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GOP business backers urge immigration reform

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A group of Arizona Republicans and business leaders on Wednesday urged Congress to act on immigration even as President Barack Obama is poised to take executive action to shield millions of people in the country illegally from deportation.

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A look at Arizona health insurance open enrollment

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Open enrollment for the second phase of President Barack Obama's health care law opened over the weekend with less fanfare than the original rollout that was plagued by computer glitches. But this enrollment period will bring about many changes for Arizona residents, including the prospect of lower prices but shifting insurance providers.

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McSally lawyers fail to block some ballots (access required)

In a Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 photo, Martha McSally, Republican candidate for Congressional District 2, enters a ballroom for an election party, in Tucson, Ariz. On Monday, Nov. 10, lawyers for McSally are asking a judge to block the counting of some provisional ballots in her race against Democratic Rep. Ron Barber. Monday's request for a restraining order comes a day after Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez refused a demand that she stop verifying provisional ballots that lack an election worker's signature. (AP Photo/Arizona Daily Star, Mamta Popat)

A Pima County judge on Monday refused a request from Republican congressional candidate Martha McSally to block the counting of some provisional ballots in her undecided 2nd Congressional District race because they lacked the signature of an election worker.

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