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White House pets

White House pets

U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson holds his dog "Her" by the ears as White House visitors look on, April 27, 1964, on the White House lawn, Washington, D.C. At left is President Johnson's other dog, "Him." This picture raised criticism from dog lovers. (AP Photo/Charles P. Gorry)

August 20, 2013 3:30 pm
The AFI's 100 greatest love stories of all time

The AFI's 100 greatest love stories of all time

#48: "Last Tango In Paris," 1972, starring Marlon Brando. Pictured: In this 1972 file photo originally released by United Artists, actors Marlon Brando, left, and Maria Schneider are shown in a scene from, "Last Tango in Paris." (AP Photo/United Artists, file)

February 09, 2013 3:27 pm

At least 42.4 percent of police, firefighters live outside Tucson

At least 42.4 percent of Tucson police and firefighters live outside the city limits, making them unable to vote on a controversial ballot measure related to the city's public safety coverage, based on analysis of data obtained by the Arizona Daily Star.

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Housing: Appraisal reforms may be scrapped

Could the controversial appraisal system imposed nationwide by mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac last May — and now tied to lowball property valuations, busted home-sale transactions, and higher fees to consumers — be on its way out?

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House Dems issue own health-care bill with gov't-run plan on heels of Senate

House Dems issue own health-care bill with gov't-run plan on heels of Senate

WASHINGTON — Cheered by President Obama, House Democrats rolled out landmark legislation Thursday to extend health care to tens of millions who lack coverage, impose sweeping new restrictions on the insurance industry and create a government-run option to compete with private insurers.

October 30, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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City is finalist for new F-35

Tucson is a finalist for the nation's newest military jet — the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, a supersonic warplane expected to be much louder than existing aircraft based in the city.

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Gates Foundation going all-out to influence education policy

Gates Foundation going all-out to influence education policy

WASHINGTON — The real secretary of education, the joke goes, is Bill Gates.

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Guinea deal raises more doubts on China's push into Africa

BEIJING — A $7 billion mining deal between Guinea's repressive military regime and a little-known Chinese company underscores China's full-throttle rush into Africa and its willingness to deal with brutal and corrupt governments.

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Forum will help you understand Proposition 200

Proposition 200, the Public Safety First initiative, has become a contentious, emotionally debated item on the Nov. 3 city of Tucson general election ballot.

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New on DVD

New on DVD

Ten years in the making, Trey Parker and Matt Stone have finally made good on their promise to record a commentary track for "South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut." The only catch is that the track is exclusive to the new Blu-ray release of the film, and the movie's crude animation doesn't b…

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New on DVD

New on DVD

 

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School tax credit to go to US high court

PHOENIX — A challenge to Arizona's controversial tax credits to help students go to private and parochial schools will have to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Business, not politics, was behind NFL's rejection of Limbaugh

The NFL's rejecting Rush Limbaugh was a bit like the members of the Merion Cricket Club blackballing Thurston Howell III. The owners' objection to Limbaugh wasn't based on his politics — they overwhelmingly share his views. They refused to allow him to join their club in the name of good business.

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Around the world

Around the world

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Around the world

Around the world

 

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Late penalty extends UA skid to 6 straight

Late penalty extends UA skid to 6 straight

Once again, the Arizona Wildcats walked off the field, shaking their heads and wondering in disbelief what the future has in store for them next.

October 19, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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