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Romney's exit unleashes race for donors among 2016 hopefuls

Mitt Romney's exit from the presidential campaign has unleashed a frenzy of fresh fundraising.

Obama budget offers contrasts, long-shot deals with GOP

With a blend of tax hikes and spending increases, President Barack Obama's budget spells out a policy agenda that will distinguish him from Republicans who now control Congress. It also will... Read more »

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Jordan renews swap offer to free pilot held by Islamic State

Jordan renewed an offer Sunday to swap an al-Qaida prisoner for a fighter pilot held captive by the Islamic State group, a day after a video purportedly showed the militants beheading a Japanese... Read more »

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President Obama ties foreign profits tax to public works

President Barack Obama's budget will propose an ambitious six-year, $478 billion public works program of highway, bridge and transit upgrades, half of it financed with a one-time mandatory tax on... Read more »

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Egypt antiquities showman tells the world it's safe to visit

Egypt's best-known archaeologist is a passionate showman with an explorer's fedora who joined the last, doomed Cabinet of President Hosni Mubarak, then resigned in a swirl of corruption allegations... Read more »

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Ukraine: 13 troops killed in fight with Russia-backed rebels

Russian-backed separatists kept up their assault Sunday on railway hub in eastern Ukraine, fighting that authorities said has killed 13 government troops and wounded 20 others over the last day. Read more »

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Officials meet to address safety after aviation calamities

Government and aviation industry officials from dozens of countries are meeting in Montreal this week to try to find consensus on how to keep from losing airliners like the one that vanished... Read more »

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For Hillary Clinton, deciding how to prepare for a low-key primary

The challenge ahead for Hillary Rodham Clinton is one faced by few White House hopefuls: running a primary campaign in which she faces little competition, if any at all. Read more »

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Where the Democratic contenders stand in the 2016 race

Unlike the active jockeying among Republicans thinking about running for president, there is little public action among the Democratic considering a White House bid. Here's a look at where they stand. Read more »

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Hundreds of Utahns in 4 cities rally for clean air

Hundreds of Utahns stormed the state Capitol to rally for legislation that would provide cleaner air in Utah, especially along the Wasatch Front that experiences dozens of unhealthy days in a... Read more »

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Obama budget sets up battle with GOP-controlled Congress

After a year of relative peace in Washington's budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget on Monday that needles Republicans with proposals for higher taxes on the... Read more »

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Police probing alleged corruption in Nevada Legislature

Las Vegas police have confirmed they are investigating allegations of corruption in the Nevada Legislature involving an extortion attempt aimed at a Republican assemblyman who has drawn criticism... Read more »

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AP Interview: NYC mayor says he has moved past police crisis

Weeks removed from an open revolt from his own police force that had officers turning their backs on him, Mayor Bill de Blasio now declares he has moved past the rift, striking a tenuous truce with... Read more »

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Kerry: 'Enormous interest' in new relationship with Cuba

Secretary of State John Kerry says North America has "an enormous interest" in building diplomatic relationships with Cuba. Read more »

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LDS position on gay, religious rights may influence state legislatures around the U.S.

Some experts on gay rights and religious freedom issues believe the LDS Church's major announcement on Tuesday that it supports nondiscrimination laws that balance religious liberty issues could... Read more »

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Salt Lake initiative seeks 5,000 units of affordable housing over 5 years

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker has unveiled an initiative intended to build and preserve 5,000 units of affordable housing in Salt Lake City over five years. 5000 Doors will help create housing... Read more »

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President: Egypt faces long fight to defeat Sinai militants

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi told his nation to prepare for a long fight to defeat Islamic extremists Saturday following a wave of attacks on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula. Read more »

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Italy's lawmakers elect Sergio Mattarella as president

Sergio Mattarella, a Constitutional Court justice widely considered to be above the political fray, was elected Saturday as Italy's president in the third day of balloting by lawmakers. Read more »

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Yemen president refuses to reconsider resignation

Yemen's president will not reconsider his resignation, despite pressure for him to do so by rebels who control the capital and who he says are holding him "at gunpoint," an official close to him... Read more »

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Navy abandons 'Global force for good' to broaden appeal

The Navy is taking a new approach to its recruiting commercials: Appealing to people who are already in uniform, have long since left the military and those who never will join. Read more »

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Africa agrees to send 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram

African leaders have agreed to send 7,500 troops to fight the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria, an African Union official said Saturday. Read more »

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Gun debate turns wild in first 2 weeks of Texas Legislature

The Texas gun debate has gone wild, wild west. Read more »

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Consumers fuel steady US economy as rest of world struggles

There's a good reason the U.S. economy is impressing the world right now despite a slowdown in the final three months of 2014: In a word, steadiness. Read more »

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Does Herbert prefer Salt Lake site for prison? Lawmaker backs off claim

Rep. David Lifferth, R-Eagle Mountain, backed off statements Friday he made on his blog suggesting that Gov. Gary Herbert prefers a site near the Salt Lake City International Airport for a new... Read more »

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City will pay $3.9M in 2012 NY police shooting of Bronx teen

New York City agreed Friday to pay $3.9 million to the family of a black Bronx teenager shot to death by a white police officer in 2012. Read more »

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Treasurer McCord to plead guilty in campaign finance case

Pennsylvania's state treasurer has resigned and plans to plead guilty to federal charges accusing him of using his office to threaten potential campaign donors during his failed gubernatorial... Read more »

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