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Open U.S. House seats draw Az hopefuls – and millions in funds – before primary

Republican congressional hopefuls in Arizona’s 1st District have raised more than $3.3 million ahead of Tuesday’s primary, already surpassing the $2.4 million that GOP candidates in the district raised for all of 2014.... Read more»

Family files suit over gun instructor's killing at Arizona range

The family of an Arizona gun instructor fatally shot by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi submachine gun in 2014 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the range and its owner, an attorney confirmed on Monday. ... Read more»

Factchecking Clinton’s economic speech

Two days after Donald Trump gave a major speech on economics in Detroit, Hillary Clinton came to Michigan to offer a rebuttal. We found that Clinton stretched the facts on a few points.... Read more»

Money laundering rule on prepaid cards stalled after industry pushback

In 2011, amid a crackdown on international money laundering, the U.S. Treasury Department tried to close a loophole that authorities said allows drug cartels to move bulk cash across borders on gift and other prepaid cards. ... Read more»

Factchecking Trump’s economic speech

Donald Trump made several false and misleading statements in a speech at the Detroit Economic Club on Aug. 8.... Read more»

Republican national security experts: Trump would be 'dangerous' president

Fifty prominent Republican national security officials, including a former CIA director, on Monday called party nominee Donald Trump unqualified to lead the country and said he would be "the most reckless president in American history." ... Read more»1

FactChecking Hillary Clinton’s big speech

The Democratic presidential nominee made claims on income inequality, job growth, spending and more. ... Read more»1

The best reporting on Hillary Clinton over the years

Clinton has been in the public eye for four decades — and there have been investigative stories about her for nearly as long. ... Read more»

Tribal leaders call on next president to include Native voices in policy

“Our voice, tribal voice,” was the mantra during Monday’s caucus of Native American delegates to the Democratic National Convention.... Read more»

Grijalva calls for party to return to progressive roots, support Clinton

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, one of the earliest congressional supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, took the stage at the Democratic National Convention to say he is throwing support behind likely nominee Hillary Clinton. "I’m proud to be part of a movement that’s going to beat Donald Trump, that’s going to help Hillary Clinton," he said.... Read more»1

Bordering on insecurity

Border corruption cases can run off the rails

About 90 percent of the corruption cases brought against the agents and officials charged with securing the nation's borders end with convictions. But two cases in particular illustrate how federal officials intent on weeding out corruption sometimes embark on enigmatic quests. This story is part of our "Bordering on Insecurity" series.... Read more»

FactChecking Trump’s big speech

In accepting his party's nomination for president, Donald Trump said "here, at our convention, there will be no lies." But we found plenty of instances where Trump twisted facts or made false claims.... Read more»2

Factchecking the GOP Convention, Day 2

The speakers went too far in their claims on guns, Benghazi, coal jobs, Keystone and more.... Read more»

Children of man killed by gun-range Uzi seek to keep machine guns away from other kids

Firearms instructor Charles Vacca was killed on an Arizona shooting range in 2014, when the girl lost control of the submachine gun she was firing and shot him in the head. Tuesday his kids went to Washington to support a bill barring children under age 16 from owning or shooting automatic weapons.... Read more»


UA prof to Congress: 'Tipping point' for freedom of information

"We have reached a tipping point – a crisis situation – when it comes to freedom of information in this country. We are frogs in the kettle of slowly heating water," the head of the UA Journalism School, David Cuillier, told Congress on Tuesday. "The law is broken. FOIA has been co-opted as a tool of secrecy, not transparency."... Read more»

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