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Leaks of probe involving ill son trouble Brewer

Gov. Jan Brewer says she's troubled that an adult son's mental illness is again in the news, with a newspaper reporting that federal authorities investigated whether Ronald Brewer improperly received Social Security disability benefits while his mother had a role in his receiving the benefits.

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Lawyers say Arizona not following execution rules

Lawyers for Arizona death-row inmates say the state is ignoring provisions in its own protocol on conducting injection executions.

A trial begun Monday in federal court examines claims that Arizona's execution practices violate inmates' rights by threatening to subject them to unconstitutional pain and suffering.

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Redistricting law writers say ouster defies intent

Civic activists who wrote the constitutional amendment approved by Arizona voters a decade ago to create the state's redistricting commission say Gov. Jan Brewer's removal of the panel's chair violates the measure's intent to take political map-drawing out of the hands of governors and state legislators.

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