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A political issues committee joined with local mayors and business leaders outside Midvale City Hall.

Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the latest twist in a long-running trial criticized worldwide by diplomats, press freedom... Read more »

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As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled

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Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected, though still below what many... Read more »

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Appeals court reverses ruling that found NSA program illegal

A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans. Read more »

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Video: Bush returns to New Orleans for 10th anniversary of Katrina

Former President George W. Bush returned Friday to New Orleans — the scene of one of his presidency's lowest points — to tout the region's recovery from the nation's costliest natural... Read more »

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GOP's Walker promises to aggressively confront terrorism

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker says the United States under his leadership would aggressively confront what he describes as "evil" and "radical Islamic terrorism." Read more »

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Obama to people of New Orleans: You inspire me, and America

Visiting residents on tidy porch stoops and sampling the fried chicken at a corner restaurant, President Barack Obama held out the people of New Orleans on Thursday as an extraordinary example of... Read more »

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Guatemalan prosecutors urge president to resign amid scandal

Pressure grew Thursday on Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina to resign as business and government offices closed, protesters marched by the thousands and the attorney general's office urged him... Read more »

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Planned Parenthood alleges 'smear' in letter to Congress

Planned Parenthood Federation of America defended its practices Thursday in a lengthy letter to congressional leaders and included a report by experts it hired who found undercover videos of... Read more »

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Judge blocks Obama administration regulation on waterways

A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways just hours before it was set to... Read more »

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Trump proposals risk deepening GOP rift on immigration

Donald Trump has exposed anew the deep rift inside the Republican Party on immigration, a break between its past and the country's future the party itself has said it must bridge if the GOP ever... Read more »

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Monaco seeks forgiveness for deporting Jews during WW2

Monaco's Prince Albert II apologized Thursday for his country's role in deporting Jews to Nazi camps during World War II — more than seven decades after police rounded up scores of people... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Austria finds 20, maybe up to 50, migrants dead in truck

Austrian police on Thursday discovered the badly decomposing bodies of at least 20 — and possibly up to 50 — migrants stacked in a truck parked on the shoulder of the main highway from... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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AP sues over access to FBI records involving fake news story

The Associated Press sued the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday over the FBI's failure to provide public records related to the creation of a fake news story used to plant surveillance software... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Argentine mom hopes pope will help get son off death row

When Lidia Guerrero met with Pope Francis in Rome last year, the Argentine native told her he knew all about Guerrero's son, who has been on death row in Texas for 19 years. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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US stocks rise after Chinese market surges

U.S. stocks climbed Thursday morning, extending their recovery from a sharp sell-off that was triggered by concerns about the health of the Chinese economy. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Scientists squabble while Africa's only penguins perish

They're cute, knee-high, they bray like donkeys and are a tourist attraction near Cape Town. But African Penguins — the continent's only species of the flightless bird — are at risk of... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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A look at the latest developments in Europe's migrant crisis

Record numbers of migrants fleeing violence and poverty in countries such as Syria, Afghanistan and Eritrea are trying to reach Europe this year, despite the risks of perilous sea crossings and... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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On-air killings gripped millions in social media storm

The fatal shooting of a reporter and cameraman unfolded on live TV during the early morning show, as tens of thousands of viewers watched a horrified anchor struggle to comprehend what had happened. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Trump dumps insults on questioners, insists on control

For Donald Trump, the joy of the insult seems as compelling as the art of the deal. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Chinese stock index jumps 5.3 percent as Asian stocks rise

China's main stock index surged 5.3 percent Thursday, its biggest gain in eight weeks, as markets across Asia advanced in the wake of Wall Street's rebound, giving investors some relief after... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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US economy likely grew more in spring than first estimated

The U.S. economy likely gained more momentum in the spring than the government previously estimated. The question now is whether shrunken global stock markets and a sharp slowdown in China will... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Applications for US jobless aid drop to very low 271,000

Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that employers remain confident in the economy and are laying off few workers. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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West Jordan councilman aims to realign local government amid controversy

The City Council again has delayed a discussion on a proposal that could change the way things are done in West Jordan. One member claims residents misunderstand how local government is set up,... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Poll: Utahns would take Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton despite disliking him more

Utahns don't like Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, and they dislike Republican frontrunner Donald Trump even more. Yet when the two go head-to-head in a new poll, The Donald wins. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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South Sudan leader signs peace deal amid sanctions threat

South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Wednesday signed a peace deal with rebels, more than 20 months after the start of fighting between the army and rebels led by his former deputy. Read more »

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