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One person is dead following a shooting involving Border Patrol agents southwest of Tucson on Friday morning, officials said. Agents reported they were involved in a shooting incident with armed suspects about 10 miles southwest of downtown Tucson, resulting in the death of one of the suspects.... Read more»   

A demonstration Wednesday was one of dozens that have been taking place across Mexico in response to the disappearance of 43 trainee teachers and the shooting deaths of three more by police and drug cartel gunmen on Sept. 26. A mayor in hiding, corrupt cops and narco gunmen are all implicated in the crime, which thousands of officers so far haven’t been able to solve.... Read more»   

The Pima Community College volleyball team (13-13, 8-7 in ACCAC) made a statement on Friday as the Aztecs dominated Glendale Community College in three sets (25-15, 25-22, 25-16). PCC secured the No. 3 seed in the Region I, Division II Tournament, coming up in two weeks.... Read more»   

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Take a break from worrying about Ebola and get a flu shot this fall. While the Ebola virus has so far affected just four people in the United States, tens of millions are expected to get influenza this season. More than 200,000 of them will be hospitalized and up to 49,000 will likely die from it, according to the CDC.... Read more»   

Lawmakers reacted angrily to news the Department of Veterans Affairs knew about problems at its Phoenix health care facilities as early as 2008. But the VA said it dealt with problems as they arose and that 2008 and 2010 memos detailing those issues were “no secret.”... Read more»   

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»   

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

“Picking Up the Pieces,” an exhibit of artwork inspired by items left behind by migrants crossing the deserts of Southern Arizona, opened Tuesday at the University of Arizona School of Art.... Read more»   

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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Update: One killed in BP shooting near Casino del Sol

One person is dead following a shooting involving Border Patrol agents southwest of Tucson on Friday morning, officials said. Agents reported they were involved in a shooting incident with armed suspects about 10 miles southwest of downtown Tucson, resulting in the death of one of the suspects.... Read more»

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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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Angry protests over disappearance of 43 Mexican students

A demonstration Wednesday was one of dozens that have been taking place across Mexico in response to the disappearance of 43 trainee teachers and the shooting deaths of three more by police and drug cartel gunmen on Sept. 26. A mayor in hiding, corrupt cops and narco gunmen are all implicated in the crime, which thousands of officers so far haven’t been able to solve.... Read more»

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Aztec volleyball secures No. 3 seed in regional tourney

The Pima Community College volleyball team (13-13, 8-7 in ACCAC) made a statement on Friday as the Aztecs dominated Glendale Community College in three sets (25-15, 25-22, 25-16). PCC secured the No. 3 seed in the Region I, Division II Tournament, coming up in two weeks.... 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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