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Bear sighted on Northeast Side

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There has been another bear sighting, this one on the Northeast Side of Tucson. 

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Pima Animal Care Center moves into new shelter

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TUCSON – It’s been three years since voters approved funding for a $22 million project to expand Pima Animal Care Center. 

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John McCain to Trump: Lay off the 'fake news' claims

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Senator John McCain again called out President Trump for his anti-media rhetoric. 

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Court rules for Pima County on economic development issue

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A new court decision says Pima County didn't need to use competitive bidding to lease county-owned land to a balloon spaceflight company for a headquarters and operations base as part of an economic development package.      

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Ex-Tempe teacher sentenced to lifetime probation in sex case

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A former Tempe middle-school teacher accused of having sexual encounters with a student has been sentenced to lifetime probation with sex offender terms.    

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Disney pays billions for Fox’s big names

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The Walt Disney Co. wants Bart Simpson, the "X-Men" and the National Geographic Channel, and on Thursday confirmed that it will pay $52.4 billion to buy them and other big-name brands and programming from Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox. 

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Why some sex abuse victims wait to speak out

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The movement is defining our time and could possibly change the future for many people who have been victimized by sexual harassment. 

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Navajo Code Talker Teddy Draper Sr. dies at the age of 96

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Only 10 Navajo Code Talkers from World War II remain alive after Teddy Draper Sr. died Thursday morning in Prescott, according to the Navajo Nation. 

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Reunion between PCSD sergeant and the man he saved

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Three months ago Irving Hernandez was taken hostage during a carjacking on the south-side. 

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TRAFFIC ALERT: I-19 at Ajo Way to close overnight starting Friday for bridge deck pours

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Interstate 19 and Ajo Way near the freeway will be closed Friday night through midday Saturday, December 16. 

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National Park Service reduces fee-free days to 4 in 2018

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Mark your calendars! There are fewer days you can enjoy national parks for free next year.

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PCSD Sgt. meets the hostage he rescued during a carjacking

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Thursday the Pima County Sheriff's Department held a year end review press conference to talk about notable items and events in their 2017.  

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Since Sandy Hook, nearly 1,000 kids under the age of 12 have died from guns

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Nearly 1,000 children under the age of 12 have died from guns in the U.S. in the five years since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. 

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FCC strikes down net neutrality

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The Federal Communications Commission has voted to repeal "net neutrality" rules, a move that many critics say will destroy equal access to the internet. NBC's Blayne Alexander reports. More>>

Legislature's lawyers says "resign-to-run" not triggered

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PHOENIX (AP) - The Legislature's nonpartisan legal counsel says Arizona's "resign to run" law won't be triggered if sitting lawmakers want to seek the U.S. House seat vacated by Trent Franks.      

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Man in custody after police shooting, standoff

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A man accused of shooting two suburban St. Louis police officers who were both saved by their bulletproof vests, is in custody after a lengthy standoff.     

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Adopt This Pet: Kilo

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Adopt This Pet: Kilo

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UPDATE: DPS troopers shoot, kill man who tried to run them over

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Department of Public Safety officers and Tucson Police are on the scene of a shooting in midtown.  

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5 taken into custody in Pinal County for drug smuggling

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5 taken into custody in Pinal County for drug smuggling

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Eight planets found orbiting distant star, NASA says

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For the first time, eight planets have been found orbiting a distant star, Kepler-90, 2,545 light-years from Earth in the Draco constellation, NASA announced Thursday.

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The Latest: FCC votes down Obama-era 'net neutrality' rules

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The Federal Communications Commission has voted on party lines to undo sweeping Obama-era "net neutrality" rules that guaranteed equal access to internet.

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Smooth your holiday travels by being prepared

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Traveling over the holidays? We have some tips to help smooth your travels this holiday season.

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Refund check coming to Arizonans who bought certain kind of blood test

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Refund check coming to Arizonans who bought certain kind of blood test

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Mom of five pregnant with quadruplets

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(KJAC) A Texas mother of five is expecting four more babies. 43-year-old Ruth Mochire discovered she was pregnant after coming back from a month-long family vacation in Kenya. 

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John McCain hospitalized for cancer treatment side effects

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Sen. John McCain has been hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center outside Washington D.C. for side effects from his cancer treatment, his office said in a Wednesday release. 

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Sierra Vista woman arrested on drug charges

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Sierra Vista woman arrested on drug charges

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Stunning video shows Geminid meteor shower over remote Chinese mountains

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This time-lapse video displays the full beauty of the meteor shower in northeast China's Changbai Mountains.

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The best gadget gifts for 2017

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This year's best gadget gifts just want to help. Whether it's soothing your baby back to sleep for you, making it easier to cook dinner, or relieving stress by transporting you to another world. These are the CNNTech team's favorite...

