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Pope, Russian patriarch to hold historic meeting in Cuba

Pope Francis and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church will appeal for an end to persecution of Christians in the Middle East as they meet in Cuba next week in what could be a landmark step toward healing the 1,000-year-old rift between the Western and Eastern branches of Christianity.... Read more»

FactChecking the 5th Democratic debate

FactCheck found several false and misleading claims in the debate between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders.... Read more»

Yuma saw nation’s biggest surge as Obamacare enrollment wound down

Yuma residents posted the highest enrollment gains in the country as open enrollment for Obamacare ended, surging 21 percent in the last week alone, government officials said Thursday.... Read more»

Appeals court overturns death sentence in 1980 Tucson rape-murder

A sharply divided court Thursday overturned Robert Douglas Smith’s death sentence in a brutal 1980 rape and murder near Tucson, saying lower courts wrongly ignored evidence that Smith was intellectually disabled at the time of the crime.... Read more»

Teamsters strike vs. US Foods over 'unfair labor practices'

About 200 union workers in Tucson and Phoenix are picketing against food distributor US Foods, claiming discrimination against union employees and that the company is bargaining in bad faith.... Read more»

Why Obama and other gun control advocates own stock in firearms makers

Barack Obama might seem an unlikely investor in the firearms industry. But the U.S. president, a fierce advocate for gun regulation, has money in a pension fund that holds stock in gun and ammunition companies. ... Read more»

The conservative playbook for keeping 'dark money' dark

In internal memos, groups opposing tighter state campaign finance rules coach their local supporters on how to battle disclosure of political donors. Since 2008, dark money groups have spent more than $690 million in federal races. The same story is playing out on the state level, including in Arizona.... Read more»

Police ID man killed when struck by two vehicles

A man who died at a local hospital Thursday morning after being struck by two vehicles has been identified as 53-year-old Louis Leyba, authorities said early Thursday evening.... Read more»

Switched off: John C. Scott off air - again - after quarter-century of radio

Tucson's long-running talk radio host is yet again without a microphone, as the John C. Scott Show has run into static. Scott, whose show has been on various local radio stations almost continuously since 1989, has been off the air since Monday. Has he finally dropped the mic?... Read more»

Factchecking Clinton's bipartisan boast

Former Sen. Hillary Clinton said she did not know of “a single Republican who didn’t cosponsor one of the bills that I worked on.” ... Read more»

Lawmakers want to pull Arizona from 'over-sized' 9th Circuit

Arizona lawmakers introduced bills Wednesday that would pull Arizona and four other Western states out of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and form them into a new circuit.... Read more»

Williams, Martion & Shehata lead way in Pima men's basketball win

The Pima Community College men’s basketball team (14-10, 9-7 in ACCAC) clawed out a win on Wednesday against Eastern Arizona College (17-7, 10-6) at the West Campus.... Read more»

Stallworth scores 20 but Pima women fall short vs. Eastern Arizona

The Pima Community College women’s basketball team (19-5, 13-3 in ACCAC) fell behind early in the fourth quarter and couldn’t recover on Wednesday against Eastern Arizona College (17-7, 14-2) in a battle of the first place teams in the ACCAC.... Read more»

FactCheck: Cruz distorts Rubio’s immigration stance

In an attack on Sen. Marco Rubio’s stance on immigration, Sen. Ted Cruz makes two overly broad accusations that distort Rubio’s position.... Read more»

Lawyers for Texas talk strategy for Supreme Court immigration hearing

As he prepares to make his fifth trip to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court in perhaps his most high-profile case to date, Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller is confident he and his team will prevail and stop President Obama's immigration plan from taking effect.... Read more»

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