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Rand Paul rallies Utahns, calls Donald Trump mania 'insane'

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul had one word for the Donald Trump phenomenon: "Insane."

USC's Steve Sarkisian apologizes for drunken speech at team rally

Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian publicly apologized Tuesday for his drunken appearance at a team rally last weekend, attributing his slurred, profane speech to a combination of alcohol... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Hill analysts lower 2015 budget deficit forecast to $426B

WASHINGTON — Providing political ammunition to both parties, Congress' official budget analyst projected Tuesday that this year's federal deficit will drop to $426 billion, the lowest... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Watchdog: US ambassador Kennedy used private email

An internal watchdog says senior staff at the U.S. Embassy in Japan, including Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, have used personal email accounts for official business. Some emails contained sensitive... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Global markets rebound as China cuts rates to help economy

U.S. stocks jumped at the open after China's central bank cut interest rates to support its economy. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Derek B. Miller: Utah Global Forum to provide opportunity to learn from Sen. Jeff Flake

Later this week, Gov. Herbert will host the Utah Global Forum, wherein business leaders will learn about Utah's place in the global marketplace. It will also provide an opportunity to hear from... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Congressmen have 'Jurassic' plans for new monument, national park in Utah

Utah Reps. Jason Chaffetz and Rob Bishop want to turn what is today the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry in Emery County into a national monument, and upgrade the Dinosaur National Monument near... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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NRA sues over Seattle's adoption of 'gun violence tax'

Three gun-rights groups, including the National Rifle Association, are suing the city of Seattle over its adoption this month of a so-called "gun violence tax." Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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Dominating TV, Donald Trump a ratings draw

Opinion polls are one thing, but Nielsen numbers speak more loudly to television executives: Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump's ability to pull in viewers makes him catnip for news... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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Seoul to halt broadcasts as N. Korea shows regret for blast

South Korea has agreed to halt propaganda broadcasts at noon Tuesday after North Korea expressed regret over a recent land mine blast that maimed two South Korean troops, the countries announced... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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US stocks pare losses after 1,000-point Dow plunge

U.S. investors got a serious jolt Monday when the Dow Jones industrial average tumbled 1,000 points minutes after the market opened in a wave of selling that circled the globe after a historic... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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Pint-size thieves frighten Ivory Coast's largest city

Ivory Coast taxi driver Mamadou Bamba had finished his shift and was walking home around midnight when a dozen children accosted him on the street and demanded his money. When he hesitated, the... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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Birthright citizenship debate a distraction, GOP rivals say

A number of Republican presidential rivals wish the debate over birthright citizenship would go away. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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British foreign secretary reopens embassy in Tehran

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond reopened the British Embassy in Tehran on Sunday, nearly four years after it was closed following an attack by hard-liners. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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Rockets kill 4 Pakistani soldiers near Afghan border

Rockets fired by militants from across the Afghan border hit a Pakistani military post Sunday in the Khyber tribal region, killing four soldiers and wounding four others, the Pakistani army said. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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Lebanon trash crisis protesters now want to junk politicians

It took a garbage crisis for Lebanon to finally snap. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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Obama sheds summer curse, just in time for daunting fall

President Barack Obama may have finally shed his summer curse — just in time for a daunting fall. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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Bernie Sanders takes aim at 'greedy' Koch brothers

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is making the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch the face of a "corrupted" political and economic system that the Vermont senator wants to... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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Man tackled on train on authorities' radar in 3 countries

The man who boarded a high-speed Amsterdam-to-Paris train with a Kalashnikov rifle before being tackled by passengers was on the radar of authorities in three countries, had ties to radical Islam... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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Biden consults with Warren as he mulls 2016 presidential bid

Vice President Joe Biden left the seclusion of the Delaware home where he's been weighing a presidential run to meet Saturday with Elizabeth Warren — another influential Democrat who has... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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Gunfire, tear gas as Lebanese police fight Beirut protesters

Police firing tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons battled thousands of Lebanese protesters Saturday demonstrating against government corruption and political dysfunction amid a trash crisis,... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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3 Americans praised for subduing gunman on European train

A heavily armed man with ties to radical Islam who was known in three European countries as potentially dangerous escaped the radar when he boarded a high-speed train — but not the courage of... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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Cruz outshines Bush at Americans for Prosperity summit

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was the hands-down favorite of the Americans for Prosperity annual summit in Columbus, Ohio, this weekend, if the number and volume of ovations during the speeches of five... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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Utahns join nationwide protests against Planned Parenthood

About 100 Utahns joined in the peaceful protest outside the doors of the Planned Parenthood Association of Utah's Metro Health Center, located at 160 S. 1000 East. It was one of more than 300... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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Will there be war? Rival Koreas hold high-level talks to defuse war fears

South Korea and North Korea were holding their first high-level talks in nearly a year at a border village on Saturday to defuse mounting tensions that have pushed the rivals to the brink of a... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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Top 2016 candidates struggle to change the subject

It wasn't supposed to be this way. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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