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5 suing Maricopa County over Arpaio, Thomas probes

Two former judges, a current judge and two Maricopa County officials have filed lawsuits claiming that Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former county attorney Andrew Thomas targeted them in baseless lawsuits and criminal investigations to retaliate for court rulings and budget cuts.

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Cartel arrests did not curb drug trade

An Associated Press investigation casts doubt on whether the DEA crackdown on the Sinaloa cartel caused any significant setback for it. It still ranks near the top of Mexico's drug gangs, and most of those arrested were underlings who had little connection to the cartel and were swiftly replaced. The cartel leader remains free, along with his top commanders.

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