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News Minute: Here is the latest Arizona news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. MST

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The Navajo Nation president Russell Begaye says he told prosecutors that the tribe would have supported the death penalty for the killer of an 11-year-old girl. Tom Begaye was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole as part of a plea deal in the 2016 rape and murder of 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike. Russell and Tom Begaye are not related.

PHOENIX (AP) - A four-term Arizona legislator says she faced sexual harassment by male colleagues. Republican Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita of Scottsdale says in a Facebook post she "experienced unwanted sexual advances and lewd and suggestive comments" regarding her body and appearance in 2011 when she was a newly elected lawmaker.

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona teachers are calling for a big bump in their own pay after news that Gov. Doug Ducey has showered hefty raises to his own staff while approving on only a 1 percent raise for teachers this year. Arizona Education Association President Joe Thomas called the raises demeaning to teachers.

PHOENIX (AP) - A 33-year-old man took his own life at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs medical center. The VA says the man fatally shot himself outside the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center on Friday morning.

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