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US government shuts down as Congress fails to overcome standoff over spending and immigration

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US government shuts down as Congress fails to overcome standoff over spending and immigration.

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Alleged CIA China turncoat Lee may have compromised U.S. spies in Russia too

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The arrest last week of a former CIA officer suspected of spying for China exposed one of the most significant intelligence breaches in American history. 

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Police: Woman gets 20 years in prison for death of daughter

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PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in the 2016 death of her toddler.

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CRIME TRACKERS: History of domestic violence in murder suicide case

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A tragic story of Domestic Violence. Tucson police identified the man and woman of an apparent murder suicide.

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N4T Investigators: Civil rights officials look into TUSD teacher's complaint

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Civil rights officials looking into TUSD teacher's complaint. A Tucson Unified School District teacher's accusations of discrimination are now being investigated by state and federal officials. 

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Trump’s border wall models thwart U.S. commandos in tests

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Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed wall with Mexico indicate their imposing heights should stop border crossers, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the rigorous assessment told The Associated Press.

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IOC approves unified Korea Olympic team, 22 North Korean athletes

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North and South Korean athletes will compete on the same team at the Olympics for the first time, while the IOC approved 22 North Koreans to compete overall in PyeongChang.

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California torture house: Teen who escaped overcame tremendous odds

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Shaking off the shackles was just the first step for the starving teenager who escaped from the California horror house and saved her 12 siblings when she blew the whistle on her parents, experts said Friday. 

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Arizona plan to combat opioids would limit dosages, amounts

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PHOENIX (AP) - Legislation proposed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to address the opioid crisis bars doctors from prescribing more than an initial five-day supply of pain medication in most cases and limit the maximum dose they could prescribe to most chronic pain patients.

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Records paint bleak picture of suspect in serial killings

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PHOENIX (AP) — A man accused of killing nine people in metro Phoenix grew up in a household plagued by domestic violence, left home at 16 to live with his girlfriend and was in prison three years later for manslaughter after participating in a robbery at a strip club where an accomplice was fatally shot, court records show.

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Arizona women get first conference win in Unity Game

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TUCSON, Ariz. – The Arizona Wildcats (5-13, 1-6 Pac-12) grabbed their first conference win of the season on Friday night with a victory over Colorado (11-7, 2-5 Pac-12) by a score of 72-63 in McKale Center.

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DACA recipient worries about future as government shutdown begins

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Fernando Najera, 20, works at a Tucson law firm. He is an aspiring attorney, a junior at the University of Arizona and a DACA recipient. "It changed my life," Najera said. 

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Governor denies parole for Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

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The governor of California has again denied parole for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson. 

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Zoppé Family Circus

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The Zoppé Family Circus is in town! Shows go from Jan. 12th through Jan. 21st.  Click here for more information or to purchase tickets to the show. 

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Enough senators have voted against a bill preventing government shutdown to block the measure, roll call still underway

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Enough senators have voted against a bill preventing government shutdown to block the measure, roll call still underway.

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Montreal Artist Expertly Pranks Police With Fake Car Made of Snow

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When life gives you snow, you make a fake car out of it in a snow removal zone to play a prank on police officers and snowplow drivers alike.

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WSJ: Cohen paid porn star through private LLC created just weeks before election

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Washington (CNN) -- Just weeks before the 2016 presidential election, President Donald Trump's lawyer formed a private LLC to pay a former porn star in exchange for not speaking publicly about an alleged sexual encounter with the then-candidate, 

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Delta sets new guidelines on service animals allowed on board

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Delta Air Lines is tightening the leash on service and emotional support animals, requiring human passengers to hand over more information about their pets before everyone gets cozy in coach. 

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Facebook to rank news outlets by trustworthiness

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CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Friday the social media network is using surveys to rate news organizations and assign them trust scores. 

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$5,500 reward offered in death of Tucson man

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A $5,500 reward is being offered in the unsolved homicide of a Tucson man. 

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Tucson firefighters help one of their own

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A Tucson firefighter who battled the toughest flames now faces a daily battle. 

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First North, then Saint, now Chicago -- Kanye and Kim name their third child

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It's Chicago West. Kim Kardashian West took to Twitter on Friday to announce the name of the third child that she and husband Kanye West have welcomed into the world. 

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Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose, coroner says

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More than three months after rocker Tom Petty died, his official cause of death has been determined as an accidental drug overdose. 

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Tucson to install more hawk crossings to increase pedestrian safety

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Melanie Romero is no stranger to using the hawk crossing at 1st and Graybill Avenue. 

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4 Your Health: Home health care benefits for veterans

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Many veterans are now receiving home health care benefits through the Veterans Administration.

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Sisters of victim in Phoenix serial killer case accused of evidence tampering

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The sisters and girlfriend of a man killed in a series of Phoenix-area shooting deaths have been arrested for taking that victim's cellphone from the crime scene.     

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Arizona guarantees Grand Canyon won't close over shutdown

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Arizona officials are guaranteeing the Grand Canyon National Park will remain in full operation if Congress fails to pass a budget and a government shutdown ensues.    

