People wait in line to vote at a polling place on the first day of early voting on Oct. 22 in Houston. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been aggressively prosecuting people for voting violations, which critics argue is designed to intimidate non-white voters.
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President Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz, once political combatants, embrace at a rally in Houston on Monday. "You know, we had our little difficulties," Trump said for the crowd. "It got ugly. ... But nobody has helped me more."
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Load Trail has had a hard time hiring welders to fabricate its trailers since Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested about a quarter of its workforce in August.
U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke speaks during a campaign rally in Plano, Texas, on Saturday. O'Rourke is the Democratic challenger for the Senate seat currently held by Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas.
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Cody Wilson, owner of Defense Distributed, holds a 3D printed gun, called the "Liberator," in his factory in Austin, Texas, in August. The 30-year-old has been accused of sexually assaulting a minor.
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Beto O'Rourke speaks at the Texas Democratic Convention in June. The winner of the party's U.S. Senate primary has embraced progressive positions — at times including impeaching President Trump.
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Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir demonstrates how to vote using an analog voting machine in the Travis County Courthouse in downtown Austin. Voting officials around the country are getting federal money to make their voting systems more secure.
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Kenia Guerrero, 23, stands on the El Paso, Texas, side of the Paso del Norte International Bridge, also known as the Santa Fe Street Bridge — a port of entry into the U.S. from Mexico. Guerrero is from Juarez just across the border but says she feels just as at home in El Paso.
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Garry Mead, assistant director of detention and removal for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, answers a reporter's question in 2007 in front of cells that housed immigrant families at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor, Texas. After a suit by the ACLU, the center ended family detention, and ICE mostly avoided it until 2014.