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Native American history in Washington – it’s more than just a museum

WASHINGTON - Search for "Native American landmark in D.C." and you're likely to get the National Museum of the American Indian - and little else. But a new app highlights 17 sites for tourists, from the Iwo Jima Memorial to Congressional Cemetery, with Native American links..

The Navajo mother: Nellie Shirley

HOUCK – Nellie Shirley was born in 1932 on the Navajo Reservation and has lived there except during the years she attended boarding school. After her parents died when she was 13, she was sent to two schools where she was able to strengthen her Catholic faith as well as embrace her Navajo culture.

Roll with it: Toilet paper, trash show brisk business at Grand Canyon

WASHINGTON - Despite a partial government shutdown, the Grand Canyon is still doing a brisk business, according to an unusual measure: Workers took out tons more trash and took in miles more toilet paper over the holidays than they would over a typical holiday season.

California wildfire death toll rises to 44; Arizona firefighters assisting efforts

LOS ANGELES – Arizona officials plan to send about 150 firefighters and dozens of engines to California to help fight wildfires there. The wildfires sweeping across Southern California have destroyed hundreds of homes, ravaged beloved landmarks and park space and killed at least two people and injured several more.

Ducey touts state drug program that aims to keep families together

WASHINGTON - Gov. Doug Ducey touted an Arizona program that aims to keep families together while parents are seeking treatment of opioid addiction, telling a Washington seminar that the SENSE program should be a model for the nation.

Critics: DeVos should retract undocumented students remarks or resign

WASHINGTON - Democratic lawmakers and advocates demanded that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos disavow her statement that schools can decide whether to turn over undocumented students to immigration officials. And if she does not, they said, she should resign.