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Spain’s Civil War and the Americans who fought in it: A convoluted legacy

Eighty years ago this month, in the Spanish North African enclave of Melilla, a group of right-wing generals staged a military coup, aimed at overthrowing Spain’s democratically elected government. The July 1936 uprising unleashed the Spanish Civil War, a horrific conflagration that lasted almost three years.... Read more»

Undocumented immigrants given roles at Democratic convention

The Democratic Party has selected a handful of undocumented immigrants for official roles at next week's Democratic National Convention, in a bid to highlight the gaping policy divide on immigration between White House hopeful Hillary Clinton and Republican rival Donald Trump. ... Read more»

Bordering on insecurity

Border corruption cases can run off the rails

About 90 percent of the corruption cases brought against the agents and officials charged with securing the nation's borders end with convictions. But two cases in particular illustrate how federal officials intent on weeding out corruption sometimes embark on enigmatic quests. This story is part of our "Bordering on Insecurity" series.... Read more»

Arpaio addresses GOP convention

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was awarded a prime speaking slot at the final day of the Republican National Convention on Thursday, delivering a speech with familiar themes of stopping illegal immigration and protecting law enforcement.... Read more»

FactChecking Trump’s big speech

In accepting his party's nomination for president, Donald Trump said "here, at our convention, there will be no lies." But we found plenty of instances where Trump twisted facts or made false claims.... Read more»2

Arizonans join anti-wall protest at generally quiet GOP convention

For members of Puente Arizona , the border wall promised by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is disturbing enough that they were willing to drive from Arizona to Cleveland to be part of a protest against it.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Figuring out how time works proving hard for Arizona politicos

Civic-minded folks on both sides of the political divide suddenly seem shocked that April can turn into July in just three months and get whipsawed by the year 2016 preceding 2017. The technology isn't Tinder. It's Stonehenge. And that's why a couple of initiatives won't be on this year's ballot.... Read more»2

Poll: Latino Republicans not deterred by Trump’s Mexican immigrant remarks

Despite his previous attacks on Mexicans, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump still has a chance to “close the sale” with Hispanic voters as the general election approaches, the leader of a Latino organization said Wednesday.... Read more»

Franks, lone Az congressman at RNC, urges support for Trump

The only Arizona congressional Republican to show up at the party’s national convention this year defended his absent colleagues Wednesday, calling it a busy time of year for officeholders facing re-election this fall. ... Read more»

U.S. citizen receives settlement over body cavity search at border

A woman who was subjected to unwarranted body cavity searches after crossing a Texas-Mexico border in 2012 has been awarded nearly a half million dollars by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, her lawyers with the American Civil Liberties Union said Thursday. ... Read more»

County Attorney hands Miller email case to AG for investigation

Declaring a conflict of interest, the Pima County Attorney's Office has referred the case of Supervisor Ally Miller's apparent attempts to evade public records laws to the Attorney General's Office, officials said Thursday.... Read more»

Factchecking the GOP Convention, Day 2

The speakers went too far in their claims on guns, Benghazi, coal jobs, Keystone and more.... Read more»

Accused teen 'jihadist' ordered held without bond in Arizona

An Arizona teenager who the FBI said has professed to be an "American jihadist" was ordered to remain held without bond on Wednesday on charges of plotting to stage an attack with bombs and other weapons on a Phoenix-area state motor vehicle office.... Read more»1

Border Patrol agents rescue 15 men from open-pit mine

Agents with the Border Patrol's search and rescue team used ropes to help extricate 15 men from an open-pit mine near Green Valley on Tuesday, authorities said. ... Read more»

No surprises: Arizona delivers all 58 delegation votes for Trump

Arizona delegates cast all 58 of their votes Tuesday for Donald Trump, helping him complete his run to be the unlikely presidential nominee of the Republican Party in a red, white and blue sea of chanting convention delegates.... Read more»

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