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Herbert, Johnson present different visions for Utah education

Gov. Gary Herbert and his Republican foe, Jonathan Johnson, have both identified education as a key issue.

Medical marijuana debate focuses on feds and research

Medical marijuana advocates, stymied in their recent efforts to legalize medical cannabis in Utah, are taking the fight to the nation's capital. Read more »

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Veterans, military members honored at Fort Douglas

Even as hundreds of people gathered together there Monday, a tranquil, patriotic silence settled over Fort Douglas Cemetery well in time for a solemn ceremony honoring and remembering U.S. military... Read more »

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Utah looking at best ways to manage Jordan River

Once named one of the nation's top 10 polluted waterways, the Jordan River is an integral cultural, historical and environmental resource under urban pressure. The state is crafting a comprehensive... Read more »

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White House returns to normal operations after lockdown (+video)

The Secret Service says the White House has returned to normal operations after being placed on lockdown early Monday afternoon. Read more »

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Obama marks Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery

President Barack Obama challenged Americans on Memorial Day to fill the silence from those who died serving their country with love and support for families of the fallen, "not just with words but... Read more »

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Striking Verizon workers to return Wednesday; deal inked

Nearly 40,000 striking Verizon employees will return to work Wednesday after reaching a tentative contract agreement that includes 1,300 new call center jobs and nearly 11 percent in raises over... Read more »

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Holder: Snowden did 'service,' but should still be punished

Edward Snowden performed a "public service" in stoking a national debate about secret domestic surveillance programs, but he should still return to the U.S. to stand trial, former U.S. Attorney... Read more »

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On cutting-edge voter data, Trump critically behind Clinton

Donald Trump trails Hillary Clinton by months, even years, in using fast-evolving digital campaigning to win over voters, data specialists working with the GOP say. Read more »

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Iraqi forces push into Fallujah as IS bombings kill 24

Iraqi forces started pushing into the city of Fallujah on Monday as a wave of bombings claimed by the Islamic State group in Baghdad and near the Iraqi capital killed at least 24 people. Read more »

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Uganda to stop security cooperation with North Korea

Uganda is cutting military ties with North Korea to comply with U.N. sanctions over North Korea's nuclear program, a Ugandan official said Monday following a meeting between President Yoweri... Read more »

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Chad ex-dictator found guilty, sentence to life for abuses

Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity, war crimes, torture and sex crimes during his time in power, Judge Gberdao... Read more »

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Beijing tracks the elderly as they take buses, go shopping

These days, when people over 80 in Beijing take a bus, see a doctor or spend money, their activities are digitally tracked by the government, as part of an effort to improve services for the... Read more »

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Salt Lake's next skyscraper? Proposed hotel sites worry some high-rise residents

Two sites on Salt Palace property are currently under consideration for a new convention center hotel, and to accommodate its potential building sites, county leaders have requested that the city... Read more »

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Hardly a dog's life for Obama's pets Bo and Sunny

It's hardly a dog's life of just eating and sleeping for President Barack Obama's pets, Bo and Sunny. Read more »

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Trump rallies veterans at annual Rolling Thunder gathering

Republican Donald Trump told a motorcycle rally on Sunday that people in the U.S. illegally often are cared for better than the nation's military veterans, without backing up his allegation. Read more »

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Driver's family press charges over US drone hit on Pakistan

The family of a driver who was killed alongside Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan has filed a case against U.S. officials, seeking to press murder charges,... Read more »

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Trump: Those in US illegally treated better than veterans

Donald Trump told a Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally on Sunday that the government often takes better care of people in the U.S. illegally than the nation's military veterans. Read more »

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Ex-MLB hurler winds up for Vermont governor race, but could be wild pitch

Bill Lee, who pitched for the Boston Red Sox and Montreal Expos, is brimming with ideas and enthusiasm. He wants to abolish the border between Vermont and Quebec so travel would be easier,... Read more »

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The last tackle powder puff football game avoids the sack

The senior and junior girls at Florida's Jupiter High School scoffed when administrators, fearing for their safety, canceled a 50-year tradition — what may be the nation's last tackle powder... Read more »

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Breakaway Taliban faction expresses support for peace talks

A breakaway Taliban faction is willing to hold peace talks with the Afghan government but will demand the imposition of Islamic law and the departure of all foreign forces, a senior leader of the... Read more »

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German, French leaders mark 100 years since Battle of Verdun

France's president and Germany's chancellor want their countries' improbable friendship to be a source of hope for today's fractured Europe as they commemorate the centenary of the longest battle... Read more »

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Iraqi forces complete buildup around IS-held Fallujah

Iraq's special forces completed a troop buildup around Fallujah on Sunday ahead of an operation to retake the Islamic State-held city west of Baghdad, a military officer said, as the militants... Read more »

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Syria rebels attacked by IS militants, government troops

Islamic State militants entered a major Syrian opposition stronghold in the country's north on Saturday, clashing with rebels on the edges of the town as the extremist group builds on its most... Read more »

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Italian, Irish, German ships save more than 650 migrants

Italian coast guard and navy ships, aided by Irish and German vessels as well as humanitarian organizations, saved 668 migrants from smugglers' boats in distress in the Mediterranean off Libya on... Read more »

