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Timeless stories from our 172-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
Late on election night, when the betting markets were just realizing that Trump’s path to victory had narrowed, and leading voices on the left were lamenting the failure of anything…
Taxpayers pick up the tab for police brutality
A copper rush sparks last-ditch battles for Arizona’s soul
Taking stock of our nuclear present
Every weekday at the federal courthouse in Tucson, Arizona, undocumented migrants are gathered in a courtroom and made to face the judge’s pulpit like shackled parishioners. Most of them are…
A journey through America’s nuclear heartland
When a state divests from public education
From a distance, as it hugs the hilly terrain, the fence looks almost decorative — a rambling, rust-colored abstraction. A thin ribbon of road runs alongside, its sandy surface kept…
Will drought destroy the Southwest?
Two years ago, in February 2012, President Barack Obama signed into law the FAA Modernization and Reform Act, which called on the Federal Aviation Administration to “provide for the safe…
From more than 200 questions posed by jurors over two days in March during the trial of Jodi Arias. Arias, who stands accused of the 2008 murder of her former…