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Death in CRISPR gene therapy study sparks search for answers
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Death in CRISPR gene therapy study sparks search for answers

This undated photo shows Terry Horgan. Horgan, a 27-year-old who had Duchenne muscular dystrophy, died last month, Oct. 2022, according to Cure Rare Disease, a Connecticut-based nonprofit founded by his brother, Rich, to try and save him. Although it’s still unclear what killed him, his death is raising questions about the experiment and the overall prospect of what one ethicist calls designer genetic therapies.(Kate Collins/The Journal via AP)This undated photo shows Terry Horgan with his parents in the family's Montour Falls, N.Y., home. Horgan, a 27-year-old who had Duchenne muscular dystrophy, died last month, Oct. 2022, according to Cure Rare Disease, a Connecticut-based nonprofit founded by his brother, Rich, to try and save him. Although it’s still unclear what killed him, his dea...
In Mexico, Día de los Muertos is actually a celebration of life
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In Mexico, Día de los Muertos is actually a celebration of life

A woman dressed as Mexico's iconic "Catrina" poses for tourists in Mexico City's main square, the Zocalo, as part of the Day of the Dead festivities in Mexico City, Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. The holiday honors the dead as friends and family gather in cemeteries to decorate the graves of their loved ones. and hold a vigil during the night of November 1 and 2. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)FILE - A Catrina, a folk skeleton doll, stands over a field of cempasuchil or marigold flowers at a farm in Xochimilco, Mexico City, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. The Mexican marigold flower is known as the flower of the dead and is used in Day of the Dead celebrations. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)FILE - People dressed as Mexico's iconic "Catrinas" march in the Grand Procession of the Catrinas, part of upcoming Day of the D...
Online school put US kids behind. Some adults have regrets.
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Online school put US kids behind. Some adults have regrets.

Miles Fallon works at his computer in his Chicago home Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. His mother, Marla Williams, initially supported the Chicago Public Schools decision to instruct students online during the fall of 2020. Williams, a single mother, has asthma, as do her two children. While she was working, she enlisted her father, a retired teacher, to supervise her children’s studies. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)FILE - Michigan City, Ind., area school students return for in-person instruction after two months of remote learning to start the new school year, Oct. 19, 2020. In interviews with The Associated Press, close to 50 school leaders, teachers, parents and health officials reflected on decisions to keep students in extended online learning, especially during the spring semester of 20...
Suzanne Roy: from singing the high notes to putting planes in the sky!
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Suzanne Roy: from singing the high notes to putting planes in the sky!

Suzanne Roy (Tanner Grammar/ Pima Community College External Relations) 2nd-year aviation student, Suzanne Roy shares how her decision to enroll at Pima has secured her a brighter future By KANIKA SAMRAPima Community College External Relations Suzanne Roy, Suzi to peers and faculty, is a second-year student at Pima’s Aviation Technology Center. She will graduate next summer with an Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS) in Aviation Technology. Suzi’s enthusiasm and passion for all things aviation is instantly noticeable and works like a magnet. If you aren’t already curious about what makes a plane fly or the work that goes into maintaining one, a conversation with her will change that. Suzanne Roy (Tanner Grammar/ Pima Community College External Relations) According to ...
Funny-footed critters are waiting for you at Funny Foot Farm
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Funny-footed critters are waiting for you at Funny Foot Farm

A kangaroo enjoys the shade at Funny Foot Farm in Tucson, Arizona.Two emus sit by the fence at Funny Foot Farm in Tucson, Arizona.This capybara waits to meet guests at Funny Foot Farms who have paid the extra $6 for the "exotic tour." Story and photos by QUENTIN S. AGNELLOPima Post When you picture a petting zoo, you imagine docile animals like goats and pigs, and not unusual species like capybara or emu. At the Funny Foot Farm in Tucson, you can see them all – including ducks, porcupines, warthogs and even a kangaroo. This place is abundant with animals that some people have never seen before, let alone up close. Kenneth McNeal, the owner and operator, says he started his business on a single purchase.  “We used to own a lizard and bug shop and one day we saw a wholes...
‘Chinese chorizo’ honors fusion of two cultures in Arizona
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‘Chinese chorizo’ honors fusion of two cultures in Arizona

Allen Lew points to a display board at the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center in Tucson, Arizona, on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022 highlighting his father's grocery store business. (AP Photo/Terry Tang)A vegan chorizo egg roll and a meat chorizo egg roll topped with a fried egg and a papaya and carrot slaw is served on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022 at BOCA restaurant in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Terry Tang)Tamal Niangao, a dish of sticky masa cakes with chorizo, green onion, Napa cabbage and chilies in a soy maggi glaze and topped with jicama, cilantro and two poached eggs is served at 5 Points Market & Restaurant in the Barrio Viejo neighborhood of Tucson, Arizona, on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Terry Tang)A vegan chorizo egg roll and a meat chorizo egg roll topped with a fried egg and a papaya and c...
People with disabilities left out of climate planning
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People with disabilities left out of climate planning

India Scott sits in the living room of her home in New Orleans, Monday, Oct. 10, 2022. Activists, advocates, researchers and people living with disabilities say not enough is being done to include disabled people in climate action planning and policy, or disaster relief and recovery efforts. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)India Scott poses for a photo in her home in New Orleans, Monday, Oct. 10, 2022. Activists, advocates, researchers and people living with disabilities say not enough is being done to include disabled people in climate action planning and policy, or disaster relief and recovery efforts. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)India Scott looks in her refrigerator in her home in New Orleans, Monday, Oct. 10, 2022. Activists, advocates, researchers and people living with disabilities say not en...
Lizbeth Mora found her calling in Nursing at Pima
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Lizbeth Mora found her calling in Nursing at Pima

Lizbeth Mora, 2022 Nursing grad, switched tracks and graduated debt free. She wants to empower all students to pursue a path of financial freedom. By Kanika SamraPima Community College External Relations From dreaming of being a superhero with healing powers to turning it into reality, Lizbeth Mora has come a long way and is proud of her achievements. More so, she says, she is proudest of the fact that she’s been able to graduate debt-free. Had she followed her initial path, she wouldn’t have been able to say that.  Lizbeth, from the May 2022 cohort of Pima graduates, received multiple job offers from local hospitals this summer. With nurses in high demand and no debt to worry about, she took her time to decide and is now working at Banner Health. She hopes to gain exper...
College football at 49? North Dakota lineman has right stuff
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College football at 49? North Dakota lineman has right stuff

Ray Ruschel, a 49-year-old freshman football player for the North Dakota State College of Science, takes his turn on the blocking sled on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, in Wahpeton, N.D. Ruschel had not played football since he was in high school in Pennsylvania. The Army veteran is a night-shift mechanic at a local sugar beet factory. He is seeking a degree in business management after his most recent deployment with the National Guard. He hopes to become a supervisor at work. For now, he is holding his own with 19- and 20-year-old football players on a team with national title hopes.. (AP photo/Dave Kolpack)Defensive lineman Ray Ruschel, gesturing at center, a 49-year-old college freshman at North Dakota State College of Science, works on rushing techniques during practice on Tuesday, Sept. 2...