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A traffic sign in Dubai.

Arabic is no better than the third most-spoken language in the United Arab Emirates, behind English and Hindi. Emiratis live as a privileged minority in their oil-rich country, but their language — and with it, their sense of national identity — is in danger of being swamped by a relentless tide of Western-style consumerism. Read more»

Federal prosecutors have issued subpoenas in the case of a Pennsylvania school district accused of spying on students through their computers. District officials deny spying on students. Read more»

Timothy Lynn Kreus.

A man believed to have abducted a 15-year-old girl was arrested Friday, say authorities. Timothy Lynn Kreus was arrested based on DNA evidence collected at the scene of the Feb. 5 abduction. Read more»

Stan Krzyzanowski displays a photo of one of his finds.

One chilly morning in the wilds of eastern Arizona a Tucson dinosaur hunter followed a twinkling trail and found a fountainhead of fossils. Stan Krzyzanowski even has a dinosaur named after him. Read more»

District officials in Pennsylvania allegedly spied on students via their laptops.

Laptop computers provided to students in a school district in Pennsylvania were allegedly used to spy on students. Read more»

Veterans who suffered severe combat wounds deserve tuition breaks similar to those available to faculty and staff at state universities so they can get on with their lives, says said Frank Antenori, R-Tucson. Read more»

The Hayden Library at Arizona State University.

Roughly one in five women who attend college will become the victim of a rape or an attempted rape by the time she graduates, according to a report funded by the Department of Justice. Read more»

A computer-generated mugshot of the suspect.

Police are looking for a man suspected of abducting a 15-year-old girl Friday. The victim, who escaped, sustained minor injuries and was treated at a local hospital. Read more»

Without even knowing it, these lucky learners are receiving lessons in chemistry, probability, AND malevolence! Read more»

Tucson High students were evacuated to the grandstand west of the football field after a Tuesday morning bomb threat.

Tucson police say no bomb was found after Tucson High Magnet School was evacuated Tuesday morning because of a threat. Classes were canceled and students were sent home. Read more»

Amanda Liu

St. Gregory senior Amanda Liu has won a national college scholarship for her academic achievements. Read more»

Gov. Jan Brewer's efforts to offset a budget shortfall could hurt education in several ways, education advocates say. Read more»

Researchers at Black Point Lava Flow two hours north of Flagstaff watch a demonstration of a chariot designed to carry a Lunar Electric Rover and cargo. Arizona’s landscapes and geology helped train astronauts for the first moon missions. With NASA eying a return to the moon, a NASA official says the state’s role as a research leader means Arizona will have an even bigger role this time around.

As NASA plans for the next U.S. footprints on the moon and eventually its first on Mars, Arizona’s evolution into a center of space research means it will have a role even bigger than just a place to study geology. Read more»

Nathalie Petein, a third-year medical student, works at the Native Americans for Community Action Family Health Center in Flagstaff five days a week during a family medicine rotation. Officials say having a new University of Arizona medical school campus in Phoenix means more students available to practice in rural areas, which they hope will lead to more doctors working in underserved areas of the state.

Between working on class projects and studying for exams, medical student Nathalie Petein reports to Native Americans for Community Action Family Health Center at 8:15 a.m. five days a week, treating patients with chronic diabetes, hypertension and other problems. Some days she does the same thing at the county jail. Because she’s interested in family medicine, she signed on for the school’s Rural Health Professions Program to work alongside doctors who often have to do it all. Read more»

Hundreds of Tucson-area teachers remain unemployed after uncertain budgets forced local districts to lay off many educators. While many were eventually hired back for this school year, concern over jobless teachers leaving the profession has led the UA to launch the CAST support program. Read more»

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