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How measles detectives work to contain latest outbreak

Across the nation, public health departments are redirecting scarce resources to try to control the spread of measles. Their success relies on shoe-leather detective work that is one of the great untold costs of the measles resurgence.... Read more»

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Rothschild: Separating kids from families at border 'morally reprehensible'

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild joined the leaders of L.A., Houston and Albuquerque on Thursday in calling on the Trump administration to halt separating children from parents who are illegal immigrants and migrants seeking asylum. The mayors called the policy "flawed ... cruel" and "morally reprehensible."... Read more»

AG Sessions: 'Sanctuary cities' may lose federal grants

Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened on Monday to cut off U.S. Justice Department grants to cities that fail to assist federal immigration authorities, moving the Trump administration closer to a potential clash with leaders of America's largest urban centers.... Read more»

Private donors supply spy gear to cops

There’s little public scrutiny when private donors pay to give police controversial technology and weapons. Sometimes, companies are donors to the same foundations that purchase their products for police.... Read more»

The best reporting on children with PTSD

What happens to children and teenagers exposed to violence in their own neighborhoods. ... Read more»

Mexico's got a serious bullying problem. Blame the cartels?

The tragic death of a 12-year-old has sparked a national debate on schoolyard violence. Politicians and psychologists point to the bloodshed outside the gates.... Read more»

Report: Phoenix ranks high among solar cities

Phoenix ranks No. 6 among a group of large U.S. cities in an environmental group's accounting of per-capita photovoltaic capacity. For total capacity, Phoenix ranks behind only Los Angeles and San Diego. ... Read more»

Packed pounds prompt adoption flights

With shelters in Arizona facing an overabundance of chihuahuas, groups sometimes turn to shipping them to states where there's a better chance of finding homes. Maricopa County Animal Care and Control winds up euthanizing hundreds of chihuahuas each year. ... Read more»

For new immigrants, an 'American nightmare' in Los Angeles

Once a promising destination for foreign jobseekers and war refugees, the City of Angels is rolling up its ladder of opportunity.... Read more»

Thousands trade arms for gift cards in LA gun buy-back

Police traded grocery store gift cards for more than 1,300 guns in Los Angeles on Wednesday as part of an annual buyback program which Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa brought forward this year in response to the deadly shooting rampage in Newtown, Connecticut.... Read more»

How an accused Guatemalan war criminal won U.S. citizenship

In May 1985, a Guatemalan Army lieutenant named Jorge Vinicio Sosa Orantes deserted, flew to San Francisco and requested political asylum, asserting that leftist guerrillas in his war-torn homeland were gunning for him.... Read more»

Report: DREAM Act approval would boost Arizona economy

Arizona could gain 83,648 new jobs and an additional $518 million in tax revenues by 2030 if the DREAM Act was enacted, according to a new report by the Center for American Progress and the Partnership for a New American Economy. ... Read more»3

U.S., Mexican leaders say old PRI is gone

The return to power of Mexico’s Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, will not be accompanied by the corruption that used to plague the party, said Arturo Sarukhan, the Mexican ambassador to the U.S., and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson. ... Read more»

Can El Salvador’s gang truce hold?

El Salvador's vicious gangs have called a cease-fire, enticed in part by conjugal visits for incarcerated leaders. Salvadorans are skeptical it will last.... Read more»

Border Patrol

Man gets 57 months for being in U.S. illegally

A 33-year-old Mexican man with a prior human-smuggling conviction was sentenced to 57 months in prison for illegal re-entry into the United States, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced.... Read more»

Labor Dep't honors Cesar Chavez with building

The U.S. Labor Department named an auditorium in honor of Cesar Chavez while Los Angeles closed offices in honor of the late labor leader.... Read more»

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