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Bills aim to bring marriage, family law into 21st century

California lawmakers will consider updating family and parental rights to keep up with evolving families

US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. on Sunday released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for... Read more »

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Tentative deal reached on VA reform

The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to improve veterans' health care. Read more »

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Israel acknowledges mortar shell hit UN school

Israel acknowledged Sunday that troops fired a mortar shell that hit the courtyard of a U.N. school in Gaza last week, but said aerial footage shows the yard was empty at the time and that the... Read more »

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Judge strikes down DC ban on handguns outside home

A federal judge struck down the District of Columbia's ban on carrying guns outside of a person's home, concluding it violates Second Amendment rights. Read more »

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Netanyahu: Israel can lose on PR but not security

Every Palestinian civilian's death costs Israel in its fight for world opinion but the Jewish state must not cede its security for the sake of public relations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin... Read more »

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California governor kicks off Mexico trade mission

Gov. Jerry Brown travels to Mexico for three days of meetings starting Monday aimed at increasing direct investments in California, promoting university exchanges and forming environmental... Read more »

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North Korea marks war anniversary

The 1950-53 Korean War ended in an armistice, meaning the two Koreas remain technically at war. But in North Korea, the anniversary of the agreement ending the hostilities is commemorated as... Read more »

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Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk

Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels. Read more »

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Obama maintains busy fundraising schedule, even when crises occur

Last week it was Hollywood glitterati. The week before it was Wall Street financiers. Regardless of what is going on in America and the world, one thing has become certain about President Barack... Read more »

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Fast food workers vow civil disobedience

Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate their efforts for $15-an-hour pay and union membership by using... Read more »

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US faces intel hurdles in downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

A series of unanswered questions about the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shows the limits of U.S. intelligence gathering even when it is intensely focused, as it has been in Ukraine since... Read more »

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US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said... Read more »

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Lawmakers complain Obama too aloof with Congress

President Barack Obama's request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans. Lawmakers in both parties complained that the... Read more »

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Video shows smiling American bomber in Syria

An al-Qaida-linked group fighting in Syria has released video of the first American to carry out a suicide attack in the country's civil war, showing him smiling and saying he looked forward to... Read more »

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State committee studying feasibility of extending online voting to more Utahns

Utahns file their taxes, bank and shop online all the time, says state Sen. Curt Bramble, R-Provo, so why shouldn't they also be able to vote on their laptops? Read more »

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Salt Lake County property tax increases proposed

Several entities are proposing to increase property tax revenues within Salt Lake County. Read more »

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Satellites track drought-driven groundwater depletion in the West

A new study gives a greater understanding of how the persistent drought in the Colorado River Basin is sapping groundwater supplies. The equivalent of two Lake Meads has been drained from aquifers... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Gaza sides agree to lull but truce efforts stall

Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel's defense... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Federal land managers criticized over handling of Cliven Bundy standoff

Republican elected officials criticized the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's handling of the armed April standoff with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, blaming tensions on heavy-handed actions by the... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help ease influx of migrants crossing the border

Pressing for swift action, President Barack Obama on Friday urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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House votes to boost child tax credit for some

More families with higher incomes could claim the popular child tax credit under a bill that won approval Friday in the House. But in a dispute that divides Republicans and Democrats, millions of... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Cellphone unlocking set to become legal again

Congress has passed a bill that makes it legal to "unlock" cellphones so the devices can —at least in some instances— be used on other carriers. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Teams converge on remote site to probe Air Algerie crash

Aviation experts, criminal investigators and soldiers began converging Friday on an isolated patch of restive Mali to search for clues that might explain why an Air Algerie jetliner fell from the... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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US: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine, preparing to move heavier weaponry over

Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Associated Press analysis: Old story, new twists in Gaza war

The third Gaza war is playing out much like the first one more than five years ago: The harrowing civilian toll in Gaza is now at the center of the discourse, eclipsing the rocket attacks by Hamas... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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