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  • FILE - This July 29, 2010 file photo shows a Border Patrol agent checking the identification card of a bus driver at a checkpoint in Amado, Ariz. The American Civil Liberties Union reported Wednesday Jan. 15, 2014 that border patrol agents at checkpoints across southern Arizona are routinely violating the constitutional rights of U.S. residents, including unjustified detentions and illegal searches as a pretext to investigating other criminal activity in violation of the agency's mandate that stops be limited to inquiring about citizenship and visually inspecting vehicles.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, file)

    Probe sought of Border Patrol checkpoint actions

    Border Patrol agents at southern Arizona checkpoints routinely violate the constitutional rights of U.S. citizens with illegal searches and other actions despite the agency's mandate that stops be limited to immigration enforcement, according to a complaint filed Wednesday.


  • Feds deny having drones that track guns, phones

    The federal government is pushing back against reports that it has drones specifically designed to track firearms and cellphone signals, the latest clash of an increasingly paranoid public and an administration trying to keep its unmanned aerial systems program under wraps.


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