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Annual NAACP event calls for increased voter participation in Utah

The NAACP's Salt Lake branch focused on civic engagement and the importance of voter access and participation at its annual banquet Friday. Read more »

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Mia Love raising more money than Doug Owens in 4th District

Republican Mia Love continues to raise more money than Doug Owens, her Democratic opponent in the 4th District congressional race, according to their campaigns' final financial reports before the... Read more »

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Border Patrol agent involved in fatal shooting

A U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed an armed suspect on Friday about 10 miles south of downtown Tucson, authorities said. Read more »

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NYC police commissioner: Hatchet attack was terrorist act by homegrown radical

New York City police Commissioner William Bratton says the hatchet attack on four rookie officers was a terrorist act by a homegrown radical. Read more »

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House Democrats on defense in Nevada

National Democrats are buying ad time to protect a suddenly vulnerable, first-term Nevada congressman as a handful of House races turn more competitive within days of midterm elections. Read more »

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Dallas nurse, now free of Ebola, receives thanks and hug from Obama

A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and into open arms. Read more »

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US official: Auto safety agency under review

Transportation officials are reviewing the "safety culture" of the federal agency that oversees auto recalls, a senior Obama administration official said Friday. Read more »

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UN authorizes ship inspections for Somali charcoal

The U.N. Security Council authorized the inspection of ships suspected of carrying highly prized charcoal from Somalia on Friday in a stepped-up effort to enforce a ban on charcoal exports and cut... Read more »

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High school grads to get free ride at North Dakota oil country college

Petrodollars can buy the finer things in life. And in one North Dakota oil county, they will be used to pay for the higher education of every graduate of area high schools, if students want. Read more »

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Ebola jitters for some — but not all — New Yorkers

Traveling into Manhattan by subway from Brooklyn on Friday, the day after a New York doctor was diagnosed with Ebola, Dennis Johnson and his fiancee, Lian Robinson, were trying to be sensible about... Read more »

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Hillary Clinton rallies women in New England

Facing an anxious electorate, Democrats are turning to Hillary Rodham Clinton to drum up support among female voters as polls suggest her party could be losing ground among women heading into next... Read more »

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Gunman in Canada attack once complained that mosque he attended was too liberal, inclusive

The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada's Parliament once complained that a Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, and was kicked out... Read more »

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Britain protests EU demand for additional $2.65 billion

Britain is protesting a European Union request for an additional 2.1 billion euro ($2.65 billion) contribution to the EU coffers at a time of increasing pressure at home for the country to leave... Read more »

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New York, New Jersey order Ebola quarantine for doctors, others

Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arriving airline... Read more »

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Camp Williams, surrounding cities seek funding to avoid encroachment

Camp Williams and leaders from surrounding cities are seeking funds and methods to avoid encroachment surrounding the base while still finding compatible uses for lands surrounding it. Read more »

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Dad: White House jumper has 'mental health' issues

The latest person to climb over the White House fence had the paranoid belief he was being watched by cameras and had previously been arrested at the executive mansion, his father said. Read more »

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Stay lifted on adoptions by same-sex parents in Utah

The Utah Supreme Court lifted a stay Thursday on same-sex adoptions in the state. Read more »

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Guantanamo prisoners in protest over women guards

Some prisoners in the highest-security unit of the Guantanamo Bay detention center have launched a protest against what they consider the religiously offensive use of female guards to move them... Read more »

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Obtaining driver's license a rite of passage that eludes most teens in Utah foster care system

Less than 2 percent of Utah teens in the state foster care system are able to obtain driver's licenses. Foster teens and the Division of Child and Family Services are asking lawmakers to consider a... Read more »

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No special session for Medicaid expansion alternative, governor says

Gov. Gary Herbert announced Thursday he no longer plans to call the Legislature into special session to consider his Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion. Read more »

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Court: Regional haze pollution plan is not flawed

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments by environmental groups that federal regulators improperly accepted a pollution plan to curb regional haze. The ruling affirms the efforts of... Read more »

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EU leaders produce more Ebola funding at summit

The European Union on Thursday came up with another 24.4 million euros ($31 million) to fight Ebola, as the bloc's leaders pressed to create a 1 billion-euro ($1.26 billion) fund to fight the... Read more »

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Rand Paul tries to peel away isolationist label

Sen. Rand Paul is taking on critics who brand him an isolationist on foreign policy, advocating an approach for America that "recognizes our limits and preserves our might." Read more »

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HealthCare.gov's EZ form not for legal immigrants

HealthCare.gov's new EZ application for coverage can't be used by legal immigrants or naturalized U.S. citizens, prompting concern that many Hispanics and Asians will go right back into long... Read more »

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Activists: Syria airstrikes toll over 500

U.S.-led coalition airstrikes on Syria have killed more than 500 people, mainly Islamic militants, since they began last month, activists said Thursday, as fighting flared in the northern Syrian... Read more »

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