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Arizona Sets Aside Bill Requiring Presidential Candidates to Show Birth Certificates

A bill to require presidential candidates to show their birth certificates to get on the state's ballot is being set aside at the Arizona Legislature.

With lawmakers working toward adjournment of their annual session, the sponsor of the bill used to resurrect the proposal says it won't get a Senate vote because some fellow Republicans don't support it.

The House narrowly approved the measure last week.

The bill is an outgrowth over some Obama critics' doubts over whether he was born in the United States. Hawaii officials have repeatedly confirmed Obama's citizenship, and his Hawaiian birth certificate has been made public, along with newspaper birth notices.