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Unlikely Allies Band Together In Laredo To Oppose The Border Wall

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Trump's Border Wall Would Go Through Laredo's Historic Downtown

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Jerry Morales owns Gerardo's Casita, in Midland, Texas. The former mayor of Midland and past president of the Texas Restaurant Association has done anything and everything to keep his businesses alive over the past two months. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Texas Café Owner Markets Corona Killa, Corona-ritas To Survive Shutdown

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Texas Restaurants And Cafes Are Trying To Ensure Safety Of Customers And Staff

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Lendon Partain, a well technician, has never seen so many pump jacks idled across Andrews County. "Right now it's scary," he said. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Historic Oil Bust Delivers A Gut Punch To A High-Flying Texas County

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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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