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Supreme Court to hear travel ban 3.0 challenge in April

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Washington (CNN) -- The Supreme Court said Friday that it would take up a challenge to the latest version of President Donald Trump's travel ban. Oral arguments will be heard in April. 

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Michael Phelps: 'I am extremely thankful that I did not take my life'

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(CNN) -- Far from the familiar waters of an Olympic pool, swimmer Michael Phelps shared the story of his personal encounter with depression at a mental health conference in Chicago this week. 

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Authorities identify man and woman who died in apparent murder-suicide

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TUCSON (KVOA) -- Tucson police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide after a man and woman were found inside a south side home Thursday. 

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Paramedics called to Justice Sonia Sotomayor's house for low blood sugar

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(CNN) -- US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor suffered "symptoms of low blood sugar" and paramedics were called to her home Friday, according to a Supreme Court spokesperson. 

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Hijab-wearing model stars in L'Oréal Paris hair campaign

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(CNN) -- L'Oreal Paris is breaking barriers and making history by featuring a hijab-wearing woman in a hair campaign. 

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This blood test may be able to detect 8 types of cancer, study says

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(CNN) -- Scientists have made progress on developing an experimental blood test that could detect many types of cancer in their early stages, and possibly even their locations in the body. 

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Poll: More than half of Americans strongly disapprove of President Trump

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President Donald Trump ends his first year in office with 39 percent of Americans approving of his job performance, according to the latest national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll — the lowest mark in the poll’s history for any modern president ending his first year. 

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Amazon hikes the price of Prime monthly memberships by 18%

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Amazon Prime is about to get more expensive for anyone with a monthly subscription. 

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Tim Cook: Next iPhone update will let you disable intentional slowdown

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You will be soon able to opt out of Apple intentionally slowing down your iPhone's performance. 

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The Latest: Trump says he's committed to protecting life

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and his views on abortion rights (all times local):     

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Trump addressing March for Life from Rose Garden

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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is addressing the anti-abortion March for Life from the White House Rose Garden.      Organizers say the video address Friday makes him the first president to speak to the march using that technology. Anti-abortion activists say their fight against abortion rights is in the strongest position it's been in in more than a decade.      That's despite Trump's onetime advocacy for abortion rights, a stance he says ... More>>

Trump admin settles on facility for Jerusalem embassy, plans to move as early as next year

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(CNN)The Trump administration has settled on a location for the new US embassy in Jerusalem and plans to move into the facility by 2019, two senior administration officials tell CNN. .

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Stone closed at Speedway after pedestrian hit

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Southbound Stone Avenue from Speedway Boulevard to First Street will be shut down for an unknown period of time due to a motor vehicle crash.

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Temporary bike path closure on Sunset Road

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TUCSON -- The path connection on Sunset Road west of the I-10 Frontage Road will be closed temporarily, beginning Friday, Jan. 19 through Mon, Jan. 22. 

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Tucson science teacher wins prestigious award

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A local Tucson teacher won a prestigious award on Thursday.

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Throwback to the 30's on Dillinger Days

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No plans this weekend? Take a friendly stroll at Hotel Congress in Downtown Tucson to celebrate the Dillinger Days on Friday, Jan. 19 and Saturday, Jan. 20. 

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Bunny rescued during wildfires released back home

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The bunny rescued from the Thomas Fire, captured in a video that went viral video, has been released back in to the wild. 

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Crime Trackers: Police looking for suspect who started SWAT situation

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Tucson Police continue to search for the person who set off a SWAT situation.

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Caught on camera: tow truck driver dodges out of control car

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A Michigan tow truck driver narrowly missed being hit by a car, while trying to clean up an accident in Detroit. 

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Special Delivery: Owl In The Mailbox

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A Jesup, Iowa family helped an owl after finding it in their mailbox, shivering and looking for warmth.

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What to expect from this weekend's Winter storm

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Cloud cover increases tonight, ahead of a strong cold front forming off the Pacific coast. 

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Could this be a better way to build a flu vaccine?

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(CNN) -- As a deadly flu season continues to ravage the United States, scientists are scrambling to find new ways to fight the virus, including building vaccines that offer stronger protection against the most aggressive flu strains and last longer than just one season. 

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Glendale officer murder convict has death sentence overturned

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An Arizona Supreme Court ruling upholds a man's murder conviction but overturns his death sentence in the 2007 killing of a Glendale police officer during a routine traffic stop. 

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House votes to avert government shutdown, path in Senate unclear

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(CNN)The House voted Thursday night to avert a government shutdown, sending the bill on to the Senate, where its future is much less certain. 

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'This is depraved conduct,' DA says of California couple accused of torturing kids

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Riverside, California (CNN)A California district attorney painted a horrible picture of physical and emotional abuse as he announced torture charges Thursday against a Riverside County couple accused of keeping their 13 children captive and malnourished in their home. 

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Stalking: Know the warning signs

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(KTIV) When you think of a stalker, you often think of a complete stranger following your every move, but more times than not, a stalker will be someone you know.

