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Pope calls Foley family, whose faith breaks through ISIS-inflicted horror

Journalist James Foley's execution stunned the world, but his family continues to find strength in their Roman Catholic devotion.... Read more»1

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Ferguson apples

R.I.P. Michael Brown.... Read more»

The best reporting on California's drought

This year may be the driest in California in half a millennium. These reports explore how the drought is affecting agriculture, business and living conditions in the nation’s most populous state. ... Read more»

Gun Wars

Gun deaths: Twice as many suicides as homicides

Americans are twice as likely to die from turning guns on themselves as they are to be murdered with one. ... Read more»

Baby elephant, Tucson share a birthday

The long wait is over, and Semba, an African elephant at Reid Park Zoo, delivered her calf at 10:55 p.m. Wednesday — just in time for Tucson's 239th birthday.... Read more»1

Photos: The lens of Will Seberger

A selection of photographs by Tucson journalist Will Seberger, who died Sunday night. Seberger's photos could capture a moment of quiet contemplation amid the chaos of a rodeo, and even find a fleeting dynamic angle as yet another politician stepped up to yet another lectern.... Read more»1

Koch-backed seniors group low-balling election spending?

The 60 Plus Association — a nonprofit senior citizen advocacy group funded largely by billionaire businessmen Charles and David Koch’s conservative political network — appears to have vastly understated its level of election spending on federal tax filings, a Center for Public Integrity review of documents indicates.... Read more»1

Gun Wars

Across the nation, guns can be carried into more public places

More Americans can carry guns in more places than ever before. In the majority of states, law-abiding gun owners can walk into bars, restaurants and churches with their guns without fear of legal ramifications, a News 21 review of all 50 states found. ... Read more»1

Tucson journalist Will Seberger dead at 33

One of Tucson's finest journalists, photographer Will Seberger, died unexpectedly Sunday night. Seberger, 33, was a freelancer who worked for, among others, the Wall Street Journal, TIME, Mother Jones, the Center for Investigative Reporting, El Universal, ZUMA PRESS, Arizona Public Media and TucsonSentinel.com.... Read more»1

Obama: 'World is appalled by the brutal murder' of James Foley

Speaking of the beheading of American journalist James Foley, kidnapped two years ago in Syria, President Obama said Wednesday said that "ISIL has no place in the 21st century." "People like this ultimately fail. They fail, because the future is won by those who build and not destroy and the world is shaped by people like Jim Foley."... Read more»

U.S. prosecutors investigating 2012 cross-border shooting in Nogales

A team of U.S. investigators worked Tuesday to reconstruct the scene of an Oct. 2012 cross-border shooting that killed a Mexican teenager. A pair of assistant U.S. attorneys and Homeland Security personnel met with Mexican police in Nogales, Son., to examine the scene of the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez.... Read more»

Undocumented minors not getting due process in immigration cases

In the United States, thousands of immigrants – many of them underage, mentally ill or otherwise vulnerable – risk deportation as they face the court system without legal counsel.... Read more»

Do these displaced Hondurans deserve asylum in America?

In Honduras, criminal violence has made more than 17,000 people flee their homes in recent years, according to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center, a Switzerland-based group that documents refugees around the globe.... Read more»

‘Dr. Evil’ fuels dogfight between AKC, Humane Society

In recent weeks, riders of Washington, D.C.’s metro system have seen a parade of posters inside trains that make shocking allegations about the nation’s best-known animal rights group, the Humane Society of the United States.... Read more»

Medicare Advantage patients find themselves in regulatory limbo

Medicare pays the privately run health plans — an alternative to traditional Medicare — a set monthly rate for each patient. About 16 million Americans have signed up at an annual cost to taxpayers of more than $160 billion, about one third of the elderly and disabled people eligible for Medicare. A Center for Public Integrity investigation published in June found as much as $70 billion of improper payments to Medicare Advantage plans from 2008 through last year.... Read more»

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