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Michael Scherer is the Washington correspondent for Mother Jones magazine. He’ll answer questions from readers about his recent article, Scrimmage on the Border this week on MotherJones.com. Submit your questions prior to 5:00 pm PST on Wednesday, July 13, 2005. Michael’s answers will be posted on Thursday, July 14, so check our home page then.

 

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