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Supreme Court turns down Arpaio, who vows fight to vacate conviction

WASHINGTON - Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio vowed to continue fighting to clear his name of a criminal contempt of court conviction for racial profiling, after the Supreme Court rejected his challenge of an appeals court ruling in the case.

Twins peek: Scott, Mark Kelly help NASA study effects of long-term space travel

WASHINGTON – Scott and Mark Kelly were identical twins when Scott went into space, but would they be identical when he came back to Earth 340 days later? NASA says yes – eventually. Long space travel does affect the body, but most changes are reversed within a few months, a study of the twins showed.

Anxiety and uncertainty for Arizona transgender veterans after Supreme Court ruling

TUCSON – A recent Supreme Court ruling allows Trump’s ban on transgenders in the military to go into effect. Sue McConnell, a Vietnam veteran, shares her story of survival as a transgender in the military.

First in Congress? Get in line, as more women, minorities head to Hill

WASHINGTON - When Sen.-elect Kyrsten Sinema is sworn in next week, she will be the first woman to represent Arizona in the U.S. Senate - a distinction that barely stands out in a Congress filled with firsts, as more women and minority lawmakers head to Capitol Hill than ever before.

Battles over Props 127, 305 and Senate seat, with last-minute push for voters

PHOENIX – As voters head to the polls on Election Day, Maricopa County elections officials are pledging problem-free voting and election advocates are making a final push among Latinos and other residents. Newcomer candidates clamoring for votes include teachers and Native American women.

U.S House, District 8: Debbie Lesko makes protecting citizens her top priority

Republican congresswoman Debbie Lesko, running for re-election in District 8, is an advocate for increased border security and military funding.

Pat Tillman’s legacy to be honored in football game between alma mater, Liberty High

PEORIA - The late Pat Tillman's legacy will be honored when his alma mater, Leland High School, plays Liberty High in Peoria for a football game.

One day after appointment, Kyl sworn in to fill McCain’s Senate seat

WASHINGTON - Sen. Jon Kyl was welcomed back to the Senate with smiles, handshakes and applause Wednesday as he was sworn back in, less than 24 hours after he was named to fill the seat of the late Sen. John McCain.

From Tillman talk to economic impact, Nike’s Kaepernick deal sparks debate

PHOENIX – When Nike unveiled a new advertisement featuring former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, reaction was strong, including whether the late Pat Tillman should be brought into the debate.

‘Amazing Grace’: Scenes from Sen. McCain’s memorial

More than 15,000 people paid respects to Sen. John McCain at the Capitol and hundreds lined the route to carrying the casket to a memorial service at North Phoenix Baptist Church. Later Thursday, the senator will be flown to Washington, D.C. for services later this week.

Court agrees man could face torture, death if returned to El Salvador

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court overturned an immigration board's decision to deport an Arizona man to his native El Salvador, rejecting the lower court's "glib characterization" that murders, beatings and home invasions did not constitute persecution.

Rising hate drives Latinos and immigrants into silence

More than one in five suspected hate crimes victimized Latinos, according to a News21 analysis of responses to the National Crime Victimization Survey data from 2012 to 2016.