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South, West get population boost from movers

New census figures show people have started returning to recovering housing markets in the South and West.... Read more»1

FactCheck: Return of the false tax claims

Every once in a while bogus emails get revised, recycled – and widely recirculated. That is happening now with a viral email that purports to list income tax increases that take effect this year.... Read more»

States find you can't take legal marijuana money to the bank

Banks have shunned doing business with the legal marijuana industry, creating a cash-only marketplace that compromises public safety and financial transparency.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Why are Republicans so obsessed with their Keystone pipe dream? For 35 jobs?

The 114th Congress is underway, and in a move that speaks volumes about the Republican leadership’s agenda, the first order of business is rubber-stamping the Keystone XL pipeline. The GOP is doing a big favor for Canadian oil interests by trampling the long-established process for making important environmental decisions. In return, Americans get sharply increased risks to our climate and water quality. ... Read more»3

Factcheck: Congressional pensions

Q: Can members of Congress retire and receive their full pay after serving one term? A: No. Only senators are eligible for a pension after one term, but it won’t be their full salary.... Read more»

FactCheck: What was Alan Gross doing in Cuba?

In accounts from both sides of the aisle, recently-freed Alan Gross has been portrayed as a humanitarian simply trying to bring Internet access to Cuba’s small Jewish community. But there’s more to the story than that shorthand suggests.... Read more»

McSally announces 30-person transition team

Gearing up to take her seat in Congress in just a couple of weeks, Rep.-elect Martha McSally has announced a wide-ranging group to advise her as she picks her team. As McSally decides who'll be on her congressional staff, both in Washington, D.C., and in Tucson, she'll have input from a long list, mostly composed of Republicans with a sprinkling of Democrats.... Read more»5

Cuban expats are celebrating — the ones in Mexico, that is

Mexico has one of the biggest Cuban immigrant communities after the US. Many are happy Obama's restoring diplomatic relations with Havana, and hoping for an end to the trade embargo.... Read more»

Who's responsible for the CIA's torture policy?

The Senate intelligence committee report provides some accountability for detainee abuse. ... Read more»

El Paso still safe despite murders, lawmakers say

After four years running as the safest city of its size in the nation, El Paso will close out 2014 with an 80 percent increase in murders. ... Read more»1

FactCheck

Cheney's tortured facts

The former vice president offers misleading spin in defending CIA interrogation tactics.... Read more»

McSally wins by 167 votes after recount

After counting, and counting, and recounting and counting again, Martha McSally has been declared the winner of the CD 2 race. The Republican challenger ousted U.S. Rep. Ron Barber by just 167 votes, a change of only six votes after an automatic recount was performed.... Read more»10

Homeland Security chief announces new focus for border enforcement

At the inauguration of a new Texas facility expanded to hold families going through deportation proceedings, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced changes to border enforcement Monday. ... Read more»

Kingman ‘downwinders’ seek recognition from U.S. decades after atomic tests

Decades after atomic tests in Nevada spread radiation across much of the Southwest, the federal government has offered compensation to many so-called downwinders. Kingman residents, however, were not among that group. And they say they don't know why. ... Read more»

Barber/McSally: Pima recount complete

Pima County completed a hand count of selected precincts Monday, which "exactly" matched the electronic recount finished last week, officials said. The state has a deadline of 5 p.m. Tuesday to deliver the tally in the race between Ron Barber and Martha McSally to a judge.... Read more»6

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