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Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio uncharacteristically contrite in contempt hearing
Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio uncharacteristically contrite in contempt hearing

For decades, he's been the tough-talking lawman of Maricopa County. Brash and defiant, his tactics controversial, Sheriff Joe Arpaio has bowed to no one — including President Obama — becoming a one-man crusade against illegal immigration, always doing things his way. Other than the voters who repeatedly returned him to office, to hell with everyone else. But in a downtown federal courtroom this week, the bravado was all but gone, leaving the 83-year-old grandfather and grocer's son, who bills himself as "America's toughest sheriff," looking more like a humble and weary retiree. There seem to be two Joe Arpaios — the one wearing the badge,...

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