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House approves pay raises for governor, other elected executives

The House approved a bill giving Utah's governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, auditor, treasurer raises.

Matthew Holland pays tribute to 'Lincoln's best speech' on 150th anniversary

Utah Valley University President Matthew Holland took to the pages of thepublicdiscourse.com to pay tribute to the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's celebrated second inaugural... Read more »

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Utah lawmakers unveil anti-discrimination, religious rights legislation

Supporters of a bill attempting to balance anti-discrimination laws and religious rights say Utah is on the verge of something historic. Read more »

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Becker appoints 2 people to top city leadership positions

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker Tuesday named two people to top city leadership positions. Read more »

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Marco Rubio-Mike Lee tax plan rewards investors, parents, businesses

With an eye toward a possible run for the White House, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is signing onto an ambitious plan to cut taxes for investors, parents and businesses in an effort to spur economic... Read more »

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Kerry heads to Saudi Arabia to consult on Iran nuke talks

Fresh from the latest round of Iran nuclear negotiations, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry headed to Saudi Arabia Wednesday to ease Gulf Arab concerns about an emerging deal and discuss ways to... Read more »

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Putin calls opposition politician's slaying a 'disgrace'

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday called the slaying of his top critic a "disgrace" to Russia, while the opposition promised to complete Boris Nemtsov's work on a report documenting evidence of... Read more »

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Judge upholds BLM roundup of 1,263 Wyoming wild horses

A federal judge has upheld nearly every part of a contested roundup of hundreds of wild horses in western Wyoming last year. Read more »

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Rights body scolds France, saying spanking kids is a no-no

Scolding France like a wayward child, Europe's top human rights body says French laws aren't clear enough that spanking is a big no-no. Read more »

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US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

The Justice Department won't prosecute a former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but in a scathing report released Wednesday faulted the... Read more »

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Suspect in NSA building shooting arrested in Maryland

There was a break in the case of a man who fired shots on several occupied vehicles and the headquarters of the National Security Agency when he returned to the scene of the first shooting, police... Read more »

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Michelle Obama promotes awareness of mental health care

Michelle Obama says mental health care is not just a policy and budget issue for America, but also a cultural issue. Read more »

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Rise of pragmatic Arab politician shakes up Israeli politics

A charismatic Arab politician, who confidently jousts with Jewish rivals on TV and wants to build a broad Arab-Jewish "alliance of the disadvantaged," has emerged as one of the biggest surprises of... Read more »

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Lyndon B. Johnson linked Latinos, civil rights in 'Selma' speech

ears ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson asked a joint session of Congress to respond to the brutal beatings of protesters in Selma, Alabama, by passing a federal Voting Rights Act that would "open... Read more »

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Bill OK'd to provide resources for students with learning disabilities

The House Education Committee on Wednesday passed a bill that would appropriate $750,000 to create a three-year pilot program to provide training for teachers and resources to enhance interventions... Read more »

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Mitt Romney calls Utah GOP move to a caucus a 'bad decision'

Mitt Romney is asking Gov. Gary Herbert and Utah lawmakers to make sure Utah holds a presidential primary election in 2016 despite a vote by the Utah Republican Party to switch to a caucus. Read more »

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US forced to release foreigner later shot by LAPD after France, Cameroon wouldn't take him

U.S. immigration authorities said Wednesday they were forced by Supreme Court precedent to release a foreigner later shot to death by police on Los Angeles' Skid Row after he served prison time for... Read more »

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Italy rescues nearly 1,000 migrants; 10 die

In a dramatic sea rescue north of Libya, a flotilla of rescue ships saved nearly 1,000 migrants and refugees, while 10 migrants perished in the southern Mediterranean, Italian officials said... Read more »

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Supreme Court justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

The Supreme Court was sharply divided Wednesday in the latest challenge to President Barack Obama's health overhaul, this time over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of... Read more »

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Bill establishing water fund advances from committee

Amid some questions and criticism, a bill establishing a state water infrastructure fund — but no revenue stream — cleared the Senate Natural Resources committee. Proponents say the... Read more »

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Russian court keeps hunger-striker Ukrainian pilot in jail

A Russian court on Wednesday rejected an appeal to release a Ukrainian military officer who has been on hunger strike since mid-December in a Russian prison. Read more »

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US says Iran far off from a working nuke, others differ

One burning question in the global effort to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power is this: How long would it take for the Islamic Republic to build a bomb? Read more »

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Israel's Netanyahu warns US 'bad deal' would put Iran on nuclear path

In a direct challenge to the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before Congress on Tuesday and bluntly warned the U.S. that an emerging nuclear agreement with Iran "paves... Read more »

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3 State School Board bills advance, 1 fails as partisan debate continues

Three legislative packages advanced and one failed late Tuesday as lawmakers continued the debate on how Utah's State School Board members should be vetted. Read more »

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States ask judge not to lift stay in lawsuit over Obama's immigration action

A coalition of states suing to stop President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration is asking a federal judge to not lift a temporary hold on the directives. Read more »

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Bill would create task force to evaluate student testing

The Senate Education Committee on Tuesday approved a bill that would create a task force to examine the efficiency and accuracy Utah's current testing methods. Read more »

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