Historically the Navajo relied on the earth and medicine people to heal. As the federal government has forced generations of Navajo to assimilate, the tradition is fading. Many Navajo say the survival of the medicine man and woman is crucial to the survival of the culture. A Navajo college is trying to save the tradition from extinction, but not everyone thinks the college is the place for that.
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Fire crews are dealing with gusty winds as they battle the Museum Fire burning more than two and a half square miles north of Flagstaff. Firefighters are using a web of trails and forest roads to try to box the fire in and keep it away from homes.
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USDA: Southwest Monsoon Storms Intensifying Over Time
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Several financial organizations, including the International Monetary Fund have been lowering ratings and forecasts on Mexico’s economy. The Mexican president says he mistrusts these organizations. But what does the downgrading of Mexico’s economy mean?
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Arizona Department of Corrections Publishes, Then Rescinds New Policy Restricting Prison Tours
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Raising Phoenix: Home-Care Woes
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Arizona Republic Owner Gannett Explores Media Merger
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DOJ Starts Review Of Whether Major Tech Companies Are Too Powerful
The Justice Department says it is launching a wide-ranging antitrust review, without naming the companies. But there have been increasing calls to regulate companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon.
A Bronx Tale: Childhood Neighbors Celebrate Seven Decades Of Love
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Senate Approves Bill To Prevent Sept. 11 Victims' Fund From Running Out Of Money
President Trump is expected to sign the measure, ending a years-long ordeal for the victims after concerns that the fund was on the verge of running out of money.
Cats Can Keep Their Claws: New York Bans Declawing
It's the first state in the nation to outlaw the practice, which animal-rights advocates say it is equivalent to chopping off a person's fingers at the first knuckle.
What Gets To Be A 'Burger'? States Restrict Labels On Plant-Based Meat
Lawmakers across the U.S. and in the EU argue that labels like "vegan sausage" or "cauliflower rice" mislead people. Tofurky, the ACLU and others are suing, saying new label laws violate free speech.