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Letty Stegall is overwhelmed by emotion after talking to her daughter and watching the security cameras at the bar she manages back in Kansas City, Mo., as she sits at a table in her parents' home in Boca Del Rio, Veracruz state, Mexico on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Stegall, who is married to an American and has an American daughter, was deported to Mexico in March. “I wish I was there. That’s all that I want,” she says of her life in the U.S. “I want my family back.” (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
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In this April 21, 2018 photo, the remains of an old fence pile up on the prison yard during the first cleanup day at the former Collins Street prison in Joliet, Ill. The correctional facility, which opened in 1858, was shuttered in 2002. Nearly two decades later, the city of Joliet plans to improve the facility by opening it to the public. The Joliet Area Historical Museum is budgeting for a profit from tours and other income expected from the opening of the old Joliet prison. The prison grand opening on Aug. 25, 2018, is getting unexpected international attention. Eric Ginnard (Eric Ginnard/Herald-News via AP)
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