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Going pro in esports? ASU Valorant players eye turning professional

PHOENIX – The college-to-pro pipeline for esports players isn’t as clear as their NCAA counterparts. For players on the ASU Esports Valorant team, their dreams of going professional are undeterred by this lack of clarity.

Ducey to terminate federal unemployment benefits for Arizonans

PHOENIX – Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and about half of other state governors have decided to prematurely end the increased unemployment benefits that President Joe Biden had promised would be in place until Sept. 4. Starting July 10, Ducey will end the extra $300 per week benefit for Arizonans.

New field, new challenges await Sun Devils after delay of women’s soccer season

PHOENIX – Despite a disappointing 2019 season and the COVID-19 pandemic that delayed the 2020 season u, Arizona State coach Graham Winkworth believes the women’s soccer program is on the cusp of national prominence.

Chinese international students face COVID-19 dilemma: Stay put or spend big bucks to go home

PHOENIX – China has more international students studying in the U.S. than any other country, but COVID-19 has presented them with a dilemma: Stay and face losing their visas, or spend thousands to get home.

Amid COVID-related harassment of Asian Americans, experts stress need for mental health care

Asian Americans historically have been less likely to seek mental health care than other Americans, but amid harassment and some violence related to COVID-19, experts urge those in need to seek help.

Discipline and sacrifice: Taekwondo studio leads its students to better lives

CHANDLER – At the storefront NB Taekwondo & Fitness Center in Chandler, students of all ages stream through the door, looking to improve their coordination, burn off energy or get in shape. Johnny Nguyen hopes they will walk out with changed lives.

Spry rollers: Figure skaters on wheels committed to their sport

MESA – Phoenix Roller Sports Club practices figure-skating on wheels

Vietnam Wall ceremony pays final tribute to key part of McCain’s history

WASHINGTON - Applause is not often heard around the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, but that was the response from a few hundred people who came to see Cindy McCain place a wreath in honor of her husband, Sen. John McCain, who spent years as a Vietnamese prisoner of war.

Vietnamese restaurant was unlikely healing spot for McCain, other POWs

ARLINGTON, Va. - A Vietnamese restaurant may seem an unlikely place for Vietnam veterans to gather, but for more than 30 years the vets - including Sen. John McCain and many other former prisoners of war - have been coming to Nam Viet on Tet, the Vietnamese new year, to reminisce and to heal.

Court reduces death sentence in killing where defense ‘utterly failed’

A federal appeals court reversed the death sentence handed down to a Prescott man for the 1987 murder of his lover's husband, saying attorneys "utterly failed" to investigate claims that would have argued against capital punishment.

Parents, advocates rally after Queen Creek High loses five to suicide

Parents and suicide prevention advocates rallied in front of a Queen Creek school that has lost five students to suicide since May

McCain, two other Republicans, help defeat repeal of Obamacare

WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain's decision to buck his party early Friday and vote against a GOP plan to repeal Obamacare was both hailed as an example of "amazing courage" and derided as "betraying his conservative constituency."