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Texas officials encouraged by Obama, Perry border talk
Texas officials encouraged by Obama, Perry border talk

Although President Obama and Texas Gov. Rick Perry have sparred over the Southwest border crisis, officials who joined them for a Dallas meeting described fruitful discussions as well as occasionally tense exchanges. Dallas County Commissioner Elba Garcia called Wednesday's hourlong round-table meeting of local officials and religious leaders "cordial." Obama did a lot of listening, she said. "The president allowed all of us to speak, and everybody expressed their concerns," she said. Garcia, a Democrat and the first Latina to serve on the Dallas commissioner’s court, has fielded complaints from constituents upset by the border crisis, but also from those concerned for the Central...

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