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Tillerson accused of violating law on child soldiers

WASHINGTON - A group of about a dozen State Department officials have taken the unusual step of formally accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law designed to stop foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers.


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