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US Grappling with Native American Boarding School History

At least 500 children died at some of the schools, but that number is expected to reach into the thousands or tens of thousands as more research is done.

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$990 Million in Federal, State, County Funding Going Toward I-10 Expansion

A mix of federal, state, and county money will fund a third lane in each direction to a 26-mile section of I-10.

Bill Schneider stands near Antelope Point's public launch ramp on Lake Powell on July 31, 2021, near Page, Ariz.
US to Hold Back Lake Powell Water to Protect Hydropower

US officials announced steps to keep hundreds of billions of gallons of water stored in Lake Powell to prevent it from shrinking.

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Report: About 6M Adults Identify as Afro Latino in the US

About 6 million adults in the United States identify as Afro Latino, a distinction with deep roots in colonial Latin America, according to a new report by Pew Research Center.

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Northern Arizona University to Offer Free Tuition for Low-Income Students

NAU plans to offer free tuition to Arizona residents who meet admissions requirements and are from households with annual incomes not exceeding $65,000.

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US Begins Phasing Out COVID-Driven Asylum Restrictions

The Biden administration said Friday it has begun phasing out the use of a pandemic-related rule that allows migrants to be expelled without an opportunity.

FILE - An iPhone displays the Facebook app in New Orleans. As voters get ready for hundreds of elections of local and national importance this year, officials and voting rights advocates are bracing for a repeat of the misinformation that overwhelmed the 2020 presidential election. This year, the voting advocacy group Common Cause hopes to rely on thousands of volunteers to identify misinformation floating around online and push for social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to take down the most egregious falsehoods. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
In Election Misinformation Fight ‘2020 Changed Everything’

As voters ready for elections of local and national importance this year, officials are bracing for a repeat of the misinformation that overwhelmed the 2020 elections.