people cross from Nuevo Laredo into Laredo. This week, it's barely a trickle. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Life On The U.S.-Mexico Frontier Dramatically Altered By Partial Border Shutdown

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Opposite Sides Of Border Closure: Laredo, Texas, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico

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Trump Closes U.S. Borders. Immigration Grinds To A Halt

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U.S. Coronavirus Screenings Trigger Airport Bottlenecks

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Marvin Joel is currently living in a Dallas suburb. Soon he will turn 18 and apply for asylum as an adult, while his father languishes in a refugee camp in Matamoros, unable to join him. Allison V. Smith for NPR hide caption

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A Migrant Father Sends His Son To The U.S.: 'I Know That He's Safe'

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More Kids Are Making The Dangerous Trip Across Texas-Mexico Border

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