United States

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Sep 7, 2023

Mexican abortion-pill networks reach across U.S. border to help immigrants without access

Verónica Cruz Sánchez watched something remarkable happen from the office of her women’s rights organization in Guanajuato, the capital city of one of this country’s most conservative Catholic states. Founder of Las Libres – “the free” in English – she had built an underground abortion-pill network in a country where having the procedure could have meant going to jail.

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Jul 20, 2023

New figures show job openings rate increases

Thinking of quitting your job? New state economic figures suggest the timing to find better employment may never be better.

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Jul 18, 2023

Openings for wildlife will be installed in areas of U.S.-Mexico border wall

Openings intended for wildlife will be put into portions of the U.S.-Mexico border wall -- including sections in Arizona -- under terms of a settlement in a 4-year-old lawsuit over how the Trump administration paid for new construction.

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Jul 17, 2023

Hundreds of migrants in southern Mexico form group to head toward US

Nearly a thousand migrants that recently crossed from Guatemala into Mexico formed a group Saturday to head north together in hopes of reaching the border with the United States.

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May 2, 2023

Biden sending 1,500 troops for Mexico border migrant surge

The Biden administration will send 1,500 active-duty troops to the U.S.-Mexico border starting next week, ahead of an expected migrant surge following the end of Covid pandemic-era restrictions.

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Jan 13, 2023

Hobbs, Washington Democrats signal new approach to border, but bussing continues

Major changes are afoot at the Arizona-Mexico border. Trucks haul away shipping containers set up by former Gov. Doug Ducey, Gov. Katie Hobbs outlines a new approach to border security and immigration, and President Joe Biden’s administration takes a more aggressive stance toward immigration enforcement. 

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Dec 14, 2022

Biden administration asks judge to allow removal of containers at border

The Biden administration is asking a federal judge to let it remove the hundreds of double-stacked storage containers Gov. Doug Ducey has placed along the border and then bill the state for the costs.

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Dec 9, 2022

Griner’s release raises questions about lingering impact of Russian penal colony imprisonment

As many celebrated the news of Brittney Griner’s release Thursday, others addressed the conditions of Russian penal colonies, raising questions about the lingering impact that could have on the WNBA star.

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Dec 7, 2022

Border surge brings shift in migrant countries, challenges to U.S. policy

The surge of migrants at the southern border has included skyrocketing numbers from countries that were barely represented in previous years, presenting a challenge that experts say the U.S. is not equipped to address.

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Nov 29, 2022

Russian diplomat says prisoner swap with US remains possible

Russia and the United States have repeatedly been on the verge of agreement on a prisoner exchange, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday, adding that a deal is still possible before the year's end.

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Jan 20, 2020

9th Circuit upholds murder convictions linked to slain Border Patrol agent

A federal appeals court has rejected claims by two men that they were illegally extradited from Mexico to Arizona where they were convicted in connection with the 2010 murder of a Border Patrol agent.

May 23, 2017

Business leaders say Arizona should engage in crafting NAFTA 2.0

At a forum in Phoenix this morning, business leaders emphasized how NAFTA has benefited the state’s economy, noting that more than 100,000 Arizona jobs depend on trade with its southern neighbor and roughly $17 billion in trade flows between Arizona and Mexico.