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George Will: How GOP may win Senate seat from Michigan, of all places

DETROIT — Robert Griffin, now 90, who rose to be second in the Republican U.S. Senate leadership, was defeated in 1978. Since then, only one Michigan Republican, Spencer Abraham in 1994, has been elected to the Senate and for only one term. Evidence that former Michigan Secretary of State Te…

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Retiring the Air Force's star player is a mistake, A-10 supporters say

Retiring the Air Force's star player is a mistake, A-10 supporters say

To Tom Norris, a former Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II combat pilot, the Pentagon’s plan to retire the “Warthog” in the next few years is like a coach benching a team’s best player.

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Michael Gerson: The costs of passivity

History is like a teacher, except armed with truncheons and guns. So what are its recent lessons?

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Michael Gerson: A trumpet that always sounds retreat

The Republican Party is undergoing its most significant foreign policy debate since President Richard Nixon dismissed then-Gov. Ronald Reagan as “shallow” and of “limited mental capability,” and Reagan criticized the policy of detente, initiated by Nixon, as “a one-way street that the Soviet…

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Capitol link

This week, the Senate will vote on a two-year budget deal, the 2014 defense budget and presidential nominees.

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Tucson's Nam Jam has new name, place, price — free

Tucson's Nam Jam has new name, place, price — free

The annual concert event known as Nam Jam is Nam Jam no longer.

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Obama delays Syria vote, says diplomacy may work

WASHINGTON — President Obama said in a nationally televised address Tuesday night that recent diplomatic steps offer “the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons” inside Syria without the use of force, but he also insisted the U.S. military will keep the pressure on President Bash…

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ISLAM’S CULTURAL CAPTIVITY

My concern is to make it clear that what we in the United States know about the Islamic faith is not only distorted by our own sensationalist media, but has also been perverted through its cultural captivity by the various tribal societies that have adopted it. It is high time that we U.S. c…

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Iran, Russia seize the day as Obama does nothing

The war in Syria, started by locals, is now a regional conflict, the meeting ground of two warring blocs. On one side, the radical Shiite bloc led by Iran, which overflies Iraq to supply Bashar Assad and sends Hezbollah to fight for him. Behind them lies Russia, which has stationed ships off…

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Photography by Benjie Sanders

Photography by Benjie Sanders

Sgt. Jessie Class, Kenneth G. Ross's squad leader Bravo Company, sits at Ross's grave after everyone else has gone and has her time to say good-bye to her fellow soldier during the funeral at Evergreen Cemetery in Oct. 2005. .Ross was killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

June 05, 2013 12:16 pm
Southern Arizona service members to remember

Southern Arizona service members to remember

Some were teens just out of high school. Others, veteran service members on a second, third or fourth tour. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have claimed 54 service members with ties to Southern Arizona.

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Southern Arizona service members to remember

Southern Arizona service members to remember

The names of those who died in an earlier war - in Vietnam - are etched into a memorial wall in Washington, D.C.

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Photography by Kelly Presnell

Photography by Kelly Presnell

Five year old Carolynn Reyes cries as her mother Gladys and father Specialist James Reyes say a final goodbye before he and other members of the Arizona Army National Guard's HQ, 158th Corps Support Battalion board the buses to Tucson, Az., International Airport for flights to Ft. Lewis, WAS…

May 03, 2013 1:19 pm
Iraqi man accused in Arizona explosion indicted

Iraqi man accused in Arizona explosion indicted

PHOENIX — An Iraqi man charged with detonating a homemade explosive device outside a Social Security Administration office building in Casa Grande has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

December 07, 2012 1:00 pm
Fallen soldiers

Fallen soldiers

Army Spc. Robert Unruh, 25, a combat engineer from Tucson, died Sept. 25, 2004, when enemy forces attacked his unit in Iraq. His 45-year-old mother died of a heart attack hours after seeing his body.

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Fallen soldiers

Fallen soldiers

Pfc. Seferino Reyna, an Army combat engineer and father of two, died Aug. 7, 2005, when his vehicle was hit by a homemade bomb near Taji, about 20 miles northwest of Baghdad. Reyna was a member of the Tohono O'odham Nation.

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Fallen soldiers

Fallen soldiers

Army Sgt. Kenneth Ross, 24, a 1999 graduate of Mountain View High School, died Sept. 25, 2005, in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

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Fallen soldiers

Fallen soldiers

Army Reserve Sgt. Tina Time, 22, a native of American Samoa and a Pima Community College student, was killed Dec. 13, 2004, in a vehicle accident in Iraq.

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Fallen soldiers

Fallen soldiers

Marine Lance Cpl. Robert Zurheide Jr., 20, of Tucson, whose wife was nine-months pregnant at his funeral, was killed in hostile fire in Iraq on April 12, 2004. He graduated from Desert View High School.

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Fallen soldiers

Fallen soldiers

Marine Cpl. Jeff Lawrence, 22, of Tucson, was hit by a homemade bomb near Fallujah on July 6, 2004, days before his wife gave birth.

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