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For Lost Boy, finding life's pieces was half the journey

For Lost Boy, finding life's pieces was half the journey

Chris Garang dreamed for years of knowing his parents' fate.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Pen pal project connected kids from Tucson to Africa

Pen pal project connected kids from Tucson to Africa

Learning about others and extending a helping hand is what drew Daniel Cardenas into the pen-pal school project with children from Africa.

May 21, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Bird eggs seized at Phoenix airport

Bird eggs seized at Phoenix airport

Customs and Border Protection officers intercepted a box of bird eggs last week at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

January 27, 2014 1:12 pm

Comparing Tucson to Nairobi

As I write this piece, I am winding up my stay at the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson, where I have been based for the last several weeks as a visiting journalist from Kenya.

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Visiting Kenyan journalist says Tucson police showed restraint at protest

Visiting Kenyan journalist says Tucson police showed restraint at protest

Editor’s note: On his first day of a monthlong fellowship in Tucson, Kenyan journalist Patrick Nzioka attended Friday’s Operation Streamline protest, during which people chained themselves to a bus to prevent detainees from being sentenced and deported for being in the U.S. illegally. Below …

October 13, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Interpol issues arrest warrant for "White Widow"

Interpol issues arrest warrant for "White Widow"

LONDON — Interpol on Thursday issued an arrest notice on behalf of Kenyan authorities for Samantha Lewthwaite, the fugitive Briton whom news media have dubbed the "white widow." Lewthwaite — a 29-year-old Muslim convert whose first husband was one of the suicide bombers in the 2005 attack o…

September 26, 2013 9:13 am

Refugee from war-torn Somalia has ultimate goal of being doctor

When Aden Abdi first arrived in the United States at 9 years old, he and his family had hopes of a better life, education and success.

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UA prof gets grant to study how to halt spread of malaria

A University of Arizona professor has received a $376,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to research ways to control the spread of malaria in Kenya.

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Arpaio: Obama birth record 'definitely fraudulent'

PHOENIX — Investigators for an Arizona sheriff's volunteer posse have declared that President Barack Obama's birth certificate is definitely fraudulent.

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Md. man ate dead roommate’s heart, part of brain

Md. man ate dead roommate’s heart, part of brain

BALTIMORE — A 21-year-old college student accused of killing a housemate told police he ate the victim’s heart and part of his brain after he died.

May 31, 2012 5:02 pm Photos

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Boston Marathon: Kenyans again rule race, but heat dominates day

Boston Marathon: Kenyans again rule race, but heat dominates day

The Kenyan domination of America's most famous marathon continued as Wesley Korir, left, won the men's race and Sharon Cherop took the fiercely contested women's title.

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Boston Marathon: Kenyans again rule race, but heat dominates day

Boston Marathon: Kenyans again rule race, but heat dominates day

BOSTON - Trailing the leaders by 200 yards when the Boston Marathon slogged through Heartbreak Hill, Wesley Korir passed them one by one until he took the lead on his way out of Kenmore Square.

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School gets back stolen giraffe

A 14-foot-tall wooden giraffe stolen from the International School of Tucson in early March has been found and returned.

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Tucson school gets swiped wooden giraffe back

Tucson school gets swiped wooden giraffe back

A 14-foot-tall wooden giraffe stolen from the International School of Tucson in early March has been found and returned.

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US deploys drones to monitor pirates off Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya — For the first time, sophisticated U.S. military surveillance drones capable of carrying missiles have begun patrolling waters off Somalia in hopes of stemming rising piracy.

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Teens learn ways to combat racism (with slide show)

Teens learn ways to combat racism (with slide show)

Two-hundred teens from 15 schools pounded on their bongo drums in unison, sending rhythmic vibrations through the walls during the ninth annual It's Time to Talk Youth Forum on Race at the YWCA Tucson.

October 21, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Refusal to marry interracial couples leads to calls for ouster

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana's governor and a U.S. senator joined Friday in calling for the ouster of a local official who refused to marry an interracial couple, saying his actions clearly broke the law.

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Gates moves beyond seeds and fertilizer in Africa

SEATTLE (AP) — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced plans Thursday to move beyond seeds, fertilizer and agriculture extension services and into politics and public policy in its efforts to bring a green revolution to sub-Saharan Africa.

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