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Beating a hasty retweet: Avoiding the downsides of social media

WASHINGTON - Social media are filled with images of seemingly perfect people living seemingly perfect lives, but don't show the depression and anxiety that experts say can come from increased social media use. With thoughtful posting and viewing, they say, there are ways to counter the downsides of social media.


Adults with Down syndrome are more independent, experts say, but face challenges in getting old

A new generation of adults with Down syndrome is the most independent ever, in part because of parental demands. Yet new challenges loom at the same time their world is expanding


With Suns poised to select another one-and-done player, debate about value continues

On eve of NBA Draft lottery, Devin Booker and other Suns reflect on he one-and-done rule. It worked for the Suns standout. But questions remain if the rule is doing its job.


Gene therapy targets incurable diseases, but costs are high and there are risks

Gene therapy, which modifies genes, is starting to get off the ground and its treatments can cure or mitigate otherwise untreatable diseases.


Border deployment may only involve 2,000 Guardsmen, no work on wall

WASHINGTON - The National Guard will send 2,000 troops to the border, half as many as originally expected, where they will serve at least through September in limited support roles - but will not work on a border wall, federal officials said Monday.


Democrats get tips on selling progressive points in conservative areas

WASHINGTON - Arizona Democrats at a Washington training session on how to sell a progressive message to the voters in conservative districts didn't agree on all points, but they all said they plan to stick to their guns and that they think Democrats have the best chance in years in the state.


Arizona desert bighorn sheep thrive with help of conservationists – and hunters

Protecting Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep has been successful, but conservationists know that while the sheep are tough, they're also fragile.


Hands, heart and feet: Havasupai children write letters urging Trump to ban canyon mining

The Village of Supai, located inside the Grand Canyon, believes that its water supply will be affected by a uranium mine that sits above its watershed. The tribe is now working to try to stop mine production.


Democrat who lost Tuesday primary for Congress eyes August do-over

WASHINGTON - Even before losing the Democratic primary in the special election to replace former Rep. Trent Franks, Brianna Westbrook had her sights set on a fall primary when the seat will be up again. Hours after Tuesday's loss, she said she already has 800 petition signatures for an August bid.


Lesko, Tipernini win hotly contested District 8 congressional primary

WASHINGTON - Voters went to the polls Tuesday for a special primary election to replace former Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, but the nearly 2,000 who had showed up by late morning were dwarfed by the more than 101,000 mail-in ballots in the race.


Tempe opens low-income housing targeted to veterans, families

Tempe opened a 50-unit development, Valor on Eighth near downtown that has been leased to 45 low-income residents, including 13 veterans and their families.


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.