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Afghan girls get to robot contest

Trump intervention helps twice-rejected team fix visa trouble

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Photographs by AP/MASSOUD HOSSAINI

Members of an all-girls robotics team from Herat, Afghanistan, prepare to leave Kabul for their flight Friday to the U.S. It took some doing, but they finally arrived early Saturday in Washington.

Twice rejected for U.S. visas, an all-girls robotics team from Afghanistan arrived in Washington early Saturday after an intervention by President Donald Trump.

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