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Avoiding water bankruptcy in drought-troubled Southwest: What U.S. and Iran can learn from each other

The Southwest is in an “anthropogenic drought” created by the combination of natural water variability, climate change and human activities - and more than 7,000 miles away, Iran is grappling with water problems that are similar to the U.S. Southwest’s but more severe.... Read more»

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Analysis

Rosenblum: Afghanistan — Why & what's next?

European newscasts have focused for weeks on a violent nation cursed by a pandemic, where armed fundamentalists hostile to Western values want one-party rule, a cowed press and kangaroo courts. And besides America, they also talk about Afghanistan.... Read more»

McSally used ex-Norwegian air force jet in commercial

The plane that U.S. Sen. Martha McSally climbs into in a recent campaign ad is a former Norwegian Air Force jet that is now privately owned and is a model that hasn't been used by the United States Air Force since the 1980s.... Read more»

Early data shows African Americans disproportionately affected by coronavirus

Environmental, economic and political factors have compounded for generations, putting black people at higher risk of chronic conditions that leave lungs weak and immune systems vulnerable: asthma, heart disease, hypertension and diabetes. These conditions make the coronavirus more dangerous than it already is.... Read more»

'Prisons are bacteria factories'; Elderly most at risk

Corrections expert: “I don’t think people understand the gravity of what’s going to happen if this runs in a prison, and I believe it’s inevitable. You’re going to see devastation that’s unbelievable."... Read more»

Az public health leaders prepared to battle coronavirus, Ducey says

Arizona health officials have the go-ahead to test at the state level for coronavirus cases and are awaiting test results for a second potential case of COVID-19, a novel disease that has sickened nearly 89,000 worldwide and killed six in the U.S., public health officials said Monday. ... Read more»

U.S. airstrike kills terrorist leader who planned Kenya attack that caused Tucson man's death

A "precision airstrike" this week killed the Al-Shabaab leader who planned an a January attack on a U.S. training base in which three Americans died, including Dustin Harrison of Tucson, officials said.... Read more»

2 Az Republicans vote against Trump on war powers

The U.S. House voted Thursday to repeal the 2002 authorization for the use of military force that allowed the George W. Bush administration to wage war against Saddam Hussein’s government in Iraq. ... Read more»

Arizona lawmakers, House, split on vote demanding end attacks on Iran

Arizona lawmakers split along party lines Thursday as the House passed a nonbinding resolution calling on the president to end the use of U.S. military “to engage in hostilities in or against Iran or any part of its government or military.” ... Read more»

Tucson pilot among Americans killed in Kenya terror attack

A Tucson man was among those killed in a weekend assault on a base in Africa — reportedly part of a terrorist response to the U.S. assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad on Friday.... Read more»

Arizona lawmakers join critics of Trump’s Syria troop withdrawal

Arizona lawmakers joined a growing bipartisan chorus critical of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull American troops from Northern Syria, even as Trump continued to defend the plan Thursday. ... Read more»

Thousands of refugees came to Arizona in 2016, but fewer arrived last year

President Trump campaigned on a promise of putting America first by scaling back its foreign involvements and pledging to stem the tide of refugees from Syria and elsewhere to address terrorism.... Read more»

Quick take

McSally on sanctions vs. Russia, Iran, N. Korea: 'These countries are dangerous'

"Iran, Russia and North Korea are our top adversaries — threatening our national security, disrupting global stability, and defying the principles of freedom, justice, and equality that America stands to protect."... Read more»

Trump gets partial win from Supreme Court on stalled travel ban

The Supreme Court said Monday that the Trump administration can proceed, for now, with a limited version of its restrictions on refugees and travelers from six majority-Muslim countries, a ban that critics called at thinly veiled Muslim ban.... Read more»

9th Circuit refuses to revive Trump travel ban

President Donald Trump suffered another legal setback on Monday as a second federal appeals court refused to revive his travel ban on people entering the United States from six Muslim-majority nations in a dispute headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.... Read more»

Judge blocks Trump's new travel ban before it takes effect

Just hours before President Trump's revised travel ban was set to go into effect, a U.S. federal judge in Hawaii on Wednesday issued an emergency halt to the order's implementation. The judge ruled that while Trump's order did not mention Islam by name, "a reasonable, objective observer ... would conclude that the Executive Order was issued with a purpose to disfavor a particular religion."... Read more»

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