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Idaho, Wyoming watching Utah's Medicaid expansion efforts

Gov. Herbert's proposed alternative to Medicaid expansion is getting some attention from neighboring states.

Some countries get Obama, but want his wife, too

When President Barack Obama travels abroad, sometimes it's not enough for just the leader of the free world to show up. People in other countries want the first lady, too. Read more »

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Drone in Yemen kills at least 9 al-Qaida members

A U.S. drone strike in southern Yemen killed at least nine suspected al-Qaida militants and three civilians Saturday, authorities said, as part of America's ongoing strikes in the country against... Read more »

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At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

Pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine on Saturday prepared to celebrate Orthodox Easter at barricades outside government offices seized in nearly a dozen cities, despite an international agreement... Read more »

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Utah veteran gets ultimate invitation to ride with President George W. Bush

A Utah veteran who fought two tours in Iraq and came home with serious physical and mental battle wounds will take part in a prestigious three-day bike ride. Read more »

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Colorado deaths stoke worries about pot edibles

A college student eats more than the recommended dose of a marijuana-laced cookie and jumps to his death from a hotel balcony. A husband with no history of violence is accused of shooting his wife... Read more »

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Muddy wasteland awaits Obama's visit to mudslide

The floodwaters that covered the dead have been drained. Whirring excavators scoop shattered timber and deep muck. Outside each cab, a sentry studies the overturned debris for any sign of the last... Read more »

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Western states to feds: Turn over public lands

A public lands summit at the Utah State Capitol drew top legislative leaders from eight Western states who are trying map out a plan to gain control of certain federal lands within their borders.... Read more »

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Utah wind power poised to increase

Development of Utah's wind resources is still in its infancy, but new projects in Millard and San Juan counties are being coaxed to fruition because of agreements inked with Rocky Mountain Power.... Read more »

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Iowa cases against felons for voting to proceed

An Iowa prosecutor said she will pursue pending cases against convicted felons accused of voting illegally in 2012 despite a new Iowa Supreme Court ruling that makes it unclear whether they lost their voting rights in the first place. Read more »

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Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings

Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities said Friday they will not leave them... Read more »

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UK opposition party hires top Obama adviser

Britain's opposition Labour Party has recruited David Axelrod — a key figure behind Barack Obama's two presidential victories — to help with its leader's election bid next year. Read more »

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Clock ticking for states to adopt health exchanges

For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama's health care law, time may be running out to decide whether to create their own state-run... Read more »

April 18, 2014

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Obamacare may not be as expensive as we thought

According to the CBO, the net cost of the Affordable Care Act is projected to be cost $5 billion less in 2014 than originally projected. Read more »

April 17, 2014

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Police: Student ate more pot than recommended before jumping to his death

A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death at a Denver hotel had eaten more of a marijuana cookie than was recommended by a seller, police records show — a finding that comes amid... Read more »

April 17, 2014

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Appeals judges question right to sue in Oklahoma gay marriage case

Whether two lesbian couples have legal standing to challenge Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage dominated arguments in a federal appeals court hearing Thursday. Read more »

April 17, 2014

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Local advocate dubbed solar 'champion of change' by White House

Kate Bowman, the solar energy coordinator for Utah Clean Energy, was designated as one of 10 "champions of change" by the White House and honored at a solar summit Thursday convened by President... Read more »

April 17, 2014

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Utahns drop, cover and hold on as part of the Great Utah Shakeout

More than a quarter of the Utah population dropped, covered and held on at 10:15 Thursday morning during the Great Utah Shakeout, an event to promote preparedness for earthquake survival and recovery. Read more »

April 17, 2014

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How much did President Obama donate to his local church?

The release of President Obama’s tax returns has generated plenty of discussion, but some of the most interesting tidbits come not from how much he got, but from how much he gave. Read more »

April 17, 2014

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Chelsea Clinton expecting 1st child

Call it the year of the baby: Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this year. Read more »

April 17, 2014

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Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending... Read more »

April 17, 2014

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UN: Iran cuts stock closest to nuke-arms grade

Iran has converted most of a nuclear stockpile that it could have turned quickly into weapons-grade uranium into less volatile forms as part of a deal with six world powers, the U.N. atomic agency... Read more »

April 17, 2014

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Budget office: Raising federal minimum wage would cost private businesses $15 billion

A Senate Democratic bill gradually increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would require private businesses to spend $15 billion more in salaries when it takes full effect in 2017, the... Read more »

April 17, 2014

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Michelle Obama: High school diploma is not enough

First lady Michelle Obama says a high school education is not enough in today's global economy. Read more »

April 17, 2014

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Ukrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies

Ukrainian unity was on display Thursday night as peaceful demonstrations were held in at least four eastern cities condemning Russia for its perceived meddling in Ukrainian affairs. Read more »

April 17, 2014

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Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions

Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement after marathon talks Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine. Read more »

April 17, 2014

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