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The price of oil is displayed in downtown Midland, Texas, in February. Across the state, drilling budgets have been cut and companies have laid off workers. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Massive Downsizing In Oil Sector Brings Acute Pain For The Holidays

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Nearly 1,000 protesters gather in January across the street from the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas, where a Muslim conference against hate and terrorism was scheduled to be held. Tony Gutierrez/AP hide caption

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Deepening Anti-Islamic Mood In Texas Rivals Post-Sept. 11 Climate

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Members of The Syrian People Solidarity Group protest on Nov. 22 in Austin, Texas, after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced he'd refuse to allow Syrian refugees in the state. Texas and the U.S. government are now clashing in court over the issue. Erich Schlegel/Getty Images hide caption

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Kalu James moved to Austin, Texas, eight years ago, but bought health insurance for the first time this year. Twenty percent of the city's musicians live below the federal poverty line. Veronica Zaragovia/KUT hide caption

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Musicians Struggle To Buy Insurance In A City That Thrives On Music

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In San Antonio, a church-based group is helping to raise the minimum wage for city employees. Koocheekoo/Flickr hide caption

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In Conservative Town, Faith-Based Group Tackles Minimum Wage Hike

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Flares and electric lights on oil well pads illuminate low-hanging clouds near Watford City, North Dakota. Andrew Cullen hide caption

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Oil Boom Means Sky Watchers Hoping for Starlight Just Get Stars, Lite

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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell says she's willing to work with Texas leaders to craft a unique Medicaid plan for the state. Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Landov hide caption

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Texas' Changing Relationship To Obamacare

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It's a basement bar in Tokyo, but patrons of Little Texas say the place feels like it's part of the Lone Star State. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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Finding A Little Texas ... In The Heart Of Tokyo

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'Great Pause' Among Prosecutors As DNA Proves Fallible

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