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North Dakota county could be first to vote against refugees

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Reuben Panchol poses for a photo at the North Dakota state capitol in Bismarck, Dec. 6, 2019. Panchol, who immigrated from Sudan to North Dakota as a child, says he hopes to tell his personal story at a Dec. 9 meeting at which the Burleigh County Commission could vote against accepting any new refugees. – AP Photo / James MacPherson

Bismarck newsman James MacPherson, reported on a North Dakota county that appeared set to become the first in the U.S. to vote against taking any new refugees after President Donald Trump issued an executive order giving them the power to do so.

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