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Burke says he’ll focus on stopping violence, drug trafficking – not Arpaio (access required)

U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke came into his new job with a goal of clamping down on the rash of crime emanating from Arizona's border with Mexico. Now, Burke not only will battle drug cartels and human smugglers on his own turf, but he will have a chance to influence the way the entire Department of Justice fights them as well.

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