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June 28, 2010 2:54 PM

Assassins hit leading candidate in key Mexican border state

A heavily armed hit squad Monday killed the leading candidate for governor of Tamaulipas state, putting a chill on Mexico just six days before local and regional elections in 12 states. Tamaulipas is across the U.S. border from Texas and includes the crossing points of Nuevo Laredo, Matamoros and Reynosa.

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