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World News Story: Puerto Rico Gov: Use Disaster Funds For Disasters, Not Wall

The governor of Puerto Rico blasted a reported White House proposal to use money set aside for disaster relief to build a border wall between the United States and Mexico. "No wall should be funded on the pain and suffering of US citizens who have endured tragedy and loss through a natural disaster. This include…


Posted: 2019-01-11 18:51:00

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