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'Yesterday, my brother was going to leave'

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A morning prayer service in Phoenix

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Despite injunction, much of SB 1070 remains intact

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While certain sections of Arizona's SB 1070 anti-illegal immigration law have been blocked by a preliminary injunction in federal court, the battle over the controversial Arizona measure is far from over.

American snapshot: Phoenix

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At SB 1070 rally, a business opportunity

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A tentative celebration for SB 1070 opponents

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Judge rules on SB 1070, blocks most controversial parts of law

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Quite literally while I was in mid-air en route to Arizona, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton in Phoenix issued a ruling on SB 1070. Some aspects of the law can go into effect, but she has issued a preliminary injunction against its more controversial sections, which empowered local officers to check individuals' immigration status while conducting other law enforcement, and required immigrants to carry documents.

By the time we get to Phoenix

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