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U.S. extends National Guard stay on Mexico border

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The 1,200 National Guard soldiers deployed to the US border with Mexico last year will remain on their jobs until late September, a US official said Friday. The administration has now “extended the temporary deployment of National Guard personnel… through September 30, 2011,” Department of Homeland Security…

‘Largest ever’ FBI corruption probe nets 133 cops, officials

WASHINGTON — US officials Wednesday unveiled the FBI’s largest ever police corruption sweep saying 133 police, prison guards and army officers have been charged in a huge anti-graft crackdown in Puerto Rico. The suspects face charges relating to possessing and distributing cocaine, and using firearms during a drug trafficking offense,…