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Obama opens Asia trip at famous sushi restaurant; strengthens partnership

Obama opened a Asia tour aimed at reassuring allies in the region that the U.S. remains a committed partner.

Amid Russian warning, Ukraine's in a security bind

Ukraine's highly publicized goal to recapture police stations and government buildings seized by pro-Russia forces in the east produced little action on the ground Wednesday but ignited foreboding... Read more »

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Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according... Read more »

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Turkey calls WWI Armenian killings 'shared pain' in unprecedented, conciliatory message

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday offered an unprecedented, conciliatory message to Armenians on the eve of the anniversary of the massacre of Armenians almost a century ago. Read more »

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Obama offering Japan security, economic assurances

Facing fresh questions about his commitment to Asia, President Barack Obama will seek to convince Japan's leaders Thursday that he can deliver on his security and economic pledges, even as the... Read more »

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Boogeymen and shady deals define spin in Democratic, Republican fight for Senate

The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian — if party operatives' spin is to be believed. Read more »

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US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

The Justice Department is encouraging nonviolent federal inmates who have behaved in prison, have no significant criminal history and have already served more than 10 years behind bars to apply for... Read more »

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Spy plane outlasts Cold War, but not defense cuts

The U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War, outlived its successor and proved crucial a half-century ago when two superpowers were on the brink of nuclear war. Read more »

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Ex-Attorney General Mark Shurtleff says new report based on 'tall tales'

Former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff responded Wednesday to a new report that says his behavior during the case against a wealthy Salt Lake businessman "defies explanation." Read more »

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Justin Bieber apologizes for Japan war shrine trip

Justin Bieber apologized Wednesday to those he offended by visiting a Japanese war shrine, saying he thought it was a beautiful site and only a place of prayer. Read more »

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Greece hits milestone, opens way for debt relief

Greece has reached a major financial milestone that its creditors demanded as a precondition for being granted more debt relief, the European Commission said Wednesday. Read more »

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In Syria, UN agency distributes most food in government-held areas

The World Food Program gives out most of its food aid to Syria in government-held areas, with only a quarter of the distributions occurring in rebel-controlled territory, according to latest figures from the U.N. agency. Read more »

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Europe recovery shows signs of strengthening

A closely-watched survey has found business activity across the 18-country eurozone running at a three-year high, in perhaps the clearest sign yet that the economic recovery is gaining momentum. Read more »

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Why small businesses want a higher minimum wage

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Small businesses want a higher minimum wage, even though they may be getting more loans. Read more »

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Supreme Court upholds Michigan's affirmative action ban for college admissions

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Ruling 6-2, the Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's racial criteria determining college admissions. The decision is a setback for diversity advocates, concerned about dwindling minority... Read more »

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Report: Colleagues wondered if A.G. Mark Shurtleff was 'spy' in fraud case

How former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff handled the prosecution of a wealthy Salt Lake businessman had attorneys in his office wondering if he was a "spy" in the case, according to a report... Read more »

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Randy Shumway: Ripple effect from Ukraine can influence economy even in Utah

As the effects of crisis in the small region of Crimea ripple through world stock markets and impact even small rural farms in Utah, we are reminded of the interconnectedness of the global economy. Read more »

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Grieving borrowers told to repay student loan

Some student loan borrowers who had a parent or grandparent co-sign the note are finding that they must immediately pay the loan in full if the relative dies. Read more »

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Utah bank confirms that Ghanaian mining company used mystery plane seen in Iran

A Utah bank confirmed Tuesday that an airplane registered to the bank was used by a Ghana mining company to take Ghanaian businessmen to Iran last week. Read more »

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In Internet TV case, justices show concern

Supreme Court justices are weighing whether they can side with broadcasters in a copyright challenge to an Internet startup company without threatening the burgeoning world of cloud computing. Read more »

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Activity at North Korea site hints at nuke test preps

Commercial satellite imagery shows increased activity at North Korea's nuclear test site but not enough to indicate an underground atomic explosion is imminent, a U.S. research institute said Tuesday. Read more »

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Obama to survey deadly Washington mudslide damage

President Barack Obama braced to share sorrows once again as he visited Washington state Tuesday to meet with victims of the mudslide that killed more than three dozen people. Read more »

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Obama administration tightens grip on intelligence by limiting interactions with media

The Obama administration has tightened its control over intelligence — including unclassified information — by setting limits on officials' interactions with the media. Read more »

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US reviewing plans for fewer troops in Afghanistan

A U.S. official says the White House is reviewing a new series of options that would leave fewer than 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan next year. Read more »

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Report: Some admissions of crimes by spy agency workers during lie detector tests not reported

An inspector general for the U.S. intelligence community said Tuesday some admissions of crimes by spy agency workers during lie detector tests were not disclosed to law enforcement agencies... Read more »

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US troops head to exercises in Eastern Europe

U.S. Army troops are arriving in Poland to begin what will be a series of military exercises in four countries across Eastern Europe in a move to bolster allies in the wake of Russia's annexation... Read more »

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