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Giving a Boost to Donald Trump

It was a curious sight, three Mexican-American men standing outside the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., all wearing business suits and sombreros. José Rivera, the leader of the group, kept glancing at his watch, while Gabriel Santos and Miguel Avila looked at their phones. "Are you sure no one else is coming?" Rivera asked. "Positive," Santos said. "Okay, let's display the banner and try to look enthusiastic. We may get attention from the media." They unfurled a large … Read More

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The word spread quickly through the farming community in Georgia: thousands of Indian farmers, mostly from the northern state of Punjab, were heading to Georgia to buy large parcels of fertile … Read More


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