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Three civil rights groups filed a federal lawsuit Thursday challenging the Trump administration's plan to send asylum-seekers back to Mexico while their cases wind through the U.S. immigration system. ... Read more»   

President Trump declared a national emergency on Friday to redistribute government funds to build his long-sought after wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, but experts question whether it’s constitutional.... Read more»   

Ajo-area Border Patrol agents seized a modified Jeep Cherokee on Wednesday after smugglers fleeing southbound got stuck on a border barrier. A helicopter crew spotted the vehicle carrying 11 people and "suspected bundles" of marijuana as it headed south toward the border. ... Read more»   

Najima reworks modern influences and old traditions, plus: Kristine Peashock documents Tucson places and spaces with an interviewer's eye; new music from Nanami Ozone and The Resonars; a Kid Congo pajama party, and gig listings & more in your TucsonSentinel.com music roundup. ... Read more»   

Arizona lawmakers’ reaction to President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national border security emergency Friday split along party lines, with Democrats blasting the move as “fear-mongering” that sets “a dangerous precedent.”... Read more»   

Even on a Wednesday night, local Seattle Sounders FC and Portland Timbers FC fans showed up in force to cheer on the two teams in the biggest rivalry in MLS. When the referee blew the final whistle, Portland came out on top with a score of 2 – 1.... Read more»   

The odds Martha McSally will lose two Senate races in two years shortened bigly when Mark Kelly announced his challenge to her seat in a video — but her fate is in no way sealed.... Read more»   

Billed as a town hall, Friday's pro-border wall event in a gated community near Tucson, featuring former Trump strategist Steve Bannon, was every bit as much a pep rally and fundraiser — and maybe part dry run. ... Read more»   

The bare-bones remnants of the Tucson Citizen's online archive vanished from public view weeks ago, and corporate staff have given conflicting accounts about whether hundreds of thousands of news stories will ever be accessible again.... Read more»   

The U.S. Senate approved a sweeping public lands bill that will secure millions of dollars for Arizona's federally protected lands.... Read more»   

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Najima reworks modern influences and old traditions, plus: Kristine Peashock documents Tucson places and spaces with an interviewer's eye; new music from Nanami Ozone and The Resonars; a Kid Congo pajama party, and gig listings & more in your TucsonSentinel.com music roundup. ... Read more»

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