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House approves pay raises for governor, other elected executives

The House approved a bill giving Utah's governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, auditor, treasurer raises.

Russian court keeps hunger-striker Ukrainian pilot in jail

A Russian court on Wednesday rejected an appeal to release a Ukrainian military officer who has been on hunger strike since mid-December in a Russian prison. Read more »

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High court takes up major fight over health law subsidies

The Supreme Court convened Wednesday to hear arguments in a major test of President Barack Obama's health overhaul that threatens insurance coverage for millions of people. Read more »

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Italy rescues nearly 1,000 migrants; 10 die

In a dramatic sea rescue north of Libya, a flotilla of rescue ships saved nearly 1,000 migrants and refugees, while 10 migrants perished in the southern Mediterranean, Italian officials said... Read more »

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Man killed by LAPD stole French identity, stirring questions

Months before he was fatally shot by police, a man walked the streets of Skid Row, keeping those he encountered in the dark about his past bank robbery conviction, his wanted probation status or... Read more »

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US says Iran far off from a working nuke, others differ

One burning question in the global effort to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power is this: How long would it take for the Islamic Republic to build a bomb? Read more »

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In Ferguson, scathing US report brings pressure for change

A Justice Department report says blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, are disproportionately subject to excessive police force, baseless traffic stops and citations for infractions as petty as walking... Read more »

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AP survey: Why the outlook for global economy has brightened

From the United States to Asia to Europe, a global economy that many had feared was faltering appears poised for a resurgence on the strength of cheap oil and falling interest rates. Read more »

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Israel's Netanyahu warns US 'bad deal' would put Iran on nuclear path

In a direct challenge to the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before Congress on Tuesday and bluntly warned the U.S. that an emerging nuclear agreement with Iran "paves... Read more »

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3 State School Board bills advance, 1 fails as partisan debate continues

Three legislative packages advanced and one failed late Tuesday as lawmakers continued the debate on how Utah's State School Board members should be vetted. Read more »

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States ask judge not to lift stay in lawsuit over Obama's immigration action

A coalition of states suing to stop President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration is asking a federal judge to not lift a temporary hold on the directives. Read more »

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Bill would create task force to evaluate student testing

The Senate Education Committee on Tuesday approved a bill that would create a task force to examine the efficiency and accuracy Utah's current testing methods. Read more »

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S.L. County fears criminal justice reforms could become unfunded mandate without Medicaid fix

Salt Lake County officials worried aloud Tuesday that reforms to the state's criminal justice system under HB348 could become an unfunded mandate for behavioral health treatment if lawmakers do not also pass Healthy Utah. Read more »

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State lawmakers trying to hammer out deal raising Utah's gas tax

Drivers would pay 5 cents more per gallon in gas tax and counties would be able to ask voters to raise sales tax for transportation projects under a proposal state lawmakers are considering. Read more »

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Report outlines Utah transportation investment needs

A report released Tuesday identified the state’s needs for more transportation infrastructure investments to address deficient and congested roads, highways, bridges and transit systems that... Read more »

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Dempsey says Iranian hand in Iraq could turn out well if it doesn't inflame sectarian tensions

Iran's direct support for an Iraqi push to dislodge the Islamic State group from the northern city of Tikrit could turn out to be "a positive thing" if it does not inflame sectarian tensions, the... Read more »

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Pentagon calls Mosul briefing a mistake by CentCom

A U.S. military officer's media briefing about plans for an Iraqi-led ground offensive in Mosul, including its expected timing, amounted to a mistaken disclosure of "military secrets," Defense... Read more »

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Personal email account revives old questions about Clintons

Hillary Rodham Clinton is facing a new set of questions about ethics and transparency — the sort that have dogged her and husband Bill for decades. Read more »

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Utah House passes bill to revamp criminal justice system

A bill that would transform Utah’s criminal justice system cleared the Utah House of Representatives on Tuesday. Read more »

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Officials: US report finds racial bias in Ferguson police

A Justice Department investigation will allege sweeping patterns of discrimination within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department and at the municipal jail and court, law enforcement officials... Read more »

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Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the... Read more »

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Mother says Santa Barbara rampage suit to prevent tragedies

A tearful mother of a college student slain in a rampage outside Santa Barbara last year said Tuesday that she and the parents of the first victims sued the county sheriff and other parties to... Read more »

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US on sidelines of key Iraqi battle against Islamic State

Iranian-backed Shiite militias and Sunni tribes have joined Iraq's military in a major operation to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State group, while the U.S.-led coalition has... Read more »

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General: 8,500 Islamic State fighters killed in Iraq so far

The U.S.-led military coalition in Iraq has killed more than 8,500 Islamic State fighters since its bombing campaign began in August and has gained the upper hand, the top general overseeing the... Read more »

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US commander: Arming Ukraine increases pressure on Putin

There's no expectation Ukraine could defeat Russia militarily if given American weapons, but they could add "muscle" to diplomatic efforts, the commander of U.S. Army Europe said Tuesday. Read more »

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Anti-discrimination, religious rights bill now expected Wednesday

State lawmakers, LGBT advocates and faith leaders intend to stand together at the Capitol on Wednesday to unveil legislation attempting to balance religious rights and nondiscrimination. Read more »

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