Pentagon awards nearly $1 billion to build border wall

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Two construction companies were awarded funding to build a wall at the U.S. southern border.

The Defense department said nearly $1 billion in funds have been contracted out for wall construction.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants a Texas-based construction company to build 46 miles in Ssanta Teresa, New Mexico.

Related: Nielsen out at Homeland Security as Trump focuses on border

A Montana based company will build 11 miles in Uma, Arizona.

Both projects should be completed in October 2020.

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