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Srebrenica massacre

U.S., Bosnia catch up on war criminal prosecutions

A former Boston resident who took part in the mass execution of 1,200 Bosnian civilians in the worst war crime in Europe since World War II was deported from the U.S. and arrested by Bosnian police on arrival in Sarajevo.... Read more»

Ireland's head shops under attack

It started with an explosion that destroyed the Nirvana shop in Dublin's Capel Street on Feb. 12. Five days later a Molotov cocktail was thrown into the Happy Hippy store in North Frederick Street.... Read more»1

Border

Dupnik says immigration law 'national embarrassment'

Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said that Arizona's new law aimed at arresting illegal immigrants is "a national embarrassment." "I think the law is unwise, it's stupid, and it's racist," he said.... Read more»

SB 1070

Text of Mexican travel alert issued for Az

Text of the travel alert issued by Mexico's Foriegn Ministry for Mexican nationals in Arizona.... Read more»

Border

Tucson police chief: No resources to enforce immigration law

"Taking on the responsibility of federal immigration enforcement is something we really don't have the resources to accomplish," Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villaseñor told a radio interviewer. (With audio)... Read more»

Comic: Racial profiling

'Papers, please'

Gov. Jan Brewer assures Arizonans that enforcement of immigration law will not involve racial profiling. Uh-huh.... Read more»

'Virtual kidnappings' call for Mexican cell phone registry

Experts say that since the practice began nine years ago, as many as 20 million Mexicans have fallen victim to "virtual kidnappings" — an effective extortion technique in a country where real kidnappings are a common occurrence. ... Read more»

Turkey, Armenians and the word 'genocide'

On April 24, groups will gather in town squares and city parks around the world to commemorate this first genocide of the 20th century, when more than a million Armenians were killed as the Ottoman Turk government purged the population.... Read more»

Border & immigration: SB1070

Brewer signs controversial Az immigration measure

Gov. Jan Brewer, doing what she called "best for Arizona," signed SB1070 into law, strengthening the state's immigration laws. Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias said the law would "create a new Jim Crow" in Arizona.... Read more»2

Grijalva closing Tucson, Yuma offices after death threats

U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva is closing his Tucson and Yuma offices at noon Friday because of multiple death threats. ... Read more»1

Comic: Pope Benedict XVI

WWJD? HWJWND

It can't be fun knowing you'll go down in history as the Pedophilia Pope. At times, Benedict must ask himself, what would Jesus do? ... Read more»2

Missing Foothills man found

A 28-year-old autistic man who had been missing from near his Foothills home since Tuesday was found Wednesday afternoon.... Read more»

Pot activists take to Tucson streets to advocate legalization

Marijuana advocates marched through the streets of Tucson on Tuesday in an effort to raise public awareness and encourage legalization of the drug.... Read more»1

Border & immigration

Texas border cameras costing $153,800 per arrest

Twenty-nine cameras have been installed on the 1,200-mile Texas-Mexico border, or one camera for every 41 miles. Internet viewers have helped police make a total of 26 arrests — that's about $153,800 per arrest. And some agencies are not even using the cameras.... Read more»

Comic: Seventeen Words For Snow

No Redemption

In the fifteen years since it was released to little fanfare, became a beloved mainstay on cable TV, and entered the American consciousness, I've had a complex, changing relationship with "The Shawshank Redemption."... Read more»3

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