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'Caravan-related exercise' on the Texas border canceled because of Election Day concerns

McALLEN, Texas - U.S. troops have been climbing, armed, from helicopters onto the borderlands of south Texas this week, dozens riding in on heavy military vehicles, stringing concertina wire and erecting temporary structures near border bridges where Border Patrol agents train in riot gear.

President Donald Trump deployed hundreds of troops to Texas last week as the first stage of Operation Faithful Patriot, an effort to fortify the border before a caravan of at least 3,500 immigrants arrives in the coming weeks.

Seeing uniformed troops on the border isn't new: National Guard units were sent to the border last spring, and

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