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In Rio Grande Valley, Some Campaign Workers Are Paid To Harvest Votes

It's a time-honored tradition in South Texas: Local candidates who need votes go to campaign workers known as politiqueras. But some of those workers are now charged with manipulating mail-in ballots.

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In Rio Grande Valley, Some Campaign Workers Are Paid To Harvest Votes

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Marine Lance Cpls. Julia Carroll (left) and Paula Pineda lift "Carl" — a 220-pound test dummy — during training in March in California. Female Marines have completed months of training and are now waiting to hear whether they will be allowed to serve in combat roles. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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They Survived Training, Now Female Marines Await Word On Ground Combat

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The Painful Memories Of Those Who Survived London's 2005 Terror Attacks

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Republican presidential candidate and TV personality Donald Trump arrives by escalator to the tune of "Rockin' in the Free World." Musician Neil Young did not approve of his song choice. Brendan McDermid /Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Trump's Campaign Theme Song Headache? Blame Michael Jackson, Sort Of

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Jordan McClellan gets help making lunch from daughter Kyra Brooks in their apartment in Southeast Washington, D.C. McClellan has been fighting homelessness for most of her adult life, living in family shelters and transitional housing until she was moved into the rapid rehousing program. Lexey Swall/GRAIN for NPR hide caption

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For Homeless Families, Quick Exit From Shelters Is Only A Temporary Fix

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Chasing Food Dreams Across U.S., Nigerian Chef Tests Immigration System

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