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Report: FBI may have missed chance to stop Texas shooters

usatoday.com — PHOENIX -- There are now reasons to believe that when Nadir Soofi and Elton Simpson headed to Dallas with an intent to kill, one of them was already a target of an open investigation. According to the New York Times, the F.B.I.

Illegal labor on industry radar

archive.azcentral.com — Metro Phoenix's largest homebuilders are aware of illegal employment practices likely contributing to construction of their houses, labor regulators say. But it's unclear what steps homebuilding companies are taking to address the growing problem. "There is a dialogue between national builders and the Department of Labor on this issue, and the industry is aware," said Eric Murray, Phoenix district director of the U.S.

Unarmed black man killed by white Phoenix officer

usatoday.com — PHOENIX - The facts surrounding Rumain Brisbon's death - the ones that could be agreed upon as of Wednesday evening - follow a narrative familiar to a nation still reeling from the racially charged police incidents in Ferguson, Mo., New York City and elsewhere.

Ahwatukee residents forced from homes after natural gas leak

azcentral.com — Eight Ahwatukee homeowners were driven from their homes after a contractor discovered a natural gas leak by chance last week, forcing the residents to evacuate with no return date in sight. It's the second time this year that a natural gas leak has forced southeast Valley residents from their homes for at least a week.

Are violent gang members among migrant children?

azcentral.com — Volatile, politically charged news stories such as the child-migrant crisis are usually accompanied by rumors and half-truths. So what are we to make of the current "red alert" from pundits and politicians that MS-13 gang members are embedded with the masses of Central American teens turning themselves in at the Texas border?

Brazil, soccer, ABC futebol

azcentral.com — After spending two days with the talent development unit of the ABC Futebol Clube, I understand a little better why the phrase "the club" wields so much influence. ABC is in its 99th year of league play in Natal. It ranks in the top 35 clubs in Brazil out of more than 400 in terms of attendance.

Heroin's hidden journey

usatoday.com — NOGALES, Ariz. - The driver of a blue Dodge Durango appeared unusually nervous to a Customs and Border Protection officer working one of the eight lanes at the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry, among the busiest entrances into the U.S. from Mexico.

World Cup fuels Brazil's brand of occupy protests

wtsp.com — ( AZ Central) -- In the days leading up to the World Cup, you can feel both electricity and anger in the streets of Rio de Janeiro. On one street, rows of green-and-yellow ribbons are strung overhead with banners celebrating the upcoming games.

World Cup fuels Brazil's brand of occupy protests

azcentral.com — In the days leading up to the World Cup, you can feel both electricity and anger in the streets of Rio de Janeiro. On one street, rows of green-and-yellow ribbons are strung overhead with banners celebrating the upcoming games. On another street, graffiti shows a soccer ball with the question, "Who is the cup really for?"

World Cup: Futbol sparks religious fervor in Rio

azcentral.com — A journey through the neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro on a recent Sunday morning revealed why soccer is like a religion in that country. It's most obvious on that day of the week, when people are off work, families gather and some of the biggest professional matches are played.
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May 27, 2015

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May 27, 2015

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May 27, 2015

RT @ryangabrielson: Growing cotton in Arizona at great expense to the Colorado River. Must read @propublica investigation by @AbrahmL. projects.propublica.org/killing-the-co…

May 27, 2015

RT @SenJohnMcCain: Sent letter last wk urging #FIFA to elect new Pres & deny Vladimir Putin 2018 #WorldCup while he invades #Ukraine: http:…

May 27, 2015

Protestors: VA-approved Medical marijuana would help prevent veteran suicides. #12News ow.ly/NsYnQ pic.twitter.com/PwT8zOgIep

May 26, 2015

Obama defeat in court a victory for Brnovich, Ducey. Activists vow to press forward. #12News 12ne.ws/1FeR1gr pic.twitter.com/dBU0ZCsD90

May 26, 2015

Mitzi Castro of AZ Dream Act Coalition: "This is not a defeat. It's a postponement of victory." More at 6pm #12News pic.twitter.com/SkLIVJOw1t

May 26, 2015

Immigrant activists vow to continue fight in the face of today's "dreamer" appeals court defeat. More at 6pm #-2news pic.twitter.com/qSFUlllQ64

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