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1:36pm

Fri May 18, 2012
Around the Nation

Will Population Shifts Alter Immigration Debate?

Hispanic residents walk by a law office in Union City, N.J., specializing in immigration in March. Union City is one of the state's largest cities, and has a Hispanic population of more than 80 percent.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

The U.S. Supreme Court's expected ruling in June on Arizona's immigration law will set the blueprint for states where many officials say they face a crisis in trying to crack down on rising numbers of illegal residents.

Yet population changes and various research indicate that the great flow primarily of Latino illegal immigrants, which lasted at least two decades, ended several years ago.

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10:00am

Thu May 17, 2012
The Two-Way

Feds: Fire Season Off to Slow Start Even As Wildfires Rage in Southwest

Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 12:11 pm

Raging wildfires are burning tens of thousands of of acres in Arizona, Nevada and parts of New Mexico and Colorado. But federal agencies overseeing the response say they're not worried — by this time last year, there had already been more fires that destroyed more acres.

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10:14am

Thu May 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Justice Department Will Sue Ariz. Sheriff Arpaio

Originally published on Thu May 10, 2012 11:28 am

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in 2011.
Ross D. Franklin AP

America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff is facing a lawsuit from the federal government.

Joe Arpaio, the Maricopa County, Ariz., sheriff, became a controversial national figure for his tough stance on immigrants. The Justice Department had previously warned Arpaio that his department had engaged in a pattern of misconduct, violating the civil rights of the Latino community in his district.

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7:21am

Sat May 5, 2012
The Two-Way

Ariz. Bars Funding For Groups Providing Abortions

Originally published on Sat May 5, 2012 10:43 pm

Republican Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona signed legislation Friday that bans state funding from groups that provide abortions, barring federal requirements.
Charles Dharapak AP

7:04am

Thu May 3, 2012
The Two-Way

Militia Leader Reportedly Involved In Shooting Deaths Of Four In Arizona

J.T. Ready is a reputed neo-Nazi who has been conducting heavily armed patrols to catch illegal aliens in the Arizona desert.
J.T. Ready AP

A man fatally shot four people Wednesday outside of Phoenix before being found dead, authorities say. Among the victims was a girl between 1 and 2 years old. There are concerns about possible hazardous materials in 55-gallon drums in the backyard, The Associated Press reports, slowing the investigation.

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