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View of the Texas Gulf Coast (from Houston to Beaumont) taken in 1969 from space during the Apollo 9 mission. NASA/Interim Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Greenpeace USA climbers rappelled off and formed a blockade on the Fred Hartman Bridge near Baytown, Texas, shutting down the Houston Ship Channel, the largest fossil fuel thoroughfare in the United States. Handout/via Reuters hide caption

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Activists Say New Laws To Protect Critical Infrastructure Aim To Silence Them

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People in Houston navigate the floodwaters on Thursday. The city got more than 9 inches of rain on that day alone, according to the National Weather Service in Houston. Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images hide caption

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An undated Texas Department of Criminal Justice photo shows death row inmate Billy Jack Crutsinger. He was executed for fatally stabbing an 89-year-old woman and her daughter more than 16 years ago. Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP hide caption

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Police officers guard a street in Odessa, Texas, in this image made from video provided by Dustin Fawcett. A suspect killed and injured multiple people in a mass shooting on Saturday. Dustin Fawcett/AP hide caption

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William Patrick Williams was planning a mass shooting, according to federal investigators, and has been charged with making false statements to a firearms dealer. Lubbock County Jail/AP hide caption

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The University of Texas-Austin announced Tuesday it is offering full tuition scholarships to in-state undergraduates whose families make $65,000 or less a year. Jon Herskovitz/Reuters hide caption

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A search team looks for a 2-year-old girl who went missing in the Rio Grande near the border city of Del Rio, Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection hide caption

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Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, speaks alongside members of the Hispanic Caucus after touring the Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas, on Monday. Cedar Attanasio/AP hide caption

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U.S. citizens use ropes to cross the Rio Grande from San Antonio del Bravo, Mexico, into Candelaria, Texas. U.S. citizens depend on the free health clinic in San Antonio del Bravo. Lorne Matalon for NPR hide caption

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In Rural West Texas, Illegal Border Crossings Are Routine For U.S. Citizens

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Drivers line up in the border city of Juárez in Mexico's Chihuahua state, as they attempt to cross the border at El Paso, Texas. The Guatemalan consul has confirmed that a Guatemalan boy apprehended with his mother last month had died Tuesday night. Herika Martinez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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