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Arizona youth among 1,000 at first White House Tribal Youth Gathering

WASHINGTON - Brooke Overturf of Window Rock was momentarily flustered as she stood holding hands Thursday with Michelle Obama, while hundreds of other Native American youth crowded around, hoping for a handshake.


Governor, general: Brnovich wears two hats as acting governor for a day

WASHINGTON - As governor, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich would declare every day Grateful Dead Day and take down SkyNet, the self-aware computer network that menaces mankind in the "Terminator" movies.


A family divided: Congressman, gay son disagree on same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON - Matt Salmon celebrated the Supreme Court's ruling Friday that said same-sex marriage is a constitutionally protected right.


Obamacare ruling spares 127,000 in state with health care subsidies

WASHINGTON - For Arizona resident Jorge Mendez, subsidies under the Affordable Care Act made it possible for him to afford the health insurance that helps him cope with debilitating joint and muscle issues.


Panel ‘demands’ end to Native teen suicides, but answers hard to come by

WASHINGTON - In the six months since Christmas, 11 young people have committed suicide and another 379 have tried to do so on the Pine Ridge reservation, said Oglala Sioux Council member Collins Clifford.


Take a hike – and more. Study ranks Arizona high for length of workouts

WASHINGTON - People in Arizona work out longer than those in almost any other state, according to an analysis of data from millions of users of a popular fitness app.

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Arizona Heat travel to UCLA to compete in first ‘Angel City Games’

LOS ANGELES - The first annual Angel City Games, a competition for physically disabled athletes, took place at UCLA’s Drake Stadium over the weekend. The Arizona Heat, a team from Mesa, competed and relished the experience.

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Whose holiday is it? Transgender parents on Mother’s, Father’s days

WASHINGTON - When her Tucson church asked all the mothers in the congregation to stand up and be recognized on Mother's Day, Abby Jensen rose.

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Arizona deaths from injuries rose, got worse compared to other states

WASHINGTON - Arizona had the nation's 12th-highest rate of deaths from injuries from 2011 to 2013, and drug-related injuries accounted for the largest number of those deaths, a new report says.

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For one night, lawmakers put aside political games for a baseball game

WASHINGTON - For months, a group of Republican congressman and senators gathered at the crack of dawn at an undisclosed Northern Virginia location, hoping to find a way to reverse a string of losses at the hands of Democrats.

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Arizona towns claim top spots in ranking of best cities for retirees

WASHINGTON - Arizona grabbed three of the top four spots in a new national ranking of the best cities for retirees, based on a town's crime, weather, taxes and other factors.

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House approves language to halt FAA changes to Sky Harbor flight paths

WASHINGTON - The House gave preliminary approval Thursday to a proposal that would stop the Federal Aviation Administration from making further changes to flight patterns at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

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