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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.

Glendale man wants officer cited for handicap parking violation

azcentral.com — A national advocate for people with disabilities is urging Glendale to issue a parking citation to a police officer who the advocate says left his patrol car in a handica p parking space for hours on Saturday.

Family files claim against Phoenix in police shooting death of man

Labor complaint filed against Fulton Homes

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Nov 27, 2014

Mexico's President Vows To Reform Police huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/27/mex… via @theworldpost

Nov 27, 2014

@ABC7Jeff that's funny because there was media bashing as well! Happy Thanksgiving by the way.

Nov 27, 2014

@ABC7Jeff ... Ha! There was also debate about Rand Paul and Hillary Clinton. Luckily, everyone settles down once the pies come out.

Nov 27, 2014

TGiving table chatter: Ferguson, Benghazi (2nd yr in a row), Obama, what we are all thankful for (grandma's way to end evening peacefully)

Nov 27, 2014

Video: Firefighters leave west valley mulch fire, property owner left to finish cleanup. azcentral.com/story/news/loc…

Nov 27, 2014

Firefighter compares West Valley mulch fire to giant artificial Yule log (happy holidays). Layers of packed fuel. Progress slow. Update 5pm

Nov 27, 2014

Mulch fire mayhem! Smoke still wafting through West Valley. Landowner speaks at 5pm @12News pic.twitter.com/2Mo2bFgZCA

Nov 27, 2014

@LuvSeayBoys i'm sorry to hear that.It's a big problem. We will have an update at 5 PM. Definitely not losing sight of the health concerns.

Nov 27, 2014

Even in a mulch fire you can find a rainbow. Covering Westvalley nuisance this Thanksgiving. Farmer drenching site. pic.twitter.com/ZojHhoXE4u

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