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Bat Week hopes to debunk negative rumors about bats

Government and private agencies are seeking to educate the public about bats and their vital role in the ecosystem. Cronkite News reporter Elizabeth Blackburn brings us the story from one such function at the Department of Interior in Washington, D.C.

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Diamondbacks’ broken bats bring shade to local parks

Monsoon season in the Valley brought storms that damaged approximately 300 trees in local parks, according to Greg Bach, public information officer for Phoenix Parks and Recreation.

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House Republicans pledge unity as caucus falls apart over next speaker

WASHINGTON - House Republicans said they were committed to bringing the party together Thursday, even as their caucus splintered in its search for a new speaker.


Douglas addresses public concerns about education plan

Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas released her education plan to the public on Thursday. Arizonans are working to make sense of not only Douglas’ plan but also Gov. Doug Ducey's plan and the separate Republican and Democratic proposals.


Arizona Catholics make pilgrimage to see Pope Francis

Arizona Catholics are among the faithful making a pilgrimage to see Pope Francis during his visit to the United States.

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Chandler family fulfills a loved one’s last wish with Washington trip

WASHINGTON - James Malone and his stepmom, Sheri, looked like any other first-time tourists in Washington last week as they went from monument to monument, posing and taking photos.


Franks, abortion opponents attack Planned Parenthood in House hearing

WASHINGTON - An emotional Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, accused Planned Parenthood on Wednesday of selling body parts of "innocent babies they're guilty of killing" in abortion procedures.


Congress returns from recess facing long to-do list, short calendar

WASHINGTON - When Congress returns Tuesday from a five-week vacation, its members had better be rested.