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The Rio Grande near McAllen, Texas, is more dangerous than it looks because of swift currents and Border Patrol surveillance. Ted Robbins/NPR hide caption

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South Texas: The New Hot Spot For Illegal Crossing

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Actor Jesse Heiman has had some less-busy years, but says, "this town works in crazy ways ... and your next big day could be tomorrow. So you just gotta keep your head up and keep going." Bobby Quillard / hide caption

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Hard-Working Hollywood Extra Hopes For Bigger Roles

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo walks across the stage to deliver his annual State of the State address earlier this month, where he called for access to medical marijuana for some patients. Mike Groll/AP hide caption

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New York's Medical Marijuana Experiment Begins With Caution

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Most of the diamonds synthesized from cremated remains come out blue, due to trace amounts of boron in the body. These diamonds, made from the ashes of animals, were created through the same process used to make diamonds from human remains. Courtesy Rinaldo Willy/Algordanza hide caption

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From Ashes To Ashes To Diamonds: A Way To Treasure The Dead

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Against Me!'s latest album is Transgender Dysphoria Blues. Left to right: Inge Johansson, James Bowman, Laura Jane Grace, Atom Willard. Ryan Russell/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'That's Me': A Transgender Punk On Life In Transition

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