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After years of trying, Congress gives ‘right to try’ drug bill final OK

WASHINGTON - It took two years of trying, but Congress gave final approval this week to so-called "right-to-try" legislation that, if signed by the president, would give patients with terminal diagnoses access to experimental drugs that could save their lives.


Iranian Bahá’í refugees find religious freedom in Arizona

Thousands of Bahá'is in Iran have been dismissed from jobs and colleges or aribitrarily arrested


White House’s Gold Star family event heartens some, leaves some wary

WASHINGTON - Glendale resident Kathy Upchurch was trying to see the positive in President Donald Trump's planned reception for Gold Star families Monday, but she was having a hard time getting past his run-ins last year with a Muslim Gold Star family.


Election coverage reflects fractured media landscape, experts say

WASHINGTON - A 24-hour news cycle. Social media giving newsmakers a direct connection to the public that can bypass the press. The blending of political pundits and reporters analyzing day-to-day political dramas.


Muslims in Arizona: One perception, many faces

PHOENIX – Muslims in America have been burdened with a label of terrorism that colors others’ perceptions of Islam, a religion of peace and diverse followers, Arizona Muslims say.


Khizr Khan calls on McCain, other GOP leaders to stand up to Trump

WASHINGTON - The last book Khizr Khan sent his son Humayun, an Army captain who was killed in a 2004 car bombing in Iraq, was Sen. John McCain's "Why Courage Matters."


Feud between Trump, Gold Star family echoes in Muslim groups

WASHINGTON - The war of words between Donald Trump and Gold Star father Khizr Khan echoed among the Muslim groups for and against the GOP presidential nominee this week, with each side seemingly becoming more entrenched in its position.


Franks, lone Arizona congressman at RNC, urges support for Trump

CLEVELAND – The only Arizona congressional Republican to show up at the party’s national convention this year defended his absent colleagues Wednesday, calling it a busy time of year for officeholders facing re-election this fall.

Rep. Trent Franks was the only Arizona congressman to attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

State Republicans call for unity on first day of fractious convention

CLEVELAND - Arizona GOP leaders called for unity Monday as they kicked off the Republican National Convention, just hours before the party erupted into chaos over a procedural rules vote on the floor.


Taking the ‘go’ out of GOP: High-profile Republicans avoid convention

WASHINGTON - Tens of thousands will flock to Cleveland this weekend for the start of the Republican National Convention that is expected to formally name businessman Donald Trump the party's presidential nominee. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, will reportedly be home mowing the lawn instead.


Chandler kid gets trip to White House for her ‘Barack-a-Bowl’ recipe

WASHINGTON - It's not every kid who gets to go to a White House state dinner - unless it's the annual "Kids State Dinner" for youths who have devised healthy lunch recipes as part of first lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" initiative.


Gosar: Ban DREAMers in military; Grijalva: Bring deported vets back

WASHINGTON - Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar introduced a bill Monday to bar certain immigrants from serving in the military, a move he said is needed to keep the Obama administration from "enlisting DACA aliens through a backdoor amnesty program."