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Giffords joins lawmakers, students at Capitol March for Our Lives rally

WASHINGTON - Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords did not speak, but her presence was clearly felt at a news conference of Democratic lawmakers and students from around the country who were demanding tougher gun laws, a prelude to the national March For Our Lives after Parkland, Florida, school shooting.

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.

Flake renews criticism of Trump, GOP on eve of New Hampshire speech

WASHINGTON - Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake doubled down Thursday on his criticism of President Donald Trump and the GOP's "seeming amnesia" in the face of Trump's attacks on democratic institutions, one day before a scheduled speech at a New Hampshire political event.

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.

Waiters, bartenders worry that proposed rule to pool tips will hit pay

WASHINGTON - A Labor Department proposal to allow businesses to pool tips at restaurants and bars is meant to help "back of the house" workers like cooks and dishwashers, but bartenders and waitresses are worried that it will mean a severe hit to their main source of income.

Supreme Court takes age discrimination suit from Arizona fire district

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court will consider an Arizona appeal that asks whether the Age Discrimination in Employment Act applies to government agencies with fewer than 20 employees, a case that grew out of the firing of two Mount Lemmon firefighters.

Flake plan to raise age limit for long guns leaves both sides unhappy

WASHINGTON - When Sen. Jeff Flake said he would work to restrict access to AR-15 rifles for those under 21, he somehow managed to unite pro-gun advocates and gun control groups who think little of his response to the Florida high school shooting.

Crowded field for House special election raises more than $1.1 million

WASHINGTON - With a week to the special primary for the 8th Congressional District, FEC reports show a Democrat has raised and spent more than any of the 20 candidates in the heavily Republican district, but analysts say that funding is not likely to help in the general election.