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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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Immigration suddenly roiling presidential contest (access required)

No longer a backburner issue, immigration is roiling the presidential contest as President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney seek to court the nation's swelling Hispanic population. The outcome could influence political battle lines and shape American politics for generations.

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Feds file civil rights lawsuit against Arpaio

The U.S. Justice Department sued America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff Thursday, a rare step for the agency after months of negotiations failed to reach a settlement over allegations that his department racially profiled Latinos in his trademark immigration patrols.

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