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Tweet retreat: Twitter purge trimmed lawmakers’ followers, impact small

WASHINGTON - When Twitter purged suspicious accounts last month, almost every member of Arizona's congressional delegation saw his or her followers drop, but the hits were small and experts say they will likely have little long-term impact, with some accounts already rebounding.

Unlikely allies back bill to fund $11.6 billion in national parks work

WASHINGTON - Reps. Raul Grijalva and Rob Bishop agree on almost nothing, but the two came together to back a bipartisan bill that could steer billions in federal energy revenues toward a national parks maintenance backlog that reached $11.6 billion last year - $531 million of it in Arizona.

Senate blocks Flake resolution seeking answers on Trump-Putin summit

WASHINGTON - Sen. Jeff Flake vowed to try again after the Senate blocked a vote on his resolution supporting U.S. intelligence agencies, rejecting Russian President Vladimir Putin's claim that Russia did not interfere in the 2016 elections and seeking details on the Trump-Putin summit.

After seven weeks apart in Arizona, migrant family reunited in D.C.

WASHINGTON - With a bouquet of roses and open arms, Miguel Calix waited nervously at Washington-Reagan National airport for his wife, daughter and stepdaughter to arrive on a flight from Phoenix, where they had been separated and detained after trying to cross the border and seek asylum from Honduras.

Tribal leaders tell Senate voting barriers are persistent, systemic

WASHINGTON - Native Americans have been "systematically denied access to fair representation" as a result of persistent barriers to voting, advocates and tribal leaders told a Senate roundtable.

‘Good riddance’: Democrats, environmentalists cheer Pruitt’s departure

Arizona Democrats and environmental groups welcomed the resignation of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, who aggressively rolled back agency regulations even as he was dogged by ethical questions.

Mexican ambassador: Mexico’s relationship with Trump in ‘better shape’

Two days after Mexico elected a new president, the Mexican ambassador to the U.S. said his country's relationship with the Trump administration is in better shape than it was a year and a half ago, but that there is still room for improvement.

Navajo, others testify for bill to expand protections for ‘downwinders’

WASHINGTON - Navajo officials and residents urged a Senate committee Wednesday to expand coverage of a fund that compensates uranium miners and "downwinders" - people who lived downwind from Cold War nuclear tests.

Abortion, travel ban advocates make voices heard outside Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court handed down major rulings on pregnancy centers and on President Donald Trump's travel ban, but protesters outside the court were determined to have the last word, with noisy but well-behaved crowds swelling as the surprise decisions came down.

Family separations spark feuds across Capitol; DHS defends handling

WASHINGTON - As Democrats rallied against the government's separation of families at the border, immigration agencies defended the treatment of children in shelters and President Donald Trump lobbied GOP House members on immigration bills he claims could stop the separations.

Washington’s Stanley Cup rally draws fans from Arizona, Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON - Tens of thousands of Washington Capitals fans celebrated the team's Stanley Cup victory Tuesday, packing the National Mall with a sea of red jerseys under a clear blue sky - but not all of those cheering were Washingtonians.

Ducey touts state drug program that aims to keep families together

WASHINGTON - Gov. Doug Ducey touted an Arizona program that aims to keep families together while parents are seeking treatment of opioid addiction, telling a Washington seminar that the SENSE program should be a model for the nation.