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  • This Wednesday, March 29, 2017 photo shows Ana Albuquerque, 25, during an interview in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Albuquerque traveled to the Word of Faith Fellowship church in Spindale, N.C., from Brazil 11 times over the course of more than a decade, starting at age 5 with her parents. Over time, she said she witnessed so much screaming and shoving to "expunge devils" that she began to see the behavior as normal. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    “They kept us as slaves”: AP reveals claims against church

    SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — When Andre Oliveira answered the call to leave his Word of Faith Fellowship congregation in Brazil to move to the mother church in North Carolina at the age of 18, his passport and money were confiscated by church leaders — for safekeeping, he said he was told. Trapped in a foreign […]
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    Play Guns and Roses Sweet Child O’ Mine guitar solo with a piano

    The iconic guitar solo from Guns and Roses lead guitarist Slash in the song Sweet Child of Mine comes alive on the piano.
  • FILE -  In this  July 13, 2017 file photo, California Gov. Jerry Brown, left, flanked by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, urges members of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee to approve a pair of bills to extend state's cap and trade program during a hearing of the Senate Environmental Quality committee, in Sacramento, Calif. As his fourth and final term winds down Brown will spend the final 17 months in office working on California's housing crisis and fighting for ambitious projects to build a high-speed rail system and re-engineer California's water system. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)

    California governor turns to housing, rail after climate win

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown’s aggressive plea for lawmakers to renew California’s signature climate change law proved fruitful this week, bolstering his credibility as a world leader in the fight against global warming. It also again showcased the Democrat’s political skill in Sacramento, where just months earlier he helped convince the largely Democratic […]
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    Getting the best sleep on a hot summer night

    Summers in the desert are brutal. Just when you’re ready for some relief, triple digit temperatures keep taking their toll with no signs of slowing down, even in the evening. Considering 50-70 million people suffer from sleep disorders, those hot summer nights can make matters even worse. “Research has shown that there seems to be […]
  • In this Tuesday, April 4, 2017 photo, an unidentified man walks past the Tuskegee Human and Civil Rights Multicultural Center in Tuskegee, Ala. The Trump administration is opposing a bid to use unclaimed money from a legal settlement to fund the museum, which includes exhibits honoring victims of the government's infamous Tuskegee syphilis study. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves, File)

    Tuskegee Syphilis Study descendants to seek settlement money

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Descendants of hundreds of black men who were left untreated for syphilis during an infamous government study want a judge to give them any money remaining from a $9 million legal settlement over the program. The head of an organization for descendants of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study said the money could […]
  • Nevada Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval responds to reporter's questions about health care and the opioid epidemic after a session called "Curbing The Opioid Epidemic" at the first day of the National Governor's Association meeting Thursday, July 13, 2017, in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

    GOP health care plan draws mixed reaction from governors

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. governors responded largely along partisan lines Thursday to the latest Republican health care overhaul, although the plan’s long-term rollback in Medicaid funding remains a concern among many from both parties. The measure released by Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell retains cuts to the state-federal insurance program for the poor, disabled […]
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    A shoe that’s the perfect fit for Arizona

    Looking for some creative shoes this summer, there are some of these specially designed shoes perfect for Arizona natives.
  • FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2016, file photo, Chief Arvol Looking Horse, a spiritual leader of the Great Sioux Nation puts on his headdress for an interfaith ceremony at the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D. As cities and towns host July 4th parades and fireworks shows, some minority residents are expressing mixed feelings about the holiday used to reaffirm the country's founding based on equality and civil liberties. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

    Fourth of July brings mixed feelings for some minorities

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As many in the United States celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, some minorities have mixed feelings about the revelry of fireworks and parades in an atmosphere of tension on several fronts. How do you celebrate during what some people of color consider troubling times? Blacks, Latinos and immigrant rights advocates […]
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    Valley Metro offering ways to get to Fourth of July celebrations

    Valley Metro will be running on a Sunday schedule while providing additional services to get riders to and from Fourth of July celebrations.
  • President Donald Trump listens to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, during a dinner in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    North Korea and trade on agenda for US-SKorea talks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — South Korea’s new leader dined with President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday as part of an effort to reassure Washington that he will coordinate closely on dealing with the North Korean threat. Trump said at the start of a formal dinner with South Korean President Moon Jae-in that they […]