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Students, parents, teachers pack D.C. streets at March for Our Lives

WASHINGTON - The March for Our Lives was organized by students but the estimated hundreds of thousands who crowded the streets of Washington at a peaceful, hopeful really Saturday to call for increased gun regulations represented multiple generations.


McCain called friend, a ‘character’ as Naval Academy honors ailing senator

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Arizona Sen. John McCain was recalled as both a friend and as one of the "most colorful characters" at the U.S. Naval Academy during a ceremony Friday where he was honored as one of the academy's distinguished graduates.


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.


Tribes, hit hardest by opioid crisis, have least access to federal help

WASHINGTON - Rural Native Americans have been significantly harder hit by the opioid crisis than any group in the nation, and the problem may be even worse than that because of racial misclassification on death certificates, federal data show.

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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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Legal language: Inmate’s coarse wording does not bar suit against cops

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Friday reinstated an Arizona inmate's excessive force lawsuit against the Phoenix Police Department, saying his allegation that officers "beat the crap out of" him is not unconstitutionally vague.


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.


17 lives, 17 minutes: Students rally, walk out of schools to mark one month since the Parkland shooting

Students are gathering at the Arizona Capitol, walk out of schools across the state and nation to protest gun violence.


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.


Court lets stand ruling that ‘paternity’ law is same for women and men

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday let stand an Arizona ruling that said paternity should be applied the same way in same-sex marriages as it is in opposite-sex marriages when it comes to determining parental rights.