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McCain on Trump's 'shithole' remark: 'Respect for dignity of every human being is essence of American patriotism'

U.S. Sen. John McCain condemned President Trump's comments about immigrants from "shithole countries," saying "people have come to this country from everywhere, and people from everywhere have made America great."... Read more»

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Refugee students gain freedom, then learn English in Arizona

Thousands of new refugee children each year are putting a strain on Arizona's public schools, where the struggles of teaching and learning are weighted with hundreds of students who need to learn English — not only to succeed at school, but navigate a new country.... Read more»

Az exec launches effort to provide cheap birth control, support women's health

After his teenage daughters visited Africa and Asia, the head of a Scottsdale-based venture capital firm decided to start offering affordable birth control in the U.S. and putting the proceeds toward reproductive health in the Third World.... Read more»

Climate change could end life with chocolate

If global warning, drought and polar bear extinction weren't enough, it now looks like our inability to address climate change adequately might cost us one of the world's most pure, innocent, and wonderful pleasures: chocolate. ... Read more»

Ebola hysteria is going viral. Don't fall for these 5 myths

Switch off the television and read this instead.... Read more»

Commentary

Ebola's spread can be stopped using well-known methods

The media's single-minded focus on treatment is obscuring the most important fact about this current Ebola epidemic. It can be contained and stopped, within months, with tools already at hand, and at a reasonable cost. ... Read more»

Counting Americans of Middle Eastern, North African descent

Creating a new census category would have economic and political ramifications for Americans of Middle Eastern and North African descent.... Read more»

Commentary

Sonoran Ramblings: Cocaine is evil?, border artists & Israel immigration

In our immigration news roundup and border media criticism column, Sonoran Ramblings, we’re looking at a recent Slate piece on cocaine trafficking, a New York Times piece on artists living in the Texas-Mexico borderlands, and the recent protests of undocumented Africans living in Israel. ... Read more»

Explainer: What's going on in South Sudan

GlobalPost's senior correspondent in East Africa decodes what you need to know about Africa's biggest problem of the moment.... Read more»

Phoenix reptile rescue center celebrates breeding of rare Nile crocodiles

They may be small, slow and cute for now, but within a few weeks the baby Nile crocodiles that fit in Russ Johnson’s hands will be downright dangerous.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Will Voting Rights Act ruling change Az's legislative districts?

Interviews with Prof. Stephen Zunes, developer Richard Studwell, Northern Arizona reporter Jeff Demand, and Tucsoncitizen.com's Mark B. Evans.... Read more»

Ancient African coins suggest Australia was ‘discovered’ earlier than 1606

An Australian anthropologist plans to lead an expedition to the Wessel Islands off the coast of northern Australia in July to excavate a site where five ancient African coins were found.... Read more»

For a new pope, issues of a global church

The reality of the global church is much larger than concerns bearing down on Princes of the Church, or social forces driving polarization of the church in Western countries, such as the priest shortage, celibacy, women’s ordination and gay rights.... Read more»

Africa’s anti-Hummer

At $6,000, the Mobius could be a game-changer for businesses working on Africa’s rough roads.... Read more»

Mandela's 93rd celebrated with song, volunteering

South Africans and people around the world are celebrating Nelson Mandela's 93rd birthday with songs and voluntary work. Millions of South African schoolchildren sang "Happy Birthday" to the frail anti-apartheid icon.... Read more»

11 million hungry from East Africa's drought

East Africa's worst drought in 60 years is putting 11 million lives at risk, many of them in war-torn Somalia, where thousands of hungry families are making the dangerous trek across parched, violent territory to the promise of safety and food in Kenya.... Read more»

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