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Ask the Garden Sage: Attracting swallowtail butterflies

Ask the Garden Sage: Attracting swallowtail butterflies

Garden Sage fields questions about butterflies, humic acid and selecting trees to save energy.

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Brazil's $40 million boosts UA's giant telescope

Brazil's $40 million boosts UA's giant telescope

Effort ensures production of mirrors here for the Giant Magellan Telescope.

July 24, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…

Spotlight on "Next Goal Wins"

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil starts next Thursday, and to celebrate, FC Tucson and the Loft Cinema are presenting a one-night-only screening of “Next Goal Wins.” The documentary is about the underdog soccer team American Samoa (called “the worst football team on Earth”), and its quest to score…

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South Sixth glows again at repurposed grocery

South Sixth glows again at repurposed grocery

Owner of 'super-marketing' firm says spillover from Congress Street revitalization will invigorate nearby neighborhoods.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Renewable Fuel Standard benefits motorists, air quality and the farm economy

When Congress expanded the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2007, it did so with three important policy objectives in mind.

October 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Photos: UFC action from Brazil

Photos: UFC action from Brazil

Action from mixed martial arts bout at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in Barueri, on the outskirt of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday. The bouts included Demian Maia vs. Jakes Shields, Dong Hyun Kim vs. Erick Silva and Joey Beltran vs. Fabio Maldonado.

October 10, 2013 7:56 pm Photos

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Photos: Digging up past on last emperor of Brazil

Photos: Digging up past on last emperor of Brazil

An ivory toothbrush thought to have belonged to Brazil's Emperor Pedro II and a minty toothpaste made by a European chemist for the Portuguese queen are among more than 200,000 pieces dating from the 17th through 19th centuries that archeologists have unearthed from a site in Rio de Janeiro …

September 19, 2013 10:52 am Photos

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How's this for a commute to work?

How's this for a commute to work?

Ty Taylor climbs above the canopy of an Amazon forest to measure its health with a variety of instruments on a 200-foot-tall flux tower.

September 10, 2013 4:02 pmLoading…
Taking the pulse of an Amazon forest

Taking the pulse of an Amazon forest

Marielle Smith climbs into the canopy of a tropical forest in the Amazon Basin to install a light sensor.

September 10, 2013 3:55 pmLoading…

Still no plan to bring back the jaguar

Two decades ago I asked the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to add the jaguar to the national list of endangered species. But like a child refusing to see a dentist, the agency has long resisted any follow-up to restore the species to the American Southwest.

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Saint House Rum Bar opening Thursday

Saint House Rum Bar opening Thursday

New venture from 47 Scott partners explores rum and Caribbean flavors.

August 14, 2013 11:03 am Photos

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Photos: UFC 163 matches

Photos: UFC 163 matches

Photos from Ultimate Fighting Championships 163 mixed martial arts matches in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from Saturday and Sunday.

August 04, 2013 6:00 am Photos

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Pope Francis on gays: Who am I to judge them?

Pope Francis on gays: Who am I to judge them?

ABOARD THE PAPAL AIRCRAFT — Pope Francis reached out to gays, saying he won’t judge priests for their sexual orientation in a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference Monday as he returned from his first foreign trip.

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Photos: Pope draws 3 million in Brazil

Photos: Pope draws 3 million in Brazil

Pope Francis has taken off from Rio de Janeiro's international airport, ending a weeklong visit to Brazil that drew an estimated 3 million people onto the sands of Copacabana beach on his final day. -AP

July 28, 2013 5:00 am Photos

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Tucson conductor lands Brazilian orchestra

Tucson conductor lands Brazilian orchestra

Linus Lerner will continue leading Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra.

September 27, 2012 2:15 pm Photos

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Brazil offers early test for American squad

LANDOVER, Md. - The nation known for "jogo bonito" - or the beautiful game - poses a unique challenge for the U.S. soccer team. While not as significant as a pair of World Cup qualifiers next month, it is a test for the Americans on how far they've come since Jurgen Klinsmann took over as co…

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Ex-US agent admits passing restricted information

A former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent in Nogales, Ariz., pleaded guilty to stealing and distributing classified government documents.

February 06, 2012 12:02 pm

US, Colombia OK accord widening American access to military bases

BOGOTA — In a private, low-key ceremony, the U.S. ambassador and three Colombian ministers signed a pact Friday giving American personnel expanded access to military bases in this drug-producing country, a deal that Venezuela's Hugo Chavez has called a threat to the region's security.

October 31, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
US-brokered deal could reinstate Zelaya

US-brokered deal could reinstate Zelaya

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Ousted President Manuel Zelaya said Friday that a U.S.-brokered pact will restore him to power in about a week, ending Honduras' isolation four months after soldiers flew the leftist leader into exile in his pajamas.

October 31, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

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