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Arizonans: What do you do to protect the Earth?

Hannah Dickens Tuesday, July 19, 2016 Arizonans: What do you do to protect the Earth? Cronkite News is looking for insight on sustainability and the Earth, primarily in Arizona. We invite you to become a source for future coverage on these and related topics. Answer the questions below to tell us more about you. By filling out this form you will join the Public Insight Network. The Public Insight Network , or PIN, works with more than 220,000 people and 500 journalists, including Cronkite News, to deepen and strengthen reporting and to engage more diverse audiences. PIN is a community engagement platform that increases public participation in newsgathering by connecting journalists with people who have personal experiences and knowledge to share. The information that you provide is confidential and will not be shared to anyone other than journalists for use in stories and coverage. We will not publish your response without your permission. A journalist from Cronkite News or the Public Insight Network may contact you for further reporting. (Photo by Grand Canyon National Park via Creative Commons...

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Delegates call plagiarism charge an attempt to ‘demonize’ Melania Trump

Socorro Carrillo Tuesday, July 19, 2016 Delegates call plagiarism charge an attempt to ‘demonize’ Melania Trump CLEVELAND – Arizona Republican delegates stood firmly behind Melania Trump Tuesday against charges that she lifted parts of a Monday speech from a similar speech in 2008 by first lady Michelle Obama. With rock and roll playing in one room and Trump’s speech blasting in another, delegates took time from an afternoon tour of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to defend the speech as not plagiarized but merely an incident of two speeches that contained “common words and values.” “I saw some of the comparison on TV and such,” Arizona GOP Chairman Robert Graham said. “Who knows where it originated from, I know she wrote a lot of the speech. “Most people have help, especially because English is her second language,” Graham said of Trump, whose first language is Slovenian. “In this particular case, I think it’s interesting that people are trying to demonize her.” Graham’s comments were typical of Arizona delegates, who downplayed similarities between the two speeches and accused those of raising them of attacking Trump, as she praised her husband, Donald, in advance of his selection as the Republican nominee for president. It was a speech by Mrs. Obama in advance of her husband’s nomination by the 2008 Democratic National Convention that Mrs. Trump has been accused of...

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Free agent Barbosa brings championship culture to Phoenix

Landon Brown Tuesday, July 19, 2016 Free agent Barbosa brings championship culture to Phoenix PHOENIX — Leandro Barbosa, who earned the 2006-07 Sixth Man of the Year and Dan Majerle Hustle Award in Phoenix early in his career and played for the 2014-15 NBA champion Golden State Warriors, signed a multi-year contract Tuesday to return to the Suns. Phoenix coach Earl Watson was impressed with Barbosa’s performance during the Warriors’ historic 73-9 regular season and said he is a perfect fit for the Suns as a mentor and player. “We talk about bringing in champions. He understands what it takes,” Watson said. “There are going to be parts in the season where our younger group is going to have questions. He has that voice in the locker room. He’s great at everything he brings to the game.” Barbosa won an NBA Championship with Golden State in 2015 and said he is ready to share that culture with the Suns’ young core, featuring Dragan Bender, Devin Booker, Tyler Ulis and Marquese Chriss. “During the 13 years that I’ve played, I’ve been with a lot of great players. I want to teach them, especially Booker,” Barbosa said. “He’s young, talented and can really shoot the ball. I was with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson for two years. Those two guys are a crazy weapon. That’s similar with Booker. He’s going to...

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Parties bring 21st-century tech to 19th-century conventions

Sophia Kunthara Tuesday, July 19, 2016 Parties bring 21st-century tech to 19th-century conventions CLEVELAND – Need to find a bathroom at the Republican National Convention? There’s an app for that. Kind of. Step-by-step, floor-by-floor directions around Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland is just one of the new tech tools that Republican National Convention attendees can expect this week. Both the Republicans and Democrats, whose convention starts next week, are unveiling their own apps, social media strategies and partnerships with tech giants to give real-time updates for audiences not in attendance. “Technology has allowed us to do a lot more than they were able to do four years ago,” said Doug Hochberg, deputy digital coordinator for the GOP convention. That technology includes 360-video and livestreams of events as well as a more robust use of social media. YouTube announced Thursday that it will be the official livestream provider for both conventions, and Facebook Live will also have a presence at both conventions. Democrats on Wednesday announced livestreaming and on-demand video options, with Apple TV and Xbox among the lineup. The RNC worked with Google Maps and the mapping app Waze to create updated maps of Cleveland, with road closures and detours in place, And it’s not just the parties that are taking advantage of tech – host cities are, too. TourismOhio will be launching its 360 Virtual Reality Experience program...

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Interactive: Meet the Arizona RNC delegation

Elizabeth S. Hansen Tuesday, July 19, 2016 Interactive: Meet the Arizona RNC delegation In advance of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Cronkite News reporters reached out to every member of the Arizona delegation to learn more about the people who will represent the state’s Republicans. The directory below includes information shared by delegates and <a href="http://” target=”_blank”>data released by the Arizona Republican Party . Use the drop-down menus to learn more about the delegation. The Arizona Republican delegation includes three delegates and three alternates from each of Arizona’s nine congressional districts, as well as 28 at-large delegates, 28 at-large alternates, a party chairman and two national committee...

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