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This Modern Life

Kentucky Man Defends Laredo

Jan 21, 2013 By Sonia Smith

After an angry Laredo transplant uploaded a hateful YouTube video blasting the city, Jack Strunk, a former Laredoan, posted his own video defending the border town. Now, he's being given the keys to the city. 

KHOU Mishandles Twitter Technology

Oct 11, 2012 By Alison Finney

KHOU ran a story about convicted rapist Abraham Joseph and next to it embedded a Twitter feed populating tweets related to the story. Unfortunately it pulled innocent @abrahamjoseph into its web.

Law of the Land

Mar 31, 2007 By Pamela Colloff

Nearly two centuries after their forebears protected colonists from Indian raids, the Texas Rangers are alive and well and wrestling with the realities of the twenty-first century. In their own words, the iconic crime fighters explain how their world has changed—and what it takes to battle the latest generation of bad guys.