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BLM to remove fewer wild horses and burros across West this summer

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says it will remove fewer wild horses and burros from across the West

Bergdahl set to resume life on active duty

Six weeks after being released from five years in Taliban captivity, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is expected to return to life as a regular Army soldier as early as Monday, Defense Department officials said... Read more »

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Thousands of Palestinians flee northern Gaza after warnings from Israeli military

Thousands of Palestinian residents of the northern Gaza Strip fled their homes on Sunday and sought safety in U.N. shelters, heeding warnings from the Israeli military about impending plans to bomb... Read more »

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Obama seeks support from leaders of states that will house thousands who have crossed border

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell met privately with dozens of governors Sunday as the Obama administration tried to get support from the leaders of states that will host... Read more »

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Israeli strike kills 18, stirs debate over targets

The target was the Gaza police chief. He survived the Israeli airstrike on a cousin's home with critical injuries, but 18 family members were killed, including five children and teens. Read more »

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Governors group skirts 'radioactive' Common Core

Facing opposition from staunch conservatives, the Common Core education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors. They cite... Read more »

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No Iran breakthrough with Kerry in Vienna

Joint efforts by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and three other Western foreign ministers failed Sunday to advance faltering nuclear talks with Iran, with the target date for a deal only a week... Read more »

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Judge recommends suspension for former prosecutor

A judge has recommended that a former Davis County prosecutor accused of misconduct be suspended from practicing law for seven months, but the decision is on hold pending appeal. Read more »

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Russia: 1 killed near Ukraine border by shell fire

Russia's foreign ministry said Sunday that a Ukrainian shell hit a Russian border town, killing one person and seriously injuring two others. Ukraine denied firing a shell into Russian territory. Read more »

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AP analysis: Mideast crisis a strategic stalemate

This is the third round of Hamas rockets and Israel airstrikes since the Islamic militant group seized control of the Gaza Strip in 2007. And issues each time seem much the same: How can Hamas be... Read more »

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US, Germany vow cooperation despite espionage spat

The United States and Germany are vowing to work closely together on global matters despite strains in their relationship linked to recent espionage accusations. Read more »

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Rep. Chris Stewart's bill seeks to allow states to manage wild horses

A Utah congressman has introduced legislation to allow Western states and American Indian tribes to take over management of wild horses and burros from the federal government. Read more »

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Israel troops briefly raid Gaza as offensive rages

Ignoring international appeals for a cease-fire, Israel widened its range of Gaza bombing targets to civilian institutions with suspected Hamas ties and deployed ground troops inside Gaza for the... Read more »

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FCC approves plan to subsidize WiFi upgrades in schools, libraries

WASHINGTON — Regulators approved a big package of federal aid for schools and libraries so they can upgrade their WiFi networks, part of a larger effort to modernize the way educators connect... Read more »

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Illinois towns see jobs ahead in medical marijuana

The prospect of adding new jobs has led officials in many shrinking Illinois communities to set aside any qualms about the state's legalization of medical marijuana and to cozy up to would-be growers. Read more »

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Gov. Herbert's new chief of staff brings D.C. experience but 'no drama'

Gov. Gary Herbert's new chief of staff spent the past 14 years working for members of Utah's congressional delegation. Herbert calls Justin Harding the "perfect man for the job" because of his Utah... Read more »

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Herbert’s agenda in new role is to find balance between states, feds

As Gov. Gary Herbert steps into a leadership role Sunday with the National Governors Association at the organization's annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, he'll have his new chief of staff,... Read more »

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Motorcycle ride raises money, awareness for homeless veterans

A motorcycle ride raised money and awareness for homeless veteran housing programs Saturday. Read more »

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Utah, national school superintendents optimistic about Common Core

Two-thirds of the nation's school superintendents say the Common Core will improve the quality of education in their communities, according to a recent survey. Many of Utah's superintendents are... Read more »

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His agenda in gridlock, Obama relishes roadshow

Obama has long sought refuge outside of Washington when his frustrations with the nation's capital reach a boiling point. But his ability to rally public support in a way that results in progress... Read more »

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Israel orders residents of northern Gaza to leave

The Israeli military says it is ordering Palestinians living in the northern Gaza Strip to evacuate the area "for their own safety." Read more »

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Gunmen kill at least 33, including 29 women, in raid on Baghdad complex

Iraqi police say gunmen have killed at least 33 people, including 29 women, in a raid on two buildings in a housing complex in Baghdad. Read more »

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UN warns Iraq of 'chaos' if no political progress

The U.N. urged Iraq's leaders Saturday to overcome their deep divisions and move quickly to form a new government that can unite the country and confront a surging militant threat, warning that... Read more »

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Afghan rivals clinch deal, easing political crisis

Afghanistan's two rival candidates reached a breakthrough agreement Saturday to a complete audit of their contested presidential election and, whoever the victor, a national unity government. Read more »

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Security Council urges Gaza truce; no sign of lull

Ignoring international appeals for a cease-fire, Israel on Saturday widened its range of Gaza bombing targets to civilian institutions with suspected Hamas ties and announced it would hit northern... Read more »

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Republican governors' words shift on gay marriage

Deep in the nation's Bible Belt, new signs emerged this weekend of an evolution among Republican governors on gay marriage, an explosive social issue that has divided America's families and... Read more »

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