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Social media in Orlando attacks a shocking, but ‘healthy,’ development

WASHINGTON - When news broke Sunday of the mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub, many people took to their phones to share their thoughts during the attack - including the victims inside the club.


What you need to know for the Trump rally in Phoenix

PHOENIX — Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, sweeps into Arizona on Saturday for a private fundraiser and public rally at the fairgrounds.

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa on Dec. 16, 2015. Trump is scheduled to appear in Phoenix on Saturday ahead of the Arizona primary election, according to news sources.

Democrats blast plan to ban undocumented immigrants from military

WASHINGTON - Angry members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus accused House Republicans on Wednesday of "compromising national security" with a proposal that would ban DREAMers from serving in the military.


Arizona conservatives: Will Trump make America great again?

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is coming to Phoenix on Saturday. Cronkite News wants to hear from Arizona Republicans about your perspectives on Trump.


Miranda rights may be the law of the land, but not on tribal lands

WASHINGTON _ It was 50 years ago this week that the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Miranda v. Arizona that made the now-familiar Miranda warning - "you have the right to remain silent" - the law of the land. But not all the land.


Lawmakers call for unity, prayer in aftermath of shootings

WASHINGTON - The reaction in Washington to Sunday's mass shooting in Orlando was swift and nearly unanimous, as statements and social media posts offered prayers and condolences for what the president called "a horrific massacre" flooded the web.

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Court rejects death-row inmate’s claims in Phoenix double murder

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Friday rejected an Arizona death-row inmate's claim that he had an ineffective attorney at his trial and sentencing in the 1987 stabbing of a elderly Phoenix couple.


Giffords, Kelly say ‘common sense’ gun laws needed to protect vets

WASHINGTON - Former Rep. Gabby Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, told a Washington audience Friday that "common sense" steps on guns need to be taken to "help address the epidemic of gun suicide" by veterans.


Giffords calls for civility in this ‘very negative’ campaign season

WASHINGTON - Former Rep. Gabby Giffords was back in Washington Thursday with her husband, Mark Kelly, calling for a more civil public discourse during a campaign season filled with what Kelly called "kind of historic poor rhetoric."


Lawmakers trade ‘hate,’ ‘censorship’ barbs in ‘illegal alien’ debate

WASHINGTON - The House spent several hours in bitter debate Thursday over a Republican-backed bill that would force the Library of Congress to continue using the term "illegal alien" in its catalog instead of the library's preferred "noncitizen."


House balks at Library of Congress plan to drop term ‘illegal alien’

WASHINGTON - House Republicans are trying to block a Library of Congress proposal to replace the term "illegal aliens" with "noncitizens" in its subject listings, a move the GOP called an attempt to "unilaterally censor these terms."


White House punts in response to petitions decrying March elections

WASHINGTON - The White House told the hundreds of thousands of people who signed petitions demanding action after the botched March presidential preference election in Arizona that they would have to look elsewhere for help.