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Obama goal of Guantanamo Bay prison closure stalled at Pentagon

The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process.

Utah County GOP sets schedule to replace Sen. John Valentine

The Utah County Republican Party has set out a schedule to replace Sen. John Valentine, R-Orem. Read more »

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California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, driven to action by a buildup of litter and damage to aquatic ecosystems. Read more »

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Is preschool worth the money?

Seventy percent of Americans want federally funded pre-kindergarten programs, according to a recent Gallup poll, but studies show that benefits may taper off over time and differ widely between... Read more »

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Secret Service head takes onus for WH breach

Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday the agency fell short in executing its plan to protect the White House when a man with a... Read more »

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Sen. Harry Reid playing major role in Senate races

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has twice won elections he was supposed to lose. If Democrats maintain control of the Senate in November, much of the credit will go to the wily Nevada Democrat. Read more »

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Obama goal of Gitmo closure stalled at Pentagon

The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process, causing deep frustration within the administration and raising doubts that President... Read more »

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Commission to highlight women in Utah economy

Created during the 2014 Legislature and headed by House Minority Leader Jennifer Seelig and Speaker Becky Lockhart, the Women in the Economy Commission seeks to support and establish research on... Read more »

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Overdraft and ATM fees higher than ever

The penalty for using an ATM that is not affiliated with your bank went up 5 percent over the past year. Read more »

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Afghan president sworn in, paving way for US pact

Afghanistan swore in Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as its second elected president on Monday, embarking on a new era with a national unity government poised to confront a resilient Taliban insurgency by... Read more »

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Utah in wait-and-see mode on same-sex marriage

State officials say they're ready for the seemingly remote possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court would let lower court decisions allowing same-sex marriage to stand. Read more »

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Don't expect Gov. to announce Medicaid plan at health summit

Gov. Gary Herbert isn't ready yet to announce a final deal has been reached with the federal government on his Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion, even though he's holding his annual... Read more »

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Utah Senate requests public input on judicial nominee Kara Pettit

The Utah Senate Judicial Confirmation Committee seeks public comment on Kara Pettit, who was appointed to fill a vacancy on the 3rd District Court bench. Read more »

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Why we don't need to worry that Utah cities aren't growing

WalletHub released its "2014's fastest growing cities" list, and Utah cities weren't among them. Read more »

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New EU trade chief seeks reset in US trade talks

Acknowledging strong public skepticism in Europe over free trade talks with the U.S., the European Union's incoming trade chief on Monday called for a "fresh start" and more transparency in the... Read more »

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Israel says Palestinian leader doesn't want peace

Israel's foreign minister said Monday it's clear that Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has no intention of making peace with Israel, calling his speech to world leaders last week "a message of... Read more »

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Romney, Huntsman may both be taking nontraditional routes to another White House run

While speculation that Mitt Romney may make a third presidential run is increasing, another former White House candidate with Utah ties is sparking new talk that he, too, might run again. Read more »

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Germany unable to meet NATO readiness target

Germany's military is unable to meet its medium-term readiness target should NATO call on its members to mobilize against an attack, officials said Monday. Read more »

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US-led airstrikes hit 4 Syrian provinces

U.S.-led coalition air raids targeted towns and villages in northern and eastern Syria controlled by the Islamic State group, including one strike that hit a grain silo and reportedly killed... Read more »

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US adviser: Afghanistan to sign troop deal Tuesday

A senior adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama said Monday that Afghanistan will sign a deal Tuesday to allow American soldiers to remain in the country past the end of the year. Read more »

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UN mission to combat Ebola opens HQ in Ghana

The U.N. mission to combat Ebola opened its headquarters on Monday in Ghana, where it will coordinate aid for the accelerating West African crisis. Read more »

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Obama: US 'underestimated' Islamic State threat

President Barack Obama is acknowledging that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants in the Middle East and overestimated the ability and will of Iraq's... Read more »

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Marijuana could deliver more than $800 million in revenue to Washington and Colorado

If a pair of new government forecasts prove true, Washington and Colorado would see more than $800 million in extra revenue over the next few years thanks to marijuana sales. At the least. Read more »

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Al-Qaida leader warns of revenge for airstrikes

The leader of al-Qaida's Syria affiliate vowed Sunday that his group would "use all possible means" to fight back against airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition and warned that the conflict would... Read more »

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Hong Kong police use tear gas on protesters

Hong Kong police used tear gas on Sunday to try to clear thousands of pro-democracy protesters who had gathered outside government headquarters in a challenge to Beijing over its decision to... Read more »

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Police: Ferguson officer shot; no link to protests

Authorities were searching Sunday for two men suspected of shooting and wounding a police officer in Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb where there have been angry protests since a white officer... Read more »

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