Richard Gonzales Richard Gonzales is NPR's National Desk Correspondent based in San Francisco.

Malachia Medrano, 2, sleeps at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, which has been set up as a shelter for people escaping the floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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Red Cross Exec Doesn't Know What Portion Of Donations Go To Harvey Relief

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Houston Police Sgt. Steve Perez was killed while trying to get through flood waters to report for work during Hurricane Harvey. Perez had been with the force for 34 years. Houston Police Department via AP hide caption

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Rain is blown past palm trees as Hurricane Harvey makes landfall Friday in Corpus Christi, Texas. Harvey steered into the Texas coast with the potential for up to 3 feet of rain, 125 mph winds and 12-foot storm surges. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Customs and Border Protection agents at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in California earlier this year. Sandy Huffacker/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Advocates Say Agents Are Unlawfully Turning Away Asylum Seekers At The Border

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The investigation of four men who went missing last week in Bucks County, Pa. — Thomas Meo (from left), Dean Finocchiaro, Jimi Patrick and Mark Sturgis — led to a common grave on Pennsylvania farm, where Finocchiaro's body was found. Bucks County District Attorney's Office via AP hide caption

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Pentagon Freezes Immigrant Recruitment Program

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