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The Obama administration is preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the Ebola afflicted region.

Senate confirms Sen. John Valentine to head Utah Tax Commission

Though his Senate colleagues said it was hard to let him go, they unanimously confirmed Sen. John Valentine to head the Utah Tax Commission on Wednesday. Read more »

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Lawmakers, critics debate 'militarization' of Utah police agencies

State lawmakers justified Utah police agencies arming themselves with military surplus weapons and vehicles Wednesday, while a critic of the trend says it tells communities that police view them as... Read more »

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Ex-VA doctor: Phoenix report a 'whitewash'

A doctor who first exposed serious problems at the troubled Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital said Wednesday that a report on patient deaths there is a "whitewash" that minimizes life-threatening... Read more »

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Desperate Gazans flee to Europe in risky sea trips

The university student was desperate to flee Gaza after suffering through years of border closures and three wars. Read more »

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School police stock up on free military gear

School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles. Read more »

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Utah Supreme Court to rule on Draper voting dispute

A dispute between Draper City and residents of the Traverse Ridge Special Services District went before the Utah Supreme Court in a special session Wednesday. Read more »

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Interior secretary promised no surprise new monuments in Utah, Herbert says

Gov. Gary Herbert said Wednesday U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell promised Utah won't be surprised by a new national monument designation near Canyonlands National Park. Read more »

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Lawmakers, business leaders back bill requiring civics test

Two Utah lawmakers announced Wednesday they will sponsor a Utah Civics Education Initiative bill that would require high school students to pass a U.S. civics test in order to graduate. Read more »

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In Iowa, Biden preaches populist theme on taxes

Vice President Joe Biden is preaching a populist theme during a visit to Iowa — an important early-voting state in the presidential nominating calendar. Read more »

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Prosecutor may release audio of Brown grand jury

A prosecutor says he'll immediately release transcripts and audio recordings of a grand jury investigation into the death of Michael Brown if the panel doesn't indict the suburban St. Louis police... Read more »

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Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels

Wary House lawmakers prepared to give President Barack Obama authority to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants Wednesday as Iraq's new prime minister dismissed... Read more »

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FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs

Growth in online shopping is boosting profit at FedEx, and the company plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle what is shaping up as another record year for holiday-season package... Read more »

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Japan seeks backing for whaling despite UN ruling

Japan sought international backing Wednesday for its highly criticized plan to resume whale hunting in the Antarctic next year, despite a ruling against it by the top U.N. court. Read more »

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Obama: Ebola one day, extremist threat the next

Underscoring the multiple challenges facing his administration, President Barack Obama consulted with military officials Wednesday about the U.S. counterterrorism campaign against Islamic State... Read more »

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Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as US partners

About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be... Read more »

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North Korea powerful temptation for some Americans

One shouted about God's love as he crossed a frozen river, clutching a Bible. Another swam, drunk and naked. Several U.S. soldiers dashed around land mines. Read more »

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Ebola survivor: No time to waste as Obama ups aid

An American doctor who survived Ebola said there's no time to waste as President Barack Obama outlined his plan to ramp up the U.S. response to the epidemic in West Africa. Read more »

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Gov. Herbert reports $166 million budget surplus

The state announced a $166 million budget surplus Tuesday, thanks to both savings and growth. Read more »

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Love says commenting on Saratoga Springs shooting 'inappropriate'

Former Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love, a candidate for Utah's 4th District congressional seat, said Tuesday it would be "inappropriate" for her to comment on the deadly police shooting of a young... Read more »

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Statue of financial pioneer Marriner Eccles installed at state Capitol

A statue of Marriner S. Eccles, known as "the father of the federal reserve," was installed on the grounds of the Utah State Capitol on Tuesday. Read more »

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BLM oil leases spark protest from environmental groups

More than two dozen parcels in eastern Utah up for potential oil and gas development are being officially protested by the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and other environmental groups that... Read more »

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Next title: Elizabeth, Queen of Scots?

Queen Elizabeth II can keep her magnificent Scottish castle at Balmoral should Scots vote for independence — and chances are she will be able to keep her role as well. Read more »

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Economy at heart of confidence vote for French PM

France's prime minister defended his plan of economic reforms ahead of a vote of confidence Tuesday that will determine whether his government can push through critical spending and tax cuts... Read more »

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Iraq parliament rejects interior, defense nominees

Iraqi lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's nominees Tuesday to lead the defense and interior ministries, leaving the crucial Cabinet posts unfilled as an emerging U.S.-led coalition... Read more »

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US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition

Starting next month, America's remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand. Read more »

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