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  • FILE - This Jan. 25, 2017, file photo shows a truck driving near the Mexico-US border fence, on the Mexican side, separating the towns of Anapra, Mexico and Sunland Park, New Mexico. President Donald Trump will face many obstacles in building his “big, beautiful wall” on the U.S.-Mexico border, including how to pay for it and how to contend with unfavorable geography and the legal battles ahead.  (AP Photo/Christian Torres, File) Trump’s border-wall proposal faces many obstacles
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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, in partner ship with Westminster College scientists, is conducting research on the Great Salt Lakeís Gunnison Island to determine the impact of low lake levels on the pelicans that nest there. This March researchers installed cameras around the island to observe the birdsí breeding and nesting behavior and to see whether coyotes and foxes have gained access. Gunnison Island: Scientists pay rare visit to desolate Great Salt Lake breeding ground for pelicans
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