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Arizona, California Cases Push US Tally of New Virus to 5

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. has five confirmed cases of the new virus from China, all among people who traveled to the city at the center of the outbreak, health officials said Sunday. Two new cases were reported Sunday — one in Los Angeles County in California ...
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Voters Decide on Sanctuary City, Airbnb Rentals

Voters in the West took a dim view of taxes, while New Yorkers backed a new way to elect some of their leaders and a New Jersey city cracked down on Airbnb. Tucson voters seemed uninterested in becoming a sa...
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Sanctuary City Initiative Divides Liberal Tucson, Arizona

Tucson is widely credited as the birthplace of the 1980s Sanctuary Movement, an effort by churches to help refugees from Central America and shield them from deportation. Now, as President Donald Trump's immigration policies put renewed focus on the treatme...
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Hiker Dies in Fall From Yosemite’s Half Dome Trail

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — A hiker in Yosemite National Park fell to her death while climbing to the top of the iconic granite cliffs of Half Dome, where cables are installed each summer. Park spokesman Scott Gediman says 29-year-old Danielle Burnett, of Lake...