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Obama boosts Clinton: Carry her like you carried me

His own legacy on the line, President Barack Obama implored Americans to elect Clinton.

Democrats highlight diversity, but face gap with white men

The Democratic National Convention's lineup of speakers has highlighted an increasingly diverse country that could soon elect the first female president to succeed its first black chief executive. Read more »

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Judge grants state's motion to dismiss corruption charges against Mark Shurtleff

A judge Wednesday granted a motion by prosecutors to dismiss corruption charges filed against former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff. Read more »

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Live: Day three of the Democratic Convention

Tuesday Hillary Clinton made history as the first woman to be nominated as a major American party presidential candidate. Read more »

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The Democratic Convention's second night, explained by Twitter

The second day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention put an emphasis on party unity and humanizing official nominee Hillary Clinton. Read more »

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Report: Shooting deaths of law enforcement spike in 2016

Shooting deaths of law enforcement officers spiked 78 percent in the first half of 2016 compared to last year, including an alarming increase in ambush-style assaults like the ones that killed... Read more »

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Trump says Russia should find Clinton's missing emails

Donald Trump has a message for Russia: find Hillary Clinton's missing emails. Read more »

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Obama returns to convention stage to make case for Clinton

President Barack Obama acknowledged Wednesday that his hopes for a new tone in politics, embodied in the rousing Democratic convention speech he delivered 12 years ago, never materialized. Still,... Read more »

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Planned Parenthood 'CTR' campaign draws ire

Planned Parenthood Association of Utah's use of a common Mormon motto has drawn the ire of some who find the design offensive. Read more »

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New rule sparks debate over teacher preparation, hiring process

A new rule adopted by the State School Board that would allow schools to hire people with professional expertise but who may not have teaching experience sparked debate among teachers,... Read more »

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Clinton wins historic nomination, emotional boost from Bill

On a night awash in history, Hillary Clinton triumphantly became the first woman to lead a major American political party toward the White House, breaking through a barrier that painfully eluded... Read more »

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IS group claims attack that killed 85-year-old French priest

The Islamic State group crossed a new threshold Tuesday in its war against the West, as two of its followers targeted a church in Normandy, slitting the throat of an elderly priest celebrating Mass... Read more »

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Sanders loyalists bash Clinton nomination, clash with police

Bernie Sanders loyalists protested inside and outside of the Democratic National Convention site on Tuesday after Hillary Clinton won the party's presidential nomination. Read more »

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Deseret News, KSL want court records in case of slain restaurateur unsealed

Whether a dead person has a right to privacy is at issue in the case of a prominent Salt Lake restaurateur who was allegedly murdered by his husband. Read more »

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Utah Democrats see opportunity in frustration over Clinton, Trump

Utahns at this week's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia see opportunity in the lack of enthusiasm both Democrats and Republicans in the state feel toward their parties' presidential... Read more »

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5 major family moments from the DNC's opening night

The first day of the Democratic National Convention proved to be a family affair, with speakers talking about their familial history together. Read more »

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Hillary Clinton becomes Democratic nominee for president

Breaking a historic barrier, Democrats triumphantly chose Hillary Clinton as their White House nominee Tuesday night, the first woman to ever lead a major political party into the general election. Read more »

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Watch live at the Democratic National Convention

Watch the Democratic National Convention live. Read more »

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Turkey's opposition warns against post-coup witch hunt

Turkey's opposition leader on Tuesday warned against a government witch hunt following the failed coup in the country, saying it would cast a shadow on the democracy which those who opposed the... Read more »

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Sarah Silverman: Bernie-or-bust Dems 'being ridiculous'

Comic Sarah Silverman joined Sen. Al Franken Monday night to urge Democratic National Convention delegates to unite — then stirred up Bernie Sanders die-hards with some choice words: "To the... Read more »

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Judge set to decide on $15B Volkswagen settlement

A $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen's diesel emissions cheating scandal faced a critical test, as a federal judge decided whether to grant it preliminary approval. Read more »

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Letter foretold Japan rampage that killed 19 disabled people

A young Japanese man went on a stabbing rampage Tuesday at a facility for the mentally disabled where he had been fired, officials said, killing 19 people months after he gave a letter to... Read more »

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Afghan official says major offensive against IS underway

Following a massive Kabul attack, the Afghan military has launched a major offensive against the Islamic State group in the country's far eastern region near the border with Pakistan, Afghan and... Read more »

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2 suicide car bombs near UN offices kill 13 in Somalia

Two suicide bombers detonated explosives-laden cars on Tuesday outside the offices of the U.N.'s mine clearing agency and a Somali army checkpoint in Mogadishu, killing 13 people, including seven... Read more »

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2 attackers slay priest in Normandy church, are shot dead

Two attackers invaded a church Tuesday during morning Mass near the Normandy city of Rouen, killing an 84-year-old priest by slitting his throat and taking hostages before being shot and killed by... Read more »

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After turmoil, Sanders, Michelle Obama, Warren thrill convention

Ending months of animosity, Bernie Sanders robustly embraced his former rival Hillary Clinton Monday night as a champion for the same economic causes that enlivened his supporters, signaling it was... Read more »

