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Rural Towns Suffer as Border Crossings Tighten

Attention to border security has increased dramatically since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. A crackdown along the Texas border has closed illegal crossing points, making life hard for two towns on opposite sides of the Rio Grande. NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports from Lajitas, Texas.

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Jennifer Ludden helps edit energy and environment stories for NPR's National Desk, working with NPR staffers and a team of public radio reporters across the country. They track the shift to clean energy, state and federal policy moves, and how people and communities are coping with the mounting impacts of climate change.