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Migrants Choose Arrest In Canada Over Staying In The U.S.

A rural road in northern New York has become a magnet for migrants who no longer want to stay in the U.S. Growing numbers are stepping into Canada, knowing Mounties immediately will arrest them.

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Republican Health Care Proposal Would Cover Fewer Low-Income Families

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How The EPA Became A Victim Of Its Own Success

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