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Debate takeaways: Marco Rubio shaken, Donald Trump not stirred (+video)

There have been no higher stakes on a Republican debate stage in the 2016 campaign than there were Saturday.

Hong Kong activists, police clash over holiday food stalls

Hong Kong's Lunar New Year celebration descended into chaotic scenes as protesters and police, who fired warning shots into the air, clashed over a street market selling fish balls and other local... Read more »

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Search for life continues at Taiwan complex toppled by quake

Rescuers using cranes, dogs and electronic devices searched for survivors Tuesday in a high-rise apartment complex in southern Taiwan that was toppled three days earlier by a powerful earthquake. Read more »

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Advocacy group says bill would reduce access to mental illness medication

Health care providers, law enforcement officials and legislators debated a bill that would allow Medicaid to cover certain psychiatric drugs and not others. Read more »

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LDS Church's opposition does not necessarily doom medical marijuana bill, sponsor says

The sponsor of a bill to legalize the medical use of marijuana says The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' opposition to the legislation does not necessarily doom its passage. Read more »

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Survivor of Trolley Square massacre urges lawmakers to reform Medicaid

Carolyn Tuft, a survivor of the 2007 siege at Trolley Square, called on lawmakers to pass Medicaid reform. Tuft said she has no prescription coverage and can't afford drugs to counteract the... Read more »

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Lobbyist group considers suing state over 'inadequate' school funding

Leaders of the Alliance for a Better Utah announced Monday they intend to file a lawsuit against the state to force the Utah Legislature to increase funding for public schools. Read more »

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For the Clintons, New Hampshire is the state of 2nd chances

It's their Everest. Their firewall. Their lifeboat in a frozen Atlantic. Read more »

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Committee approves bill allowing tastings at liquor distilleries

A bill that would allow liquor distilleries in the state to offer tastings to customers was approved Monday by the House Business and Labor Committee. Read more »

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Long-awaited Jeremy Johnson fraud trial kicks off in federal court

Nearly five years and three attorneys later, one-time multimillionaire Jeremy Johnson will literally defend himself in court against dozens of fraud charges related to his now defunct online... Read more »

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Lawmaker proposes donating unused medications to needy

A bill proposed by Rep. Gage Froerer, R-Huntsville, proposes saving unused prescription drugs and donating them to the needy. Read more »

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Survivors pulled out from building 2 days after Taiwan quake

At least three people, including an 8-year-old girl, were rescued Monday from a high-rise Taiwanese apartment building toppled by a powerful quake two days earlier, as frustration grew among... Read more »

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Trump aiming for New Hampshire win, rivals aim to survive (+video)

GOP front-runner Donald Trump is aiming for his first win in New Hampshire's fast-approaching primary, while rival Republican candidates, including Jeb Bush, said their campaigns will go on no... Read more »

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Christie, others hit final stretch in New Hampshire

It's less than two days until New Hampshire voters go to the polls. But Hillary Clinton is in Michigan. And other candidates, even Jeb Bush, say their campaigns will go on no matter how they do on... Read more »

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Haiti's president departs to make way for interim government

President Michel Martelly made his farewell speech to Haiti as he departed office Sunday with no successor yet chosen because a runoff election was scrapped last month amid violent protests and... Read more »

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Utah Museum of Contemporary Art tackles politics, immigration in new exhibits

After receiving its fifth Andy Warhol Foundation grant, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is presenting five new exhibitions that explore diverse issues of political and global significance. Read more »

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Clinton seeks to cut into Sanders' New Hampshire advantage

Trailing rival Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton sought to summon another New Hampshire comeback on Saturday but faced blunt questions about her trustworthiness and explanation of the deadly 2012... Read more »

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Rescuers in Taiwan pull out survivors from quake rubble (+video)

As anxious families waited nearby, rescuers on Sunday painstakingly pulled more survivors from the remains of a high-rise apartment building that collapsed a day earlier in a powerful earthquake... Read more »

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N. Korea praises launch, others see as covert missile test

North Korea on Sunday defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the United Nations and others call a cover for a banned test of technology for a missile that could strike... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Rubio faces barrage of attacks in Republican debate

Marco Rubio, a first-term senator on the rise in the presidential race, faced a barrage of attacks in Saturday night's Republican debate, with rivals challenging his readiness to be president, his... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Over 100 missing, 14 dead as strong quake rattles Taiwan (+videos)

Rescuers were searching late Saturday for more than 100 people still missing after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn, causing a high-rise residential building to... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Rubio braces for attacks in debate, Trump returning to stage

Marco Rubio headed into the latest Republican debate ready for an onslaught of attacks about his experience and preparedness from a trio of rivals whose performance in the New Hampshire primary on... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Colombia: 3,177 pregnant women with Zika; no microcephaly

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos says there's no evidence that Zika has caused any cases of the birth defect known as microcephaly in his country, though it has diagnosed 3,177 pregnant... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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'Be open to ideas, beliefs of others,' chairman of interfaith group urges Utahns at state Capitol

