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First hearing in House lawsuit over Obama health law

Obama administration attorneys are urging a federal judge to throw out an election-year lawsuit by House Republicans.

Pentagon: Live anthrax samples mistakenly shipped from Dugway Proving Ground

The CDC said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores from an Army facility in Utah to government and commercial laboratories in as many... Read more »

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Salt Lake City leaders announce $500,000 in grants to curb homelessness

The drive to prevent homelessness brought Salt Lake City leaders together Wednesday at the Salt Salt City-County Building to announce new grant opportunities aimed at addressing affordable housing... Read more »

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Atlantic City sues over failed community loan program

A loan program that was supposed to lend as much as $40 million to struggling homeowners and businesses in this cash-strapped resort city has given out nothing and has instead led to a federal... Read more »

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Baltimore residents fearful amid rash of homicides

Antoinette Perrine has barricaded her front door since her brother was killed three weeks ago on a basketball court near her home in the Harlem Park neighborhood of West Baltimore. She already has... Read more »

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6 Baltimore officers charged in death seek to move trial

Attorneys for six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray are asking a judge to move their case out of Baltimore, arguing it will be impossible to select an impartial jury... Read more »

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Southern Arizona residents protest Border Patrol checkpoints

Protesters have begun demonstrations against the U.S. Border Patrol checkpoints that dot southern Arizona, saying the stops amount to the unwanted militarization of their communities. Read more »

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Soccer officials indicted in sweeping corruption probe

The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face... Read more »

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US senator in Cuba says normal relations 'weeks away'

The historic process of restoring long-severed diplomatic relationship between the U.S. and Cuba that began Dec. 17 will likely come to a successful end in a matter of weeks, a U.S. senator said... Read more »

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Don't delay: Study confirms early treatment is best for HIV

A major international study says HIV patients shouldn't delay in seeking treatment: Starting medication soon after diagnosis helps keep people healthy longer. Read more »

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Colombian rebel peace negotiator among dead in military raid

Leftist rebels in Colombia claimed on Wednesday that one of their most-veteran fighters, a former envoy to peace talks with the government, was killed during a military raid last week. Read more »

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Hopi Tribe, lawmakers urge US to stop sale of sacred items

Hopi tribal leaders and Arizona's members of Congress are asking U.S. law enforcement to stop the sale of about a dozen sacred Hopi artifacts at a Paris auction house in June. Read more »

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Analysis: Against Islamic State, airstrikes may not suffice

It is the modern era's military strategy of choice: overwhelming air power delivering precision-guided punishment backed by intelligence on the ground, with minimal exposure for soldiers of the... Read more »

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Hillary Clinton urges making middle class 'mean something again'

Hillary Rodham Clinton says pay equity between men and women, more generous parental leave policies and a higher minimum wage are not issues of importance merely to women but concerns that go to... Read more »

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$150M in bribes, dozen schemes: US prosecutors' FIFA case

The leaders of soccer federations corrupted the sport for nearly a quarter century by taking $150 million in bribes and payoffs, U.S. prosecutors said Wednesday as they laid out a sweeping case... Read more »

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AP sources: IRS believes identity thieves who stole tax info of 100,000 taxpayers are from Russia

IRS investigators believe the identity thieves who stole the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website are part of a sophisticated criminal operation based in... Read more »

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US, Iranian envoys to focus on nuclear deal in weekend talks

The top U.S. and Iranian diplomats plan to meet this weekend in Switzerland as efforts intensify to reach a comprehensive nuclear accord. Read more »

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Utah defends contentious law on contact lens price-fixing

Utah state attorneys have asked an appeals court to clear the way for a contentious law that bans price fixing by contact lens makers and could have wide-ranging implications for the $4 billion... Read more »

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New federal rules on stream protection praised, criticized as 'raw and tyrannical power grab'

Drinking water for 117 million Americans will be protected under new government rules protecting small streams, tributaries and wetlands from pollution and development, the Obama administration... Read more »

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8-year-old Orem boy gets return letter from President Obama

An 8-year-old Orem boy has something pretty awesome to show off at show-and-tell. He received a letter and photo signed and sent to him by President Barack Obama. Read more »

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Bernie Sanders wants Hillary Clinton to take stand on trade deal

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says he doesn't understand why his Democratic rival Hillary Rodham Clinton hasn't taken a position on the sweeping trade deal the Obama administration is negotiating... Read more »

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Lawyer: Confinement of chimps for research akin to slavery

A lawyer seeking to free two chimpanzees from a state university told a judge Wednesday that their confinement for research purposes is akin to slavery, the involuntary detention of mentally ill... Read more »

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Biden defends US cooperation on Russia amid Ukraine tensions

Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday defended the Obama administration's decision to cooperate with Russia on areas of "clear mutual interest," even as the West tries to punish Moscow for its... Read more »

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FBI: Surveillance tools in jeopardy amid Patriot Act debate

As Congress wrestles over renewing the Patriot Act's bulk collection of Americans' phone records, federal law enforcement officials are warning that legal authority is also at risk for lesser-known... Read more »

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Rand Paul blames GOP hawks for rise of ISIS

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is blaming his own party for the rise of the Islamic State group. Read more »

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Guantanamo inmates swapped for Bowe Bergdahl could move freely as ban expires

Five senior Taliban leaders released last year from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could move freely around the world next week as their one-year travel... Read more »

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