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Central American migrants walk along the U.S. border fence looking for places to cross, in Tijuana, Mexico. Rebecca Blackwell/AP hide caption

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7-Year-Old Migrant Girl Dies Of Dehydration And Shock In U.S. Border Patrol Custody

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Police officers stand near the place where Cherif Chekatt, the alleged gunman who had been a fugitive since allegedly killing three people at a popular Christmas market in Strasbourg, France, was shot dead by police on Thursday. Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Contractors work to reinforce a section of the U.S. border wall in San Diego where scores of Central American migrants have crossed illegally in recent weeks, shot through the fence from Tijuana, Mexico. Rebecca Blackwell/AP hide caption

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Juan David Ortiz, a U.S. Border Patrol supervisor, who was indicted Wednesday on charges of capital murder in the killings of four women in Texas. Webb County Sheriff's Office via AP hide caption

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A street candy seller walks along the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Mexicali, Mexico, while U.S. Army soldiers fortify it with barbed wire. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is likely to reduce the number of active-duty U.S. troops who are currently deployed at the Mexico border, from around 5,900 to around 4,000. Luis Boza/VIEW press/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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