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House budget stalemate continues

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Dissident Republicans met off and on all day behind closed doors in their bid to have the nearly $9.2 billion spending plan approved last week by the Senate expanded to deal with their own priorities. At least part of that includes additional spending for the new Division of Child Welfare, created by Gov. Jan Brewer to replace the troubled Child Protective Services.

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Arizona woos Mexico, downplays anti-immigrant law

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2007, file photo, Border Patrol agents processes a number of illegal immigrants caught entering the United States, in Sasabe, Arizona. Arizona is still widely viewed in Mexico as the most anti-Mexico state in the U.S., even if the tough anti-migrant law behind that perception has been largely voided. But Arizona’s leaders are logging lots of miles to put a new face on their home state. Mexicans are already Arizona’s biggest foreign trade partners, with the state exporting $7 billion worth of goods last year, the U.S. Commerce Department says. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

MEXICO CITY — Mention Arizona and many Mexicans grimace. It's still widely viewed here as the most anti-Mexico state in the U.S., even if the tough anti-migrant law behind that perception has been largely voided. But Arizona's leaders are logging lots of miles to put a new face on their home state.

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