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Keith Cole is one of the Texas inmates in the federal lawsuit challenging extreme heat in Texas prisons. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Texas Prisoners Sue Over 'Cruel' Conditions, Citing Extreme Heat

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Realistic-looking wooden pistols carved and painted by an inmate at the Walls Unit prison in Huntsville, Texas, in 1964. They were intended to be used in an escape attempt but were discovered by employees of the prison. Courtesy of Texas Prison Museum hide caption

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From Homemade Weapons To Inmate Art, An Inside Look At Life Behind Bars

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Lupe Dempsey, a retired federal agent, brings her Glock 9mm with her when she goes down to the Rio Grande. She believes the border is too wide open, evidenced by this unguarded metal walkway across the river in far West Texas. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Borderland Trump Supporters Welcome A Wall In Their Own Backyard

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Justino DeLeon, 58, stands in front of his home in Pharr, Texas. A former watermelon picker; he retired from farm work when he fell off a melon truck and hurt his arm. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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In South Texas, Fair Wages Elude Farmworkers, 50 Years After Historic Strike

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Deadly Hot-Air Balloon Crash Renews Questions About Industry's Safety

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Hot Air Balloon Crash Leaves At Least 16 Dead In Central Texas

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Dallas, A Grieving City, Honors Slain Officers; Awaits Obama's Visit

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Dallas police officer Kimberly Howard wears a cross given to her earlier in the day by a random well-wisher outside department headquarters in Dallas on Saturday. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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In Dallas, An Already-Embattled Police Department Mourns

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Gunman Kills Dallas Police Officers In Attack On Black Lives Matter Protest

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Dallas Stunned, Numb After Attack Targeting Police

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Deadlocked Supreme Court Fails To Revive Obama's Immigration Plan

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LGBT Self-Defense Site 'Pink Pistols' Gains Followers After Orlando Massacre

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Families Of Undocumented Victims Of Orlando Face Unique Challenges

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Love And Mourning Hang Over Orlando

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Obama, Biden Visit With Victims Of Orlando Mass Shooting

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