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Phoenix Mercury make travel ‘adjustments’ following airport incident with Brittney Griner

By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Phoenix Mercury coach Vanessa Nygaard had one goal before taking the court Sunday. She wants the WNBA to take additional steps to keep her team’s traveling parties safe and secure. One day after Mercury center Brittney Griner was confronted by a “provocateur” at Dallas-Fort Worth International

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Arizona governor vetoes bill requiring schools to limit transgender students’ bathroom access

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs has vetoed Republican-sponsored legislation to restrict use of public school restrooms by transgender students. The veto was among several the Democratic governor made on Thursday. Under the bill, public schools in Arizona would have to establish other accommodations for a student who refused to use a multi-occupancy bathroom

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4 in Arizona get prison time for fraudulently getting millions in federal COVID-19 aid

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Arizona says four people have been sentenced for fraudulently obtaining millions of dollars in federal COVID-19 assistance, including a couple who netted $13 million. Federal prosecutors said Thursday four people in three separate cases were recently given “significant prison terms” for taking advantage of Paycheck Protection Program

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James Watt, sharp-tongued and pro-development Interior secretary under Reagan, dies at 85

By MEAD GRUVER Associated Press CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — James Watt, the Reagan administration’s sharp-tongued, pro-development interior secretary who was admired by conservatives but ran afoul of environmentalists, Beach Boys fans and eventually the president, has died. He was 85. Watt died in Arizona on May 27, son Eric Watt said in a statement Thursday.

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