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U.S. selects four construction firms to build border wall prototypes

By Reuters
01 September 2017   |   8:01 am
The Trump administration has selected four construction companies to build concrete prototypes for a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said on Thursday.

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