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Nonprofits: Arizona needs more foster families for refugee children

They are mostly young boys, orphaned by war and conflict in their home countries who arrive in Arizona with little more than family photographs. Catholic Charities of Arizona has just 21 foster families licensed to care for refugee children.... Read more»

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Tucson soldier dies in Kosovo on 21st birthday

A U.S. Army soldier serving on a NATO mission died Saturday in the Balkan country of Kosovo. The death of Spc. Robert W. Jones, 21, is being investigated by military authorities. Saturday, Jan. 6, was his birthday.... Read more»

20 years after ASU career ended, Tillman legacy endures

Twenty years ago today, Pat Tillman walked off a field in El Paso representing ASU football for the last time. No one knew how the next 6½ years would unfold, that he would become a symbol of perseverance, of selflessness, of bravery, and, ultimately, of sacrifice.... Read more»

Pearl Harbor Day: USS Arizona videos

Videos of the USS Arizona, past and present. 1,177 members of the crew of the USS Arizona were killed as the battleship exploded and sank during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941. The bodies of more than 900 remain entombed in the vessel, which serves as a memorial for all who died during the attack.... Read more»

Video: FDR's Pearl Harbor Address

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Pearl Harbor Address to Congress: "Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan."... Read more»

Photos: Remembering Pearl Harbor in 2017

One of the most solemn days for the U.S. Navy is the anniversary of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor — a day that also has a special connection with the state of Arizona. Aboard the battleship named for our state that Dec. 7 were nearly half of all those killed in the Japanese attack on the naval base in Hawaii.... Read more»

Gettysburg Address: 'It is for the living to be dedicated to the unfinished work'

The Gettysburg Address was delivered by President Abraham Lincoln in the midst of the Civil War, on Nov. 19, 1863, at the dedication of a cemetery after Union armies defeated Confederate troops at the Battle of Gettysburg — the most severe battle in U.S. history. Read the complete text.... Read more»

Quick take

McCain: Trump 'naive' to believe Putin on election interference

"There's nothing 'America First' about taking the word of a KGB colonel over that of the American intelligence community. There's no 'principled realism' in cooperating with Russia to prop up the murderous Assad regime," said U.S. Sen. John McCain, reacting to President Trump's statement that he believed the Russian leader was sincere.... Read more»

Left behind: Vietnam Wall collects almost 250,000 mementos to fallen

Visitors leave items at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial every day to honor a loved one whose name is etched here among the fallen from that war. And every day, the National Park Service picks up those mementos and ships them to a nondescript warehouse, where they will be cataloged and stored for historical purposes.... Read more»

A moment of silence on Veterans Day

TucsonSentinel.com will observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 in recognition of the sacrifices of those who have served the United States and our allies, their families, and those who paid the ultimate price in war.... Read more»

Flake, Kaine renew call for Congress to weigh in on ongoing military strikes

When Congress first authorized military action against terrorists in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, Jeff Flake was a freshman in the House and Tim Kaine was still mayor of Richmond. Today, both are U.S. senators and the county is still waging war under the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force – a vote they say it’s time to revisit.... Read more»

Emotional McCain urges midshipmen to fight for ideals ‘under attack’

An emotional Sen. John McCain returned Monday to the Naval Academy where he entered public service more than 60 years ago, and called on midshipmen there to always to “do the right thing” and fight for American ideals.... Read more»

General overseeing Puerto Rico relief is Arizona graduate

Army Lt. Gen. Jeff Buchanan, now overseeing the Pentagon's efforts to support hurricane relief in Puerto Rico, is a UA graduate. Buchanan, named the primary FEMA liaison for the military, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Ecology in 1982.... Read more»

Trump administration will end refugee program for children

Minors from violence-plagued El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala will no longer be permitted to reunite with their parents in the United States.... Read more»

Explaining McCain’s defense 'cut'

Sen. John McCain says the budget deal President Donald Trump reached with Democratic leaders “basically freezes last year’s funding in place, which is a cut of $52 billion” in defense spending. In fact, the deal doesn’t cut the defense budget at all.... Read more»

9/11

Former Arizonan and firefighter recalls days at Ground Zero

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, former Arizonan Robert Sebold — a volunteer firefighter and EMT — watched the attacks on the World Trade Center on TV and knew he had to do something. The former soldier packed up his gear, put on his firefighter turnout clothes, then boarded a bus and headed for Ground Zero.... Read more»

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