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We are live on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, with the latest news and analysis.

We are live on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, with the latest news and analysis.

July 9th, 2014
06:32 PM ET

Obama, Perry meet in Texas amid 'urgent humanitarian situation'

(CNN) – President Barack Obama arrived Wednesday in Texas to discuss the immigration surge there, but he had no plans to visit the border area at the epicenter of what his administration labels an urgent humanitarian problem.

The trip to the Lone Star State includes Democratic Party fundraising events, and after some political squabbling, a meeting with Republican Gov. Rick Perry, who greeted Obama at the airport in Fort Worth after originally declining such an encounter.

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