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Pope Francis’ visit to Ciudad Juárez a symbol of progress for border residents

CIUDAD JUÁREZ, MEXICO — The stage for Pope Francis’ highly anticipated public mass along the U.S.-Mexico border is just a skeleton of its future incarnation. But in a few days Francis will use it to address tens of thousands of people with a long-awaited message: Ciudad Juárez is back.


Federal appeals court voids death sentence in 1980 Tucson rape-murder

WASHINGTON - A sharply divided court Thursday overturned Robert Douglas Smith's death sentence in a brutal 1980 rape and murder near Tucson, saying lower courts wrongly ignored evidence that Smith was intellectually disabled at the time of the crime.

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Efforts to reduce cellphone use while driving hindered by enforcement concerns

Using a cellphone while driving, especially if the driver is a teen, is known to be unsafe and a distraction. House Bill 2241 is an effort to take phones out of the hands of young drivers, but law enforcement says the proposed legislation would be difficult to enforce.


Cronkite News: Jan. 27, 2016

This edition of Cronkite News focuses on Sheriff Joe Arpaio's support of Donald Trump, the backlog of testing for sexual assault cases and how people are turning to mini-pigs as pets.


Flagstaff runner puts Arizona marathon win in perspective

FLAGSTAFF - Hailed as a humbling test of human endurance, the marathon requires power, precision and, above all, perspective.

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Elusive NFL QB Cunningham enters College Football Hall of Fame as punter

SCOTTSDALE – Randall Cunningham created a lasting legacy for himself as a quarterback in the NFL using his arm and running ability. But he needed his punting leg to get him into the College Football Hall of Fame.


Language immersion classrooms bring students education and culture

When Reva Wood was a child, her Spanish-speaking parents made the decision to only speak to her in English. They wanted to protect Wood.


Protesters march to demand an end to mass deportations

Families and immigrant advocates marched through downtown to demand an end to mass deportations. The group started at the capital and made stops at the Phoenix Police Department and ICE detention center.

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Heroin’s deadly grip claims another young addict as overdoses continue to climb

Just a few days after promising to go back to drug treatment, David Richter went on the last heroin binge of his life. He overdosed and died on his bathroom floor.

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State funding cuts endanger Joint Technical Education Districts, advocates warn

Hailey Adams surveys the equipment in the West-MEC Veterinary Sciences building: an array of kennels, surgical tables and X-ray machines.

Hailey Adams is a West-MEC Veterinary Sciences Instructor who teaches students to become certified veterinary assistants. (Photo by James Anderson/Cronkite News)

Veterans rally at VA medical center to protest lack of progress in improving care

Veterans rallied on Monday outside the Carl T. Hayden Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Phoenix to protest what they say is a lack of progress in improving care at the hospital despite a visit from President Barack Obama in March.


Parking app wins Phoenix’s first ‘App Hack’ competition

ParkX has won Phoenix’s Smart City App Hack competition and will represent the city at the global competition in Barcelona, Spain, in November.