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Obama consoles Texas community

WACO, Texas — President Obama consoled a rural Texas community rocked by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion, telling mourners Thursday they are not alone in their grief and they will have the nation’s support to rebuild from the devastation.

‘‘This small town’s family is bigger now,’’ Obama said during a memorial service at Baylor University for victims of last week’s explosion in nearby West, Texas, that killed 14 and injured 200. Nearly 10,000 met to remember first responders killed in the blast, a crowd more than triple the size of West’s population of 2,700.

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