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After Supreme Court ruling, President Obama says more to do on health care

Obama says he wants to refocus on improving health care quality, expanding access and rooting out waste

In our opinion: Supreme Court ruling for raisin farmer extends Fifth Amendment protections against property seizure

A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the rights of a California raisin farmer establishes a precedent that extended Fifth Amendment protections against government seizure of property are... Read more »

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My view: Move the prison for the sake of better prisoner reform

If we pretend the prisoners do not exist while they are incarcerated — or that we would prefer they didn’t — we have no one to blame but ourselves when offender outcomes continue... Read more »

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My view: Utah lawmakers can protect minorities from negative impacts of Clean Power Plan

EPA's new Clean Power Plan is regulation that will leave minority communities with disproportionately fewer jobs, lower incomes and higher poverty than whites. Read more »

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Dan Liljenquist: Time to relegate the Confederate battle flag to museums and Civil War reenactments

Symbols matter, and the Confederate battle flag has become a symbol of institutional, violent racism. It is time for the permanent retirement of the Confederate battle flag. It should be relegated... Read more »

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NYC to review Trump contracts after controversial remarks

New York City officials are reviewing the city's contracts with Donald Trump after statements the GOP presidential hopeful made about Mexican immigrants. Read more »

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Top American diplomat in Cuba in line to head new embassy

From his office high above Havana, Jeffrey DeLaurentis has a sweeping view of the cerulean Florida Straits and the blood-red letters declaring Cuba's defiance of the United States. Read more »

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Becker, challengers square off in Salt Lake City mayoral debate

Issues related to homelessness and the controversy surrounding Police Chief Chris Burbank's resignation highlighted the first televised debate of this year's Salt Lake City's mayoral race. Read more »

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Polygamous Montana trio applies for wedding license

A Montana man said Wednesday that he was inspired by last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage to apply for a marriage license so that he can legally wed his second wife. Read more »

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Salt Lake County Council finalizes community preservation maps

After nearly a month of erasing and retracing, the borders of Salt Lake County’s townships and unincorporated borders have been set. Read more »

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Watch live: S.L. Mayor Ralph Becker, challengers face off in debate

The Pioneer Park Coalition is sponsoring a mayoral debate between Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and challengers Luke Garrott, Jackie Biskupski, George Chapman and Dave Robinson Wednesday at 4... Read more »

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Utah not only remembers but financially helps families of fallen officers

With a insight from Nannette Wride and Shante Johnson, Utah lawmakers passed a bill earlier this year to remove some of the financial uncertainty for families of fallen police officers. Read more »

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US probing possible airline collusion to keep fares high

The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. Read more »

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Massive assault on Egypt army in Sinai kills 64 troops

Dozens of Islamic militants unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks, including suicide car bombings, on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, killing at... Read more »

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Clinton set to raise $45M in gifts both small — and large

Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign says it is on track to report that it has raised more than $45 million since its launch in mid-April, with the vast majority of those donating giving... Read more »

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Why the government let many trade schools become diploma mills

How did trade schools go from being mom-and-pop shops that trained mechanics and hair stylists to making billions on Wall Street? And if the industry is as predatory as the Education Department and... Read more »

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Trade schools have to find grads jobs, or lose financial aid

Exotic dancers hired as admissions counselors. Recruiters told to seek out "impatient" individuals who have "few people in their lives who care about them." Military personnel still recovering from... Read more »

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Obama: US embassy in Havana marks 'new chapter' in Cuba ties

The United States and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in each other's capitals, the biggest tangible step in the countries' historic bid to restore ties after more than a half-century of... Read more »

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Confidential UN report gives positive nuclear review of Iran

The U.N. nuclear agency says Iran is broadly meeting its commitments under a preliminary nuclear deal that set up the current talks in Austria on a final agreement. Read more »

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South Sudan military is accused of widespread abuses

South Sudan's army has burned people alive, raped and shot girls, and forced tens of thousands from their homes, according to interviews with survivors by The Associated Press and corroborated by... Read more »

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Emails show top administration officials aware of Clinton's private address as early as 2009

Senior Obama administration officials, including the White House chief of staff, knew as early as 2009 that Hillary Rodham Clinton was using a private email address for her government... Read more »

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Russia halts gas supply to Ukraine amid pricing dispute

The Russian gas company Gazprom halted supplies to neighboring Ukraine on Wednesday after the collapse of pricing talks, a company official said — but an EU official said both nations gave... Read more »

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Probate judges opposed to gay marriage stand firm

Gay couples can petition, protest and even sue — but that won't change Probate Judge Wes Allen's mind: He is not issuing them marriage licenses, despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that... Read more »

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IAEA chief travels to Iran as nuke talks continue in Vienna

The head of the U.N. agency tasked to monitor a nuclear deal is traveling to Tehran to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the agency said Wednesday, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry... Read more »

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Hungary: fence on Serbia border forced step to stop migrants

Hungary's prime minister says the fence his country wants to build on the Serbian border to stem the flow of illegal migrants is a "forced measure" not aimed at its southern neighbor. Read more »

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86 Utah cities pushing for 1/4-cent sales tax increases

Scores of Wasatch Front mayors banded together Tuesday, urging county leaders to ask voters to consider a sales tax increase that would help pay for local transportation needs. Read more »

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