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AZ cops try to deport Latino US citizen for protesting Trump

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As if this presidential race couldn’t get any weirder, Arizona gives us one of the craziest stories of the 2016 campaign: a U.S. citizen who was almost deported because she protested Donald Trump. Jacinta Gonzalez was one of the individuals who blocked an Arizona highway last week in an effort to derail a Donald Trump rally in Fountain Hills. Blocking ... Read More »

Arizona Senate Approves Ban on Common Core Standards

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Calling them a federal “dictate,’’ Sen. Al Melvin persuaded Republican colleagues in the Senate to vote Tuesday to scrap the Common Core education standards the state and schools adopted just four years earlier.

 

The legislation crafted by the Tucson Republican prohibits the state Board of Education from doing anything more to implement the standards that are designed to spell out what students should be learning at all stages of their education. It also means those schools which have put them in place are going to have to dump them...

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Arizona Governor Pressured To Scratch Bill Angering Gays

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Four years after igniting a national uproar over immigration, the Arizona Legislature has jumped into the battle over gay rights with a piece of legislation that had opponents on Friday predicting business boycotts against the state.

The legislation allows business owners with strongly held religious beliefs to refuse service to gays, and all eyes are on Republican Gov. Jan Brewer as she decides whether to sign the bill. A decision is likely next week...

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