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Undocumented immigration into U.S., especially from Mexico, is down

Undocumented immigration from Mexico has dropped so significantly over a decade that Mexicans no longer make up the majority of those living in the U.S. illegally, according to a Pew Research Center report.... Read more»

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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»

McChrystal: Marines' gains in southern Afghanistan a model

Incremental security gains that U.S. Marines are making in Afghanistan's Helmand province are proving to be a model for successful counterinsurgency, said Gen. Stanley McChrystal.... Read more»

Health care reform

White House backs away from health plan public option

Obama administration officials are signaling their willingness to compromise on a public plan option in any health reform proposal.... Read more»

Broadband companies to Feds: Keep your stimulus money

The stimulus package offers $7.2 billion in grants to spread high-speed Internet access, but three big players — AT&T, Verizon and Comcast — have decided not to apply for the funds, according to industry sources. ... Read more»

Shocking news

Michael Jackson death update

Get all the latest on the Michael Jackson case... Read more»

Funding the Taliban

Who is financing America's enemies? You don't want to know

In Afghanistan, one of the richest sources of Taliban funding is the foreign assistance coming into the country. Virtually every major project includes a healthy cut for the insurgents. Call it protection money, call it extortion, or, as the Taliban themselves prefer to term it, “spoils of war,” the fact remains that international donors, primarily the United States, are to a large extent financing their own enemy.... Read more»

Federal stimulus funds

How much stimulus funding is going to Pima County?

Want to know what’s going on with the stimulus in your area? ProPublica has compiled nearly all the contracts, grants and loans that the government has reported awarding so far in the stimulus program. Type in your county or click on your state to find projects in your area.... Read more»

Those stimulus job numbers from Congress? Not so solid

House Democrats this week credited stimulus road and transit projects with creating or sustaining nearly 50,000 jobs. But a close look shows the estimate suffers from what’s become a common malaise in the stimulus world: fuzzy math.... Read more»

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