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New Salt Lake City fire chief caught in the political crossfire of mayoral race

Councilman Luke Garrott took a jab at Mayor Ralph Becker regarding his appointment of a new fire chief.

Death toll climbs to 19 from storms in Texas and Oklahoma

The death toll from a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma climbed to 19 on Wednesday, with more than a dozen others missing, and another round of rain threatened to complicate the... Read more »

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US, Iranian envoys to focus on nuclear deal in weekend talks

The top U.S. and Iranian diplomats plan to meet this weekend in Switzerland as efforts intensify to reach a comprehensive nuclear accord. Read more »

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Utah defends contentious law on contact lens price-fixing

Utah state attorneys have asked an appeals court to clear the way for a contentious law that bans price fixing by contact lens makers and could have wide-ranging implications for the $4 billion... Read more »

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Congress wants to know how thieves stole tax info from IRS

Congress is demanding answers about how identity thieves were able to steal the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website. Read more »

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Pentagon: Live anthrax samples mistakenly shipped from Dugway Proving Ground

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores from an Army facility in Utah to at least... Read more »

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New federal rules on stream protection praised, criticized as 'raw and tyrannical power grab'

Drinking water for 117 million Americans will be protected under new government rules protecting small streams, tributaries and wetlands from pollution and development, the Obama administration... Read more »

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8-year-old Orem boy gets return letter from President Obama

An 8-year-old Orem boy has something pretty awesome to show off at show-and-tell. He received a letter and photo signed and sent to him by President Barack Obama. Read more »

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Bernie Sanders wants Hillary Clinton to take stand on trade deal

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says he doesn't understand why his Democratic rival Hillary Rodham Clinton hasn't taken a position on the sweeping trade deal the Obama administration is negotiating... Read more »

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$150M in bribes, dozen schemes: US prosecutors' FIFA case

The leaders of soccer federations corrupted the sport for nearly a quarter century by taking $150 million in bribes and payoffs, U.S. prosecutors said Wednesday as they laid out a sweeping case... Read more »

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Lawyer: Confinement of chimps for research akin to slavery

A lawyer seeking to free two chimpanzees from a state university told a judge Wednesday that their confinement for research purposes is akin to slavery, the involuntary detention of mentally ill... Read more »

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Biden defends US cooperation on Russia amid Ukraine tensions

Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday defended the Obama administration's decision to cooperate with Russia on areas of "clear mutual interest," even as the West tries to punish Moscow for its... Read more »

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FBI: Surveillance tools in jeopardy amid Patriot Act debate

As Congress wrestles over renewing the Patriot Act's bulk collection of Americans' phone records, federal law enforcement officials are warning that legal authority is also at risk for lesser-known... Read more »

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Rand Paul blames GOP hawks for rise of ISIS

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is blaming his own party for the rise of the Islamic State group. Read more »

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Guantanamo inmates swapped for Bowe Bergdahl could move freely as ban expires

Five senior Taliban leaders released last year from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could move freely around the world next week as their one-year travel... Read more »

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Rick Santorum launching second White House run

Rick Santorum, an aggressive advocate for conservative family values, will launch a second bid for president on Wednesday, a spokesman said. Read more »

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Soccer officials arrested in Zurich; World Cup votes probed

The Swiss investigation against "persons unknown on suspicion of criminal mismanagement and of money laundering" again throws into the doubt the integrity of the voting. Read more »

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Exxon shareholders to vote on climate change, fracking

Shareholders are considering whether Exxon Mobil should put a climate-change expert on its board. Read more »

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US pavilion seeks to be catalyst in food security discussion

Fields of waving grain may have come to symbolize the United States' industrialized agriculture, but the U.S. pavilion at Expo 2015 world's fair is seeking to lead the conversation on how to feed 9... Read more »

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TV showdown in Ukraine highlights press freedom anxieties

Crunch time is coming in a Ukrainian showdown that may yield clues into an increasingly asked question: How free is the press in Ukraine as it fights to stay out of Russia's orbit? Read more »

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Japan nuclear plant obtains final permit needed to restart

A nuclear plant in southern Japan on Wednesday obtained the final permit needed to restart its reactors, paving the way for it to become the first to go back online under new safety standards... Read more »

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Multiple IS suicide attacks in Iraq's Anbar kill 17 troops

Islamic State extremists unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting the Iraqi army in western Anbar province, killing at least 17 troops in a major blow to government efforts to dislodge the... Read more »

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UK's re-elected Cameron outlines plans in Queen's Speech

Britain's first all-Conservative government in two decades unveiled its plans for power Wednesday, including laws to hold a referendum on European Union membership, give Scotland more autonomy and... Read more »

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The Latest on IS: Syria not pinning hope on US-led coalition

Syria's foreign minister says his government is not pinning any hopes on the U.S.-led coalition striking at Islamic State group militants in his country. Read more »

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Cleveland, US Justice Department announce police settlement

Cleveland agreed to sweeping changes in how its police officers use force, treat the community and deal with the mentally ill, under a settlement announced Tuesday with the federal government that... Read more »

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4 Taliban militants die in attack in Afghan capital

An all-night siege in an upscale neighborhood of Afghanistan's capital ended in the early hours of Wednesday morning with the deaths of four heavily armed Taliban attackers, though no civilians or... Read more »

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