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Feb 21, 2013

Arizona woman accused of murder does not recall stabbing lover

PHOENIX (Reuters) – A woman on trial in Arizona for capital murder testified on Wednesday that she shot her former lover unintentionally during a struggle when he threatened her after she dropped his camera, but she said she did not recall stabbing him.

Jodi Arias could face the death penalty if convicted of murdering Travis Alexander, whose body was found in the shower of his Phoenix area home. He had been shot in the face, stabbed 27 times and his throat had been slit.

Feb 20, 2013

Accused Arizona woman does not recall stabbing lover

PHOENIX (Reuters) – A woman on trial in Arizona for capital murder testified on Wednesday she shot her former lover unintentionally during a struggle when he threatened her after she dropped his camera, but she said she did not recall stabbing him.

Jodi Arias, whose testimony has gripped viewers across the United States, could face the death penalty if convicted of murdering Travis Alexander, whose body was found in the shower of his Phoenix area home, shot in the face, stabbed 27 times and with his throat slit.

Feb 11, 2013

Accused Arizona killer details sex life with slain lover

PHOENIX (Reuters) – A woman charged in Arizona with capital murder for stabbing and shooting her lover to death laid out in graphic detail on Monday what she said was the first time she had sex with him, an experience she said began while she was still asleep and left her concerned about her spiritual health.

Lawyers for Jodi Arias, whose testimony has gripped viewers across the United States, argue she acted in self-defense when she killed Travis Alexander, who was found in the shower of his Phoenix valley home, shot in the face, stabbed 27 times and with his throat slit.

Feb 7, 2013

Navajo, Hopi tribes struggle without water in Southwest cold snap

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Thousands of Navajo tribal members in the Southwest face a public health emergency, having struggled without drinking water for weeks after a long cold snap shattered pipes across the largest U.S. Indian reservation, Navajo officials said on Wednesday.

The Navajo Nation, about the size of West Virginia, shivered as the temperature dipped to night-time lows of 25 degrees F (-4 C) over three weeks in January, leaving as many as 10,000 members without water.

Feb 1, 2013

Phoenix lawyer dies after office shooting – spokeswoman

PHOENIX (Reuters) – A prominent Phoenix lawyer has died after being shot following a legal mediation meeting in an Arizona office building this week, a spokeswoman for his law firm said on Friday.

Mark Hummels, a 43-year-old litigator who was president of the Federal Bar Association’s Phoenix chapter, had not been expected to survive his injuries from the shooting on Wednesday that also left another man dead.

Jan 31, 2013

U.S. shooting suspect found dead in apparent suicide

PHOENIX (Reuters) – A man suspected in Wednesday’s fatal Arizona office shooting that killed one man and critically wounded a prominent Phoenix lawyer has been found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said on Thursday.

Arthur Douglas Harmon, 70, was suspected of opening fire in an office building in central Phoenix on Wednesday following a legal mediation meeting, police said.

Jan 31, 2013

Phoenix shooting suspect found dead in apparent suicide

PHOENIX (Reuters) – A man believed to be the suspect in a fatal Phoenix office shooting that killed one man and wounded a prominent Phoenix lawyer, has been found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said on Thursday.

Arthur Douglas Harmon, 70, was suspected of opening fire in an office building in central Phoenix on Wednesday following a legal mediation meeting, before fleeing in a car.

Jan 30, 2013

Arizona Latinos say Obama’s immigration push overdue

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Student Maxima Guerrero welcomed Democratic President Barack Obama’s drive to give millions of illegal immigrants like her a pathway to U.S. citizenship on Tuesday, saying it cannot come soon enough for many in the tough-on-immigration state of Arizona.

“It was a good step forward,” said Guerrero, 22, a student in Phoenix. But one speech will not stop deportations, which are separating some local children from their parents, who entered the country illegally, she said.

Jan 29, 2013

Activists cautiously welcome US immigration reform push

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Proposed changes to U.S. immigration law unveiled on Monday could be the answer to the prayers of illegal immigrants like Maria Duran, but she is waiting to see the details.

A bipartisan group of Republican and Democrat senators announced “tough but fair” steps that they hoped could be passed by Congress this year to give 11 million illegal immigrants a chance to eventually become American citizens.

Jan 29, 2013

Hispanic activists welcome immigration reform push, seek details

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Illegal immigrant Maria Duran sat up all night outside the Arizona state capitol and prayed for an immigration overhaul before welcoming news Monday of a proposal that could give her legal status but left her wanting more clarity.

A bipartisan group of Republican and Democrat senators announced “tough but fair” steps that they hoped could be passed by Congress this year to give 11 million illegal immigrants a chance to eventually become American citizens.

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      "I cover immigration and southwest border issues for Reuters. I am based in Phoenix and have been in my current role since 2006. I previously covered northern Mexico and worked as a general news reporter in Central America."
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