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Drones are fighting wildfires in some very surprising ways

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Bad as they are, the wildfires now raging in southern California aren't exactly unprecedented. Wildfires in the U.S. were brutal last summer too, scorching more than 8.8 million acres and cloaking the...

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Best church Nativity pageant ever? Sheep steals baby Jesus, Mary saves him

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Little Teegan Benson, 2, could not wait to get up on stage to play the role of "sheep" in the First Baptist Church of White Pine's Nativity scene this weekend in Tennessee. "They were all itching to get up there so they could dance along with the music," Teegan's mom, Tana Benson, told TODAY Parents. But Teegan had bigger plans than just...

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Hawaii case draws attention to same-sex child support issues

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National gay rights advocates are watching how a child support fight between a divorced lesbian couple plays out in Hawaii, likely the first such case before a state Supreme Court, experts say.

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Ice Castle Rises In Colorado

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 An ice castle so big that you can walk through it is coming to life in Colorado.

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Sandy Hook: How Newtown is coping five years after massacre

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 "Twelve-fourteen" is shorthand for enduring pain in this town.

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Omarosa Manigault Newman says she quit White House job, wasn’t fired

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Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman denied Thursday she was fired from her White House position, insisting instead that she left on her own terms — but acknowledged being "uncomfortable," "upset" and... 

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Putin praises Trump on economy, says Russia collusion claims are ‘invented’

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Allegations of collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s election campaign were “invented” by Trump's opponents, Vladimir Putin said Thursday while praising the president's “serious...

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Active weather pattern taking shape

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TUCSON - A series of storm systems are set to arrive over the next 7-10 days.

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Remembering Sandy Hook 5 years later

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(NBC) --  Today will be a day of remembrance in Newtown, Connecticut as people there mark the 5th year anniversary of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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As ‘net neutrality’ vote nears, some brace for a long fight

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NEW YORK (AP) — As the federal government prepares to unravel sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet, advocates of the regulations are bracing for a long fight.

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Phoenix girl, 3, dies after abuse by mom's boyfriend, police say

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PHOENIX- A 3-year-old girl who was on life support after spending the day Sunday with her mother's boyfriend has died, according to police. "The last three or four days has been a nightmare," said the girl's... 

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Alabama upset puts Arizona into 2018 spotlight

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For the first time in a generation a Democrat is going to the Senate from Alabama.  Doug Jones' improbable upset in a deeply red state has Southern Arizona politicos anxious about next fall.  

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College hockey player with Arizona ties deported while returning to U.S. from Mexico

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A promising young hockey player who trained in Scottsdale is now caught up in an immigration battle. 

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Flake's son describes depression after Arpaio charges in dog-kennel deaths

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Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake's son Austin Flake says that he has been treated for depression for the last three years, since former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's recommendation of felony charges against him and his ex-wife after 21 dogs died at a Gilbert kennel. 

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Navajo Nation sues Wells Fargo in fake-account scandal

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The Navajo Nation has accused Wells Fargo & Co. of coercing vulnerable members of the tribe into opening accounts they didn't need as part of an aggressive sales campaign for which it has already agreed to pay tens of millions of dollars in penalties and settlements. 

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Russell Simmons accused of rape by three more women

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Three women have accused hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons of rape, The New York Times reported on Wednesday — allegations that the Def Jam Records co-founder vehemently denies. 

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Tips to prevent holiday stress and depression

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The holiday season can be the most stressful and depressing time of the year. 

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Mail thief steals ashes from Tucson woman

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She paid extra for the delivery to require a signature.

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ADOT to invest in dust detection equipment for I-10

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The Arizona Department of Transportation is working on a $58-million project that involves implementing a dust-detection system and widening the interstate near Picacho and Eloy. 

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Rabies in gray foxes have quadrupled in Arizona

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The Arizona Department of Health Services says rabies activity in the state's gray fox populations has quadrupled in several counties.

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Chandler Salvation Army bell ringer collects $31,000

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If you've been out and about shopping this month, surely you've seen dozens of Salvation Army volunteers ringing their bells and collecting generous donations by the red kettles. 

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Raytheon reaches missile milestone

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They delivered the 5,000 Rolling Airframe Missile to the German Navy.

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Don't miss the Geminid meteor shower in Tucson

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The annual Geminid meteor shower will be on full display overnight. In fact, scientists say this meteor shower, in particular, is one of the best to watch during the year.

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Net neutrality vote looms

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The Federal Communications Commission is set to vote Thursday on repealing "net neutrality" rules, a change that could fundamentally change the future of the internet. NBC's Liz McLaughlin reports.

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PACC finds rabid skunk at eastside park

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The Pima Animal Care Center is warning the public about a dead skunk. 

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DHS secretary: Border wall would help ease 'national crisis'

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The new head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security says she hopes construction on a border wall will begin soon.      

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Frosty goes up in flames

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(KSNF) A giant snowman statue at a Missouri high school has been replaced after the original was burned to the ground by vandals.

