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Tribes, Grijalva ask Obama to protect 1.7 million acres at Grand Canyon

Tribal leaders joined Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., on April 26, urging President Barack Obama to designate 1.7 million acres around the Grand Canyon as a national monument, bypassing Congress in the process.

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