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Former GOP nominee Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016.

Germany to Greece: Don't mess with us over debt, austerity

Greece and its European bailout creditors were in open dispute Friday, with Germany bluntly rejecting suggestions the heavily-indebted country should be forgiven part of its rescue loans and warning against "blackmail" from Athens. Read more »

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Artillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in Donetsk

Artillery fire killed at least 12 civilians in the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Friday amid fierce fighting between pro-Russia separatists and government troops as hopes for a break in... 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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Virginia may ban releasing balloons into the atmosphere

A Virginia lawmaker says banning the release of helium balloons into the air could help save wildlife on land and in the water. Read more »

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US mulls Middle East-North Africa category for 2020 Census

DETROIT — The federal government is considering allowing those of Middle Eastern and North African descent to identify as such on the next 10-year Census, which could give Arab-Americans and... Read more »

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Romney to dine with Christie after announcing he won't run

Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to have dinner with 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney hours after Romney announced he will not pursue another run for the White House. Read more »

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Egypt blames Muslim Brotherhood for deadly Sinai attack

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for playing a role in a sophisticated insurgent attack that killed 31 people in Egypt's volatile northern Sinai Peninsula.... Read more »

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Keystone XL pipeline wins Senate vote in victory for GOP, McConnell

After weeks of unusually robust debate, the Senate on Thursday approved legislation to expedite construction of the massive Keystone XL pipeline, brushing aside President Barack Obama’s... Read more »

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Romney decision not to run again disappoints some Utah supporters

Mitt Romney announced to supporters today he won't make a third run for president after all, saddening one of his staunchest Utah backers. Read more »

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50 years after funeral, Churchill towers over UK politicians

Fifty years after Winston Churchill's funeral, British politicians paid tribute Friday to the wartime leader — and tried to energize their election campaigns with a little of the Churchill... Read more »

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Bomb rips through Shiite Muslim mosque in Pakistan, 49 dead

A bomb blast ripped through a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan as worshippers were gathering for Friday prayers, killing 49 people and wounding dozens more, officials said. Read more »

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US economy slows to 2.6 percent growth in fourth quarter

The U.S. economy slowed in the final three months of 2014 as a big burst in consumer spending was offset by weakness in other areas. Read more »

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Germany: Talk of axing Greek debt 'divorced from reality'

Germany bluntly rejected suggestions that Greece should be forgiven repayment of its rescue loans, as a top eurozone finance official met Friday with the country's new left-wing government leaders... Read more »

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Qatar Airways buys nearly 10 percent of BA, Iberia parent

Qatar Airways said Friday it has bought nearly 10 percent of the parent company of British Airways and Spain's Iberia, deepening wealthy Qatar's business ties to Europe and intensifying competition... Read more »

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Mitt Romney to update supporters on 2016 presidential plans

Three weeks after unexpectedly saying he was considering another run for president, Mitt Romney plans to update supporters about his plans for the 2016 presidential campaign. Read more »

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US-backed Mexico dam project triggered protest, rare defeat

When the U.S. government backed construction of a new hydroelectric plant in southwestern Mexico, residents rose up and defeated a three-year, $30 million project supported by the little-known... Read more »

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Rap mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested for fatal LA hit-and-run

Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested early Friday on a murder charge in a fatal hit-and-run. Read more »

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Markets brace for Big Oil profit plunge

It's just a forecast, and for only one of 10 industry groups in the stock market. Yet it has almost singlehandedly turned what had been a promising earnings season into a grim one. Read more »

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Egypt raises death toll from coordinated Sinai attack to 32

Egyptian officials on Friday raised the death toll to 32 from coordinated and simultaneous attacks that struck more than a dozen army and police targets in the restive Sinai Peninsula the previous... Read more »

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'Crucial' change cuts proposed tax increase for education in half

A Utah lawmaker is sponsoring a bill to increase the personal income tax rate for education has made changes that he hopes will make the bill easier to swallow for Utah families and other lawmakers. Read more »

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State School Board explores budget cuts as part of state funding exercise

As part of a budgeting exercise to find savings and stress-test the state budget, lawmakers are aiming for a goal to reduce expenditures by 2 percent in all state agencies. Read more »

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State legislator wants to dial back new distracted driving law

A state lawmaker wants to pull back a distracted driving law passed last year that prohibits dialing a cellphone and other activities with handheld electronic devices while driving. Read more »

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Hundreds gather to salute, honor law enforcement

More than 200 people including family members of fallen Utah police officers gathered at the state Capitol to honor law enforcement Thursday. Read more »

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Utah lawmakers unveil $28 million in air quality proposals

State lawmakers unveiled a dozen air quality bills Thursday, including a measure to spend $20 million replacing aging school buses with clean-fuel buses. Read more »

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The Mortgage Professor: How to write a letter to a lender

In pricing loans used to purchase a home, lenders distinguish three possible uses of the property. Read more »

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