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GOP Rep. Lamar Smith has held the House seat in Texas' 21st Congressional District since 1987. His retirement has sparked a fierce race for his seat for the first time in decades. Drew Angerer/AP hide caption

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Gerrymandering As A Campaign Issue

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Travis County Clerk Dana Debeauvoir speaks to the media at the Early Voting Mega Center at Austin in October 2016. Debeauvoir has spent a decade trying to create a more secure electronic touchscreen voting system. Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUT News hide caption

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#ScootersBehavingBadly: U.S. Cities Race To Keep Up With Small Vehicle Shares

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Officials investigate the scene in Round Rock, Texas, where a suspect in a series of bombing attacks in Austin blew himself up early Wednesday as authorities closed in. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Officials investigate the scene where suspect Mark Anthony Conditt died in an explosion early Wednesday. His red vehicle was trapped between two white vans in Round Rock, Texas. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Austin Bombing Suspect, Mark Anthony Conditt, Left A 'Confession' Before Standoff

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Diane Brown, executive director of the Arizona Public Interest Research Group, talks to college students about the benefits of buying health coverage on the exchanges. Will Stone/KJZZ hide caption

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With ACA Plans A Tougher Sell, Insurers Bring On The Puppies

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A startup in Austin, Texas, has built the prototype of a tiny home that could stack up, in a "rack," and move when you do. Kasita hide caption

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Could A Tiny Mobile Studio Solve Your Housing Crisis?

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Kathy Van Sluyters (left), Barbara Carr and Colleen Dickinson chat on a recently finished sidewalk across from Wildflower Terrace, a mixed-income apartment building in the Mueller development for people ages 55 and over. Julia Robinson for NPR hide caption

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A Texas Community Takes On Racial Tensions Once Hidden Under The Surface

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Solar Sunflowers, an art installation, greets visitors to Mueller's commercial and retail hub off of Interstate 35. The panels power a nightly light display and return power to the grid. When the development is complete, five miles of granite trails will connect the residents to its commercial and retail hubs. Julia Robinson for NPR hide caption

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With Porches And Parks, A Texas Community Aims For Urban Utopia

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Traffic moves along Route 21 in downtown Newark, N.J., where a gas station lists the price for regular unleaded gasoline at $1.72. Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

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Looking For Even Cheaper Gas? Go Generic At An Indie Station

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Police tape marks off the scene after authorities apparently shot and killed a man who they say opened fire on the Mexican Consulate, police headquarters and other downtown buildings early Friday. Jim Vertuno/AP hide caption

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Bystanders rush to help those who were struck by a vehicle early Thursday on Red River Street in Austin, which was crowded with people headed to South by Southwest events. Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman/MCT/Landov hide caption

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Bystanders rushed to help those who were struck by a vehicle early Thursday on Red River Street in Austin, which was crowded with people headed to South by Southwest events. Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman/MCT/Landov hide caption

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Matthew Marcus works at his desk in the basement of Kansas City Startup Village in Kansas City, Kan., in January. The village houses several startup companies and takes advantage of the high-speed Internet. Google announced on Tuesday it would be installing its Google Fiber network in Austin, Texas, next. Orlin Wagner/AP hide caption

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Austin Is Latest Test Bed For Google's High-Speed Experiment

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Ferrari's Fernando Alonso during qualifying at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Paul Gilham/Getty Images hide caption

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