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Romney source: 'Draft Mitt' has no merit, focus should be on midterm elections

A national launch for the Utah-based effort to draft Mitt Romney into running a third time for president in 2016 has...

Pro-Palestinian crowd rallies in Salt Lake City as Gaza cease-fire begins

On the eve of a 72-hour cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, more than 100 people supporting Palestine rallied in downtown Salt Lake City. Read more »

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Things are looking up in the economy, but not everything

News on the economy once again takes a positive turn, with the Consumer Confidence Index reporting that American confidence his reached heights not seen since October 2007, roughly one year before... Read more »

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Congress sends VA overhaul to White House

Congress has passed a landmark bill to help veterans avoid long waits for health care and fix other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Read more »

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US, UN announce deal on Gaza cease-fire

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza to start Friday morning for 72 hours, although Secretary of State John Kerry cautioned that the lull in violence did not guarantee... Read more »

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Tesla says decision on battery factory months away

Electric car maker Tesla Motors said Thursday that it is preparing a site near Reno, Nevada, as a possible location for its new battery factory, but is still evaluating other sites. Read more »

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112 arrested at protest against US deportations

Immigrant activists and religious leaders massed outside the White House on Thursday to protest against U.S. policies on deporting migrants in the country illegally, and police arrested 112... Read more »

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Ginsburg: High court won't 'duck' gay marriage

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says the Supreme Court won't duck the issue of same-sex marriage the next time a case comes to the court. Read more »

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Testimony, advocates clash at EPA coal hearings

Union miners and others opposed to stricter pollution rules for coal-burning power plants proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency clashed inside and outside the city's federal building on... Read more »

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USDA overhauls decades-old poultry inspections

The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year. Read more »

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House leaders abandon border bill

The House has abandoned a vote on legislation to address the immigration crisis on the border after tea partyers withdrew their support in a dispute over a separate measure on deportations. Read more »

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Palestinians mull war crime charges against Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is seeking written pledges of support from all political factions, including rival Hamas, before making any attempt to press for possible war crimes charges... Read more »

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Witness of Syrian atrocities testifies in Congress

Graphic images of emaciated and bloodied corpses in the Syrian civil war were presented to uncharacteristically silent members of Congress Thursday as a former military photographer testified about... Read more »

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More than 3,300 US inmates have sought clemency under DOJ initiative

More than 3,300 federal inmates have applied since April to have their prison sentences cut short under a new Justice Department clemency initiative, according to data provided to The Associated... Read more »

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Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels, with or without a cease-fire

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000... Read more »

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Associated Press analysis: Putin cornered over Ukraine

For Russian President Vladimir Putin, there are few options left in the Ukraine crisis and they all look bad. Read more »

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Haunting memories 70 years after Warsaw Uprising

Kazimierz Mikos ran down a Warsaw street, zig-zagging to avoid the bullets that whizzed past him. As the 14-year-old ran for his life, he was struck with terror at the sight of a dead body in the... Read more »

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As US economy accelerates, Fed remains cautious

After a grim start to 2014, the U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor and should show renewed strength into next year. Read more »

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Secretary of State John Kerry: 'No promise' of cease-fire in Israel

Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday there is "no promise" of a negotiated cease-fire between Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip, but he said the U.S. remains hopeful. Read more »

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Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds voter ID law

The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld a requirement Thursday that voters show photo identification at the polls, but the law remains blocked in federal court. Read more »

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Argentina slides into second default as talks fail

The collapse of talks with U.S. creditors sent Argentina into its second debt default in 13 years and raised questions about what comes next for financial markets and the South American nation's... Read more »

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CIA director apologizes to Senate leaders

CIA Director John Brennan apologized to Senate intelligence committee leaders after his inspector general found that CIA employees acted improperly when the CIA searched Senate computers earlier... Read more »

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Libya Islamic militias declare control of Benghazi

Islamic hard-line militias claimed to have taken control of Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, after defeating army units, taking over military barracks and seizing tanks, rockets and hundreds... Read more »

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Obama cracks down on labor breaches by contractors

Some companies that earn billions of dollars as government contractors are among the worst violators of U.S. labor laws, yet year after year they keep winning new contracts. So President Barack... Read more »

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Investigators make it to Ukraine jet crash site

International investigators got their first look Thursday at the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, finally reaching the site two weeks after a missile brought down the plane. Fighting... Read more »

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Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills

Congress is racing to wrap up legislation addressing chronic problems at the Veterans Affairs Department and a shortfall in highway money ahead of its five-week summer break. Deep divisions cast... Read more »

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