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Tucson mom Linda Robles said her daughter died as a result of exposure to the toxic chemical TCE and it’s time for government regulators to “stop twiddling around” and ban the chemical.

Tucson mom Linda Robles was in Washington Wednesday to demand that the Environmental Protection Agency ban TCE, the chemical she blames for the death of one daughter and the birth defects of three other children. Read more»

Michael Ray White was convicted for the 1987 murder of David Johnson, but a federal appeals court said there was 'compelling evidence' that he did not do it for money, a factor that led to his death sentence.

A federal appeals court Wednesday reversed the death sentence given to a Prescott man for the 1987 murder of his lover’s husband in an alleged scheme to collect on the victim’s insurance policy. Read more»

Cars wait to cross from Mexico at the San Ysidro, Calif., border crossing. Truckers say a shortage of customs officers not only inconveniences travelers but it hurts business.

Customs and Border Protection is getting better at attracting and hiring job applicants, but the agency still faces thousands of vacancies in its law enforcement ranks, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report. Read more»

Environmental groups and Democratic lawmakers in Arizona welcomed the resignation of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, whose work reversing environmental rules at the agency was often eclipsed by ethical questions.

Arizona Democrats and environmental groups on Thursday welcomed the resignation of EPA chief Scott Pruitt, who aggressively rolled back agency regulations even as he was dogged by ethical questions. Read more»

A car pulls through the non-invasive inspection station, basically a drive-through X-ray machine, at the border crossing in San Ysidro, Calif. Customs officials said this week they would like to expand the use of a similar device at Nogales.

Officials are planning to expand the use of X-ray machines to scan all cars and trucks passing through the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales. Read more»

Rep. Raul Grijalva with other Democratic lawmakers who took to the streets Wednesday to protest the Trump administration’s border enforcement policies that have restricted asylum claims and separated immigrant families.

House leaders this week derailed an attempt by Democrats and moderate Republicans to force a vote on a bipartisan package of immigration reform bills, announcing instead that they will bring two Republican bills to the floor. Read more»

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers take part in a Philadelphia raid in May that led to 49 arrests. The agency’s director recently defended his officers, saying 89 percent of those arrested by ICE had a criminal history.

The acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement defended his agency against charges of racism, saying that 89 percent of those arrested last year by ICE have a criminal history. Read more»

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, took to the Senate floor to decry President Donald Trump’s latest tariffs on steel and aluminum, but the speech soon turned to criticism of the administration and its 'bullying and threats, taunts and brinkmanship.'

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake took the Senate floor Thursday to “sound the alarm” on President Trump’s trade policies in a speech that quickly became a discourse on liberty, freedom and America “turning our back” on its responsibility as a world leader. Read more»

Imported aluminum ingots wait to be shipped to plants for processing in this 2013 photo from Jacksonville, Fla. The Trump administration on Friday expanded tariffs on aluminum and steel to include imports from Mexico, Canada and the European Union.

The Trump administration said it will let new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports take effect, a move that critics warned could spark a “tit-for-tat trade war” with Mexico, Canada and the European Union. Read more» 1

Protesters at a House hearing hold up signs urging lawmakers to reject proposals that would make it harder for immigrants to claim asylum in the U.S. The protesters were subsequently removed from the room without incident.

Leaders of the three main border agencies told a House subcommittee Tuesday that loopholes in current immigration policy are letting large numbers of immigrants seek asylum by claiming “credible fear” of harm if they are sent home. Read more»