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Dahani Gudiel, 25, from Guatemala turned herself and her three daughters in to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection outside of McAllen, Texas on Monday. Gudiel says she crossed the border seeking asylum after being threatened by gangs at home. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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A Look Into What Immigrant Families Face At Busiest Border Crossing

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A money trader holds wads of cash on the street in Harare. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Mugabe's Gone, But Zimbabwe Still Has A Serious Cash Shortage

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Did The Government Meet The Deadline To Reunite Migrant Families?

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People released from immigration detention centers are often dropped off at the McAllen bus station in Texas. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Hundreds Of Families Still Separated As Reunification Deadline Arrives

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Parker Posey Writes Her Own Myth In 'You're On An Airplane'

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Demi Lovato's fans have been tweeting their support to Lovato as the singer recovers from an alleged drug overdose. Chris Pizzello/AP hide caption

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Reaction To Demi Lovato's Alleged Overdose Shows Changing Attitudes Toward Addiction

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A masked Somali pirate stands near a Taiwanese fishing vessel that washed up in 2012 after the pirates were paid a ransom and released the crew. The image appears on the cover of Michael Scott Moore's new book The Desert and the Sea. Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP hide caption

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What It's Like To Be Held Hostage By Somali Pirates For 2 1/2 Years

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Zinzile Majola, 27-year-old singer of Friends Band, says it felt like a window opening when Mugabe left. "It actually gave us more confidence that things would change from now on, from the way they were, from the way they used to be," Majola says. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Politics In Zimbabwe Has A New Soundtrack

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Florence Machinga, a candidate for the opposition MDC party, looks out the window of her house, which was burned down 10 years ago by an angry mob. The incident was one in a wave of violence carried out against MDC supporters in 2008. Machinga is still slowly rebuilding the home. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Survivors Of Political Violence 'Will Make Sure There's Peace' In Zimbabwe's Election

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Sen. Jeff Flake Delivers Rebuke Of Trump-Putin Summit

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Survivors Of Past Political Violence Will Monitor This Year's Elections In Zimbabwe

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Dumisani Muleya, editor-in-chief of The Zimbabwe Independent. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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With Mugabe Out Of Power, This Zimbabwean Newspaper Editor Looks Ahead

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Crime scene tape surrounds the Mandalay Hotel after a gunman killed at 58 people and wounded more than 200 others when he opened fire on a country music concert in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. AFP Contributor/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Lawyer For Victims Being Sued By MGM Over Vegas Shooting Calls Suit 'Deplorable'

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Why Cash Is King In Zimbabwe

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