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20 dead in Mexico state bordering Texas after series of clashes among criminals

A series of clashes among criminal gangs killed 20 people during a single day of violence in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas on the border with Texas, local authorities reported.Thirteen men and one woman were killed Sunday in the southern part of the state around the Gulf Coast port of Tampico and neighboring Ciudad Madero, with people shot on the street or at local businesses, according to a statement issued late that evening by Tamaulipas state's coordinating group of state and federal law enforcement.The shootings were so widespread that some of the victims weren't found or reported until Monday. The bodies of three men killed in the Sunday shootouts were found Monday on streets in Tampico.And in the border city of Ciudad Mier, near Roma, Texas, the bodies of three young men were found after they were shot to death Sunday near the banks of the Rio Grande, state officials reported Monday.At least five other people have been killed in confrontations in the same region ov...

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