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Thousands of people marched through Phoenix Saturday to protest what they consider the heavy-handed tactics of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in a crackdown on illegal immigrants. Latino activists said racial profiling is being used to stop people to check their legal residency and that illegal immigrants have been paraded through the streets in prison garb and shackles.

President Obama will formally name Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D) of Kansas as his choice for secretary of Health and Human Services on Monday, White House sources have indicated. Sebelius is known as a no-nonsense administrator. She was selected after Obama's first choice, former Senate majority leader Tom Daschle, withdrew his name after his failure to pay some taxes surfaced.

The US military stands ready to assist Mexico in fighting against drug cartels by providing training, surveillance, and intelligence capabilities, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."


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