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  • Sinaloa group 101: Five facts about Mexico's powerful drug cartel

    US authorities announced this week the dismantlement of a massive drug-smuggling operation in Arizona, believed to have generated $2 billion in proceeds over five years. The 76 suspects arrested in the 17-month probe, dubbed Operation Pipeline Express, are allegedly connected to Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel, the most powerful drug-trafficking organization operating in Mexico – and, some say, in the Western Hemisphere. “Today we have dealt a significant blow to a Mexican criminal enterprise that has been responsible for poisoning our communities,” Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne said in the statement. But who are the Sinaloa cartel?
    11/01/2011 05:42 pm

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  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio's bid to make schools safer: armed posse patrols nearby

    In the wake of the Connecticut shooting, Joe Arpaio, who describes himself as America's toughest sheriff, announces a plan to have armed volunteers patrol the areas near schools in Maricopa County, Ariz.

  • Experts: Trained police needed for school security

    The National Rifle Association wants armed volunteers in all US schools. But school safety experts and school board members say there's a huge difference between a trained law enforcement officer who becomes part of the school family — and a guard with a gun.

  • Planned Parenthood sues Arizona for cut funding

    Planned Parenthood sued the state of Arizona Monday in an effort to overturn a law that blocks funding for its health clinics because the organization also performs abortions. The new law is part of a national campaign against Planned Parenthood orchestrated by conservatives.

  • Justice Department sues fundamentalist Mormon sect for discrimination

    The US Justice Department alleges that the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), which controls most of the law enforcement and other government services in two adjacent communities, discriminates against those who are not members of the polygamous sect.

  • Sinaloa group 101: Five facts about Mexico's powerful drug cartel

    US authorities announced this week the dismantlement of a massive drug-smuggling operation in Arizona, believed to have generated $2 billion in proceeds over five years. The 76 suspects arrested in the 17-month probe, dubbed Operation Pipeline Express, are allegedly connected to Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel, the most powerful drug-trafficking organization operating in Mexico – and, some say, in the Western Hemisphere. “Today we have dealt a significant blow to a Mexican criminal enterprise that has been responsible for poisoning our communities,” Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne said in the statement. But who are the Sinaloa cartel?
    11/01/2011 05:42 pm

  • Arizona to take appeal on immigration law straight to Supreme Court

    Arizona officials say they will bypass another appeal in the Ninth US Circuit in order to speed up the process. They are asking that a federal judge's injunction against the immigration law be overturned.
    05/09/2011 09:20 pm

  • Tucson district in turmoil over state ban on ethnic studies

    The Tucson Unified School District is considering turning ethnic studies courses into electives. The current setup may be out of compliance with a state law took effect Jan. 1.
    05/04/2011 02:32 pm

  • Arizona may not enforce key parts of immigration law, court rules

    Arizona officials criticize the appeals court ruling, which found that key sections of the immigration law are preempted by federal law. The ruling is a victory for the Obama administration.
    04/11/2011 09:52 pm

  • Ethnic studies classes illegal in Arizona public schools as of Jan. 1

    Much of the controversial Arizona immigration law remains tied up in court, but a law banning ethnic studies in Arizona is set to take effect Saturday. A Tucson school district vows to fight it.
    12/31/2010 10:47 am

  • Hillary Clinton infuriates Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer with immigration oops

    Hillary Clinton said the Obama administration will sue Arizona over the state's tough new immigration law.
    06/18/2010 03:10 pm

Doing Good

 

What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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