May 28, 2016

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In business and politics, Trump stokes internal rivalries

When Donald Trump acquired a pair of Atlantic City casinos in the mid-1980s, he pitted his managers against each other in a ferocious competition over everything from booking entertainers to... Read more »

May 28, 2016

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DOD uses undisclosed files to defend sex assault testimony

The Pentagon is relying on information it won't make public to dispute an Associated Press investigation that found the military misled Congress about sexual assault cases to blunt support for... Read more »

May 28, 2016

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Putin visits Russian Orthodox monastic community in Greece

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited a Russian Orthodox monastery Saturday on the northern Greek peninsula of Mount Athos as part of a two-day visit touted by the Greek government as a chance... Read more »

May 28, 2016

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US naval, air maneuvers become 'new normal' in Asia Pacific

American ships and fighter jets maneuvering across the South China Sea and the Sea of Japan represent the "new normal" in U.S.-Pacific relations despite rising tensions with China and Moscow. Read more »

May 28, 2016

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AP-NORC Poll finds bare confidence in government, elections

Few Americans have much confidence in the U.S. political system, the government in general, or in either political party. Read more »

May 28, 2016

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Idea for Burt's Bees land to become park becoming partisan

A congressional field hearing in the coming week on a proposal to create a national monument in northern Maine underscores how partisan lines have been drawn as Republican lawmakers try to rein in... Read more »

May 28, 2016

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San Juan County Commissioner appeals conviction for 2014 ATV protest ride

San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman filed an appeal Friday, saying the court was wrong to convict him of an illegal ATV protest ride. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Trump tells California 'there is no drought'

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told California voters Friday that he can solve their water crisis, declaring, "There is no drought." Read more »

May 27, 2016

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How Alibaba won, and lost, a friend in Washington

In 2011, a respected anti-counterfeiting coalition in Washington escalated its fight against the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, saying that its websites served as a 24-hour market "for... Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Salt Lake City fire chief plans to retire this fall

To some city leaders' surprise, Salt Lake Fire Chief Brian Dale has announced he will be retiring this fall. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Are Utahns tiring of Mitt Romney challenging Donald Trump?

Mitt Romney said he's critical of presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump so he "can sleep at night," but some Utahns may be growing tired of him challenging a fellow Republican. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Text of Obama's speech at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

President Barack Obama's remarks Friday at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park about the U.S. atomic bombing, the legacy of World War II and nuclear weapons, as delivered: Read more »

May 27, 2016

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State, education leaders gear up for summer deliberation as school year ends

School's out for several school districts across the Wasatch Front, but state lawmakers plan to address several education issues during their interim meetings over the summer, such as testing,... Read more »

May 27, 2016

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What Utah voters need to know for the 2016 primaries

Regardless of whether voters intend to vote by mail or in person, they will have to navigate a handful of specific deadlines in order to keep their votes eligible for the upcoming June 28 primaries. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Libertarian Gary Johnson to never-Trumpers: 'I'm it'

with the Republican Party facing the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency, Libertarian presidential hopeful Gary Johnson could be a factor in 2016. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Mapleton to discuss proposed road fee on June 15

Mapleton will hold an open house on Wednesday, June 15, to discuss and answer questions about a proposed utility road fund the City Council hopes to adopt in July. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Trump tells California 'there is no drought'

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told California voters Friday that he can solve their water crisis, declaring, "There is no drought." Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Congress' grade so far? Incomplete at best

Congress is racing toward its summer break, but like a procrastinating college kid it has tons of work to catch up on to avoid a report card laden with grades of incomplete or even worse. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Are you Alibaba literate? 5 things to know about the company

Alibaba is the world's biggest e-commerce platform. Over 420 million people scooped up $485 billion worth of stuff last year on Alibaba's sites. The company went public in 2014, raising $25 billion... Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Unprecedented excitement at Libertarian Party convention

The deep unpopularity of both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton has led to an unprecedented level of excitement at the Libertarian Party's presidential nominating convention in Orlando this year. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Janet Yellen says Fed could raise rates in coming months

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that an interest rate hike would be appropriate in the coming months if the economy keeps improving. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Donald Trump breaks with nation's only Latina governor

It was a stunning rebuke — even by Donald Trump's standards — aimed at the nation's only Latina governor at a political rally in her home state of New Mexico. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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In Iraq's battle for Fallujah, residents gird for long fight

Five days into an Iraqi military operation to push Islamic State fighters out of Fallujah, residents still inside the city are preparing for a long battle, with some saying they fear being trapped... Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Rubio says he will support Trump, but not campaign with him

Sen. Marco Rubio says he will be campaigning with Republican candidates to keep GOP control of the House and Senate. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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In Hiroshima, Obama honors 'silent cry' of bombing victims

President Barack Obama paid tribute Friday to the "silent cry" of the 140,000 victims of the atomic bomb dropped 71 years ago on Hiroshima, and called on the world to abandon "the logic of fear"... Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Origins of key Clinton emails from report are a mystery

Since her use of a private email server was made public last year, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has insisted she turned over all work-related emails to the State Department to... Read more »

May 27, 2016

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