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McCain wins Arizona Senate Race for sixth term

Phoenix [United States], Nov. 9 : Surviving one of the most bruising election seasons of his long political career, Senator John McCain has secured a sixth term for representing Arizona in Washington by fending off a challenge from his Democratic rival, Representative Ann Kirkpatrick.

McCain, 80, weathered a revolt from within the Republican Party as he found himself in an awkward relationship with Donald J. Trump, who last year had mocked his military service and years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, saying: "He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren't captured," reports the New York Times.

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US busts drug ring

US busts drug ringPhoenix (US), Nov 1 - A network of drug traffickers linked to a powerful Mexican cartel that smuggled drugs into the US across the Arizona desert was busted after a 17-month operation, authorities said.

"Operation Pipeline Express" was launched by law enforcement agencies in May 2010.

US authorities estimate that the network had been operating for five years and during that time it smuggled more than 3.3 million pounds of marijuana, 20,000 pounds of cocaine and 10,000 pounds of heroin into the country.

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Has Palin bought a house in Arizona?

Has Palin bought a house in Arizona?Phoenix (Arizona), May 23: For months, rumors have circulated in Arizona political circles that former Alaska governor and possible 2012 presidential contender Sarah Palin either was shopping for homes in Scottsdale or had already bought one.

A just-closed deal on a secluded luxury home in far north Scottsdale might fit the bill, and talk has begun that this may be the one, the Arizona Republic daily reports.

According to the paper, Palin has gone in for an 8,000-square-foot, dark-brown stucco home with a guard gate that can keep unwanted visitors away.

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Arizona Governor vetoes presidential ‘birther bill’

 Arizona Governor vetoes presidential ‘birther bill’Phoenix, Apr 19: Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would require President Barack Obama and other presidential candidates to prove their U. S. citizenship in order to get their names on the state''''s election ballot.

Brewer, a Republican, said the bill would allow officials to judge who is eligible to run for office.

A lingering "birther" conspiracy theory asserts Obama was not born in the US and is thus ineligible to hold the office. But the bill''''s Republican backers insisted it was not aimed at Obama.

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Americans turn to Al-Jazeera for raw images of war: Study

Shahira FahmyPhoenix, Apr 20(ANI): A new study has found that most of those who use the English-language Al-Jazeera website are from the U. S., Canada, the U. K and Australia.

According to the study by Shahira Fahmy, a journalism professor at the University of Arizona, respondents indicated that they appreciate the graphic pictures of war they find on the site that they don''t see in the mainstream media.

Findings suggested that nine out of 10 of those surveyed support the broadcasting of graphic visuals, including that of the Iraq War and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

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Phoenix Race For The Cure Raises $ 2 Million For Breast Cancer Awareness

Phoenix Race For The Cure Raises $ 2 Million For Breast Cancer AwarenessDowntown Phoenix turned pink as 33,000 runners and walkers came out for the 16th Annual Susan G. Komen Phoenix Race for the Cure. Survivors and supporters showed up in great numbers and helped raise $ 2 million for breast cancer awareness which organizers said was the equivalent of about 160,000 mammograms.

The event included a 5 K run/ walk as well as a 1 mile run/walk with the Phoenix Race the largest 5K event in the state and one of the largest top ten ‘Race for the Cure’ events in the country.

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