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First hearing in House lawsuit over Obama health law

Obama administration attorneys are urging a federal judge to throw out an election-year lawsuit by House Republicans.

Grantsville residents tell Prison Relocation Commission to 'keep joint at the Point'

More than 100 Tooele County residents chanted, "Keep the joint at the Point," at a rally Thursday evening across the street from where state officials were holding an open house about the benefits... Read more »

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South Africa shaken by FIFA corruption probe

In the spring of 2004, a frail, unwell Nelson Mandela ignored his doctor’s advice and flew halfway around the globe to meet with a prominent soccer official. Read more »

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10 Things to Know for Friday

ily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: Read more »

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Ex-US Speaker charged in relation to payments of hush money

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep an unidentified person silent about "prior misconduct" by the Illinois Republican who was once second in... Read more »

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Will raising taxes make better students?

Lawmakers and educators discussed how increased and equalized funding should translate into better outcomes for students during a Utah Taxpayers Association conference Thursday. Read more »

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US to 'fine tune' Iraq strategy in light of Ramadi debacle

Pentagon leaders are trying to "fine tune" U.S. strategy for ousting the Islamic State group from Iraq, focusing on faster and better training and arming of Sunni tribes whose combat role is... Read more »

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Administration asks skeptical judge to toss House health care suit

Obama administration attorneys urged a federal judge Thursday to throw out a politically charged lawsuit by House Republicans over the president's health care law, but encountered plenty of... Read more »

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Census: Number of Americans on public assistance may be leveling off

The increasing number of Americans getting some kind of public assistance from the U.S. government may be slowing down, according to new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. Read more »

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Kurdish fighters in Syria on the march against Islamic State militants

In contrast to the Iraqi army's failures, Kurdish fighters in Syria are on the march against the Islamic State group, capturing towns and villages in an oil-rich swath of the country's northeast... Read more »

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Baltimore gets bloodier as arrests drop after Freddie Gray riots, criminal indictment of officers

A 31-year-old woman and a young boy were shot in the head Thursday, becoming Baltimore's 37th and 38th homicide victims so far this month, the city's deadliest in 15 years. Read more »

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Bill Clinton hopes to keep working — whatever Hillary does

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton made an impassioned appeal for modern health care in the Ebola-stricken countries of West Africa and told The Associated Press afterward that he hopes to keep... Read more »

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Washington Post hits back against Iran court claims

The Washington Post hit back Thursday at Iran's allegation that a jailed journalist wrote a letter to President Barack Obama. Read more »

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Major construction at NKorea rocket site, US institute says

Satellite imagery shows significant new construction at North Korea's main rocket launch site in a sign of leader Kim Jong Un's determination to pursue a space program despite international... Read more »

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Appeals court: Apple must submit to imposition of monitor

Apple must cooperate with a court-appointed monitor after a judge found the technology giant colluded with book publishers in 2010 to raise electronic book prices, a federal appeals court said... Read more »

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FCC head wants to expand phone subsidy program to include Internet access

The head of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing that the government agency expand a phone subsidy program for the poor to include Internet access. Read more »

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Top finance officials debate what's needed for global growth

Top finance officials from the Group of Seven wealthy democracies are debating ways to broaden and strengthen economic recoveries that aren't as robust as everyone would like. Read more »

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Suspect in big downtown Los Angeles blaze charged with arson

Prosecutors have charged a man with arson for allegedly starting a massive inferno that destroyed an unfinished apartment building and damaged nearby office towers in downtown Los Angeles. Read more »

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Army chief: Human error likely not cause of anthrax mistake

Human error probably was not a factor in the Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to numerous U.S. government and commercial laboratories in the U.S. and in South Korea, the Army's top... Read more »

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Pentagon: Live anthrax samples mistakenly shipped from Dugway Proving Ground

The CDC said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores from an Army facility in Utah to government and commercial laboratories in as many... Read more »

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Salt Lake City leaders announce $500,000 in grants to curb homelessness

The drive to prevent homelessness brought Salt Lake City leaders together Wednesday at the Salt Salt City-County Building to announce new grant opportunities aimed at addressing affordable housing... Read more »

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Atlantic City sues over failed community loan program

A loan program that was supposed to lend as much as $40 million to struggling homeowners and businesses in this cash-strapped resort city has given out nothing and has instead led to a federal... Read more »

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6 Baltimore officers charged in death seek to move trial

Attorneys for six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray are asking a judge to move their case out of Baltimore, arguing it will be impossible to select an impartial jury... Read more »

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Southern Arizona residents protest Border Patrol checkpoints

Protesters have begun demonstrations against the U.S. Border Patrol checkpoints that dot southern Arizona, saying the stops amount to the unwanted militarization of their communities. Read more »

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Soccer officials indicted in sweeping corruption probe

The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face... Read more »

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US senator in Cuba says normal relations 'weeks away'

The historic process of restoring long-severed diplomatic relationship between the U.S. and Cuba that began Dec. 17 will likely come to a successful end in a matter of weeks, a U.S. senator said... Read more »

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