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Western Union will pay $94 million to fight crime along the border as part of a settlement agreement with the state of Arizona. Read more»

Undocumented immigrants getting off the bus in Presidio so they can be deported to Ojinaga, Mexico.

The Border Patrol has stopped a controversial program that shipped busloads of illegal immigrants back to Mexico from Tucson through the tiny, remote Texas border town of Presidio — for now. Read more»

Signs along Interstate 19 in southern Arizona use kilometers instead of miles, a nod to the days when the U.S. stood on the verge of converting to the metric system. State officials say the current signs are losing reflectivity and should be replaced, but a plan to use stimulus dollars to do that is on hold because of community concerns.

A backlash has put the brakes on a plan to replace old metric signs with signage in miles. "The kilometers make it a little unique to this part of the country," says Don Herk. "It's something that's become part of my life." Read more»

President Obama's plans to scale back some border security plans enacted after 9/11 are drawing fire. Read more» 1

Mexico has racked up its fair share of menacingly named outlaws in a three-year drug war: the Zetas, Aztecas and Panthers. Now, if the government gets its way, another name will also make the wanted list: los Twitteros. Read more»

Armed men attacked students at a Saturday party in Cuidad Juarez, Mexico, killing 15 and wounding at least 28. Read more»

Some in the Federal Air Marshal Service say discrimination and retaliation distracts them from their mission of stopping terrorists and protecting passengers. Read more»

Musicians Zack De la Rocha and Linda Ronstadt lead march protesting Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

More than 1 in 3 people in the Phoenix metro area think Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is doing a "poor job." Read more»

Border Patrol efforts have forced smugglers onto the Tohono O’odham Nation near Sells.

The Tohono O’odham Nation is under siege by smugglers and gangs, according to a story in the New York Times. With tougher border security, more smuggling traffic is being forced through the reservation, and residents are paying the price. Read more»

Stephen Ceasar, a reporter with the New York Times Student Journalism Institute, is changing the image of the typical illegal immigrant crossing into the US. Read more»

Canada has long been a haven for Americans escaping their wars. Many Canadians would consider this tradition a noble one. But it has come to an end. Read more»

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»

Tijuana border crossing

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

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