07/18/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Arizona Election Standoff Decided With A Deck Of Cards

Arizona is a modern place, among the fastest-growing states and home to Phoenix, the nation's fifth-largest city, with gleaming office towers and a just-opened light rail system. But now and then, the state's Western heritage comes storming through the saloon doors to remind one and all just what this place was like not so long ago.

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