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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets veterans after addressing the national conference of the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Tuesday in San Antonio. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Susan Edwards, manager of Austin Wildlife Rescue, holds a juvenile raccoon. The raccoon should be twice its size by now. But because of the drought, "the water sources are so poor, the mother's milk" lacked essential nutrients, Edwards said. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Texas Drought Takes Its Toll On Wildlife

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Austin Plagued By Record Heat Wave

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W.C. Johnson, of the group Community United for Change, protests outside federal court in New Orleans on the opening day of the Danziger trial in June. On Aug. 5, five police officers were convicted of various roles in gunning down innocent civilians in the days after Hurricane Katrina and then covering it up. Five other officers pleaded guilty. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry prays at a daylong rally in Houston on Saturday. Perry attended the prayer rally despite criticism that the event inappropriately mixes religion and politics. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry looks on during a speech at a Boy Scout ceremony in June aboard the USS Midway in San Diego. At that dinner, he said the federal government is rudderless. Now, he's calling for a "day of prayer and fasting on behalf of our nation." Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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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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