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Cate Reese becomes Wildcats first women's McDonald's All-American

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Five-star women's basketball prospect Cate Reese has been named to the Women's McDonald's All-American Team, a first for a player committed to Arizona. 

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Prince William embraces his baldness

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Prince William unveils new haircut embracing his baldness.

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Tucson dispensary owner believes Sessions marijuana memo will backfire

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 The Trump administration is changing the rules on how the federal government is able to handle marijuana laws at the state level.

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Snow and Sleet Covered the Ground in Parts of All 50 States Wednesday

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Included is Florida, where satellite imagery also verified the existence of snow or sleet in the far northwestern corner of the state. 

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Paycheck bump coming soon -- here’s how much you can expect

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New IRS federal tax-withholding guidelines should give millions of Americans higher paychecks in 2018.

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McSally leads GOP Senate race, Arpaio hurting Ward, new poll shows

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Tucson Congresswoman Martha McSally leads the three-way Republican primary for U.S. Senate, while former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's entry into the race is hurting former state legislator Kelli Ward, according to a new poll released Tuesday. 

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This pop-up art exhibit lets you interact with the ice cream art

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In Old Town Scottsdale is an interactive pop-up art exhibit that is pretty sweet. It’s called “The Art of Ice Cream.” 

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Arizona state senator wants to ban drivers from having pets in their laps

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A state lawmaker is seeking to ban pets from sitting in the laps of Arizona drivers.

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Amazon's second headquarters: The pros and cons of the finalists

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Amazon's second headquarters finalists: Their pros and cons

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Two dogs died in mobile house fire

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A mobile home fire near 1200 West Miracle Mile has killed two dogs, according to a tweet from the Tucson Fire Department. 

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Tucsonans concerned about closure of federal recreation areas

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TUCSON- The House of Representatives passed a spending bill 230-197 but the threat of a government shutdown remains. 

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TUSD files claim against city and county for flood damage

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Monsoon rain flooded the Tucson High School football field last July.

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Diamondbacks' Yasmany Tomas arrested for criminal speeding

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Diamondbacks outfielder Yasmany Tomas was arrested for criminal speeding Thursday morning on Loop 101 at Baseline Road, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. 

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Restaurant raising money for injured employee

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A local restaurant is asking the community for help after one of its employees was shot multiple times. 

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Via Air launches Austin flights from Tucson

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Via Air will begin nonstop service from Tucson International Airport (TUS) to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) starting Thursday, according to a media release. 

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Arts & Entertainment: Jan. 18, 2018

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Herb Stratford is the arts/culture and film critic for KVOA. 

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House passes stopgap funding bill to avert government shutdown at midnight Friday; Senate prospects uncertain

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House passes stopgap funding bill to avert government shutdown at midnight Friday; Senate prospects uncertain.

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2-year-old saved by off-duty border agent

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Off-duty Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent Jed Eckler performed CPR that saved a 2-year-old boy Wednesday afternoon, according to a press release.

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TPD searching for armed robbery suspects

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The Tucson Police Department is searching for the suspects who robbed a Wienerschnitzel at gunpoint, on Dec. 16. 

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Shutdown showdown

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President Trump warns Democrats will be blamed and national security could be put at risk if Congress can't agree to a new spending bill and avoid a government shutdown. 

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Public input sought for I-10 interchange at Houghton

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The public is invited to attend a Feb. 8 open house on a proposed new Interstate 10 interchange. 

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Prosecutors want to call 19 other accusers at Cosby retrial

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Prosecutors preparing for Bill Cosby's retrial on sexual assault charges want to call 19 other accusers to try to show a pattern of "prior bad acts" over five decades.   

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El Guero Canelo wins national award

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El Guero Canelo, known for its Sonoran hot dogs, has won a national restaurant award.

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Crash closes westbound I-10 in Bowie

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 A crash has closed I-10 westbound in Bowie. .

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Tide Pod Challenge: YouTube is removing 'dangerous' videos

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YouTube and Facebook are trying to stop the spread of the Tide Pod Challenge, a bizarre and dangerous phenomenon in which social media users eat laundry detergent packets on camera. 

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Oil spill off China coast now the size of Paris

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(CNN) -- An oil spill from an Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea is now the size of Paris. 

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Tucson teenager becomes a published author

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TUCSON -- Thanks to his wish request to Make- A- Wish Arizona, Austin Thacker, 19, is now a published author.

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A woman confesses to a killing after police spot murder weapon in her Facebook photo

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(CNN) -- On the evening of March 24, 2015, Cheyenne Antoine and Brittney Gargol posed for a selfie and posted it on Facebook before heading out for the night. Within hours, 18-year-old Gargol was dead, her body found lying on the side of a road in Saskatchewan, Canada. 

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Nogales P.D. responds to threat directed to 3 local schools

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NOGALES -- Three local schools in Nogales were threatened by two male juveniles. 

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Terrifying crash caught on camera

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(WDIV) - Michigan State Police reminded motorists to slow down in bad weather Thursday with a video showing a crash in Detroit. 

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N4T Investigators: Top five scams for 2018

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Tucson - The technological boom has brought out the worst in scammers. 

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