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Suspect in Congresswoman’s Shooting Pleads Guilty

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The suspect in the January 2011 shooting in Arizona that wounded a U.S. congresswoman and killed six others has pleaded guilty in court. Jared Lee Loughner’s guilty plea Tuesday in Tucson, Arizona allowed him to avoid the death penalty for his crime. The Department of Justice says that under terms of his plea agreement, Loughner […]

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Suspect in Congresswoman’s Shooting Pleads Guilty

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The suspect in the January 2011 shooting in Arizona that wounded a U.S. congresswoman and killed six others has pleaded guilty in court. Jared Lee Loughner’s guilty plea Tuesday in Tucson, Arizona, allows him to avoid the death penalty for the crime. The shooting gained international attention last year because U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords was […]

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US Sues ‘America’s Toughest Sheriff’

Posted May 10th, 2012 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Justice Department is suing the Arizona officer who calls himself “America’s Toughest Sheriff” for allegedly violating the constitutional rights of Latinos. Federal officials say Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his officers have consistently stopped and arrested people based on their race, color, or national origin. They say Arpaio’s department pulled over up […]

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US Justice Department Says Arizona Sheriff Violated Civil Rights Laws

Posted December 15th, 2011 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Justice Department says an Arizona sheriff and his deputies violated civil rights laws by engaging in racial profiling of Latinos and making unlawful arrests. In a report released Thursday, the Justice Department said the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office under Joseph Arpaio showed a pattern of unlawful stops, detentions and arrests of Latinos, punishing […]

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Arizona Appeals Immigration Law to US Supreme Court

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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The governor of of Arizona has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that blocked key provisions of the state’s immigration enforcement law. Governor Jan Brewer appealed to the nation’s highest court Wednesday after a lower court barred certain provisions of the law she signed last year. Those include requiring police to check […]

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Arizona Wildfire Evacuees Returning Home

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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Firefighters in the southwestern U.S. state of Arizona say they are making progress against the state’s second largest wildfire ever. Officials say they expect to have the huge fire 10 percent contained Monday. The Wallow Fire has destroyed nearly 30 homes since it began on May 29. Over 4,300 firefighters are working to put out […]

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Raging Arizona Wildfires Force Thousands to Evacuate

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities say one of the largest fires in Arizona history is raging on, consuming at least 57,000 hectares in the eastern part of the state. The Wallow Fire has forced the evacuation of 2,500 people near White Mountains in the southwestern U.S. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer toured the scorched landscape by helicopter Saturday, calling […]

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Massive Arizona Wildfire Prompts Expanded Evacuation Warning

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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One of the largest wildfires in Arizona’s history grew bigger late Friday, prompting officials to issue a new evacuation warning. Arizona authorities say the Wallow Fire has consumed more than 40,000 hectares since Sunday. They say the blaze is now threatening the community of Greer, where sheriffs issued a pre-evacuation order Friday. The nearby Alpine […]

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