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July 17, 2014

O’Malley , Obama aides spar over unaccompanied immigrant children

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, a stalwart ally of President Obama, has landed in an escalating fight with the White House over what to do about thousands of unaccompanied children streaming across the U.S. border.

It started Friday, when O’Malley declared that returning the children to their home countries, as Obama has suggested, would send them “back to certain death.” That prompted an angry response from White House officials and accusations of hypocrisy when O’Malley opposed locating a shelter for the children in a Maryland county.

But the Democratic governor, who is considering a bid for president in 2016, did not budge from his position in interviews Wednesday.

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