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Ocasio-Cortez Continues To Claim She Grew Up On The Hard-Knock Streets Of Mos Eisley

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Despite scrutiny from critics, incoming congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continues to claim she grew up on the hard-knock streets of Mos Eisley, the thriving hub of the seedy underworld of the desert planet Tatooine.

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Huh, that is odd.  She told me she grew up on Jakku.  I don't know who to believe anymore.

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