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A border story from Nogales, Arizona: I spotted 12-year-old Alexander Figueroa bringing his pug, Michelle, back home across the border from Nogales, Mexico. The dog’s lip had been torn in a fight with a bigger dog. The vet in Tucson quoted them $675 to stitch Michelle up. So instead, Alexander and his mom, Liliana, drove south. Total cost in Mexico: 600 pesos, or about $30. “And they gave her a free shower!” Alexander told me, happily.

–Melissa
Photo: Melissa Block/NPR

A woman, who declined to give her name, is hugged by her husband as they chat between the border fence separating Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Mexico, on July 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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Happy Father’s Day to the most amazing man I know. Who’s always brought out the best and brightest in me. Who’s never judged me. And who is sillier than I am. Love you Pops. #WorkFromHome (at Nogales, Arizona)

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