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19 firefighters dead in Arizona’s Yarnell Hill Fire
AZcentral.com: Arizona State forestry officials have confirmed that 19 firefighters have died in the Yarnell Hill Fire, giving the state its biggest wildfire firefighter tragedy.
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Photo credit: David Kadlubowski/The Republic

19 firefighters dead in Arizona’s Yarnell Hill Fire

AZcentral.com: Arizona State forestry officials have confirmed that 19 firefighters have died in the Yarnell Hill Fire, giving the state its biggest wildfire firefighter tragedy.

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Photo credit: David Kadlubowski/The Republic

Arizona mom released from Mexico jail

NBC News: Yanira Maldonado, the Arizona mother held for more than a week in a Mexico jail on suspicion of drug smuggling, was released late Thursday after the case against her was dismissed.

The mother-of-seven, from Goodyear, Ariz., would return immediately to the United States, her lawyer Jose Francisco Benitez Paz said.

"Many thanks to everyone, especially my God who let me go free, my family, my children, who with their help, I was able to survive this test," she told reporters.

Photo: Media witnessed the release of Yanira Maldonado from prison in Nogales, Mexico, late Thursday. (Erika Angulo / NBC News)

Gabrielle Giffords to Senate on gun control: ‘You must act’
JUST IN: Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords addressed a U.S. Senate committee hearing on gun control, saying “speaking is difficult, but I need to say something important. Violence is a big problem. Too many children are dying. Too many children. We must do something.”Giffords continued: “It will be hard, but the time is now. You must act. Be bold, be courageous. Americans are counting on you.”
Giffords’ husband Mark Kelly and NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre are among those expected to testify.
Live video and updates on the hearing are available now on BreakingNews.com.Photo: NBC News

Gabrielle Giffords to Senate on gun control: ‘You must act’

JUST IN: Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords addressed a U.S. Senate committee hearing on gun control, saying “speaking is difficult, but I need to say something important. Violence is a big problem. Too many children are dying. Too many children. We must do something.”

Giffords continued: “It will be hard, but the time is now. You must act. Be bold, be courageous. Americans are counting on you.”

Giffords’ husband Mark Kelly and NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre are among those expected to testify.

Live video and updates on the hearing are available now on BreakingNews.com.

Photo: NBC News

JUST IN: Man sentenced to 7 life terms, 140 years in Arizona shooting

Tucson News Now: Convicted mass shooter Jared Loughner has been sentenced to 7 life terms in prison plus 140 years in the Arizona shooting that killed 6 and wounded 13, including former US Rep Gabrielle Giffords.

Giffords stood next to her husband Mark Kelly at the sentencing, as he read a statement. “For the first and last time, you’re going to hear from Gabby and me,” Kelly said. “Pay attention.”

Photo: Former US Rep Gabrielle Giffords. (Saul Loeb / EPA)

Arizona shooting suspect Jared Loughner pleads guilty
Arizona shooting suspect Jared Loughner has pleaded guilty to killing 6 people and injuring 13 others, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.As part of a plea deal, the U.S. government has agreed not to seek the death penalty. Earlier in court, a judge found Loughner competent to stand trial. More updates on BreakingNews.com.Photo: This image, released Feb. 22, 2011, by the U.S. Marshal’s Service, shows Tucson shooting rampage suspect Jared Loughner in police custody. (U.S. Marshal’s Office  /  AP)

Arizona shooting suspect Jared Loughner pleads guilty

Arizona shooting suspect Jared Loughner has pleaded guilty to killing 6 people and injuring 13 others, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

As part of a plea deal, the U.S. government has agreed not to seek the death penalty. Earlier in court, a judge found Loughner competent to stand trial. More updates on BreakingNews.com.

Photo: This image, released Feb. 22, 2011, by the U.S. Marshal’s Service, shows Tucson shooting rampage suspect Jared Loughner in police custody. (U.S. Marshal’s Office  /  AP)

Arizona: ‘Show me your papers’ provision still stands, Supreme Court rules

univisionnews:

The “show me your papers” provision still holds.

By JORDAN FABIAN

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down several key provisions of Arizona’s illegal immigration crackdown law, but upheld its most controversial language that requires law enforcement to check the immigration status of individuals stopped who are suspected to be in the country illegally.

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(Reblogged from thisisfusion)