Haunted by asylum center fire, divided Austrian town prepares to vote

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ALTENFELDEN, Austria (Reuters) - The men sip beers in Altenfelden's Barolo bar, remembering the night this summer when attackers set fire to the town's refugee center before a single migrant had moved in.
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