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    Migrants Met With Tear Gas at US Border

    Customs and Border Protection agents clashed yesterday with Central American refugees who reportedly bypassed a Mexican police blockade to rush toward a U.S. crossing that leads to San Diego. Officers fired tear gas to repel the migrants from the border fence, causing some to fall and smoke to waft into Mexico. One Senate Democrat described the move as “a new low.” The event, which prompted a temporary closure of the border, poses a fresh challenge to incoming Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who takes office Saturday.

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