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Immigration detention center gets certified as child care center

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In this Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 photo, elementary aged children talk about a short story in Spanish during a class at the Karnes County Residential Center, a temporary home for immigrant women and children detained at the border in Karnes City, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Deepan Dutta, CU News Corps Reporter

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Explanatory Multimedia Reporting from CU Boulder Journalism Students
Immigration detention center gets certified as child care center