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Kozachik: Compassion must guide vote on Pima County migrant shelter

"All of the questions related to funding are important. But the superior principle is compassion. That must guide the vote, and if it does we’ll see the agreement approved 5-0, to the great credit of Pima County's governing body." - Councilman Steve Kozachik... Read more»1

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Afghanistan war

Trouble strikes Afghan peace talks

Former Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Salaam Zaeef is not an optimist when it comes to reconciliation with the Afghan government. Among the many reasons to be skeptical, he sees last month's arrest in Pakistan of a former brother-in-arms, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.... Read more»

Russia's 'day of wrath' calls for Putin to step down

Cries of "Freedom!" and "Putin resign!" filled Kaliningrad's dilapidated main square, as up to 5,000 people gathered to take part in a nationwide "Day of Wrath." Dozens of protests were held Saturday in the largest show of discontent since Putin came to power more than a decade ago.... Read more»

Brits to get personal web pages for all government tasks

Every person in England will soon have their own web page in an effort to cut government spending.... Read more»

Health care reform

With Stupak's support, Dems all but certain to reach 216 votes on health care

This afternoon, Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) announced that he will vote "yes" Sunday on health care reform legislation. With the addition of votes from other anti-abortion holdouts, Democrats almost certainly have the 216 votes needed to pass the bill. Debate is live now on the floor of the House of the Representatives.... Read more»

Need security in Guatemala? Hire a private guard

A year ago, Domingo Castillo Yoc lived with three siblings and his parents in a rural village. Today, he stands guard in front of a small shipping business in a dodgy neighborhood in Guatemala City.... Read more»

Health care debate

Dems still counting votes as showdown on health bill only hours away

With the stage set for a historic showdown over landmark health legislation the White House and Democratic Congressional leaders narrowed their hunt for votes to a slim list of lawmakers.... Read more»

Health care reform

Giffords will vote for health insurance reform bill

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will vote for the health insurance reform bill, the congresswoman announced Saturday.... Read more»11

Water

Mexico not living up to water treaty

Steeped in the annals of America's symbiotic relationship with Mexico is the two countries’ long-standing and sometimes tense agreement over an issue more far-reaching than border security and immigration: water.... Read more»

Stewart Udall, former Interior secretary, dies at 90

Stewart Udall, former Arizona congressman and Interior Secretary under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, has died. He was 90.... Read more»

Brewer in 3-way primary poll tie

Governor Jan Brewer is in a three-way tie in the race for the GOP gubernatorial primary, says Rasmussen Reports. Treasurer Dean Martin and political rookie Buz Mills are in the running.... Read more»2

Health care debate

Day before key vote, Democrats predict victory for health care reform

News outlets are focusing on President Barack Obama's planned meeting with all the House Democrats today as they prepare for Sunday's crucial vote on health care overhaul. ... Read more»

Afghanistan

$6 billion later, Afghan cops aren't ready to serve

America has spent more than $6 billion since 2002 in an effort to create an effective Afghan police force, buying weapons, building police academies, and hiring defense contractors to train the recruits—but the program has been a disaster.... Read more»

Health care debate

Obama, Democratic leaders confident about health reform legislation

House Democratic leaders expressed confidence Friday that they would have enough votes to pass health-care legislation, picking up one new 'yes' vote and promising that they would resolve lingering concerns raised by undecided Democrats.... Read more»

Celania-Fagen leaving TUSD superintendent job

Elizabeth Celania-Fagen is leaving her post as superintendent of TUSD after two years on the job.... Read more»

Health care debate

CBO numbers for health reform package buoy Democrats

Democrats unveiled a health overhaul reconciliation bill the Congressional Budget Office says will cost $940 billion but also cut the deficit by $138 billion over the next 10 years. ... Read more»

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