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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»

The city's two police radar vans will be beaming tickets the way of unwary speeders at the following times and locations on Friday, according to the Tucson Police Department Read more»

Tucson's radar vans will be beaming tickets the way of unwary speeders at the following times and locations on Thursday, according to the Tucson Police Department. Read more»

The script for an interesting new technology soap opera is writing itself in real-time. 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»

After years of pointing out the trials and tribulations of others, David Letterman's got a bit of a problem himself Read more»

Spc. Corey Thompson, 420th Engineer Brigade, works with Australian combat engineers as they align two sections of a bridge in Afghanistan. GlobalPost reports that non-military construction contractors have paid protection money to the Taliban.

The United States Agency for International Development has opened an investigation into allegations that its funds for road and bridge construction in Afghanistan are ending up in the hands of the Taliban, through a protection racket for contractors. 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»

From politicomix.blogspot.com

It's a sordid tale with the goods to placate the gods of news. A model. Booze. Religion. Caning (yes, being beaten repeatedly by a rattan stick). An impassioned appeal by human rights advocates. A willing sacrifice. Here's the skinny: Read more»

A memorial for the victims of Flight 103 stands in Lockerbie, Scotland.

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»

Hancock

Ernest Hancock, who staged an interview with an assault-rifle toting group at an Obama event on Monday, was a vocal friend of right-wing militia members who were convicted of weapons and conspiracy charges, reports TalkingPointsMemo. Read more»

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

Afghan men work on a U.N. road construction project.

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»

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