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Local film festival showcases unique perspectives of Mexico

A documentary filmmaker records his matriarch grandmother, who reveals many secrets about their family. An indigenous girl defies any notion of how class should hold her and her mother down as domestic servants. A wealthy wife tries to maintain her composure and status while the economy crashes around her in 1982 Mexico. Stories like these will be shown in theaters in Tucson this week.  Read more

Halftime recap: Arizona 34, Michigan State 30

After a rough start for Arizona basketball, mainly the inability to stop Michigan State's freshman Miles Bridges, the Wildcats recovered and took a 34-30 lead into halftime at the Armed Forces Classic in Hawaii on Friday night. Read more

Basketball guide 2016: Putting the pieces together

New Arizona women's basketball head coach Adia Barnes has the Wildcats prepped and confident to turn heads this season, while a Phoenix Final Four adds more pressure to Miller and freshman studs Rawle Alkins, Lauri Markkanen and Kobi Simmons. Read more

Column: A letter to the country I love

As Theodore H. White noted in his account of the 1960 Kennedy-Nixon match-up, there was only one country up to that point that modeled its electoral system on that of the United States: Weimar Germany. That republic lasted little more than a dozen years before it got Adolf Hitler.  Read more

Donald Trump elected 45th president of the U.S.

Donald Trump defied expectations and defeated Hillary Clinton in the US presidential election. Trump obtained the 270 electoral votes necessary to become president after the Associated Press and Politico declared him victorious in Wisconsin. Read more

Face painting a symbol of unity at All Souls Procession

Families, friends and students gathered on Fourth Avenue for the All Souls Procession Sunday night, their faces painted in homage to loved ones lost or in the spirit of festival. The sea of painted faces and even elaborate costumes filtered through Fourth Ave. and through downtown Tucson towards the Mercado in symbolism of the living walking among the dead. Read more