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He was a robber, she sold drugs; only one can get help with school

WASHINGTON - The American Opportunity Tax Credit lets people, including former inmates, claim a credit for college education expenses - unless they were convicted of a drug crime. Lawmakers are trying to lift that ban, saying someone jailed for drugs should not be denied benefits a murder can get.

Advocates worry as ‘domestic violence green cards’ get greater scrutiny

WASHINGTON - Applications for "domestic violence green cards" have risen steadily since the 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, but the percentage flagged as possibly fraudulent has risen even faster. But advocates say greater attention does not mean more problems.

Arizona lawmakers join critics of Trump’s troop withdrawal from Syria

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers joined a growing bipartisan chorus critical of President Donald Trump's decision to pull American troops from Northern Syria. Sen. Martha McSally is one of several Republicans who said the move could allow a return of the Islamic State that could threaten the U.S.

Senate GOP steamrolls Democrats, gets immigration bill out of committee

WASHINGTON - A sharply divided Senate Judiciary Committee pushed through a GOP-backed bill that would force migrants to apply for asylum at facilities outside the U.S., raise the limit on how long immigrant children can be held in detention and add 500 new immigration judges, among other changes.

Trump attacks on McCain seem to be stirring up support for late senator

WASHINGTON - It's no secret that President Donald Trump is not a fan of the late Arizona Sen. John McCain, but instead of weakening the McCain fan club the president's latest string of attacks, from weekend tweets to a speeh Wednesday, may be having the opposite effect.

UA professor cautions senators to go slow in bid to protect personal data

WASHINGTON - A University of Arizona law professor said she was "delighted" to see lawmakers considering federal laws on data privacy, but cautioned members of a Senate panel against rushing into data privacy laws that could wind up hurting consumers in the long run.

Background-check bill passes, splitting House and Arizona delegation

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers voted along party lines as Democrats pushed one of their top priorities through the House, advancing a bill to strengthen background checks on gun transfers.But the Bipartisan Background Check Act of 2019 ix expected to face a ttoughher fight in the Senate.

New Congress likely to resume torrid pace of judicial confirmations

WASHINGTON - Democrats are gearing up for change in Washington after their midterm election surge, but the GOP still holds the upper hand in judicial nominations, with the Senate likely to resume the torrid pace of confirmations for President Donald Trump's judicial nominees next year.

Maricopa County prosecutor takes center stage in questioning of Ford

WASHINGTON - Maricopa County prosecutor Rachel Mitchell took center stage at the Senate Judiciary Committee, gently probing a "terrified" Christine Blasey Ford about her charge that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh when they were both teens.

Graham, other senators recall facets of friend, colleague McCain

WASHINGTON - As senators delivered glowing tributes to John McCain, Sen. Lindsey Graham reminded them of another side of his friend: Every one of them had "had their head ripped off time by him at some point in time," but McCain could work with those same people the next day. It was one of a number of remembrances this week by senators, some tearful, of the Arizona icon.