5 things to know for Thursday
CREATED Mar. 7, 2013
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1. BAR BRAWL ARRESTS
Authorities say seven more people have been arrested in last month's assault of three people outside a Tucson bar (full story).
2. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY
A cold storm system will hit southern Arizona Friday into early Saturday (full story).
3. BODIES PILE UP AT BORDER MORGUE
While illegal crossings have dropped dramatically in past years, hundreds of bodies are still found annually on the border (full story).
4. VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMAN ACT
Law enforcement officers, domestic-violence survivors, lawmakers and tribal leaders will join Obama for the signing ceremony Thursday at the Interior Department. Vice President Joe Biden will also speak. He wrote the original bill in 1994.
5. GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION
President Barack Obama's prospects for expanded background checks for gun sales seem shaky as the Senate Judiciary Committee prepares for Congress' first votes on curbing guns since December's horrific shootings at a Connecticut elementary school.