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Arpaio pardon upheld but questions remain

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined by Joe Arpaio, then sheriff of metro Phoenix, at a campaign event in Marshalltown, Iowa in January 2016. A federal judge Wednesday rejected challenges to President Donald Trump’s pardons of Arpaio in the ex-sheriff’s criminal cases but did not immediately rule on a request to vacate all of the orders in the criminal case. (Mary Altaffer/AP file photo)

  A federal judge dismissed the case against former sheriff Joe Arpaio on Wednesday and upheld President Donald Trump’s power to pardon the controversial ex-law enforcement official – though she left uncertain, for now, whether his conviction and other orders ...

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