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AZ Auditor General Criticizes Lack Of ABOR Oversight
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AZ Bird Species Are Under Threat From Climate Change
Nearly half of Arizona’s bird species are vulnerable to one model of climate change according to a new analysis from the Audubon Society, which also found two-thirds of North American bird species are also threatened by climate change.
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Toxic Positivity Isnt Cheering Anyone Up
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White House Adviser Peter Navarro Calls Fictional Alter Ego An 'Inside Joke'
Peter Navarro, a key architect of President Trump's trade policy, made up one of the people the adviser repeatedly quotes in his nonfiction books. Navarro's publisher is not amused.
'We Didn't Believe We Would See The Sun Rise': Refugees From Syria Arrive In Iraq
More than 2,000 refugees have crossed into Iraq since Turkey began its assault on northeastern Syria last week. Aid groups are bracing for as many as 50,000 refugee arrivals.
New Orleans Will Use Explosives To Topple Cranes At Hard Rock Hotel Collapse Site
A tropical storm will bring gusty winds to the area, threatening the stability of two towering cranes that remain unstable following last weekend's disaster.
Some Fighting Continues In Northern Syria Despite Turkish 'Pause'
There are a lot of unanswered questions, like whether Kurdish forces are actually withdrawing from the border. The Pentagon says U.S. ground forces won't be involved in enforcing a "safe zone."
Explosions At Mosque Kill At Least 62 People In Afghanistan
It's the most serious militant attack against civilians in weeks. And it continues an alarming trend of rising casualties among the public in Afghanistan.