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Mexico contradicts Trump on paying for border wall

MEXICO CITY - Donald Trump told Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto he would build a border wall to keep illegal migrants out if he wins the U.S. presidency, but Pena Nieto held fast to his position that Mexico would not pay for it.

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