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VP Joe Biden: Young men need to stand against violence

Vice President Joe Biden said the nation needs to bring young men into the struggle against domestic violence.

Scotland leader to quit after independence loses

Scotland's pro-independence leader Alex Salmond announced Friday that he will resign as first minister and leader of his political party, hours after Scots voted to remain in the United Kingdom. Read more »

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NYC Council announces climate-change legislation

New York's City Council proposed a package of bills Friday to slash greenhouse gas emissions, shrink the carbon footprint of city operations and reduce the number of cars on the road. Read more »

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Hamm, other stars join campaign against assault

The White House has enlisted Hollywood stars including Jon Hamm of "Mad Men" and Connie Britton of "Nashville" to help fight campus sexual assault. Read more »

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France strikes Islamic State group's depot in Iraq

Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, French fighter jets struck Friday against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot, Iraqi and French officials said. Read more »

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Scotland 'No' fails to stop Catalan secession push

Scotland's decision to stay within the United Kingdom cost separatists across Europe political momentum they could have gained for their own independence ambitions. But the regional parliament in... Read more »

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Scotland votes to remain part of United Kingdom

Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core. Read more »

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U.S. approaching 'sudden' phase of bankruptcy, George Will tells Utah audience

Between costly entitlement programs and mortgaging their cost to future generations, the nation is approaching the 'sudden' trajectory of bankruptcy, Washington Post columnist George F. Will told a... Read more »

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Utah Supreme Court Justice Jill Parrish nominated for federal judgeship

Utah Supreme Court Justice Jill Parrish has been nominated for a federal district judgeship by President Barack Obama. Read more »

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Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola

Shoppers crowded the streets and markets of Sierra Leone's capital Thursday, stocking up for a three-day shutdown when volunteers will identify people infected with Ebola and hand out 1.5 million... Read more »

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U.S. House passes bill reauthorizing emergency services for kids program

A bill to reauthorize a program for emergency medical treatment for children has passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation was introduced by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Rep. Jim... Read more »

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Lawmakers prep to discuss Healthy Utah potential in upcoming session

Utah's poorest populations are getting closer to obtaining health care benefits, according to the state's top health department official. Read more »

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Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet

The United States will provide $46 million in new security assistance to the Ukraine's military, but stop short of fulfilling an urgent request from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for lethal... Read more »

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Yellen says US families need to boost savings

The Great Recession showed that a large number of American families are "extraordinarily vulnerable" to financial setbacks because they have few assets to fall back on, Federal Reserve Chair Janet... Read more »

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APNewsBreak: NKorea unresponsive to US envoy offer

North Korea is not accepting American offers to send a high-level envoy to seek the release of three detained Americans, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday. Read more »

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UK nurse who survived Ebola to help US patient

A British nurse who survived Ebola has traveled to the United States to donate blood to an American still battling the disease, an experimental measure some scientists think can help patients fight... Read more »

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Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards

Home Depot said that 56 million debit and credit cards are estimated to have been breached in a data theft between April and September at its stores in the U.S. and Canada. That makes it the... Read more »

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Vote counting begins in Scotland on independence

The thrill of history in the making enveloped Scotland — and spooked the rest of the United Kingdom — after voters turned out with unprecedented enthusiasm for an independence... Read more »

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Ex-VA doctor: Phoenix report a 'whitewash'

A doctor who first exposed serious problems at the troubled Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital said Wednesday that a report on patient deaths there is a "whitewash" that minimizes life-threatening... Read more »

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Utah senator aims to bring computer coding to every student

A Utah senator is proposing legislation that would make computer coding classes accessible to all students, as early as elementary school. Read more »

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Utah facing affordable housing crisis, advocates tell lawmakers

Rising demand and stagnant federal funding are just two reasons Utah is facing an affordable housing crisis, advocates and officials told state lawmakers Wednesday. Utah needs 44,000 units of... Read more »

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Senate confirms Sen. John Valentine to head Utah Tax Commission

Though his Senate colleagues said it was hard to let him go, they unanimously confirmed Sen. John Valentine to head the Utah Tax Commission on Wednesday. Read more »

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Lawmakers, critics debate 'militarization' of Utah police agencies

State lawmakers justified Utah police agencies arming themselves with military surplus weapons and vehicles Wednesday, while a critic of the trend says it tells communities that police view them as... Read more »

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School police stock up on free military gear

School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles. Read more »

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Utah Supreme Court rules in favor of Draper voters in taxation dispute

The Utah Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in favor of residents of Draper's Traverse Ridge Special Services District, allowing them to vote on a taxation dispute with the city. Read more »

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Lawmakers, business leaders back bill requiring civics test

Two Utah lawmakers announced Wednesday they will sponsor a Utah Civics Education Initiative bill that would require high school students to pass a U.S. civics test in order to graduate. Read more »

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