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Obama's numbers, October update

Jobs, profits, guns and health insurance. FactCheck.org’s regular update of the statistics.... Read more»

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New Az law addresses danger of laser pointers to aircraft

Arizona has a new law making it a crime to point laser pointers at aircraft. But some in law enforcement say the law doesn’t go far enough because the charge is a misdemeanor rather than a felony.... Read more»

Gun Wars

At least 28k children killed by guns over 11 years

A News21 investigation of child and youth deaths in America between 2002 and 2012 found that at least 28,000 children and teens 19-years-old and younger were killed with guns. Teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19 made up over two-thirds of all youth gun deaths in America.... Read more»1

Woman stripped of citizenship for role in Az terror center breach

A Chinese immigrant and businesswoman, Xunmei Li, who played a role in a large-scale security lapse inside the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center, lost her U.S. citizenship last week and likely faces exile from the country.... Read more»

Gun Wars

Domestic violence: Efforts focus on getting guns away from abusers

Advocates for domestic violence prevention and victims repeatedly asked Congress and state legislatures for a more streamlined process to keep guns out of the hands of abusers. However, the NRA cites the necessity to arm oneself for protection against acts of violence.... Read more»

Texas gov claims terror threat on border

Here‘s a look at four major claims of Middle East terrorism stirring on America’s southern frontier. In some of those cases, at least, officials actually attempted to provide evidence, with varying success.... Read more»

Gun Wars

Gun deaths: Twice as many suicides as homicides

Americans are twice as likely to die from turning guns on themselves as they are to be murdered with one.... Read more»

Background checks fail on dangerous mentally ill

While the National Instant Criminal Background Check System remains the only square inch of compromise between the nation’s divided gun camps, the costly federal program is failing to keep guns away from the dangerously mentally ill.... Read more»

Analysis

How scared should Americans be of the Islamic State?

The United States is grappling with the risk level of the extremist militants retaliating as Obama inserts military might into Iraq.... Read more»

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Texas gov misuses 'criminal alien' data

In discussing his decision to send the National Guard to the Mexico border, Texas Gov. Rick Perry repeatedly has misused data on “criminal aliens” arrested in Texas.... Read more»

Comic: Bermudez Shorts

Andrew Thomas: A campaign fueled by hate

Only in Arizona can people run a TV ad using bigotry and homophobia as possible gubernatorial virtues.... Read more»1

Fatal 2010 Border Patrol shooting comes under renewed scrutiny

After a Border Patrol agent in 2010 fatally shot a fleeing teenage drug smuggler twice in the back, a review deemed the shooting death justified. But now that conclusion has been called into question by law enforcement officials, some of whom suspect that the agent was coached on his version of events by an internal affairs investigator.... Read more»

Border crisis: Cities and states revisit anti-gang policies

Critics say the way cities and states dealt with gangs 20 or more years ago greatly contributed to the recent surge in Central American kids crossing the U.S.-Mexico border alone.... Read more»1

Here's one way to land on the NSA's watch list

If you downloaded the privacy software Tor in 2011, you may have been flagged to be spied on.... Read more»

Obama and executive overreach

The issue of executive overreach from President Obama was debated on “Fox News Sunday,” but on two issues, the rhetoric outpaced the facts.... Read more»

No warrant, no problem: How the gov't can get your digital data

The government isn’t allowed to wiretap American citizens without a warrant from a judge. But there are plenty of legal ways for law enforcement, from the local sheriff to the FBI to the Internal Revenue Service, to snoop on the digital trails you create every day.... Read more»

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