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Larry Woodruffe was charged with capital murder on Tuesday in the Dec. 30 slaying of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes. Harris County Sheriff's Office /AP hide caption

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Authorities originally believe a man in a red pickup truck shot and killed a seven-year-old girl in December. Now the Harris County sheriff says the driver was likely just a witness. Harris County Sheriff's Office via AP hide caption

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This sketch provided by the Harris County Sheriff's Office in Houston, Texas, shows an artist's rendition of the suspect in the fatal shooting of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes on Sunday in Houston. Harris County Sheriff's Office via AP hide caption

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An image taken from surveillance video of a pickup whose driver, according to authorities, fired several shots into a car carrying a family near Houston, killing a 7-year-old girl. Harris County Sheriff's Office via AP hide caption

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Hien Tran, 66, and her dog Lucy at the Thai Xuan Village apartment complex in Houston. Scott Dalton for NPR hide caption

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Decades After Clashing With The Klan, A Thriving Vietnamese Community In Texas

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Downtown Houston flooded by rain from Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 29, 2017. The buildings in the region exacerbated rainfall from the storm, according to a new study. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Houston Got Hammered By Hurricane Harvey — And Its Buildings Are Partly To Blame

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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." Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Petrochemical facilities in the Houston area are assessing their hurricane preparedness after Hurricane Harvey. This oil refinery reinforced storage tank roofs with geodesic domes — the gray caps on some of the white tanks in the photo — to better withstand a deluge. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Industry Looks For Hurricane Lessons As Climate Changes

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Case Alleges Chemical Companies Should Prepare For Unprecedented Storms

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Joseph James Pappas died when confronted by two Houston police officers at the end of a two-week manhunt. Texas Department of Public Safety/Houston Police Department via AP hide caption

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Joseph James Pappas is suspected of last month's killing of cardiologist Mark Hausknecht, who treated former President George H.W. Bush. Houston Police Department via AP hide caption

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Prosecutors said former 911 operator Crenshanda Williams was involved in thousands of very short emergency calls, triggering suspicion. Houston Police Department via Reuters hide caption

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Floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey ripped apart fences and flooded Interstate 10 east of Houston last year. The San Jacinto Waste Pits Superfund site is on the other side of the road. Rebecca Hersher/NPR hide caption

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Damaged furniture and personal belongings sit in front of a flooded home in September in Richwood, Texas. Several months after Hurricane Harvey hit southern Texas, residents are still navigating the long recovery process. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Lashkari gives us a tour of his kitchen. He's known for some of the best Pakistani and Indian food in Houston. His cooking borrows happily from other cultures. Peter Breslow/NPR hide caption

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A Visit To Houston's Himalaya: Pakistani And Indian Food With Deep Texas Roots

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Francisco Vasquez at work on the Prestige Oysters boat The Diplomat. Scott Dalton/for NPR hide caption

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Houston Ship Channel And Galveston Bay Digging Out After Harvey

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A view of Buffalo Bayou and downtown Houston. The dirt along the banks shows the extent of the flooding during Hurricane Harvey. Scott Dalton/for NPR hide caption

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Hurricane Harvey Flooded Houston's Theater District, But It Won't Stop The Shows

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Donnal Walker, 52, returned home to find his HIV pills floating in floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey. He went 11 days without medication. Sarah Varney/KHN hide caption

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A family evacuated their apartment complex in west Houston, where high water coming from the Addicks Reservoir flooded the area after Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 30th. Erich Schlegel/Getty Images hide caption

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Scientists Glimpse Houston's Flooded Future In Updated Rainfall Data

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"If I smell something out here, it's bad, and I can tell you during Harvey, it smelled real bad," said Juan Flores in Galena Park, Texas, about a leak that caused strong gasoline odors to waft through town. Frank Bajak/AP hide caption

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Slow And Upbeat EPA Response To Hurricane Harvey Pollution Angers Residents

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Shannan Wheeler says he suffered chemical injuries on his arms after a fire broke out at the Arkema chemical plant 3 miles from where he lives. He's now part of a lawsuit against the company. William Chambers for NPR hide caption

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After Chemical Fires, Texans Worry About Toxic Effects

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Yuli Gurriel will be suspended for five games in the 2018 season, and will receive sensitivity training in the off-season. Bob Levey/Getty Images hide caption

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