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Solar industry slowing down in Arizona

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Utility regulators are wrestling with how much of a premium to charge energy customers for using solar or other renewable energy sources, the Arizona Republic reported Sunday. For the first time in several years, no large solar plants are being built in Arizona and the number of rooftop-solar installations is down.

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Obama seeks $3.7 billion to deal with border kids

In this June 20, 2014 photo, immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally stand in line for tickets at the bus station after they were released from a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in McAllen, Texas. The immigrants entered the country through an area referred to as zone nine. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Tackling what he has called a humanitarian crisis, President Barack Obama on Tuesday asked Congress for $3.7 billion to cope with a tide of minors from Central America who are illegally crossing the U.S. border, straining immigration resources and causing a political firestorm in Washington.

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