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Woman says deputy slammed her as she was pregnant

A woman testifying Thursday at a racial profiling trial against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department said that during an unjustified traffic stop a sheriff's deputy slammed her stomach-first into her car while she was five months pregnant.

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Profiling lawsuit against Arpaio set for July 19

A trial will begin as scheduled on July 19 in a racial profiling lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio after the judge who will decide the case rejected handing the matter to another judge. The question of whether U.S. District Judge Murray Snow should stay on the case had raised the possibility of pushing back the trial until after the November election in which Arpaio is seeking a sixth term.

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