Celebrations of Apollo 11’s historic moon landing 50 years ago conjure images of Houston and Cape Canaveral, but rarely Arizona. This two-part series looks at the pivotal role the state played in preparing astronauts for moon missions – and in driving lunar science forward.
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Environmental Group Sues U.S. Forest Service
The Center for Biological Diversity is suing the U.S. Forest Service. The environmental group filed notice Wednesday, saying the Forest Service violated a 1998 legal settlement. Back then, the service agreed to keep cattle away from streams in eastern Arizona.
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Arizona Storytellers: Valerie Marsh
Valerie Marsh was in a long-term relationship that she was convinced would turn into a marriage and children. But when they broke up, Valerie was afraid she would never get to be a mom. So she decided to adopt.
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Turf Paradise Wont Challenge Law On Off-Track Betting
The owners of Turf Paradise in Phoenix won’t stand in the way of a new law that offers financial help for Arizona Downs. That law is supposed to provide teletrack signals for off-track betting.
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Union Again Threatens To Take Over Cananea Mine
Unless the Mexican government takes dramatic actions, members of a miner’s union are again threatening to take over one of the country’s largest mines. In recent months, Section 65 had called off similar threats as negotiations with government officials proceeded.
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House Committee Pass Bills To Prevent Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon
A House Committee passed two bills Wednesday that would prevent companies from mining for uranium near the Grand Canyon.

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Jeffrey Epstein Is Denied Bail In Sex Trafficking Case
U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman ordered the 66-year-old multimillionaire to remain in jail until trial. Federal prosecutors had called Epstein a flight risk.
Brother Of Suicide Bomber In Manchester Concert Attack Faces Murder Charges
Hashem Abedi has denied involvement in the 2017 bombing at the end of an Ariana Grande concert that killed 22 people in Manchester, England. He was charged with murdering all of them.
Iran Says Its Revolutionary Guard Seized Foreign Oil Tanker In Strait Of Hormuz
Iran alleges that the small tanker was smuggling some 264,000 gallons of fuel.
Miranda Lambert Shares Two (Really Fun) New Songs
Miranda Lambert shares a cute-as-hell country bop and a total barnburner. "It All Comes Out In The Wash" and "Locomotive" are Lambert's first solo offerings in three years.
Meet John Houbolt: He Figured Out How To Go To The Moon, But Few Were Listening
In the early 1960s, NASA was considering three different ideas for landing a man on the lunar surface. Houbolt's plan ultimately won out despite concerns within NASA that it was too risky.