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Texans Warn Amped Up Rhetoric Is Erasing Republicans' Progress With Latinos

As recently as two years ago, Republican candidates in Texas have drawn more than 40 percent of the Latino vote. Now, one strategist says national candidates have a "head in the sand" mentality.

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Sligo River Blues John Fahey

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At Tech Conference, Meet The Tesla Of Bikes And A Weaponized Phone

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Drakula (Hey Man!) Richard Swift

Protected from bites by a mosquito net, this pregnant woman, in her second trimester, came into the hospital in Cucuta, Colombia, with symptoms of Zika. A blood test is being run to find out if she has the virus. Nurith Aizenman/NPR hide caption

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All Eyes Are On Colombia: Will Zika Trigger A Spike In Microcephaly?

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You Hear Colours CFCF
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Feel Good Inc. Cookin' on 3 Burners

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What's Behind The Best Supporting Actress Curse? Plain, Old, Unmagical Sexism

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Lost in Thought Jon Hopkins
Kiwi Maddog 20/20 Elliott Smith
Gypsy Bonobo
Had To Hear Real Estate

While other automakers are working on a gradual progression toward more automation in cars, Google has its eyes on a fully automated self-driving car. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Google Makes The Case For A Hands-Off Approach To Self-Driving Cars

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In Sepia I'm Not a Gun
Django's Tiger Django Reinhardt

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Texans Warn Amped Up Rhetoric Is Erasing Republicans' Progress With Latinos

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Always Alright Alabama Shakes
Chicago Benny Goodman
Hung Over The Martinis