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Are any countries seriously trying to tackle the climate crisis?

With floods, droughts, forest fires and extreme storms on the rise, President Barack Obama has been attempting to reassert U.S. leadership in the fight against climate change. So, as negotiators frantically attempt to agree on a new United Nations climate treaty, due to be inked in Paris late next year, how does the rest of the world stack up to the U.S. when it comes to tackling the climate crisis?... Read more»

Celebrate Bloomsday, Irish culture Monday

Tucson’s Irish community wants to encourage you to bring your family down to 4th Avenue and celebrate Bloomsday on Monday at O’Malley’s on Fourth, 247 N. 4th Ave.... Read more»

Flagging interest: Supporters work to get people excited about Flag Day

It’s a holiday weekend, but you can be forgiven if the first holiday that comes to mind is Father’s Day – and not Flag Day.... Read more»

Dressing up as cowboys and Indians is big in Germany

Inspired by Karl May’s pulp novels and the movies they spawned, many Germans are fascinated by the Wild West. But with tens of thousands of German hobbyists donning feathers and camping in teepees on the weekends, real Native Americans have begun to wonder whether some Germans love them just a little too much.... Read more»

Sorting murky issues on the POW swap

A lot of gray area surrounds the political rhetoric about the White House’s decision to swap Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban figures detained at Guantanamo.... Read more»

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U.S. minorities on pace to be majority in months, not decades

The demographic transformation of the United States of America is one of the greatest untold stories of our time. That is thanks in part to widespread underreporting in our mainstream media.... Read more»

In welcome break from headlines, Phoenix gets praise for aid to vets

It’s been a rough couple weeks for Phoenix as far as the news that has been coming out of the city about veterans. But on Wednesday, the White House delivered a welcome bit of good news.... Read more»

In France, ghosts of WW II are still very much alive

As Europeans prepare to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, war tourism is thriving.... Read more»2

Az man carries tribute to Normandy for Americans who died on D-Day

Scottsdale resident Stan Dale hopes to help the men who gave their lives on the beaches of Normandy 70 years ago by trying to “bring them home one last time.” Dale will be at Normandy on the 70th anniversary of D-Day to scatter soil he collected from all 50 states.... Read more»

D-Day: Five facts to know

June 6, 1944, marked the first day of the the Normandy landings during WWII. While this day will forever be marked in history, there are a few facts that go unnoticed.... Read more»

Two airmen awarded Bronze Stars for 2012 heroism in Afghanistan

Cpt. Kevin Epstein and Tech. Sgt. Brandon Daugherty were awarded the Bronze Star with Valor on Monday for their actions during a rescue operation of a Marine Corps vehicle disabled by a roadside bomb during a patrol in the Helmand River Valley on Feb. 21, 2012.... Read more»

South Side park renamed to honor fallen soldier CSM Barreras

A park near Sunnyside High School will be renamed to honor a fallen graduate. Army CSM Martin Barreras, who died two weeks ago after being wounded in Afghanistan, will be remembered at the park following a unanimous vote of the Sunnyside Governing Board. (with video)... Read more»

For Vietnam, leftover U.S. bombs mean the war has never ended

Bombs have killed at least 42,000 Vietnamese since the U.S. pulled out — more than the number of Americans killed in action.... Read more»1

Our Fallen: Tucsonans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan wars

After a decade of war, dozens from Tucson and Southern Arizona have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.... Read more»2

Photos: CSM Barreras laid to rest in Tucson

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Martin “Gunny” Barreras was laid to rest at South Lawn Cemetery in Tucson on Saturday. “In the end, he was a hero,” his brother said. “Not because he was in uniform, but because of the man he was.”... Read more»

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