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FactCheck: What the Mueller report says about obstruction

In the hours after the public release of the redacted report from Robert Mueller, President Trump took to Twitter with a message that reads, in part, "NO OBSTRUCTION!" That's not at all that the report says, though.... Read more»

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Crossing a line: Military encounter at border sparks Trump threats

A border encounter between U.S. and Mexican soldiers earlier this month became a political issue Wednesday when President Donald Trump picked up the incident and threatened to send armed soldiers to the border in response. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Russian bots are at the gate but the enemy is us

Sure, yeah, the Russians are coming (and the Saudis and Chinese and Iranians) but they are using our own gullibility and sanctimony against us. The Russians are an adversary. Unfortunately, we have met the enemy and it’s us. ... Read more»1

Border Patrol offers raises to keep agents as staffing falls below goals

Some Border Patrol agents will receive a "retention incentive" worth up to 5 percent of their salaries, as the agency strains to increase the number of staffers to meet tough recruitment demands set by a 2017 executive order. ... Read more»

Temporary immigration detention facilities to open in El Paso, Rio Grande Valley

Construction of the facilities, commonly referred to as a “tent cities” is a response to the ongoing crush of migrants, mainly from Central America, who continue to cross into Texas after traveling through Mexico.... Read more»

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»

FactCheck: Debunking Trump's claims on Mueller’s 'conflicts'

The Russia report released April 18 contradicts President Donald Trump’s claims that special counsel Robert Mueller had two conflicts of interest that prevented him from conducting an impartial investigation:... Read more»

Mueller report says Russian hacking once went through Arizona server

Buried in the 448-page report is a little more than a page that said Russian intelligence officers used a “leased computer” in Arizona to help funnel information that was stolen from hacked Democratic Party computers.... Read more»

Feds release new 'opportunity zone' regulations

New Treasury Department rules for urban investment tax breaks could make struggling areas "take off like a rocket ship" or subsidize boomtowns.... Read more»

Opioid treatment programs developing suicide prevention plans

Health researchers are finding concrete evidence that overdose and suicide — which are among the top 10 in the United States — are intrinsically related.... Read more»

Same pages, different takes for Az lawmakers eyeing Mueller report

Arizona lawmakers looked at the same 448-page Mueller report Thursday and saw two different things, with two very different reactions depending on which side of the aisle they are on. If there was one common thread, it was that nobody’s mind appeared to be changed.... Read more»

Census: Maricopa County – again – saw country’s biggest population gains

Maricopa County saw the largest population increase of any county in the nation last year, adding 81,244 residents to make eight straight years of gains. Pima and Pinal counties also had substantial increases in the number of residents.... Read more»

How the IRS gave up fighting political dark money groups

Six years after it was excoriated for allegedly targeting conservative organizations, the agency has largely given up on regulating an entire category of nonprofits. The result: More dark money gushes into the political system.... Read more»

House Ethics panel: Rep. Schweikert may have OKed improper expenses, campaign donations

The House Ethics Committee released details of its probe of Rep. David Schweikert, R-Fountain Hills, that began last year, finding “substantial reason to believe” he may have approved improper office expenditures and campaign contributions.... Read more»

Twins peek: Scott & Mark Kelly help NASA study effects of long-term space travel

Scott and Mark Kelly were identical twins when Scott went into space, but would they be identical when he came back to Earth 340 days later? NASA says yes – eventually.... Read more»

University of Arizona researchers revel as first photo of black hole unveiled

UA astrophysicists went to great lengths (i.e., the South Pole) as part of the team out to prove Einstein's "beautiful equation" that predicted black holes.... Read more»

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