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Arizona ranks fifth in annual population increase

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Arizona added nearly 100,000 new residents this past year, more than virtually every other state in the nation. New figures Tuesday from the U.S. Census Bureau put the state’s population as of July 1 at 6,731,484. In pure numbers, Arizona had the fifth highest increase.

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Abortion law blocked after US Supreme Court refuses to act

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Arizona will not be able to enforce controversial limits on medication abortions, at least not now. The U.S. Supreme Court this morning rejected a bid by attorneys for the state to overturn a federal appellate court ruling which had concluded the limits illegally infringe on the constitutional right of women to terminate a pregnancy. The justices gave no reason for their decision.

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US Supreme Court mulling ‘Hail Mary’ plea on driver’s licenses

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The decision on whether “dreamers” get to drive legally in Arizona is going right down to the wire. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has given challengers of the law until Tuesday morning, to tell him why the court should reject a request by Gov. Jan Brewer to delay a federal court ruling in favor of those accepted into the federal government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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