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Border Patrol rejects curbs on force

FILE - In this July 28, 2010, file photo, a U.S. border patrol vehicle drives along the U.S.-Mexico border fence near Yuma, Ariz., as seen from the outskirts of San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico. The Border Patrol’s parent agency decided to continue allowing agents to use deadly force against rock-throwers and assailants in vehicles, despite recommendations of a government commissioned review to end the practice. (AP Photo/Guillermo Arias, File)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Border Patrol agents will be allowed to continue using deadly force against rock-throwers, the chief of the agency said, despite the recommendation of a government-commissioned review to end the practice.

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Pearce: Stemming illegal immigration is Arizona’s top priority (access required)

Sen. Russell Pearce, the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee said illegal immigration is his top priority, even as Arizona grapples with the largest budget deficit in state history. "I just don't know what it takes to wake people up," Pearce, a Mesa Republican, said during a press conference on Oct. 21.

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