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Photos: More Tucsonans watch 'convoy' than number of trucks in COVID protest

Hoping for a truck-led convoy, dozens of people stood along Interstate 10 in Tucson, waving flags and wearing pro-Trump gear. But, while the highway was clean clear to Flag Town, the convoy that showed up in Tucson didn't have a thousand screaming trucks, but rather just a few semi-tractor trailers, pickup trucks, and one lone RV picking up the rear. ... Read more»

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Comic:

Claytoonz: Keep on truckin'

If you’ve been watching Fox and the other channels your crazy uncle loves, you would have thought the brutal authoritarian regime bringing crackdowns upon its oppressed minority wasn’t China, but Canada.... Read more»

'You can’t be a hockey player': England’s Perlini and Kirk find success across the pond in Arizona

Any questions about the growth of hockey in England can be answered by examining the sport’s presence in Arizona: Brendan Perlini, former Coyotes forward now with the Edmonton Oilers and Liam Kirk, left wing and center for the Coyotes’ AHL affiliate, the Tucson Roadrunners.... Read more»

'Breathtaking' lack of commitment as rich countries delay climate finance pledge to 2023

The United Kingdom will have to open COP 26 next week with a last-ditch bid to mobilize $100 billion per year from the world’s wealthiest nations after a diplomatic effort led by Canada and Germany failed to reach a funding target that was first promised in 2009.... Read more»

As pandemic border restrictions stopped Mexicans from visiting family in U.S., American tourists crossed freely into Mexico

Cross-border traffic at land ports has risen as economies on both sides of the border have reopened and vaccines have become widely available in the U.S. and northern Mexico. ... Read more»

Federal investigation aims to uncover painful history of Native American boarding schools

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland ordered a federal Indian Boarding School Initiative to recover the histories of the institutions, saying she wants the investigation to identify the children who attended and their tribal affiliations, along with a particular emphasis on finding records of cemeteries or burial sites connected with the schools.... Read more»

Arizona business leaders have high hopes as USMCA takes effect

There’s often not much agreement on news out of Washington, but Arizona business leaders were hard-pressed this week to come up with negatives about the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement that took effect Wednesday.... Read more»

As blood donations fell, FDA eased rules to roll up a sleeve and give

The FDA in April eased a number of restrictions on blood donations in order to help blood banks across the nation keep up with the demand for blood. It came as infection concerns and stay-home orders were leading to widespread cancellations of blood drives and donation appointments.... Read more»

Border Patrol given 'unchallengable authority' to expel migrants seeking asylum, citing coronavirus fears

For the first time since the enactment of the Refugee Act in 1980, people who come to the U.S. saying they fear persecution in their home countries are being turned away by Border Patrol agents with no chance to make a legal case for asylum.... Read more»

To slow CV-19, Trump administration closes southern border to nonessential travel

The country’s southern border will close to all nonessential travel and trade in an effort to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Trump administration announced Friday morning.... Read more»

U.S.-Mexico border closed to most travel as crisis grows

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the closing of the southern border during a press briefing Friday, saying the U.S. and Mexico had reached an agreement to restrict all “nonessential” travel.... Read more»

Businesses and officials hail USMCA signing, worth billions to trade

Arizona businesses and elected officials hailed Wednesday’s signing of the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement that they say preserves markets worth more than $20 billion in trade and 228,000 jobs in the state in 2018.... Read more»1

Trump signs new trade deal with Canada and Mexico

President Donald Trump on Wednesday officially signed the new trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, finalizing a deal that overhauls labor, environmental and intellectual property rules. ... Read more»

Mexican ambassador expresses confidence new trade deal will get done

The Mexican ambassador to the U.S. said Tuesday he is confident final details can be worked out a new trade deal between the two countries and Canada, despite President Donald Trump’s sometimes disruptive border rhetoric.... Read more»

Why states don’t want Trump to make ‘very big changes’ to NAFTA

As the Trump administration sits down to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, governors will be hoping for minor adjustments rather than the “very big changes” Trump has promised. ... Read more»

CONCACAF Gold Cup

Mexico, Jamaica earn trips to Gold Cup semis after wins in Glendale

Glendale hosted two CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal matches on Thursday night. The matches decided who would join Costa Rica and the United States as semifinalists in that tournament, CONCACAF’s top championship for national teams. Mexico and Jamaica came out on top.... Read more»

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