Wade GoodwynWade Goodwyn is a NPR National Desk Correspondent covering Texas and the surrounding states.
American Airlines planes sit on the tarmac at Miami International Airport this month. Reports indicate that American Airlines has canceled somewhere between 2 and 5 percent of flights in recent days, reportedly blaming a surge in pilot sick days and maintenance write-ups by pilots.
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Volunteers check in a voter in Palo Pinto, Texas, in November 2008. The state is using a list from the Social Security Administration to purge dead voters from its election rolls.
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Abortion-rights opponents outside a Planned Parenthood of North Texas event in Fort Worth in February. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Texas can defund Planned Parenthood clinics because the organization provides abortions.
Almost 70 years ago, Dorothy Flood was denied access to a train dining car because she was black. Now, after finally dining in a first-class car, she says she'll never ride another train again.
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Republican candidates for U.S. Senate (from left) Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert and former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz participate in a debate on April 13 in Dallas.
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Michael Morton and his mother, Patricia Morton, in October after a judge announced him free on bond after nearly 25 years in prison for a wrongful conviction.
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