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Investigators make it to Ukraine jet crash site

As fighting raged in eastern Ukraine, an international team of investigators on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysian Airline Flight 17 and got a first look at where it was brought down... 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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Things are looking up in the economy. But not everything

News on the economy once again takes a positive turn, with the Consumer Confidence Index reporting that American confidence his reached heights not seen since October 2007, roughly one year before... Read more »

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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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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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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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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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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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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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3 Putin allies among 8 hit with new EU sanctions

The European Union targeted Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle for the first time Wednesday for the Kremlin's actions in Ukraine, subjecting three of his long-time associates to... Read more »

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9 startup companies perfect for your family

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Need help around the house? Want to save money at the movies? These startups could help you do those things. Read more »

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Rural Utah lauds proposed reforms to Endangered Species Act

A congressional measure passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday to institute reforms to the Endangered Species Act, including requiring disclosure of the science that is driving a... Read more »

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GOP-led House approves lawsuit against Obama

A sharply divided House has approved a Republican plan to file an election-season federal lawsuit against President Barack Obama. The suit will contend that Obama has exceeded his constitutional... Read more »

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George W. Bush writes book about father

His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W. Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed... Read more »

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Lawsuit accuses state of illegally pursuing road claims in Tooele County

The state is violating its own laws with its lawsuit against the federal government seeking ownership to 2,400 miles of disputed roads in Tooele County. A lawsuit by wilderness advocates and a... Read more »

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Republican, Democratic political insiders say Utah should keep Common Core

A new survey of Utah political insiders shows bipartisan support for maintaining the Common Core State Standards. Read more »

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Ex-IRS official called conservatives 'crazies'

A former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversy called some right-wing Republicans "crazies" and more in emails released Wednesday. Read more »

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First lady asks leaders to change gender attitudes

Michelle Obama is calling on young African leaders to change longtime "attitudes and beliefs" that harm girls and women. Read more »

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Senators seek to curb campus sexual assault

Campus sexual assault victims are joining senators on Capitol Hill in announcing legislation designed to make colleges more accountable to rape victims. Read more »

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UN chief calls attack on Gaza school 'shameful'

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the attack on a U.N. school in Gaza that killed at least 16 people early Wednesday as "outrageous" and "unjustifiable," and demanded an immediate... Read more »

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Obama to GOP: 'Stop just hating all the time'

Pointing the finger at Republicans for congressional inaction, President Barack Obama chided lawmakers Wednesday for spending the waning days before their month-long summer break trying to sue him... Read more »

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