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Maricopa County largest-gaining county in US; ASU West grows; Best movies shot in Arizona

Arizona Republic 3/31/2023 Arizona Republic

A look at some of today's top stories, the weather forecast and a peek back in history.

More people are moving to Maricopa County than anywhere else, 2022 census data says

With big expansion, ASU West hopes to become center of new economy in Phoenix, Glendale

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Lots of movies were shot in Arizona, but these are the 5 best. Here's where to watch them.

Today, you can expect it to be sunny, with a high near 71 degrees. Patchy clouds at night, with a low near 52 degrees. Get the full forecast here.

Today in history

  • On this date in 1814, Paris was occupied by a coalition of Russian, Prussian and Austrian forces; the surrender of the French capital forced the abdication of Emperor Napoleon.
  • In 1917, the United States took formal possession of the Virgin Islands from Denmark.
  • In 1993, actor Brandon Lee, 28, was accidentally shot to death during the filming of a movie in Wilmington, North Carolina, when he was hit by a bullet fragment that had become lodged inside a prop gun.
  • In 2005, Terri Schiavo (SHY’-voh), 41, died at a hospice in Pinellas Park, Florida, 13 days after her feeding tube was removed in a wrenching right-to-die court fight.
  • In 2020, Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan officially stepped down from duties as members of the royal family.

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