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For Congress, lots to do, little time and looming elections

WASHINGTON - House members came together on the steps of the Capitol Friday to mark the 15th anniversary of 9/11, listening to speeches, joining with the U.S. Marine Band in a rendition of "God Bless America" and observing a moment of silence.


Arizona Latino Trump supporters hold fast

PHOENIX - Jose Gonzalez doesn’t wear a “Make America Great Again” hat, or have Donald Trump bumper stickers on his truck. He’s not planning to attend the Republican presidential candidate’s rally in Phoenix on Wednesday, and as an evangelical Christian pastor he said he doesn’t share his political views from the pulpit.


Muslims in Arizona: One perception, many faces

PHOENIX – Muslims in America have been burdened with a label of terrorism that colors others’ perceptions of Islam, a religion of peace and diverse followers, Arizona Muslims say.


July 20, 2016 Newscast

RNC protests, no-shows at the convention and inside the Maryvale block watch.


Maryvale block watchers refuse to be thwarted by serial shooter

PHOENIX — Despite a nerve-wracking wave of violence, Maryvale neighbors work to thwart the serial shooter, discouraging petty crime along the way.


Activists plan to shut down Phoenix intersection on Friday

PHOENIX - Protesters plan to block off the intersection of 24th Street and Camelback on Friday, organizer Rev. Jarrett Maupin said at a community meeting in Eastlake Park.


Arizona advocates react as court overturns Texas abortion restrictions

WASHINGTON - Arizona pro-choice advocates hailed Monday's ruling by the Supreme Court that said Texas' restrictions on abortion clinics are unconstitutional, calling the decision a "significant victory for women in Arizona."


June 27, 2016 Newscast

AzMERIT scores, ADOT funding and Copa America.

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U.S. team comes to Glendale in Copa America’s final stop in Valley

GLENDALE — As the manager of a Mexican restaurant in the shadow of University of Phoenix Stadium, Ruben Ruiz has seen his fair share of sports fans. But he said nothing has compared to the crowds surrounding the Copa America match between Mexico and Uruguay June 5.

The U.S. Men’s National Team trains at University of Phoenix Stadium on Thursday in preparation for its third place game against Colombia on Saturday. (Photo by Joseph Steen/Cronkite News)

Tears, cheers as Supreme Court lets stand deferred deportation case

WASHINGTON - Immigration reform advocates cried at the steps of the Supreme Court Thursday as they learned that the justices would not overturn lower courts that had blocked plans to defer deportation for millions of immigrants here illegally.


Immigration-reform protesters block Central Avenue

PHOENIX – Protesters chanting “We deserve our freedom,” and waving the American flag blocked Central Avenue outside federal immigration offices, hours after the Supreme Court deadlocked on an immigration reform case.

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Senate takes up, then blocks, competing gun-control measures

WASHINGTON - The Senate had the opportunity to act on competing gun-control measures Monday, but proceeded instead to block action on any of the proposals in votes that fell mostly along party lines.