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Person killed at NSA headquarters identified as transgender, friend says

A friend of the driver killed at the entrance to the National Security Agency said the individual identified as...

Utah, Indiana religious freedom laws not alike

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Cheers rang out when Utah passed a religious freedom and anti-discrimination bill last month. But in Indiana, a newly passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act has drawn resounding jeers. Read more »

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Istanbul police kill woman carrying bomb near police HQ

In a second evening of violence in Istanbul, police killed a woman Wednesday carrying a bomb near the city's main police headquarters, an official said. Read more »

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New study finds no elevated risk of suicide for troops who deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan

A study of more than 3.9 million men and women who served in the military during the post-9/11 era found that deploying to a war zone did not result in an elevated risk of suicide. Read more »

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Why businesses are speaking out on religious-objections laws

A bevy of big-name businesses including Apple, Gap and Levi Strauss are publicly speaking out against religious-objections legislation in states such as Indiana and Arkansas. Read more »

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Iran nuke talks stumble a day after missing deal deadline

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says negotiators at the Iran nuclear talks are still facing a "tough struggle," indicating the talks are not likely to end soon. Read more »

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Entrance fees rising in some national parks

Be prepared to pay a bit more if you're headed to some national parks and recreation areas this summer. Read more »

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Thailand ends martial law but gives prime minister sweeping powers

Thailand’s coup-installed leader said Wednesday he was taking on sweeping powers to run the country after the king approved his call to end martial law 10 months after the deposing of an... Read more »

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US auto sales tap the brakes in March, but outlook strong

U.S. auto sales slowed down a bit in March, but the industry remains optimistic about the market. Read more »

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Survey: US businesses add 189k jobs in March

U.S. businesses slowed their pace of hiring in March, a private survey found. The slowdown suggests that falling oil prices, a stronger dollar and harsh winter weather have generated a broader... Read more »

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The latest developments on religious objection laws

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has urged lawmakers to send a bill to his desk by the end of the week to clarify the intent of a new religious objections law that critics fear could allow discrimination... Read more »

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Israeli leader says world needs 'better deal' with Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday made a last-ditch appeal for world powers to call off an emerging nuclear agreement with Iran, saying the world must insist on a "better deal"... Read more »

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Buhari: Nigeria embraces democracy, 1-party state behind us

Former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari said Wednesday it was time "to heal wounds," a day after Nigeria's president conceded defeat in a bitterly fought election. Read more »

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35 dead in Yemen after airstrikes hit factory vicinity

Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed Shiite rebel positions in both north and south Yemen early Wednesday, setting off explosions and drawing return fire from anti-aircraft guns. Airstrikes also... Read more »

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Student loan recipients on 'strike' meet with federal officials

Pamela Hunt is so overwhelmed by her $56,000 in student loans for what she considers a worthless criminal justice master's degree that she's joined others on a "debt strike" and refusing to pay... Read more »

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Buhari wins in Nigeria, defeating Goodluck Jonathan

Nigeria's electoral commission has declared former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari the winner of a bitter and divisive election that is ending on a high note with President Goodluck Jonathan... Read more »

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State unveils plans to 'measurably reduce' rates of intergenerational poverty among Utah children

Key state administrators Tuesday released five - and 10-year plans intended to "measurably reduce" the incidence of Utah children remaining in the cycles of poverty and public assistance dependency... Read more »

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Herbert signs bills for education funding, criminal justice reform

Gov. Gary Herbert gave final approval Tuesday to not only grant Utah schools the largest funding increase in 25 years, but to also revamp the state’s criminal justice system. Read more »

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Utah educators skeptical of civics test requirement

Gov. Gary Herbert on Monday signed a bill into law that will require Utah students to pass a citizenship naturalization test before receiving a high school diploma. Read more »

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Oversight panel issues subpoenas in Secret Service incident

The chairman of the House Oversight Committee says he is issuing subpoenas to two Secret Service agents who witnessed an episode in which two high-ranking agency officials are accused of driving... Read more »

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No nuke agreement yet: Iran talks push past deadline

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers have entered into overtime, after negotiators decided to ignore a midnight Tuesday deadline and give more time to... Read more »

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Dress-wearing man killed by NSA police had lengthy record

Two cross-dressing men who were fired upon by National Security Agency police when they disobeyed orders at a heavily guarded gate had just stolen a car from a man who had picked them up and... Read more »

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Cliven Bundy, supporters rally before Nevada lawmakers

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who garnered national attention a year ago when he and armed supporters engaged in a showdown with federal authorities, came to Carson City Tuesday with scores of... Read more »

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Rep. Rob Bishop plans public lands hearings on federal ownership

Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, said he wants to host some hearings on federal land ownership in the West and why it presents challenges to the public education system. His own measure to bring about more... Read more »

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Iraq premier: Troops in center of Islamic State-held Tikrit

Iraqi forces battled Islamic State militants holed up in downtown Tikrit, going house to house Tuesday in search of snipers and booby traps, and the prime minister said security forces had reached... Read more »

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Gowdy sets May 1 deadline for Hillary Clinton interview on emails

The chairman of a House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, said Tuesday he wants to interview Hillary Rodham Clinton by May 1. Read more »

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