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2nd grader in Arizona brings 2 guns and ammunition to school
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2nd grader in Arizona brings 2 guns and ammunition to school

BOWIE, Ariz. (AP) — A second-grade student at a southeastern Arizona elementary school is facing charges for allegedly bringing two guns and ammunition to school, authorities said Wednesday. Cochise County Sheriff’s officials said they were called Monday to Cochise Elementary School in Bowie on reports that a 7-year-old student had a weapon. Deputies met with school officials and the student and said a handgun and ammunition was found in his backpack and a second gun also was discovered. Authorities contacted the student’s parents and gave the boy a juvenile referral for charges of misconduct with a weapon and a minor in possession of a firearm. A sheriff’s spokeswoman said it was unlikely that the boy’s parents will face charges in the incident, which remains under investigat...
Gen Z, millennials speak out on reluctance to become parents
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Gen Z, millennials speak out on reluctance to become parents

This Aug. 15, 2022, photo shows El Johnson, right, with her girlfriend, Sara Goodie, in Austin, Texas. Johnson has decided not to bear children, though she hasn’t ruled out adoption. The birth rate in the U.S. has dropped dramatically as more young people decide not to have children. (El Johnson via AP)This March 2022 photo shows Alyssa Persson in Chicago. At 31, Persson has decided she will not have children. Her decision is in line with dramatically low birth rates in the U.S. (Alyssa Persson via AP)This photo shows Dannie Lynn Murphy at home in Seattle on Aug. 18. At 28, Murphy says she has decided not to raise children. Her decision plays into a dramatic drop in birth rates in the U.S. (Dannie Lynn Murphy via AP)This July 1, 2021, photo shows Emily Shapiro in Asbury Park, N.J. At 23, ...
GOP, Dems seek political boost from student loan debt plan
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GOP, Dems seek political boost from student loan debt plan

President Joe Biden speaks about student loan debt forgiveness in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022, in Washington. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona listens at right. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Domestic Policy Adviser Susan Rice speaks during a briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022, on the newly announced student loan forgiveness plan. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)Republican gubernatorial incumbent Gov. Ron DeSantis, speaks to supporters Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022, in Hialeah, Fla. DeSantis will face U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist in November. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas)FILE - Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, running for an open U.S. Senate seat in Ohio, speaks to supporters after the polls closed on primary election day Tuesday, May 3, 2022, in Columbus, Ohi...
Arizona Supreme Court keeps voting rights measure off ballot
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Arizona Supreme Court keeps voting rights measure off ballot

FILE - Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert M. Brutinel speaks during oral arguments, in Phoenix on April 20, 2021. The Arizona Supreme Court will review a lower court's decision to keep a voter initiative rolling back Republican-backed election law changes and expanding voting access on the ballot and could decide to block it after all. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)FILE - Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey speaks at a ceremony on Dec. 7, 2021, in Phoenix. Ducey and the GOP leaders of the state House and Senate are urging the state Supreme Court to overrule lower court judges and block three voter initiatives from the ballot. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)FILE - Terry Goddard speaks during an election night party on Nov. 4, 2014, in Phoenix. Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and th...