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U.S. border agents work at the closed border crossing between Surrey, British Columbia, and Blaine, Wash., on  Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, after a Canadian border officer was shot in the neck by a man trying to enter Canada in a van with Washington state plates. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)
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U.S. border agents work at the closed border crossing between Surrey, British Columbia, and Blaine, Wash., on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, after a Canadian border officer was shot in the neck by a man trying to enter Canada in a van with Washington state plates. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

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