July 25, 2016

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After disputes, Dem stars turn their convention positive

Hillary Clinton's campaign sought to squelch a political firestorm over hacked emails that deepened dissent among Bernie Sanders' loyal supporters, turning to some of the party's biggest stars... Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Audit of embattled S.L. County Recorder's Office nearly finished

The audit into embattled Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott's office is slated to be completed by the end of the month. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Mike Lee, US Senate to hold monument meeting near Bears Ears

U.S. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and members of the Senate's Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing in Utah on Wednesday amid a push for a new national monument in the state. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Women underrepresented across Utah's political spectrum

Utah elected the nation's the first female state senator in 1896, when Martha Hughes Cannon defeated her husband and four other candidates to win the job. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Athletes using sports platforms to push for social change

s today are using their platforms as sports celebrities to bring attention to the violence that has erupted across the country and recently Carmelo Anthony has been one of the most outspoken. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Michael Jordan gives $2 million; looks to build backs, police trust

Michael Jordan is trying to help ease tension between African-Americans and law enforcement. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Pro-Sanders demonstrators march in the sweltering heat

Chanting "We are the 99 percent," about 100 Bernie Sanders supporters began marching across a bridge from New Jersey into Philadelphia in the sweltering heat Monday ahead of the opening of the... Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Germany: IS claims responsibility for attack in Germany

A Syrian man whose asylum bid had been rejected in Germany recorded a cellphone video of himself pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group before he tried to get into an outdoor concert with a... Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Germany: Syrian asylum seekers blows himself up, wounding 12

A failed asylum-seeker from Syria blew himself up and wounded 12 people after being turned away from an open-air music festival in southern Germany in what officials said Monday may have been a... Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Trump taunts claims that Russia hacked DNC emails for him

Donald Trump on Monday dismissed as a "joke" claims by Hillary Clinton's campaign that Russia is trying to help Trump by leaking thousands of emails from the Democratic National Committee. Read more »

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Dems' division, emails roil party on Day 1 of convention

Democrats who gleefully jeered Republican divisions last week awoke to a political mess of their own making Monday as party unity behind Hillary Clinton proved much harder to secure. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Utah Democrats headed to 'historic' national convention

Utah delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia that starts Monday will be part of history as Hillary Clinton becomes the first woman presidential nominee in a major party. Read more »

July 24, 2016

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After 8 years with no 'true increase' in foster care stipends, foster parents seek more funding

Utah would need to increase foster care stipends as much as 70 percent to cover actual costs of providing care for children in the state's custody, one national study says. Utah foster parents seek... Read more »

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2 years after Ferguson, recriminations roil governor's race

It has been two years since a white police officer fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, touching off days of rioting, but the political repercussions from the incident... Read more »

July 24, 2016

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Hacked emails overshadow Democratic National Convention

Hacked emails threatened to overshadow the Democratic Party's upcoming celebration in Philadelphia as progressives expressed disappointment Sunday over the presidential nomination process and... Read more »

July 24, 2016

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IOC leaders stop short of complete ban on Russians from Rio

Olympic leaders stopped short Sunday of imposing a complete ban on Russia from the Rio de Janeiro Games, leaving individual global sports federations to decide which athletes should be cleared to... Read more »

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Protesters hit the streets for hot day of marches before DNC

Police officers were posted at street corners in downtown Philadelphia as the first protesters hit the city's sweltering streets Sunday ahead of the Democratic National Convention. Read more »

July 24, 2016

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Obama: Trump's NATO comments show 'lack of preparedness'

President Barack Obama says that GOP nominee Donald Trump's recent suggestion that the U.S. might not come to the defense of NATO allies is another sign of Trump's "lack of preparedness" on foreign... Read more »

July 24, 2016

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Turkey investigating people who say coup attempt was hoax

Turkish prosecutors are investigating people who have alleged on social media that a July 15 coup attempt was a hoax carried out by the government, the country's justice minister said Sunday,... Read more »

July 24, 2016

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Civil-rights marchers: US still needs to address inequality

A half-century ago, thousands joined a march across Mississippi to challenge a system that condoned violence against black people and suppressed their rights — issues still reverberating in... Read more »

July 24, 2016

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Police: Munich suspect was obsessed with mass shootings

The gunman whose rampage at a Munich mall left nine people dead was a depression-plagued teenager who avidly read books and articles about mass killings and apparently tried to lure young victims... Read more »

July 23, 2016

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IS attack on Afghan protest kills 80 people, wounds more than 200

An explosion struck a large demonstration march in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Saturday, causing multiple casualties, according to officials and witnesses. Read more »

July 23, 2016

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Hacked emails show Democratic party hostility to Sanders

A cache of more than 19,000 emails from Democratic party officials, leaked in advance of Hillary Clinton's nomination at the party's convention next week in Philadelphia, details the acrimonious... Read more »

July 23, 2016

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'These are tough times ... but we're tough people' (+video)

Hillary Clinton introduced running mate Tim Kaine as "a progressive who likes to get things done," joining the Virginia senator in the crucial battleground state of Florida to help kick off next... Read more »

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