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Abuse of migrants in Mexico rises even as numbers fall

Mexico's campaign to stem a tide of illegal immigrants from Central American countries to the United States has led to a surge in complaints of abuse by migration officials, including violent attacks and extortion.... Read more»

One dead, three wounded in NAU campus shooting

An 18-year-old student opened fire with a handgun on the campus of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff early on Friday, killing one person and wounding three others, before police took him into custody in the latest in a series of U.S. school shootings, authorities said.... Read more»

Obama’s numbers, October update

FactCheck's quarterly update of selected statistical indicators of Obama's presidency.... Read more»

FactCheck: Gun laws, deaths and crimes

President Barack Obama says “states with the most gun laws tend to have the fewest gun deaths.” Carly Fiorina says those states have “the highest gun crime rates.” But both imply a causation that’s impossible to prove.... Read more»2

As U.S. raises refugee cap, Az relief agencies ready for increase

The announcement this week that the U.S. will admit thousands more refugees in the coming year will likely mean hundreds more being resettled in Arizona – where relief agencies say they’re ready. ... Read more»

House Speaker Boehner quits after five stormy years

House Speaker John Boehner announced Friday he will step down and leave the House at the end of October after struggling with repeated rebellions by conservatives during a tumultuous five-year reign as the chamber's top Republican.... Read more»1

Az lawmakers give blessing to Pope Francis’ speech to Congress

Members of Arizona’s congressional delegation gave generally high marks to Pope Francis’ Thursday speech to Congress that touched on immigration, climate change and the death penalty. Rep. Martha McSally focused on the tone as much as the topics. Washington could use “a lot of compassion, and love, and peace and cooperation,” which is exactly what she said the pope brought to the city.... Read more»

Tucsonans join throngs around White House for start of pope’s visit

She was looking at a pope and a president Wednesday, but Tucson resident Margarita Bernal said she could just as easily have been watching a “rock star” at the White House.... Read more»

Az lawmakers see mixed demand for tickets to watch pope’s speech

When Pope Francis gives a historic address to Congress next week, up to 50,000 people could be standing in a ticketed area of the West Front of the Capitol to watch the speech on large TV screens. Not as many of them will be Arizonans, however, as could be.... Read more»

Pope's U.S. visit may deepen Republicans' Hispanic problem

The upcoming visit by the most socially progressive pope in generations threatens to drive a further wedge between the Republican Party and the Hispanic voters it needs to win back in order to retake the White House.... Read more»

FactChecking the CNN Republican debate

The candidates flubbed claims on vaccines, immigration, Hillary Clinton and more.... Read more»

Hundreds of Latinos protest at Trump rally, confront supporters

A downtown Dallas rally by presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Tuesday produced some of the sharpest scenes of conflict yet in his campaign as hundreds gathered to protest his positions on immigration and confronted supporters as they left the event.... Read more»

Victims' relatives gather 14 years after Sept. 11 attacks

Relatives assembled under overcast skies on Friday to commemorate nearly 3,000 people killed in the Sept. 11 attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and outside Washington 14 years ago, when airliners hijacked by al Qaeda militants brought death, mayhem and destruction. ... Read more»


Obama proclaims Patriot Day, day of service to remember Sept. 11

On September 11, 2001, America experienced the worst terrorist attack in her history when nearly 3,000 men, women, and children were taken from us, leaving their families and our Nation with a void that can never be filled. But those who brought hate to our shores and smoke to our skies did not expect our country to emerge stronger, and our beacons of hope and freedom to shine brighter as a result.... Read more»

Palin off on glaciers and global warming

Sarah Palin says man isn’t to blame for climate change, citing the fact that some glaciers in Alaska are expanding. But an individual glacier’s growth does not disprove the existence or causes of global warming. In fact, the vast majority of glaciers in Alaska and around the world are losing ice rapidly.... Read more»

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