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Herbert pushing for Medicaid work requirement tossed from Penn. plan

Gov. Gary Herbert isn't backing down from insisting on a work requirement in his Healthy Utah alternative.

Video purports to show second beheading of US journalist

Islamic State extremists released a video posted Tuesday showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes... Read more »

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Federal court upholds Indiana right-to-work law

A federal appeals court upheld Indiana's right-to-work law banning mandatory union fees on Tuesday in a split decision that was delivered a few days before the state Supreme Court hears separate challenges over whether the 2012... Read more »

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Ukraine military routed as Russia talks tough

The Ukrainian solders were an easy target as they launched a desperate run to safety. Pounded by a gauntlet of rocket shells, blown up in their vehicles, they died by the dozens. Read more »

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Christie to Mexico on trade mission, 2016 politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Mexico on Wednesday, officially on a trade mission for his state. But he also is a potential 2016 presidential candidate, with a lot of swagger but... Read more »

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AP Analysis: Putin digs in for long Ukraine fight

Riding a wave of military gains by pro-Russia rebels, Russian President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a peace deal for Ukraine on his terms and will not be stopped by... Read more »

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Political skills above language for EU's Tusk

Donald Tusk's English is shaky, his French nonexistent, and his nation — Poland — has only sat at the EU table since 2004. Read more »

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Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits

Big discounts. Six- or seven-year loans, in some cases to buyers who would have been turned down in the past. Read more »

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Scottish opinion poll knocks the British pound

The British pound slipped sharply after an opinion poll showed that those advocating Scottish independence from the United Kingdom have gained ground, a little more than two weeks before the vote. Read more »

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Syrian rebels issue demands for captive UN troops

Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and... Read more »

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Infamous speed trap town investigated over tickets

The north Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap, and it's no wonder. A small segment of highway that runs through Waldo requires drivers to speed up and slow down six... Read more »

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Three Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for... Read more »

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US helicopter crashes in Gulf of Aden; all 25 aboard rescued

A Marine Corps helicopter with 25 aboard crashed Monday in the Gulf of Aden, and all aboard were rescued, the Navy said. Read more »

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Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their... Read more »

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Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage

Lugging duffel bags crammed with soap, socks, toys and other hard-to-obtain consumer goods, travelers arriving in Cuba on Monday complained that new government restrictions on their imports would... Read more »

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David Muir takes over ABC's 'World News' from Diane Sawyer

Among the stories David Muir will introduce during his first week as ABC's "World News" anchor is one he reported about a generation of Syrian refugees missing out on an education. Read more »

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Obama promoting economic gains as elections near

Boosted by recent economic gains, President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish about the nation's recovery from the Great Recession and the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar... Read more »

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No gray area: Beliefs shape firm, disparate views of Michael Brown killing

Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perception. Read more »

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UK: Passports could be seized to fight terrorism

Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday proposed new laws that would give police the power to seize the passports of Britons suspected of having traveled abroad to fight with terrorist groups. Read more »

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Iraqi prime minister pledges to root out militants

Iraq's outgoing prime minster pledged Monday to turn his country into "a big grave" for Sunni militants from the Islamic State group and commended security forces who achieved a rare victory over... Read more »

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5 Things to know about the 2014 Utah election

Utah's statewide and national races haven't the same drama and punch since a highly anticipated rematch in Utah's 4th Congressional District between Republican Mia Love and U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson... Read more »

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2016ers jockey even before congressional elections

One set of elections ends in early November as another begins when presidential hopefuls cross the unofficial starting line in the 2016 race for the White House. Read more »

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Aid flows into Iraq Shiite town after siege broken

Aid began to flow to a small northern Shiite town in Iraq on Monday, a day after security forces backed by Iran-allied Shiite militias and U.S. airstrikes broke a two-month siege by Sunni militants. Read more »

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Syrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights

Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week, activists said. Read more »

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Liberia extends stay-home order amid Ebola crisis

Liberia's president ordered most civil servants to stay home another month in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, according to a statement released Monday. Read more »

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Texas' Perry says disparaging tweet unauthorized

A tweet from Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on... Read more »

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