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Lock-down lifted at northwest side middle school

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     Authorities placed Tortolita Middle School on a precautionary lock-down for about one hour Wednesday morning, but the lock-down has since been lifted.       The situation started just after 11:00 a.m. and lasted until approximately 11:15 a.m.      Pima County Sheriff's deputies tell News 4 Tucson, they were searching for the location of a suicidal subject. Officials say the call was in the surrounding area, and was not on campus, ... More>>

Endangered fish returns to Santa Cruz River near Tucson

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After 70 years of absence, fish surveys conducted in November show the reappearance of the endangered Gila topminnow in the Santa Cruz River, northwest of Tucson, according to a press release. 

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Tucson among the most dangerous cities for cyclists

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Tucson ranked second for being among the most dangerous cities for bike riding, according to a 24/7 Wall St report. 

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Arizona agencies launch driving safety campaign

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Arizona agencies launch driving safety campaign

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Sex offender notification in Yavapai County

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Sex offender notification in Yavapai County

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Arizona Supreme Court to consider groundwater supply case

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PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to review a groundwater supply issue involving a planned large new residential development in Sierra Vista. 

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Business leaders plan push to increase education sales tax

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PHOENIX (AP) - A group of business leaders is pushing for a measure to go on the 2020 ballot to increase the sales tax that supports Arizona public K-12 schools and universities.      

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Starry wishes granted: Teens meet Star Wars cast at premiere

In this Dec. 9, 2017 photo, Daisy Ridley, right, a cast member in the film “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” laughs with Shannon McNabb, from left, Tyler Woodward and Chris Alegria at the premiere of the film at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. In this Dec. 9, 2017 photo, Daisy Ridley, right, a cast member in the film “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” laughs with Shannon McNabb, from left, Tyler Woodward and Chris Alegria at the premiere of the film at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
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Tyler Woodward was a Star Wars fan long before his cancer diagnosis. 

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ABOR to hold special board meeting

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The Arizona Board of Regents will hold a meeting on Wednesday, December 13 at the Fulton Center located at Arizona State University. 

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Sources say deal reached on tax overhaul

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House and Senate GOP leaders have forged an agreement on a sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws.

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The Latest: Minn. Sen. Smith says she's proud of Planned Parenthood work

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The woman who has been appointed to Minnesota Sen. Al Franken's seat says she will also run in a special election next year to complete Franken's term.      

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Google's top searches for 2017: Matt Lauer, Hurricane Irma and more

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This year, you wanted to know more about one of the most powerful storms on record, the devastating Hurricane Irma. 

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10 smart swaps that will save you hundreds of calories

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Tis the season for indulgent meals! Instead of going into the new year wishing you’d eaten healthier over the holidays, start now: Use these one-ingredient swaps to shave off hundreds of calories from your favorite holiday meals — without sacrificing... 

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Tucson-area McDonald’s giving away McNuggets on Uber Eats

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On December 13, Tucson- area McDonald’s are giving away 10-piece Chicken McNuggets to customers who place a McDelivery using the Uber Eats app. There are 33 McDonald’s restaurants around Tucson participating. 

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UPDATE: TUSD votes down Catalina, University HS campus swap

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The Tucson Unified School Board voted down a plan to swap two school campuses between three schools.

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Opioid crisis straining foster system as kids pried from homes

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INDIANAPOLIS — The case arrives with all the routine of a traffic citation: A baby boy, just 4 days old and exposed to heroin in his mother's womb, is shuddering through withdrawal in intensive care, his fate now...  

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House of 1,000 Santas

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A Colorado woman has more than 1,000 Santas decorating her home.

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Grandpa's Little "Hacker" Goes On Shopping Spree

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A Florida business owner got a big surprise when hundreds of dollars in toys arrived at his restaurant.

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CNN says Anderson Cooper's Twitter account apparently hacked

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CNN says Anderson Cooper's Twitter account was hacked after a since-removed tweet from his handle called the president a "tool" and a "pathetic loser" following Democrat Doug Jones win in Alabama's Senate election.

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Return of Rawle could affect teammates' minutes

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Rawle Alkins played 22 minutes in his return from foot surgery. In 2016-17, the 6-foot-5 wing averaged 28 minutes. Arizona will look to adjust once Alkins' minutes ramp up. Watch the above video to hear from Allonzo Trier and Sean Miller on Alkins' return. More>>

Kidnapping Victim Pleads "Help Me!"

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Customers and staff at an Oregon sporting goods store call police after kidnapping victim mouths "help me" several times while shopping with her abductor.  KGW's Taylor Viydo reports.

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Democrat Doug Jones wins Alabama Senate seat

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Democrat Doug Jones has won election to the U.S. Senate from Alabama, dealing a political blow to President Donald Trump.

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DPS trooper injured in collision

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A Department of Public Safety trooper was injured in a crash that happened on the Interstate 19 and Ajo Way off-ramp. 

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