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National Guard leaving border in June

National Guard troops set up along the Arizona border will leave as planned the second week of June. Arizona National Guard Adjutant General Hugo Salazar says the mission along the southwestern border has gone well and troops helped the Department of Homeland Security watch the border while gathering intelligence against criminal cartels.

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Closings set in border group leader’s murder trial

Attorneys are expected to give closing arguments Thursday in the murder case against an anti-illegal immigrant group leader who is accused of gunning down a 9-year-old girl and her father in what prosecutors say was an attempt to steal drug money to fund border operations.

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DOJ denies border shootout claim

The U.S. Justice Department denied a claim made to lawmakers that two guns sold in purchases sanctioned by federal firearms agents were later used in a shootout that left a Border Patrol agent dead near the Arizona-Mexico border.

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Non-profits now using SB1070 as fundraising tool (access required)

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has proven that tough immigration policies make it easy to raise cash for political campaigns, and Gov. Jan Brewer has shown that the same rule applies to raising money for legal defense of the state’s new immigration law.

But now, private-sector interests are getting wise as well.

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