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In Race For San Diego Mayor, New Poll Shows It's A Dead Heat For Second

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The race to become San Diego's next mayor is a neck-and-neck sprint for second place between Councilman David Alvarez and former Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, according to the latest 10News/U-T San Diego poll.

Poll Shows Kevin Faulconer Is Front Runner In San Diego Mayoral Race

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In the latest U-T San Diego/10News poll, Councilman Kevin Faulconer has gained a double-digit lead over the previous front-runner Nathan Fletcher.

Fletcher Leads In Latest Poll For San Diego Mayor, But Faulconer Is Close Behind

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San Diego mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher still leads in the polls, but City Councilman Kevin Faulconer is not far behind, according to a new 10News/U-T San Diego poll.

De Luz Fire On Camp Pendleton Near Containment

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The De Luz fire that started Saturday afternoon on Camp Pendleton could be fully contained by Tuesday.

Aquilla Fire Fully Contained in Lakeside, Calif.

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A brush fire that broke out Sunday morning in Lakeside is 100 percent contained. It's the second fire to burn amid the weekend's red flag warning.

Setback For San Diego Convention Center Expansion Plan

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The California Coastal Commission staff has recommended a "denial" for the $520 million request to expand the San Diego Convention Center.

Nathan Fletcher Leads Early Mayoral Election Poll

Former Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher has emerged as the front-runner in the special election for mayor, according to an early poll conducted by 10news and U-T San Diego.

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Resigns

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San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has resigned. During his brief term as the city's mayor controversy was never far away.

Filner Mediation Results In Deal; Council Votes Friday

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The city attorney's office is reporting that a deal has been reached with San Diego Mayor Bob Filner; it likely includes his resignation. But attorney Gloria Allred says she does not know the details of the proposed agreement.

Border Surge Compromise for Immigration Reform?

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On Thursday, a border security compromise was struck, paving a smoother road for the passage of comprehensive immigration reform in the Senate.

Director Of ICE Resigns

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John Morton, the Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, is resigning.

Forecast: If Vote Was Today, Immigration Reform Would Fail House

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According to one academic, if voted upon today, the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill would fail by 15 votes in the House. But this academic is using his data with the hope of changing the bill's fate.

Disney Wants To Trademark 'Dia De Los Muertos'

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On May 1, Disney filed trademark applications to secure ‘Dia de los Muertos’ across multiple platforms for an upcoming Pixar film.

Arizona Town Agrees To Change Historic Civil Union Ordinance In Face Of Threat

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The tiny town of Bisbee was the first in Arizona to recognize civil unions for gay couples. But with the city council’s passage of the resolution, came a threat from the Arizona Attorney General.

Three Years After SB 1070, Political Climate Sees Change

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Three years ago, Arizona SB 1070 was signed into law. The bill is one of the strictest state immigration enforcement laws in the country. But in that time, the political climate for immigration has dramatically shifted.

DHS Hopes To Explore Border Crossing Fee

The Department of Homeland Security wants to study establishing a crossing fee along the Southwest and Northern borders.

Critics Use Boston Marathon Attack To Condemn Immigration Reform

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As the manhunt for the second Boston Marathon attack suspect continues, the debate on immigration reform gets more heated.

New Mexico Umpire Resigns After English-Only Call

The New Mexico umpire who allegedly threatened to eject high school baseball players for speaking Spanish has resigned.

Immigration Reform Waits In Boston's Shadow

Immigration reform is temporarily sidelined due to the Boston Marathon tragedy. But it's on deck to be the next big political debate.

Full Text: Gang Of Eight's Immigration Bill

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The hotly debated blockbuster bill to overhaul our nation's immigration system is finally here. Read it in full.

Gang Of Eight's New Pathways To Citizenship

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The hotly anticipated bill to overhaul our nation's immigration system is expected to be presented Tuesday by a bipartisan group of senators. We show with an interactive map what that might look like.

Pancho The Rabbit: An Allegory For Children About Crossing The Dangerous Border

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"Pancho the Rabbit And The Coyote" is an allegorical picture book, intended to teach young readers — ages 6 to 9 years old— about the hardships and danger migrants face crossing the border.

A Fleeting Glimpse Of A Speedy Crossing At San Ysidro

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This weekend offered a coveted rarity for commuters crossing the world’s busiest land border crossing — a brief transit.

Southwest Voices: The Term 'Illegal Immigrant'

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What term do you use to define an immigrant living in the United States illegally?

Tijuana Sewage Spill Closes Border Beaches

Several beaches along the Tijuana-San Diego border are closed due to a sewage spill, however the extent remains unknown.

