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Spokeswoman: departing Kathleen Sebelius not considering US Senate

Departing U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is not considering running for the Senate.

Putin hopes no need to send troops into Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday rejected claims that Russian special forces are fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but recognized for the first time that the troops in unmarked... Read more »

April 17, 2014

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Ukraine: 3 killed after Black Sea base attack

Three pro-Russian protesters were killed and 13 injured during an attempted overnight raid on a Ukrainian National Guard base in the Black Sea port of Mariupol, Ukraine's authorities said. Read more »

April 17, 2014

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Gov. Herbert still optimistic about Medicaid expansion plan

Gov. Gary Herbert continued to be optimistic Wednesday that the federal government will sign off soon on his proposed alternative to Medicaid expansion following meetings in Washington, D.C.,... Read more »

April 17, 2014

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Ukraine 2022 Olympic bid on hold but still alive

With the crisis in Ukraine escalating by the day, the prospect of the Winter Olympics going to the former Soviet republic seems hard to imagine. Yet, the western Ukrainian city of Lviv hasn't given... Read more »

April 17, 2014

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Educational freedom and religious schools: Supreme Court hears school tax credit challenge

Supporters of an education tax credit program that offers scholarships to private and religious schools in New Hampshire packed the Supreme Court chambers for arguments on the constitutionality of... Read more »

April 16, 2014

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Utah, Oklahoma same-sex marriage cases on parallel track

The legal fight over gay marriage in Oklahoma has a nearly 10-year head start over the one in Utah, but both cases found their way to a federal appellate court within a week of each other. Read more »

April 16, 2014

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Ex-California leader gets 12 years for corruption scheme that nearly bankrupted small town

The former city manager of Bell was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison and ordered to make restitution of $8.8 million in a corruption scheme that nearly bankrupted the small, blue-collar city. Read more »

April 16, 2014

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Supreme Court weighs ban on false statements about political candidates during campaigns

As political campaigns begin to heat up, the Supreme Court is deciding whether false accusations and mudslinging made during an election can be punished as a crime. Read more »

April 16, 2014

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A year after defeat of curbs on firearms, inaction and modest goals

Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year... Read more »

April 16, 2014

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Jordanian jets strike vehicles on Syrian border

Jordanian military warplanes struck a convoy of vehicles as they were trying to enter Jordan from Syria, the army said in a statement Wednesday, in an unusual move at a time of tensions between the... Read more »

April 16, 2014

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Detroit strikes 2nd deal with its other retirees

The city of Detroit reached tentative agreements to preserve pensions for retired police office and firefighters but cut monthly payments for other former employees, key deals that could accelerate... Read more »

April 16, 2014

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Official: Iran will not discuss missile program

Tehran will not discuss its ballistic missiles as part of ongoing talks with world powers on a final agreement to curb the Iranian nuclear program, the country's defense minister said Wednesday. Read more »

April 16, 2014

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End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts... Read more »

April 16, 2014

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Obama, Biden to announce $600M for job grants

Striving to show action on jobs, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hitting the road to trumpet $600 million in new competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and... Read more »

April 16, 2014

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Obama seeks inmates worthy of commutation power

President Barack Obama is looking for convicts worthy of his rarely used power to commute sentences. Read more »

April 16, 2014

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NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday. Read more »

April 16, 2014

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Pro-Russian insurgents seize Ukrainian armored vehicles, raise Russian flag

Pro-Russian insurgents commandeered six Ukrainian armored vehicles along with their crews and hoisted Russian flags over them Wednesday, dampening the central government's hopes of re-establishing... Read more »

April 16, 2014

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Environmental law comes under fire after federal audit

A new report by the Government Accountability Office has the oil and gas industry as well as politicians such as Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah decrying the federal environmental review process. A... Read more »

April 15, 2014

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Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing

The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings started with a solemn wreath-laying ceremony Tuesday morning at the site of the twin explosions, the first tribute in a day dedicated to honoring the... Read more »

April 15, 2014

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Group to explore corridor through Butterfield, Middle canyons

The Oquirrh Connection Committee is in the early stages of discussing a feasibility study to expand and improve the road through Butterfield and Middle canyons. Read more »

April 15, 2014

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The dangers of financially illiterate politicians

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Just because people are voted or appointed into public positions that control budgets of millions of dollars doesn't mean they suddenly become financially savvy. Read more »

April 15, 2014

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Ukraine: Military secures airport from attack

In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces said they clashed Tuesday with about 30 armed gunmen at a small airport. Read more »

April 15, 2014

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Salt Lake Mayor Ralph Becker invites residents to schedule one-on-one meetings

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker has invited residents to schedule one-on-one meetings to be held on Wednesday, April 23. One-on-one meetings with the mayor are a chance for residents to discuss... Read more »

April 15, 2014

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Congress is giving states the transportation blues

On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: the government's Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or... Read more »

April 15, 2014

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People with old Social Security debts get reprieve

People with old Social Security debts are getting a reprieve — for now. Read more »

April 15, 2014

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