By Lauren Loftus
As of 2012, the Phoenix area had an estimated 183,000 disconnected youth, and the Valley's percentage of disconnected youth – 22 percent – ranked it last among the nation's 25 most populous metropolitan areas. Phoenix has taken steps to improve those figures.
CrossFit workouts differ from gym to gym, with some being more intense than others, but they can include running, kettlebells, deadlifts, pushups, pullups, situps, squats, bench presses and more. They're usually done in cycles with a mixture of strength conditioning and cardio.
Lawmakers reacted angrily to news the Department of Veterans Affairs knew about problems at its Phoenix health care facilities as early as 2008. But the VA said it dealt with problems as they arose and that 2008 and 2010 memos detailing those issues were "no secret."
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