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US to increase security at some federal buildings

US to increase security at some federal buildings

WASHINGTON — Security will be increased at various federal government buildings in Washington and other major American cities, the Homeland Security Department announced Tuesday in what it described as a “precautionary step.”

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Police mail spying program shows little oversight

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service granted 49,000 requests by law enforcement to track people’s mail in 2013 under a program that often lacked proper approval, adequate justification and required annual reviews, a recent audit found.

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Kirkpatrick, Tobin talk about national security in debate

Kirkpatrick, Tobin talk about national security in debate

Congressional candidates also touch on economy and health care.

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Tucson fights release of cellphone tracking efforts

Tucson fights release of cellphone tracking efforts

Releasing information about cellphone traffic jeopardizes national security, city says.

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US investigators visit site where agent killed Sonora teen

US investigators visit site where agent killed Sonora teen

Border Patrol says it was responding to rock throwers. FBI probe is still open.

August 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Marana police get new heat-detection cameras

Marana police get new heat-detection cameras

Five cameras now being used by officers.

July 21, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Border agents: Mexican law-enforcement helicopter fires in Arizona

Border agents: Mexican law-enforcement helicopter fires in Arizona

Mexican officials deny the allegation.

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Border agents: Shots fired into Arizona from Mexican helicopter

Border agents: Shots fired into Arizona from Mexican helicopter

The shooting occurred on the Tohono O'odham Indian Nation

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CBP: Meth found hidden in accordion

CBP: Meth found hidden in accordion

Mexican national arrested at the Port of Nogales.

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Immigrant kids abused in CBP custody, groups say

A complaint filed against the Department of Homeland Security by several civil and human rights groups alleges abuse of immigrant children.

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Complaint against Homeland Security alleges abuse of immigrant children

Complaint against Homeland Security alleges abuse of immigrant children

Five organizations today filed a complaint to the Department of Homeland Security on behalf of 116 unaccompanied immigrant children.

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Arizona's fifth trusted-traveler enrollment center opens

The Tucson International Airport is the latest addition to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection enrollment centers for low-risk international travelers.

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Humanitarian group prohibits Border Patrol search of Arivaca camp

Volunteers with a local humanitarian aid group stopped Border Patrol agents from entering their camp outside of Arivaca to search for people whose footprints they said they followed there.

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Gary Meinert: Use of force

Gary Meinert: Use of force

Almost daily I read comments regarding the Border Patrol by those who profess knowledge but  whose inaccuracies are taken as truths by readers.

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Nogales port officers seize 4 tons of pot

Nogales port officers seize 4 tons of pot

A Mexican man was arrested Wednesday at the Port of Nogales for attempting to smuggle more than 8,000 pounds of marijuana into the United States.

April 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Barbara LaWall: Allegation of County Attorney's Office bias is unsupported

Barbara LaWall: Allegation of County Attorney's Office bias is unsupported

In the March 19 guest opinion (“Officer-involved shootings should require independent review”), Paul Gattone advocates for an independent civilian review of officer-involved shootings to determine whether the law-enforcement officers should be prosecuted. My office already provides that inde…

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GAO report raises doubts about successor to ‘virtual fence’ in Arizona

Some members of Congress are skeptical of a new border surveillance system being rolled out in Arizona, citing a lack of specific measurements for its success and the $1 billion already spent on the failed program it replaces.

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More must be done to stop unneeded killings at border

Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher’s directive clarifying existing guidelines on use of force is yet another step in the agency’s slow march in the right direction. Unfortunately, this deliberate approach to policy change falls far short of the needed action to halt unnecessary killings by agents.

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