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Budgets raided to address border crisis amid Congress' inaction
Budgets raided to address border crisis amid Congress' inaction

Surveillance drones that hunt drug smugglers along the Mexican border could soon be grounded. Installation of pole-top cameras and ground sensors to intercept illegal crossings might be delayed. About $44 million has already been diverted from the government's health-related accounts, including the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to pay for food, beds, clothing and medical care for the crush of unaccompanied minors who have crossed the Southwestern border. And that's just the beginning. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Border crisis: In the July 31 Section A, a photo caption accompanying an article about strains on...

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