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The text of an open letter, published in Spanish and English, released Wednesday to protest what signers say is a lack of Mexican government action to investigate the disappearance of 43 college students, whom are feared to have been executed by drug cartels. The letter has been signed by more than 9,000 professors, students and other academics from around the world, with more adding their names every minute.... Read more»   

Customs officers in Douglas halted an American attempting to smuggle five semi-automatic rifles, a pistol and 2,000 rounds of ammunition into Mexico on Monday, authorities said.... Read more»   1

A research project to make iron-based cement is ridding the desert of glass in the Tohono O’odham Nation.... Read more»   

Arivaca residents said Sunday that they have evidence of racial profiling against Latino drivers during two months of observation of a Border Patrol checkpoint south of Tucson. Although thousands of drivers passed through the checkpoint, no arrests were made as observers recorded the actions of border agents.... Read more»   3

Debates have become institutionalized as part of the political process. It is disheartening when candidates do not participate in debates. Who loses out? The voter.... Read more»   1

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The University of Arizona Wildcat soccer team took on the No. 1 UCLA Bruins on Friday night at Drake Stadium in Los Angeles. UCLA won 6-0 and moved to 13-0-2 (5-0-1 Pac-12) on the year; Arizona fell to 9-4-1 (3-3 Pac-12).... Read more»   

Gay couples rushed to Arizona courthouses to get married Friday, just hours after a federal judge struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage as a violation of the right to equal protection.... Read more»   3

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If one were to read singer-songwriter-producer Gabriel Sullivan’s musical resume, with all his talents and successful projects, one might be led to believe that it belonged to someone twice his age. The multi-faceted Tucson musician is set to release a solo record next month.... Read more»   

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Musical alchemist Gabriel Sullivan releasing 'Jvpiter'

If one were to read singer-songwriter-producer Gabriel Sullivan’s musical resume, with all his talents and successful projects, one might be led to believe that it belonged to someone twice his age. The multi-faceted Tucson musician is set to release a solo record next month.... Read more»

Opinion  

Open letter demands justice for 43 disappeared Mexican students

The text of an open letter, published in Spanish and English, released Wednesday to protest what signers say is a lack of Mexican government action to investigate the disappearance of 43 college students, whom are feared to have been executed by drug cartels. The letter has been signed by more than 9,000 professors, students and other academics from around the world, with more adding their names every minute.... Read more»

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Islamic State's simple but effective strategy to win hearts and minds

Village by village, the extremist group has manipulated Arabs, Yazidis and Christians alike with a campaign of kindness one day, terror the next. While portraying themselves as merciless warriors on the battlefield, IS has also gone to great lengths to show that living under their rule, at least for Muslims, is not so bad.... Read more»

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8 states have laws voiding federal firearms regs

Across the country, a thriving dissatisfaction with the U.S. government is prompting a growing spate of bills in state legislatures aimed at defying federal control over firearms - more than 200 during the last decade, a News21 investigation found.... Read more»7

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