AZ Briefing: Blake Masters brings fire, worry to GOP Senate hopes; This marijuana brand name will disappear in AZ; 29 new restaurants to try

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Blake Masters speaks before former President Donald Trump takes the stage at Findlay Toyota Center in Prescott Valley on Friday, July 22, 2022.
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A look at some of today's top stories, the weather forecast and a peek back in history.

This major marijuana brand name will begin to disappear in Arizona after a merger with a Florida company.

'It's time for something new': Blake Masters outlines his views on Social Security, abortion rights, guns and his college writings in this post-primary interview.

There are 29 new restaurants to try in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale and Tempe from Detroit pizza to $75 margaritas. Find out where and see what's on the menus.

Today, you can expect it to be mostly cloudy with spotty thunderstorms with a high near 100 degrees and a low near 83 degrees. Get the full forecast here.

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Today in history

  • On this day in 1911, President William Howard Taft signed a measure raising the number of U.S. representatives from 391 to 433, effective with the next Congress, with a proviso to add two more when New Mexico and Arizona became states.

  • In 1942, during World War II, six Nazi saboteurs who were captured after landing in the U.S. were executed in Washington, D.C.; two others who cooperated with authorities were spared.

  • In 1945, President Harry S. Truman signed the U.S. instrument of ratification for the United Nations Charter. The Soviet Union declared war against Japan during World War II.

  • In 2009, Sonia Sotomayor was sworn in as the U.S. Supreme Court’s first Hispanic and third female justice.

  • In 2017, President Donald Trump said continued North Korean threats aimed at the United States would cause the U.S. to respond with “fire and fury like the world has never seen.” Venezuela’s new constitutional assembly, created by embattled President Nicolas Maduro, took over the halls of the opposition-controlled congress and decreed itself to be superior to all other branches of government. Singer Glen Campbell died in Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 81; he had announced in 2011 that he’d been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

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