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Russian diplomat slams 'destructive' US stance, warns of 'painful' counterblows

A senior Russian diplomat accused the U.S. administration of taking a "destructive" stance in bilateral relations

Some GOP House members disagree with blocking Healthy Utah

Not all House Republicans agree with their leader's decision to block the governor's Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion. Read more »

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House rejects Homeland Security funding

The Republican-controlled House unexpectedly rejected short-term funding for the Department of Homeland Security on Friday, increasing the prospect of a partial shutdown at midnight of an agency... Read more »

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Gas prices soar in California as supply shrinks

Gas prices are soaring in California in a classic example of supply and demand after an explosion stopped gasoline production at an Exxon Mobil refinery while another remains offline due to labor... Read more »

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Bill O'Reilly's partisan critics stepping up attack

Following several stories questioning Bill O'Reilly's past reporting, a liberal media watchdog has ordered its researchers to comb through years of the Fox News Channel host's writings, radio and... Read more »

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Democrats caught between Obama, Israel's Netanyahu on speech

Jewish House Democrats personally offered Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a chance to lower the political temperature after he accepted a Republican invitation to speak to Congress next... Read more »

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Bill to ban gas chambers at animal shelters delayed until next year

A bill to ban gas chambers for animal euthanasia in Utah will be delayed until next year’s legislative session. Read more »

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White House drafts privacy bill, consumers push for more

The White House has drafted a bill to encourage U.S. businesses to do more to protect consumer privacy. But privacy advocates are pushing back even before its release because they say it does... Read more »

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Santorum wants boots on ground to fight Islamic State group

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, who is considering another presidential run, called for 10,000 sets of boots on the ground to fight the growth of the extremist group that calls itself... Read more »

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Rand Paul: National security trumps all other spending

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said Friday he understands some conservatives' skepticism toward his foreign policy views but emphasized that the first priority of the president must be... Read more »

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Senate endorses bill for money to promote local Utah arts, culture

A Senate committee got a small taste of culture Friday during a hearing on proposal to give more money to Utah arts organizations. Read more »

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Committee OKs education funding bill for qualifying families

Families experiencing intergenerational poverty could access funds for "qualified educational expenses" under SB262, which was approved Friday by the Senate Economic Development and Workforce... Read more »

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US sanctions bill on NKorea passes legislative hurdle

A bill aimed at restricting North Korea's access to hard currency passed a legislative hurdle Friday as pressure grows in Congress for tougher action over Pyongyang's nuclear program and alleged... Read more »

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Parents of slain journalist James Foley: Next 'Jihadi John' is on way

The parents of an American journalist beheaded by the Islamic State group say they are surprised a college-educated, London-raised man is the masked militant known as "Jihadi John" from the video... Read more »

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Congress close in on short-term Homeland Security bill

Congress closed in Friday on approving a short-term spending bill for the Homeland Security Department that would avert a partial agency shutdown hours before it was to begin. Read more »

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Ukraine government forces, rebels withdraw heavy weapons

Ukrainian and Russian-backed separatist forces drew back some heavy weapons from the front line in the east Friday in compliance with a cease-fire deal, although officials in Kiev accused rebels of... Read more »

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Former Gov. Rick Perry: Obama has made the world less safe

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday blasted President Barack Obama's record on foreign policy, calling for a harder-line approach in the Middle East and accusing the administration of "making... Read more »

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US, Cuba restart embassy talks; breakthrough seems unlikely

The U.S. and Cuba are holding a second round of negotiations on restoring diplomatic relations after a half-century interruption. An immediate breakthrough appears unlikely. Read more »

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In message to 'Great Satan' US, Iran test fires new weapon in naval drill

With an eye on U.S.-led nuclear talks, Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Friday announced it had test fired a "new strategic weapon" in the final day of a large-scale naval and air defense drill,... Read more »

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Hundreds of Mexicans expelled from US to be given chance to return, maybe stay

Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Mexicans who were expelled from the country by immigration officials in Southern California will be allowed to return for a chance to make their case to stay in the... Read more »

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Some in GOP say DHS funding lapse not a big deal

Republican leaders eager to avert a partial government shutdown are getting heat from conservative colleagues who ask what the fuss is all about. Read more »

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German Parliament approves Greece's bailout extension

Germany's Parliament overwhelmingly approved the four-month extension of Greece's financial bailout on Friday, despite unease over the new government in Athens. Read more »

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France's Hollande tours typhoon-hit Philippines ahead of climate deal

French President Francois Hollande on Friday took his warning about the need for funds for a landmark climate deal to a central Philippine town that was devastated by a killer typhoon in 2013. Read more »

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Despite spat with US, Israeli leader fighting Iran nuke deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heads to Washington next week on a last-gasp effort to seal what he hopes will become his signature achievement: preventing Iran from attaining a nuclear... Read more »

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Homeless youth population difficult to quantify, challenging to serve

Homeless youths in Utah are difficult to quantify and can be challenging to serve. Collaboration and education about community resources is key, according to experts who addressed the inaugural... Read more »

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FCC approves 'net neutrality' rules for Internet providers in regulatory shakeup for industry

Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile now must act in the "public interest" when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under rules approved... Read more »

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