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Grijalva calls for party to return to progressive roots, support Clinton

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, one of the earliest congressional supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, took the stage at the Democratic National Convention to say he is throwing support behind likely nominee Hillary Clinton. "I’m proud to be part of a movement that’s going to beat Donald Trump, that’s going to help Hillary Clinton," he said.... Read more»1

U.S., Mexico air transport accord enters in force, seen boosting travel

The United States and Mexico agreed to put into force a new air transportation agreement that is expected to boost travel and clear the way for any city to have direct airline service to the neighboring nation, the U.S. Transportation Department said on Monday. ... Read more»

Trump defends Oswald claim

Donald Trump doubled down on his baseless insinuation that a photograph published by the National Enquirer shows Ted Cruz’s father with “crazy Lee Harvey Oswald having breakfast.”... Read more»

The best reporting on Tim Kaine through the years

Through accountability stories and other in-depth reports, ProPublica took a look back at the career of the Virginia senator who Hillary Clinton has picked as her running mate. ... Read more»

Convention delegates show lukewarm support for McCain re-election

When Arizona delegates to the Republican National Convention were asked last week how many would not vote for Sen. John McCain in next month’s primary, more than half of their hands went up.... Read more»

Arizona GOP told it has work to do to reach millennials, independents

Republican pollster Frank Luntz told Arizona delegates last week that the Grand Old Party needs to focus less on the “old” if it hopes to remain relevant in the future.... Read more»

Analysis

Spain’s Civil War and the Americans who fought in it: A convoluted legacy

Eighty years ago this month, in the Spanish North African enclave of Melilla, a group of right-wing generals staged a military coup, aimed at overthrowing Spain’s democratically elected government. The July 1936 uprising unleashed the Spanish Civil War, a horrific conflagration that lasted almost three years.... Read more»

UA study: North American forests won't nip climate change in the bud

New research from the University of Arizona is challenging conventional wisdom about forests and climate change: forests in North America are predicted to be harmed by warming climates, despite earlier predictions that longer growing seasons would mean healthier trees.... Read more»

Calgary stampede: Canadian visitors vanquish FC Tucson in championship

The third time is not always the charm, as FC Tucson found out Saturday night at Kino North Stadium. A crowd of 1,121 watched as a valiant local soccer side fell to Northwest Division champion Calgary Foothills FC 2 - 1. ... Read more»

PDL soccer playoffs

FC Tucson advances: No need for Peter MacNicol's spear; Ramos slays Dragons with late goal

FC Tucson and Calgary Foothills advance in the PDL playoffs after victories Friday night. Tucson hosted both semifinal matches in the Premier Development League’s Western Conference. The final will be held Saturday night at Kino North Stadium at 7:30 pm.... Read more»

Undocumented immigrants given roles at Democratic convention

The Democratic Party has selected a handful of undocumented immigrants for official roles at next week's Democratic National Convention, in a bid to highlight the gaping policy divide on immigration between White House hopeful Hillary Clinton and Republican rival Donald Trump. ... Read more»

Bordering on insecurity

Border corruption cases can run off the rails

About 90 percent of the corruption cases brought against the agents and officials charged with securing the nation's borders end with convictions. But two cases in particular illustrate how federal officials intent on weeding out corruption sometimes embark on enigmatic quests. This story is part of our "Bordering on Insecurity" series.... Read more»

Az Daily Star lays off 15 percent of newsroom

The newsroom of the Arizona Daily Star became a bit quieter last week, as about 9 staffers were shown the door in the latest round of layoffs that have pushed the reporting crew there to less than half its former strength. The newspaper now lists just 60 newsroom staffers.... Read more»3

Arpaio addresses GOP convention

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was awarded a prime speaking slot at the final day of the Republican National Convention on Thursday, delivering a speech with familiar themes of stopping illegal immigration and protecting law enforcement.... Read more»

FactChecking Trump’s big speech

In accepting his party's nomination for president, Donald Trump said "here, at our convention, there will be no lies." But we found plenty of instances where Trump twisted facts or made false claims.... Read more»2

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