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In the news this morning: Sheriff Joe's detention officers turn in federal credentials, Romney says he'd deport Obama's uncle, more

Ariz. officers turn in federal credentials – USA Today Federal officials have taken over the job of immigration enforcement at Maricopa County, Arizona jails, which local authorities had done under a federal agreement, after a Department of Justice probe accused the county sheriff's office last week of civil rights violations.

Bank of America Settles for $335 Million in Latino Discrimination Lawsuit - Fox News Latino The bank has agreed to pay $335 million to settle a case alleging that it discriminated against qualified black and Latino customers on home loans.

Romney says he would deport Obama's uncle - CBS News During an interview with a Boston radio host, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said "yes" when asked if he would deport President Obama's undocumented half-uncle Onyango Obama. The elder Obama was picked up last summer for drunk driving; his case is pending.

Deportation plans could split up married lesbian couple in Vermont - The Washington Post  - Immigration authorities have told Takako Ueda, who married her partner Frances Herbert under Vermont law this year, that she needs to return to her native Japan by by Dec. 31.

Latino Inmate Ernest Atencio Dies After Fight With Deputies at Sheriff Joe Arpaio Jail - ABC News Atencio, believed to be a U.S. military veteran, was injured during a jailhouse scuffle with authorities; stun gun marks were reportedly found on his body.

Reputed Mexican cartel chief charged in killing of U.S. agent - Los Angeles Times Alleged Zetas drug cartel chief Julian Zapata Espinoza has pleaded not guilty in the murder of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Agent Jaime Zapata, who was killed during an ambush last February.