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Border Town Residents Fight New Towers

The Department of Homeland Security is installing nine high-tech towers as part of the first section of its Secure Border Initiative Network along a 28-mile stretch near the Arizona-Mexico border. Residents of Arivaca, Ariz., are not happy. They say the radar-and-camera setups not only will be eyesores, but also will rob them of their privacy. They had a town meeting with DHS officials Monday night.

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