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A Florida-based developer has applied for zoning changes in Casa Grande to make way for a theme park that some say could be comparable to Disney World.  The recreation and amusement park elements would be part of a larger 1,500-acre project where Interstate 10 meets with Interstate…
02.23 / 02:03
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NASA may have a real shot at finding life outside our solar system after announcing their discovery of seven earth-sized planets found orbiting a…
02.23 / 02:03
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Sen. John McCain made a trip to Syria last week, his office confirmed to CNN…
02.23 / 02:03
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9 courageous kids and their families got a break from Chicago hospitals and took a vacation right here at the Cubs' offseason home. These superfans used the Cubs as motivation to get through treatment and they got to spend the day being treated by their favorite …
02.23 / 02:03
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Tucson-area veterans have a new facility to treat mental health and substance abuse issues. The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System is opening its new Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program on Thursday, Feb. 23.…
02.23 / 02:03
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Drivers should avoid the area, use an alternate route if…
02.23 / 02:03
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An Arizona House committee has advanced legislation providing state funding for a memorial commemorating the victims and survivors of the shooting that targeted former U.S. Rep. Gabby…
02.23 / 02:03
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The Trump administration is rescinding guidance issued by its predecessor on the rights of transgender students to use bathrooms based on the gender with which they identify. The move reverses guidance the Obama administration publicized in May 2016. At issue is whether a federal law known as Title IX protects students based on their sex or gender identity. The Justice and Education departments said Wednesday the Obama documents do not "contain extensive legal analysis or explain how the…
02.23 / 01:36
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Local law enforcement officers are arresting people who chose not to evacuate federal land near part of the Dakota Access Pipeline north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The governor of North Dakota had set Wednesday as the evacuation deadline for the largest protest camp, which is on a flat area north of the Cannonball River. He cited flooding concerns. Protesters supporting members of the Standing Rock Sioux, many of whom believe the pipeline's route under a section of the…
02.23 / 01:36
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At the Oscars this weekend, one spotlight will shine on African-American women in the space race, thanks to the movie Hidden Figures , which is nominated for three academy awards, including best picture. Dr. Mae Jemison made history in this field as the first African-American woman in space, as part of the crew on the Space Shuttle Endeavor in 1992. Jemison tells NPR's Ari Shapiro she welcomes this new interest in women and minorities who broke boundaries in space because those people were…
02.23 / 01:36
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt9wGO6l8TA When you win an election, opposition can seem kind of, well, manufactured. Asked about the protests facing members of Congress back home this week, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said, "Some people are clearly upset, but there is a bit of professional protester, manufactured base in there." It turns out, that's not far off from how the Obama team reacted when protests erupted at town halls in the Summer of 2009. "Well, I think what you've…
02.23 / 01:36
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This episode originally ran in 2015 . In 1980, Fidel Castro had a problem. The Cuban economy was in shambles. And there was open dissent in his tightly controlled country. People wanted to leave. Castro said they didn't 'have revolutionary blood.' So he decided, you know what? If you don't like it here, you can leave. Get on any boat you can find at the port of Mariel, near Havana. Over the next few months, more than 100,000 Cubans left the island on fishing boats, sailboats, and makeshift…
02.23 / 01:36
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Claiming people are being paid to riot, Republican state senators voted Wednesday to give police new power to arrest anyone who is involved in a peaceful demonstration that may turn bad -- even before anything actually…
02.23 / 01:00
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The DHS memos state that Immigration and Customs Enforcement will not exempt any immigrant in the U.S. illegally, save for those covered by Deferred Action for Children Arrivals, from immigration enforcement and…
02.23 / 00:52
tucsonnewsnow.com
Some protesters plan to move, but some in the camp plan civil…
02.23 / 00:52
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The suspect, Karon D. McVay, was arrested in Meridian on Wednesday. He has been charged with three counts of murder, one count of capital murder and felon in possession of a…
02.23 / 00:52
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A government official says the Trump administration will revoke guidelines that say transgender students should be allowed to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their chosen gender…
02.23 / 00:52
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An Arizona House committee on Wednesday voted to advance a measure that would ban photo speed and red light enforcement, the latest in a yearslong effort by opponents of photo radar to end the practice in the…
02.23 / 00:52
kpho.com
A government official says the Trump administration will revoke guidelines that say transgender students should be allowed to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their chosen gender…
02.23 / 00:52
kpho.com