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FRIDAY, AUG. 19, 2011

United States Attorney Laura E. Duffy talks about the indictments evolving from arrest made in the undercover operation involving Iraqi Immigrants and Mexican drug cartels at a news conference Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 in San Diego. ((AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi))

Iraqi-Mexican drug ring busted in Calif.

United States Attorney Laura E. Duffy talks about the indictments evolving from arrest made in the undercover operation involving Iraqi Immigrants and Mexican drug cartels at a news conference Thursday in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) By JULIE WATSON,Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — Federal...

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THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011

Man executed despite White House pleas

By MICHAEL GRACZYK,Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas executed a Mexican citizen Thursday for the rape-slaying of a teenager after he and the White House pleaded in vain for a Supreme Court stay, saying he was denied help from his home country that could...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011

Man claims abuse in teen boot camps

By LYNN DeBRUIN,Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Spokane man has become the latest to sue a Utah-based organization for troubled children, claiming he was physically and emotionally tormented during its teen boot camp programs in Mexico. Attorneys for Carl Brown Austin, 24,...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 28, 2011

Catapults used to hurl marijuana into US

HERMOSILLO, Mexico (AP) — Drug smugglers are using an ancient invention as a new way to move marijuana across the border from Mexico to Arizona. The discovery of two "drug catapults" in the Mexican state of Sonora marks the latest twist in the cat-and-mouse game...

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