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James Dean on the set of the 1956 film Giant, which was filmed on the Ryan Ranch, west of the town of Marfa. The skeleton of the mansion in the background still stands on the ranch today. Warner Bros. Pictures/Photofest hide caption

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On Location: 50 Years Of Movie Magic In Marfa, Texas

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Mike Vickers runs the group Texas Border Volunteers, which patrols his ranch, and others in south Texas, that complain of illegal immigrants trespassing. Vickers says he has found bodies of immigrants on his land. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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'Spillover' Violence From Mexico: Trickle Or Flood?

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Texas Department of Public Safety pilots monitor the Rio Grande River near Los Ebanos, Texas. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Two former teammates have accused cycling superstar Lance Armstrong of using illegal performance-enhancing drugs. Thao Nguyen/AP hide caption

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Et Tu, Austin? Locals Start To Doubt Lance Armstrong

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Members of the choral group Conspirare rehearse for the concert series "Renaissance and Response." Katie Hayes Luke hide caption

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Choral Marathon: Robert Kyr And His Singers Cross The Finish Line

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Hot Club of Cowtown's new album, What Makes Bob Holler, is a tribute to Western swing legend Bob Wills. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Hot Club Of Cowtown: A Texas Trio's Tribute

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Ken Terui, proprietor of Johnny's Jazz Cafe, shows off a tin of fruitcake sent to him by pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Tsunami Spares Japan's Pine-Covered Islands

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Volunteers push a trolley filled with blankets destined for displaced people in the city of Kamaishi in Iwate prefecture. Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Damaged homes stand in the debris at the tsunami-destroyed town of Yamada, Japan. The government will soon decide whether it will rebuild towns like Yamada or move residents elsewhere. Relocation, if it happens, will be hardest on the elderly. Vincent Yu/AP hide caption

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