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  • Attorney Mark Geragos comments on his client, California state Sen. Ron Calderon (D-Montebello), outside the Edward R. Royal Federal Court building, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in Los Angeles. Calderon pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges that he accepted $100,000 in bribes in return for pushing legislation, charges that could send him to federal prison for years. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

    California senator pleads not guilty to corruption

    State Sen. Ron Calderon pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges that he accepted $100,000 in bribes in return for pushing legislation, charges that could send him to federal prison for years.

  • ** FILE ** Then Mexican President Miguel de la Madrid (center) waves to the crowd after the opening ceremony of the World Cup soccer tournament in Mexico City on May 31, 1986. (AP Photo, File)

    Former Mexican President de la Madrid dead at age 77

    Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado, who led Mexico from 1982 to 1988 during economic crisis and a devasting earthquake, died Sunday at age 77, President Felipe Calderon announced on his Twitter account.

  • This undated image taken from the Mexican Attorney General's rewards program website on June 21, 2011, shows the alleged leader of the La Familia cartel, Jose de Jesus Mendez Vargas, alias "El Chango,'' or "The Monkey." Mexico's security spokesman said on Tuesday June 21, 2011, that federal police have caught Mendez Vargas, one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords. (AP Photo/PGR)

    Mexico catches leader of La Familia cartel

    Mexican President Felipe Calderon said Tuesday that federal police have caught one of the country's most-wanted drug lords.

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The "Aliados" dance crew competes at the Mesquit Rodeo club in Matehuala, Mexico, where the craze for long-toed boots began.

    Fancy footwork in fanciful footwear

    The customer known only as "Cesar of Huizache" had an odd request for shoemaker Dario Calderon: He showed Mr. Calderon a cellphone photo of a sequined cowboy boot with pointy toes so long, they curled up toward the knees. He wanted a pair, but with longer toes.

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