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Immigration law protesters at All-Star game

Critics of a polarizing immigration law in Arizona protested the legislation Tuesday in triple-digit heat outside Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in downtown Phoenix, drawing sideways glances from fans who were more interested in getting to the game.

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Brewer calls for special election while Pearce says he’s staying to fight

Pearce officially becomes the first sitting Arizona legislator to face a recall after the group that spearheaded the drive submitted more than enough signatures to Secretary of State for the special election to take place. Last week, Secretary of State Ken Bennett certified the recall and passed it on to Brewer, who is tasked by state law with formally calling the election.

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All-Star game becomes part of immigration fight

Sports and politics became intertwined when civil rights activists targeted the Super Bowl as they fought Arizona's refusal to observe the Dr. Martin Luther King holiday in the early 1990s.

Two decades later, Arizona is again caught in a tangle of balls and bills. The focal point this time is the state's illegal immigration laws, and the forum for dissent is Major League Baseball's All-Star Game.

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Pearce appears headed to recall election

Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce, a prominent champion of legislation against illegal immigration, appears destined for a November recall election after Maricopa County officials certified that petitioners gathered more than the number of valid signatures required to trigger the special vote.

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Count of Pearce recall signatures tops requirement

Maricopa County officials have completed an initial check of recall petitions targeting Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce. And they have verified there's more than enough valid signatures to force a special election that could oust the Mesa Republican.

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