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Bee happy: Arizona students at spelling bee aim to enjoy the moment

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - None of the eight Arizona students at the Scripps National Spelling Bee made the list of 41 finalists who will vie for the national title, but they tried to "relish the experience" of being among the 519 spellers to make nationals from millions who competed nationwide.

Beating a hasty retweet: Avoiding the downsides of social media

WASHINGTON - Social media are filled with images of seemingly perfect people living seemingly perfect lives, but don't show the depression and anxiety that experts say can come from increased social media use. With thoughtful posting and viewing, they say, there are ways to counter the downsides of social media.

Native Americans close the gap – almost – on U.S. life expectancy

WASHINGTON - Life expectancy for Native Americans is decades longer than it was in the 1960s, nearly closing the gap with the rest of the U.S. population, government data show. But experts say pockets of problems remain, particularly on traditional reservations.

GOP lawmakers make ‘surreal’ return to field where gunman opened fire

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Gloomy skies and a rain-soaked field did not stop Republican lawmakers from returning to practice Wednesday at the baseball field where a gunman opened fire last summer, wounding House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and three others, a return one lawmaker described as "surreal.".

Slurs, support on social media mark gun-control movement

Social media sparked the national, student-led gun control movement but Phoenix leaders also say reaction is a duel between support and opposition, with some gun advocates hurling curse words, insults and threats at high schoolers.

Immigration court backlog likely to grow in face of cuts, experts say

WASHINGTON - More than 684,000 cases are waiting to be heard in immigration courts across the country - 10,422 of them in Arizona - a number that is only expected to grow if the administration cuts an immigrant legal assistance program and adds case quotas for judges, advocates said.

Spring sprung: NOAA sees warmer, drier spring in Arizona, Southwest

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center are calling for a spring with above-average temperatures and below-average precipitation this year, as Arizona enters its 21st year of drought conditions.

Supreme Court reverses ruling against officer in Tucson police shooting

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court said Monday that a Tucson police officer cannot be sued for shooting a woman who refused to drop a knife as she stood in her driveway in 2010, with the justices taking the unusual step of reversing a lower court without holding a hearing on the case.