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Federal judge blocks Trump plan to spend $3.6 billion in military funds on border wall

The administration had planned to use the Pentagon funds to build 175 miles of steel barriers.

By Nick Miroff, The Washington Post
A section of border fence in Hidalgo, which runs between a national wildlife refuge and a local nature center, ends abruptly when federal land stops. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife started buying land along the U.S.-Mexico border more than 70 years ago to preserve habitat for threatened species. Now, much of that same land is bisected by the border fence.

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