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The first lady, born Melanija Knavs, is from the town of Sevnica in central Slovenia. Before 2016, it was known for its underwear factory, salami festival and sport fishing. "Melania put us on the world map," says Mayor Srecko Ocvirk, who has helped lead a Melania-themed campaign to attract more tourists here. Joanna Kakissis for NPR hide caption

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For Melania Trump's Slovenian Hometown, First Lady's Fame Is Good For Business

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A migrant woman pictured in the northern Greek border station of Idomeni, on March 8. At least 14,000 people are stranded on the outskirts of the village as EU leaders try to control migrants entering Europe through the Balkan countries. Vadim Ghirda/AP hide caption

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Doro Steffansson, a political scientist from Germany, has joined the volunteer group No Borders, which has set up camp in the forest and been cooking for migrants in Slovenia. She tracks the flow of more than 50,000 migrants across the Croatia-Slovenia border. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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In A Slovenian Forest, Volunteers Make It Their Mission To Feed Refugees

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A train carrying hundreds of migrants stops at the train station in Cakovec, Croatia, on Tuesday. Hungary shut down its border with Croatia to stop the free flow of migrants, prompting Croatia to redirect thousands of people toward its border with Slovenia. Petr David Josek/AP hide caption

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Surge Of Migrants Hits Bottleneck In Slovenia

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