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Mexican officials destroy guns connected to 'Operation Fast and Furious'

Mexican authorities in Monterrey destroyed nearly 6,000 firearms during a special ceremony on Tuesday, including 500 weapons connected with Operation Fast and Furious, a botched U.S. federal investigation that lost track of hundreds of firearms after they were purchased by straw buyers in U.S. gun stores. ... Read more»1

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Delegates discuss ‘Black Lives’ movement a day after Tempe shooting

The normally placid breakfast meetings of Arizona’s delegates to the DNC turned into a lively discussion of the Black Lives Matter movement Thursday, one day after Tempe police shot a black suspect during a robbery.... Read more»

Obama administration turns over Fast and Furious documents

The White House on Friday turned over documents to a House committee investigating the botched Operation Fast and Furious gun-trafficking probe, months after a federal court said executive privilege did not shield the records.... Read more»

.50-cal rifle seized during El Chapo raid connected to Fast & Furious

A .50-caliber rifle sold by a U.S. gun dealer during the botched law enforcement operation known as "Fast and Furious" was seized in the coastal hideout of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman following a raid by Mexican marines. ... Read more»

Judge rejects Obama's executive privilege over 'Fast & Furious' docs

The Justice Department must release documents relating to the Operation Fast and Furious gun-smuggling investigation, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. The botched federal probe allowed the trafficking of hundreds of firearms into Mexico by illegal straw purchasers.... Read more»

Seized assets mean big money for Az law enforcement

An examination of how law enforcement agencies spend money they receive from assets seized under a federal program. Officials say the funds promote public safety, but an opponent says they encourage law enforcement to seize assets. ... Read more»

Advocates say court ruling won’t stop Obama’s immigration action

Arizona is one of 26 states suing to block President Obama's expanded immigration reforms, and state GOP lawmakers hailed the order delaying those policies two days before they were to take effect. Immigration advocates were unfazed, confident the order will be overturned. ... Read more»

Congress finds sorting Fast and Furious records ‘like pieces of a puzzle’

It's been more than a month since the Justice Department delivered 64,280 records to a House committee investigating Operation Fast and Furious, the ATF's botched “gun-walking” probe. But no new details have yet to emerge, as staffers find the review slow going. ... Read more»

FactCheck

Obama's actions 'same' as past presidents?

President Obama repeatedly claimed that there is presidential precedent for the executive actions he took on immigration. But are the actions Obama announced really the “same kinds of actions” taken by past presidents?... Read more»1

Critics blast election-eve release of 64k pages in ‘Fast and Furious’ probe

The Justice Department released 64,280 pages of documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious on Monday night, more than two years after a House committee originally demanded records from the botched “gun-walking” probe.... Read more»1

Analysis

A modest suggestion for the next AG: Fix presidential pardons

More than two years ago, a ProPublica series showed that white applicants were far more likely to receive clemency than comparable applicants who were black. Since then, the government has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on a study, but the pardons system remains unchanged. ... Read more»

Ecuador is freeing thousands of convicted drug mules

President Rafael Correa has said his country's harsh old drug laws were 'imposed by the gringos.' Now officials see small time smugglers as victims of cartels rather than as hardened criminals.... Read more»

Rip-crew recruiter indicted for role in Brian Terry killing

The recruiter for the rip crew that allegedly killed Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry during a 2010 firefight north of Nogales has been indicted in the case, and charged with first degree murder, authorities said.... Read more»

Second suspect charged in Brian Terry killing

A man allegedly involved in the 2010 killing of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry north of Nogales was charged in federal court in Tucson on Friday, after being extradited from Mexico the day before.... Read more»

Lack of legal help for migrant kids prompts ACLU suit

Immigration and civil rights groups have filed a class action suit against the federal government for failing to provide legal representation for minors during immigration hearings.... Read more»1

Obama says he'll act alone on immigration

As tens of thousands of immigrants from Central America continue to flood Texas' southern border, President Obama said that he will try to fix as much of the broken immigration system as he can without Congress' help. U.S. Rep. Grijalva said the move is "a welcome first step," but said Obama should "focus his efforts on protecting vulnerable families."... Read more»

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