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Alone among Democrats, Sinema stays silent on GOP Supreme Court push

WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is the only Senate Democrat who has not come out against President Donald Trump's plan to quickly replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a pick many say should wait until after the election.


Admirers line up to pay respects to Ginsburg, a ‘lion of equality’

WASHINGTON - Long lines formed outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday as admirers came to pay their final respects to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a liberal icon whom one mourner called a "lion of equality."


Push to replace Ginsburg renews focus on high-stakes Arizona race

WASHINGTON - Arizona's already high-profile Senate race drew new attention with the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and news that a new Arizona senator could be seated in time to vote on her replacement.


Arizonan on Trump’s short list for Supreme Court has low profile

WASHINGTON - When President Donald Trump sits down to pick a Supreme Court nominee to take the seat of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday, Phoenix native Bridget Bade will be on the list. But while Bade is on the shortlist, she also has a relatively short resume.


‘It could be me’: Native American teen teaches self-defense to keep indigenous kids safe

MESA - Kylie Hunts-in-Winter, 16, teaches self-defense classes, part of a community effort to lower the risk of missing and murdered indigenous women.


Challenge to Phoenix’s gay anti-discrimination law heading to Arizona high court

PHOENIX – Arizona’s highest court is set to decide whether a Phoenix law aimed at prohibiting businesses from discriminating against LGBTQ people violates the state’s constitution.


Ugly legacy of the ‘lynching era’ continues to resonate in America

The lynching era’s legacy can still be seen today. Senators introduced legislation in June to make lynchings a federal crime, saying it is long past due.


Court sides with baker who refused same-sex couple’s wedding cake

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple, saying it would violate deeply held religious opposition to same-sex marriage. The court said Colorado officials showed “clear and impermissible hostility” to the baker's religious claims.


FanDuel? DraftKings? Not in Arizona, where participation in DFS sites remains illegal

Participation in daily fantasy sports (DFS) sites such as FanDuel or DraftKings is illegal in Arizona, and experts don’t anticipate change anytime soon, despite the efforts of many.


Supreme Court rejects challenge to Arizona’s death penalty law

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge to the way Arizona decides which criminals can be sentenced to death, a process critics say is so broad that virtually every convicted murderer is eligible for execution.

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On eve of student walkouts, advocates send silent message of lives lost

WASHINGTON - Thousands of shoes lined the lawn in front of the Capitol to represent all the children killed by firearms in the past six years, a diaplay meant to prod lawmakers to action on gun legislation and to bring attention to a planned student walkout against gun violence.


Arizona’s Miller to remain coach, calls report ‘inaccurate, false and defamatory’

Sean Miller will remain coach of the Arizona men's basketball team. He said Thursday that reports he discussed payment to a player were false.