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Apprehensions by U.S. Border Patrol agents nationwide are up 15 percent compared to last year, mainly due to the influx of unaccompanied children and family units in south Texas this summer. However, the number of undocumented immigrants deported by Homeland Security dropped 5 percent.... Read more»   

A federal judge has ordered the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office to pay $25,001 for improperly using the state’s controversial immigration law, SB 1070, to detain an Eloy woman and then transport her to Border Patrol custody.... Read more»   2

A federal judge has ordered the state to begin issuing driver’s licenses to young immigrants, known as Dreamers, starting next Monday.... Read more»   

After counting, and counting, and recounting and counting again, Martha McSally has been declared the winner of the CD 2 race. The Republican challenger ousted U.S. Rep. Ron Barber by just 167 votes, a change of only six votes after an automatic recount was performed.... Read more»   6

Groups that don’t disclose donors were more successful with TV ads than other political advertisers.... Read more»   1

Pima Community College should be taken off probation, but remain “on notice” while being improvements continue to be made in the school’s administration, a report by accreditors said. PCC has been on probation since April 2013, when an investigation found serious issues with how the college was run.... Read more»   1

After four years running as the safest city of its size in the nation, El Paso will close out 2014 with an 80 percent increase in murders.... Read more»   1

In a brief judgement, Justice Anthony Kennedy refused to block a stay by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that requires Arizona to give young immigrants driver’s licenses.... Read more»   

Arguing that the release of records relating to the use of cellphone tracking equipment could compromise its use as a law enforcement tool, a Pima County judge ruled that Tucson police may keep some documents about the Stingray device secret since release could “compromise sensitive law enforcement techniques.”... Read more»   2

It’s beginning to look a lot like a white Christmas for Mt. Lemmon after a winter storm on Wednesday.... Read more»   

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Homeland Security: Apprehensions up, deportations down in 2014

Apprehensions by U.S. Border Patrol agents nationwide are up 15 percent compared to last year, mainly due to the influx of unaccompanied children and family units in south Texas this summer. However, the number of undocumented immigrants deported by Homeland Security dropped 5 percent.... Read more»

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McCain: CIA torture 'stained national honor'

I believe the American people have a right – indeed, a responsibility – to know what was done in their name. They must know when the values that define our nation are intentionally disregarded. Those policies stained our national honor, did much harm and little practical good.... Read more»

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