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Reuters| Wed Sep 13 11:00:04 EDT 2017
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Maryland city of College Park will allow non-citizens to take part in local elections, ending months of controversy amid a roiling national debate over immigrants and their status in the United States. Council members in the Washington suburb, home to the University of Maryland’s flagship campus, voted 4-3 late on Tuesday to approve the measure, city clerk Janeen Miller said by telephone on Wednesday. One member abstained. The resolution was approved after hours of debate and the failure of two counterproposals, with dozens of residents speaking for and against the measure. “It’s really difficult when a divisive issue like this comes up in our community. I hope we ..

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