The chairman of the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable urged Utahns Friday to be “open to the ideas and beliefs of others, respectful of our differences and not threatened by them” during... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Top UN human rights official begins talks in Sri Lanka

The top U.N. human rights official began discussions with the Sri Lankan government Saturday on the measures taken by the island nation to investigate alleged atrocities committed during its long... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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After Iowa, Trump showing off effort to win in New Hampshire

With wet snow already ankle deep and falling fast, Dave Chiokadze and James Radcliffe trekked down one long driveway after another in search of potential votes for Donald Trump. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Clinton's New Hampshire challenge: Winning trust

Hillary Clinton seems to be having trouble earning the public's trust. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Pope's sex abuse panel tells survivor to take a time-out

Pope Francis' sex abuse advisory committee voted Saturday to sideline one of its members, a high-profile abuse survivor who had clashed with the commission over its mission. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Bill would cut state involvement in direct food sales from producers

Ms. America joined Rep. Marc Roberts, R-Santaquin, at a news conference Friday to express her support of the proposed Food Freedom Act. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Thousands more Syrians rush toward Turkey to flee fighting

Thousands of Syrians rushed toward the Turkish border Friday, fleeing a fierce government offensive and intense Russian airstrikes near Syria's largest city of Aleppo. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Florida readies for a fight with Zika virus

Florida's history of fighting off mosquito-borne outbreaks puts the state in perhaps better position than most when it comes to the Zika virus. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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'Young lungs matter': Students march to Capitol to battle pollution 'monster'

Approximately 1,000 students gathered in the Capitol rotunda for a clean air rally Thursday. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Proposed porn crisis resolution getting national, international attention

A Utah state senator's push to declare pornography a public health crisis has drawn national and international attention and an attaboy from Gov. Gary Herbert. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Hawaii lawmakers want medical marijuana oversight committee

With less than five months until medical marijuana dispensaries are up and running, Hawaii lawmakers are considering a bill to create an oversight committee for the future industry. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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State revenues may fall short of projections, lawmakers warned

Tax revenues may be falling short of projections, leaving less money to spend this session, members of the House GOP caucus were warned Thursday. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Lawmakers seek changes to find voter favor in local transportation tax hike

After Utah voters in several counties shot down last year's Proposition 1, a tax increase to fund local road projects, lawmakers are now pursuing ways to make the tax hike a little more palatable. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Committee approves $11.5M bill to expand public preschool

Adding to a legislative focus on early childhood education, lawmakers gave early approval Thursday to a bill that would expand preschool offerings to Utah children. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Federal judge sends SB54 dispute to Utah Supreme Court

A federal judge Thursday sent the battle over Utah's new election law to the Utah Supreme Court. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Bill would create new designation for autocycles

A state lawmaker is proposing to create a designation for a new category of unconventional vehicles. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Dems demand all information on possible public lands lawsuit

Democrats on a Utah commission considering suing the federal government over ownership of millions of acres of public land in the state are demanding all information pertinent to the potential... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Utah PolitiLinks: Dems get involved in GOP and state election law feud, bill requires IT workers to report child porn found at work

Bills, including one proving dental benefits for Medicaid clients and another requiring IT workers to report child pornography found at work, have made it past committee while others get put on... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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House committee passes bill requiring IT workers to report child pornography found on the job

A computer analyst who happens across child pornography and doesn't tell police could be charged with a crime under a bill a Utah House committee passed Wednesday. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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UK police still plan to arrest Assange if he leaves embassy

British police have said they still plan to arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he leaves the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Applications for US jobless aid rise, but levels still low

More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, but applications stayed near historically low levels in a positive sign for the job market. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Democratic race down to just two: Clinton, Sanders face off

Fireworks flying in their first one-on-one debate, Hillary Clinton accused Bernie Sanders on Thursday of subjecting her to an "artful smear" while Sanders suggested the former secretary of state... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Donald Trump calls for Iowa election do-over (+video)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is accusing rival Ted Cruz of stealing the Iowa caucuses and is demanding a do-over. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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NFL and law enforcement: No credible threat to Super Bowl 50 (+video)

NFL security leaders and top law enforcement officials say there is "no credible threat" to Super Bowl 50. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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US, 11 other countries sign free-trade deal in New Zealand

Trade ministers from 12 Pacific Rim countries including the United States gathered Thursday in New Zealand for the ceremonial signing of a free-trade deal they say will significantly boost trade. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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New specialty license plate would fund research, awareness for childhood cancer

A Utah mother went before the House Transportation Committee on Wednesday to encourage support for a specialty group license plate that would support childhood cancer awareness and research. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Democrat wants Utahns to cast nonbinding vote on Medicaid expansion in November

A House Democratic leader wants voters to be able to answer a nonbinding "opinion question" on the November ballot about whether the state should accept Medicaid expansion to provide health care to... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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