Decision 2012: Election Night Results


Obama cracks down on labor breaches by contractors

Some companies that earn billions of dollars as government contractors are among the worst violators of U.S. labor laws, yet year after year they keep winning new contracts. So President Barack... Read more »

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Sierra Leone declares health emergency amid Ebola outbreak

The president of Sierra Leone declared a public health emergency as the Ebola crisis blamed for nearly 700 deaths deepened across West Africa, vowing to quarantine sick patients at home and conduct... Read more »

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Pillay: Israel, Hamas committing war crimes

The U.N.'s top human rights official accused both Israel and Hamas militants of committing war crimes in the latest Gaza war, but reserved her harshest words for the Israeli government, which she... Read more »

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Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds 2011 union law

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker's... Read more »

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Investigators reach Ukraine jet crash site

An international team of investigators in eastern Ukraine on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 for the first time. Read more »

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Ukrainian parliament votes to not accept the prime minister's resignation

Ukraine's parliament has voted not to accept the resignation of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Read more »

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Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels, with or without a cease-fire

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000... Read more »

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Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills

Congress is racing to wrap up legislation addressing chronic problems at the Veterans Affairs Department and a shortfall in highway money ahead of its five-week summer break. Deep divisions cast... Read more »

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State Dept: 'No American is proud' of CIA tactics

The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the... Read more »

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GOP: Lois Lerner's IRS emails show bias against conservatives

Newly released emails show the former IRS official Lois Lerner referring to some right-wing Republicans as "crazies" and more, a revelation that is fueling GOP claims of a political conspiracy at... Read more »

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Sorting out the claims after pipe break: Who pays?

Hundreds of cars submerged below murky water. A landmark basketball court, newly refurbished, showing signs of buckling. Soaked and stained carpets. An athletic track coated in mud. Read more »

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Immigration courts speed up tens of thousands of children's cases

Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in... Read more »

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Mudslide swallows Indian village; at least 30 dead

Rescuers using earth-moving equipment and their bare hands dug through heavy mud and debris Thursday after a landslide engulfed an entire village in western India, killing at least 30 people and... Read more »

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Malaysian prime minister: Stop fighting in Ukraine

Malaysia's prime minister Wednesday called on Ukrainian and pro-Russian separatists to agree to a cease-fire in the area surrounding the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down. Read more »

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Hezbollah commander killed in Iraq

Officials say a commander with the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah was killed in Iraq. Read more »

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Swallow, Shurtleff case may spark — or squelch — election interest

The prosecution of former Republican attorneys general John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff is getting plenty of attention that could have an affect on the November elections for better or worse. Read more »

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Amazon to invest $2 billion to expand in India

The world's largest online retailer is facing off in India against a new name in e-commerce that was founded by former Amazon employees. Read more »

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The rise of social entrepreneurship: How some startups are set to change the world

The next big thing in world development may not come from government or NGOs – entrepreneurs with big ideas aim to revolutionize social good. Read more »

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Settlement in dog shooting case reached, then rejected

As an internal Salt Lake police investigation into the fatal shooting of a dog continues, another controversy has erupted over a possible settlement in the case. Read more »

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Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released... Read more »

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U.S. economy grows at scorching 4 percent in 2nd quarter

The much-stronger-than-expected 4 percent rate of annual U.S. economic growth from April through June, reported Wednesday by the Commerce Department, put to rest fears that the U.S. economy was... Read more »

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Pilot sentenced for groping teenage girl on flight

A former Utah airline pilot was sentenced Wednesday to more than two years in prison for groping a 14-year-old girl in the seat next to him during an off-duty flight. Read more »

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The advertising power of Ramadan

An article in The Atlantic asks why retailers don't promote for Ramadan, but the Muslim holiday is more present in mainstream culture than ever. Read more »

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South Jordan City Council accepts interlocal agreement, downplays potential for district split

The South Jordan City Council on Wednesday joined with the Jordan School Board and neighboring cities in accepting an agreement designed to stave off a district split. Read more »

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Cartel presence in Utah 'exploding' with violence likely to increase, police warn

The cartel presence in Utah has “exploded” in recent years and increased drug-related crime and violence could follow in the future, detectives say. Read more »

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