Undocumented Immigrant Deaths Spike At Border

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Crossing the border may be more dangerous than ever before.

Monarch Butterfly Migration Symbolic Of Cross Border Relationship

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The number of monarch butterflies completing their famous migration to central Mexico is dramatically shrinking. Can the U.S. and Mexico work together to change it?

Major Mexican Newspaper To Stop Publishing Cartel News

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Zócalo, a publication out of the Coahuila capitol, Saltillo, wrote a front-page editorial on their site Monday explaining it would no longer publish information concerning drug cartel violence.

Documents Show Thousands Of Detained Immigrants Released

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Homeland Security Department released more than 2,000 detained immigrants facing deportation. They plan to release 3,000 more during March, according to the Associated Press.

Is Tijuana The New Tech Mecca?

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As far as tech expos go, this was no CES, but some at Tech Expo at the BIT Center really believe the border city has a future as an innovation mecca.

Mexican Graffiti Artist Creates Stunning Mural In Juarez Skatepark

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Minoz is a Mexico City graffiti artist whose work focuses on realism. He recently visited Ciudad Juarez and drew an amazing mural of a floating infant.

Drone Draws What May Be Largest Valentine Ever

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A man has created what might be the world’s largest valentine — using a drone.

Will Unanswered Immigration Questions Be Addressed In State Of The Union?

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Tuesday night President Barack Obama will give the State of the Union address. One of the main topics could be immigration reform, but there are an iceberg questions to be answered.

Sending Immigrants To The Back Of An Endless Line

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Both the Senate and the President’s proposals for immigration reform agree the pathway to citizenship begins at the “back of the line.” But, there isn’t one line. And for families in certain lines, the wait is so long it’s like going back in time.

ICE Fines San Diego, Imperial County Businesses More Than $173,800

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) fined 10 businesses in San Diego and Imperial counties more than $173,800 for hiring “unlawful” employees.

Hidden Internal Study Finds Corruption Among Border Agents

A new study suggests that the border agency may be struggling with more than crossers, but corruption. Center for Investigative Reporting dug into an internal study that has been kept secret for more than a year.

Latinos Will Surpass Whites As California's Largest Ethnic Group By 2013

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The office of Governor Jerry Brown released a report that projects 2013 will be the year Latinos surpass whites as the largest ethnic group in the state.

Hispanic Federation Fights New York City Soda Ban

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The Hispanic Federation and the New York Chapter of the NAACP are fighting the New York City soda ban.

How Mexico Reduces Gun Violence

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On Wednesday, President Barack Obama outlined his package of proposals to “reduce gun violence” in the United States. But what do gun laws look like in Mexico?

Border Patrol Seizes 230 Pounds Of Illegal Cheese

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The U.S. Customs and Border Protection patrolling the Santa Teresa port of entry were surprised to discover 230 pounds of cheese in a pick up truck late Friday night.

Census Asks: Is Latino An Ethnicity Or Race?

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As the census rethinks how to identify Latinos, leaders in the community fear a change could affect their growing political clout.

The New Definition Of Drones

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When you hear the word drone, images of warfare or high-tech surveillance come to mind. But the former editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine and a young Tijuana programmer have a different idea. They believe drones will revolutionize our daily lives.

Impending Doom! The End Of The World, Across The World

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12/21/2012 marks the end of times. Here's how the world is preparing.

What Role Will DHS Play In Future Immigration Talks?

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Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano visited PBS NewsHour to discuss immigration reform. We look to the next big conversation after the cliff.

Mexico One Step Closer To Legalized Gay Marriage

The Mexican Supreme Court overturned a state law prohibiting same-sex marriage. The ruling may have a wide-ranging influence, leading to the legalization of gay marriage in Mexico.

Unmanned International Border Crossing To Open Soon

There are rumblings that the unmanned international Boquillas crossing in Big Bend National Park will be re-opening soon.

Most Americans Still View Mexico Negatively

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Among the growing influence of Latinos on American culture and politics, a new survey finds that most Americans still view Mexico negatively.

Republicans Form Super PAC On Comprehensive Immigration Reform

A new Republican super political action committee has been formed on immigration reform.

Border Patrol Locks In Multi-Million Dollar Drone Contract

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A new contract may offer a glimpse into the U.S. Customs and Border Protections hope for the future of drones on the border.

Texas Legislature To Review DPS Shooting Policy

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During the next Texas state legislative session, an oversight committee will review the policy allowing Texas Department of Public Safety to shoot from helicopters.

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