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Trump order to paint border wall black could drive up cost $500 million or more

The president’s determination to have the border wall coated in black has fluctuated during the past several years. He has insisted that the dark color will enhance the wall's forbidding appearance and leave the steel too hot to touch during summer months.

By Nick Miroff and Josh Dawsey, The Washington Post
Ordered under the George W. Bush administration, a controversial incomplete border wall along the Rio Grande River in South Texas has had environmental and cultural impacts.

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