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FactCheck: What the Mueller report says about Russian contacts

After the 2016 election, Vice President-elect Pence was asked if there was “any contact in any way between [Donald] Trump or his associates and the Kremlin or cutouts they had.” Pence answered, “Of course not. Why would there be any contacts between the campaign?” Of course, there were contacts.... Read more»

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Health care debate

GOP presses campaign against Democratic health reform

GOP officials on Sunday talk shows stressed their belief that health overhaul goes beyond tax and fiscal issues usually reserved for the budget reconciliation tactic. Meanwhile, House Democrats indicated they expect a successful vote on a bill.... Read more»

Health care & religion

Catholic directive may thwart end-of-life wishes

A woman in Oklahoma suffered a massive stroke and although she had a directive specifying no artificial hydration or nutrition if she weren’t going to recover, her nephew insisted the local bishop’s directive on feeding tubes required the Catholic hospital to install one. ... Read more»

Chilean earthquake

Chile quake: Fear and shaking in Santiago

SANTIAGO, Chile — Much of Chile awoke to a living nightmare early Saturday morning as a magnitude 8.8 earthquake struck the central part of the country, leveling bridges, flattening homes and killing at least 150 people.... Read more»

Border violence

Drug shootouts close U.S. consulate in Reynosa, Mexico

The U.S. has closed its consulate in the Mexican city of Reynosa after a series of gunfights between soldiers and drug gangs.... Read more»

Second Amendment

Chicago handgun ban to go before Supreme Court

A Second Amendment case before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday could decide how strict cities and states can make gun laws.... Read more»

Opinion

Let Haitians come to the U.S.

How can America best help the survivors of Haiti's catastrophic earthquake? Give them visas to come to the United States.... Read more»

Afghanistan

Who's to blame for Kabul bomb?

The center of Kabul was rocked by bomb blasts and gunfire Friday, leaving at least 17 people dead and more than 30 injured. It took security forces a little over two hours to clear the area of combatants, but it will take much more time to sift through the conflicting theories of motives and perpetrators, despite early Taliban claims of responsibility.... Read more»

How Israeli killers in many guises stalked their prey

On Jan. 20, senior Hamas operative Mahmoud Al Mabhouh was found dead in a Dubai hotel room. The world would not learn of his demise until nine days later. Israel's Mossad remains the prime suspect in what can only be described as a highly choreographed professional killing.... Read more»

Salvia divinorum

Lawmaker seeks to restrict sales of hallucinogenic herb

A bill aiming to keep a hallucinogenic herb called salvia divinorum out of the hands of young people would send a clear message to parents and the public that the substance poses risks, a state lawmaker contends.... Read more»

Bill would slice local knife ordinances

Saying Arizonans deserve one set of rules, a state lawmaker is shepherding legislation that would bar cities from enacting ordinances on knives and repeal those already in place.... Read more»

Environment

Tucson set to require rainwater harvesting on new commercial buildings

Starting in June, a city ordinance that's the first of its kind in the nation will require all new commercial developments to obtain at least half of the water for landscaping from Tucson's annual rainfall of 11 to 12 inches.... Read more»

Now hiring: Oro Valley town councilmember

Oro Valley is looking for a new Town Council member. Following the Feb. 17 resignation of Al Kunisch, the council is short one member. The council will appoint a resident to the seat.... Read more»

Homolovi Ruins

State park closings raise worries of artifact looting, vandalism

With the Homolovi Ruins State Park closed on Monday due to deep cuts to the Arizona State Parks budget, archaeologists and Hopi leaders worry about a return to the free-for-all days.... Read more»1

Afghanistan

Marjah: Success for the military, hell for the residents

Twelve days into Operation Moshtarak — pitting 15,000 U.S., British and Afghan troops against a few hundred Taliban — the message from the military and diplomatic communities is resolutely upbeat. But those in Marjah are telling a very different story.... Read more»

Bipartisanship unlikely at health summit; unity Obama's best bet

Democratic and Republican lawmakers each have an opportunity to make bipartisan concessions during Thursday's summit, but political pressure will likely push both sides towards their partisan ranks. ... Read more»

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