John Burnett

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Donald Trump Explores Border Reform Measures In South Texas

Thursday, July 23, 2015

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's harsh description of immigrants has galvanized his base of supporters. He says he wants tougher border restrictions.

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Hacking Iconic New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp Far From The Gulf

Sunday, July 19, 2015

This summer, NPR is getting crafty in the kitchen. As part of Weekend Edition's Do Try This At Home series, chefs are sharing their cleverest hacks and tips — taking expensive, exhausting or intimidating recipes and tweaking them to work in any home kitchen.

This week: A play on ...

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Jesus In A Lowrider: El Rito's Santero Carves Saints In Modern Clothing

Saturday, July 18, 2015

There are two things that have put El Rito on the map. In the little village in northern New Mexico, there's a tiny cafe that serves the best red-chili Frito pie in the world. And then there's the santeroNicholas Herrera.

"This is where I live," says Herrera. ...

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Texas Ranchers Share Secret To Nurturing The Perfect Rib-Eye

Thursday, July 16, 2015

If you're a true meat lover, the slab you'll want searing this summer is the rib-eye. One Texas ranch shares its secret. This story originally aired on April 23, 2015 on All Things Considered.

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U.S. Immigration Agency Again Drops 'Family Friendly' Detention Centers

Thursday, July 16, 2015

ICE is again changing the way it handles mothers and children who come here illegally, beginning to release most of them instead of detaining them in controversial "family-friendly" jails.

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In Rio Grande Valley, Some Campaign Workers Are Paid To Harvest Votes

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

It's a time-honored tradition in South Texas: Local candidates who need votes go to campaign workers known as politiqueras. But some of those workers are now charged with manipulating mail-in ballots.

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With Corruption Rampant, Good Cops Go Bad In Texas' Rio Grande Valley

Monday, July 06, 2015

How does a promising young cop go from town hero to drug trafficker? A former rogue officer details what led him to the dark side in a region known for corruption.

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Corruption On The Border: Dismantling Misconduct In The Rio Grande Valley

Monday, July 06, 2015

The FBI is cracking down on rampant corruption in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. With voter fraud, drug smuggling and bribery a big part of border culture, it's proving to be a difficult task.

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Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Doesn't Make It Biblically Correct, Pastor Says

Monday, June 29, 2015

Conservative churches and their congregants voiced the strongest opposition to same-sex marriages. Some church leaders say they'll continue to obey a higher authority.

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Part Of The Landscape For Decades, Pumpjacks Remain Essential In Shale Fields

Sunday, June 28, 2015

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Family Knew Slain Charleston Pastor Would Lead A Consequential Life

Friday, June 19, 2015

Rev. Clementa Pinckney was devoted to public service. He was a state senator and champion of civil rights. Those who knew him say he was a natural leader, whether in politics or in the church.

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Federal Judge To Assess Damages In Chinese Drywall Lawsuit

Monday, June 08, 2015

Residents are still fighting Chinese manufacturers who sold bad drywall that went into the post-Katrina rebuilding effort. On Tuesday their case picks up again in a New Orleans federal courtroom.

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Wimberley Residents Leery Of River Weeks After Devastating Floods

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Search crews continue to look for three missing people after the Memorial Day weekend flood on the Blanco River. Meanwhile, those in Wimberley, Texas, are struggling to put their lives back together.

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Massive Storm System Wreaks Havoc In Texas, Oklahoma And Mexico

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

As the storms lumber eastward, they broke extreme weather records in northern Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma. Dozens of people have been killed in flooding, tornadoes or are missing.

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Federal Appeals Court Lets Stand Blockage Of Obama Immigration Actions

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday against a request by the Obama Administration to resume applications for temporary deportation relief for an estimated 4.7 million immigrants.

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'They're Not Gang Members': Bikers Protest Mass Arrests In Waco

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Authorities in Waco, Texas, continue to investigate the deaths of nine motorcycle gang members in one of the worst biker brawls in recent times. More than 170 people were arrested and charged with organized crime; each is being held under a $1 million bond.

Now there's a backlash from ...

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9 Dead In Waco, Texas, Motorcycle Gang Shootout

Monday, May 18, 2015

Police have jailed around 170 members of rival biker gangs since Sunday's deadly gunfight outside a sports bar. Nine people were killed and dozens were injured in the fight.

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9 Dead After Shootout Between Rival Biker Gangs In Central Texas

Monday, May 18, 2015

Bystanders fled for safety during the shootout at a busy restaurant in Waco shortly after noon on Sunday. The number of injured is unknown.

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How Texas Ranchers Try To Clinch The Perfect Rib-Eye

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The rib-eye is the bestselling cut of beef in America both at the supermarket and the steakhouse. Once a year, breeders bring their stock into the barn to take a peek at the steak using ultrasound.

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Pumpjacks Represent Symbol Of Life In American Oil Fields

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Pumpjacks have been part of the American landscape for decades, and they remain essential in today's shale fields.

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