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Gov. Brewer says Ariz. wants Medicaid waiver

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Thursday she'll ask for a waiver under the federal health care overhaul so Arizona can reduce its Medicaid rolls to lower costs that Brewer and fellow Republicans say the cash-short state can't afford. If approved, the change could mean the loss of government-funded health care for hundreds of thousands of people.

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Arizona execution caught in drug supply debate

Claims based on politics, untested evidence and an undisclosed source for a drug in short supply will be debated as Arizona officials wrangle with lawyers for a death row inmate scheduled to be put to death in the state's first execution since 2007.

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