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Health care reform

Obama's health care proposal

The proposal Obama will bring to his Thursday health 'summit' with Congressional leaders contains many of the ideas from the bills already passed by the Democratic House and Senate, including a mandate that individuals buy insurance and a promise to "end discrimination" from pre-existing conditions. The full text inside.... Read more»

Health care debate

Spiking insurance rates have officials scrambling

Steep increases in individual health insurance premiums are sparking reactions across the country.... Read more»

Comic: Tenzin Gyatso

Pissing China off (but not too much)

A visit by the Dalai Lama to the White House is guaranteed to agitate Chinese Communist leaders more than a Sichuan hot pot.... Read more»

Gay rights

Straight Austrian couple wants same-sex marriage

GRAZ, Austria — A straight couple in Austria this month launch their bid to have a same-sex marriage.... Read more»

Toyota recall

Toyota recall: An embarrassment for Japan Inc.

TOKYO — It is a measure of the depth of fears surrounding the safety of Toyota’s cars that its media-shy president, Akio Toyoda, has briefed the massed ranks of the Tokyo press corps three times in less than two weeks.... Read more»

Border Patrol & Mexican police patrolling together

In a politically sensitive operation at the Arizona-Mexico border, U.S. Border Patrol agents and Mexican federal police officers are training together, sharing intelligence and coordinating patrols for the first time.... Read more»

Border crime

Rocky Point tries to improve image in wake of border violence

PUERTO PEÑASCO, Mexico - Reports of border violence and a State Department travel alert didn't deter Jamison Haponenko from a Mexican vacation with his family. “We’ve brought our daughters down here a couple of times already, and there have never been any problems.”... Read more»

Downtown

Feds write $63 million check for Tucson streetcar

Tucson's modern streetcar project was awarded $63 million by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood on Thursday. The federal grant is a slice of a $1.5 billion federal transportation program.... Read more»

Vulnerable bloggers

More libel suits coming from abroad

PHOENIX – Dr. Zuhdi Jasser isn’t reluctant to criticize those who support terrorism, but now he's being threatened with libel - from someone who lives in the Middle East.... Read more»

NATO plans overhaul to better combat global threats

PRAGUE, Czech Republic — As NATO reviews its mission and purpose, some newer members worry that the alliance's most valued safeguard, the commitment that an attack on one is an attack on all, is not inviolable.... Read more»

The revolution will be televised

During the past two decades, the U.S. government has spent some $500 million to beam news and commentary with an anti-Castro bent into Cuba. But the programming hasn't exactly been a ratings success.... Read more»

Government corruption

India government opens records to public

BANGALORE, India — In a country that has the dubious distinction of topping almost every ranking of the world’s corrupt, bribe-taking countries, a law called the Right to Information Act is altering the equation between the gigantic government and its vast citizenry.... Read more»

City council

Lopez ends recall of Walkup, Romero, Uhlich

The recall effort against the mayor and two council members has fallen flat. Businessman Humberto Lopez announced that he would end the recall in a statement Wednesday. ... Read more»

Arizona legislature

American Express pressures change in traveler's check law

After pressure from American Express, the Arizona House has reversed a law on how soon it can seize money from uncashed traveler's checks.... Read more»

Light rail

Downtown streetcar to get $63 million from feds

Tucson's modern streetcar project will be awarded $63 million in federal stimulus money, say Reps. Gabrielle Giffords and Raúl Grijalva... Read more»

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