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Court OKs special prosecutor to fight Arpaio’s push to clear his record

A federal appeals court this week approved the hiring of a special prosecutor to challenge former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s claim that his criminal contempt of court conviction should be vacated after his presidential pardon.... Read more»

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Border & immigration

ATF border gunrunning program has flaws, says Inspector General

Just a few days after the Justice Dep't patted itself on the back for success in halting gunrunning on the border, a new report shows the program isn't using some of its money wisely.... Read more»

Recovery.gov & Smartronix

Obama Admin. refuses to release whole contract for transparency site

The Obama administration has refused, once and for all, to reveal the full details of its contract with Smartronix for a new version of Recovery.gov, the government’s stimulus information clearinghouse... Read more»

Will Obama bring the Olympics home to Chicago?

The Chicago 2016 campaign delivered the news: the city council had backed financial guarantees for the city’s Olympic bid by a vote of 49-0 — as if it was a great victory on the gridiron. The good news was quickly offset by word that President Obama will not make the trip to Copenhagen and the IOC meeting where the 2016 Games will be awarded.... Read more»

9/11

Eight years later, US still unsure in Afghanistan

Eight years. And you watch the flag-draped coffins coming off the cargo planes at Dover Air Force Base and the mangled bodies and blown minds of young American servicemen and women coming home to ragged, ill-equipped VA hospitals, and you can’t help but wonder what the hell have we accomplished in Afghanistan? Why is this land still consuming our blood and treasure all these years after 9/11?... Read more»

Arizona Gold Star Military Medal

New law provides medal to families of Arizona’s fallen service members

The dogtag around Margy Bons’ neck bears a picture of her son, Marine Sgt. Michael Marzano. Her office contains a shrine of sorts to him: a portrait, a service medallion, a folded flag. Under a new law, she is to receive an Arizona Gold Star Military Medal honoring her son’s sacrifice.... Read more»

'America the Beautiful' coins

New quarters to feature Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon will be one of the first sites featured on “America the Beautiful” quarters to be released next year. State officials and tourism experts hope that exposure will mean extra silver for businesses that depend on visitors.... Read more»

Should older people have to pay more for health insurance?

Chris Denny, 27, buys his own health insurance for $117 a month. But the same policy, from the same insurer, would cost a 60-year-old man $735 a month, according to an estimate on eHealthInsurance.com, an online marketplace that lists quotes and coverage from a variety of insurers. ... Read more»

Afghanistan

Are U.S. taxpayers funding the Taliban?

The United States Agency for International Development has opened an investigation into allegations that its funds for road and bridge construction in Afghanistan are ending up in the hands of the Taliban, through a protection racket for contractors.... Read more»

Health care

Emotions still run high in health care reform debate

As lawmakers prepare to return to Washington to take up health care reform, supporters on both sides of the issue are still making their thoughts heard. U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords can expect some fireworks as she has announced three town halls.... Read more»

Border & immigration

Border fence being sold as scrap metal

Holes are still being made in the fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, but not for the reason you might think. ... Read more»

Kennedy's death: Ireland mourns a 'true friend'

DUBLIN — Nowhere outside the United States is the passing of Senator Edward Kennedy being mourned as much as in Ireland, the country from where his ancestors emigrated during the potato famine of the 19th century and to which he helped bring peace in recent years.... Read more»

Afghanistan

Main contenders in Afghan polls claim victory

While preliminary results will not be announced for several days, President Hamid Karzai's camp has already declared that he expects a first-round win in Afghanistan's presidential election. His main rival, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, has also claimed victory – but, just in case, his spokesman has already complained of widespread fraud.... Read more»

Italy

Berlusconi's midsummer Italian sex comedy

Italians have long grown accustomed to the din in a country divided politically. Harder to shrug off is a recession that has them feeling more worried and depressed. 33 percent say they're having sex less often. That apparently isn't the case with Italy's prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi. For the past year, his alleged sexual exploits have been the stuff of widespread media coverage, café chatter and, most recently, tape-recorded pillow talk.... Read more»

Pan Am 103

Release of Lockerbie bomber draws American ire

Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, the only person ever convicted of the bombing of flight Pan Am 103, was released from a Scottish prison Thursday on "compassionate grounds."... Read more»

Ernest Hancock - Viper Militia

Online radio host who staged gun interview at Obama rally defended 90s militia group

Ernest Hancock, who staged an interview with an assault-rifle toting group at an Obama event on Monday, was a vocal friend of right-wing militia members who were convicted of weapons and conspiracy charges, reports TalkingPointsMemo.... Read more»

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