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Utah senators call on others to support federal religious freedom legislation

Utah senators are calling on other lawmakers to preserve current federal law and protect religious liberties.

86 Utah cities pushing for 1/4-cent sales tax increases

Scores of Wasatch Front mayors banded together Tuesday, urging county leaders to ask voters to consider a sales tax increase that would help pay for local transportation needs. Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Oklahoma court: Ten Commandments monument must come down

Oklahoma's Supreme Court says the Ten Commandments monument at the state Capitol must be removed because it indirectly benefits the Jewish and Christian faiths in violation of the state's... Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Report: Border Patrol should add 350 internal investigators

A Homeland Security advisory panel is recommending that Customs and Border Protection more than double the number of internal affairs investigators. Read more »

June 30, 2015

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State Department to release Clinton emails on Tuesday night

The State Department plans to make about 3,000 pages of Hillary Rodham Clinton's correspondence publically available on Tuesday evening. Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Who is in, and about to get in, the GOP race for president

The Republican presidential field: who's in and who's still waiting for the right moment. Read more »

June 30, 2015

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California governor signs strict school vaccine legislation

Gov. Jerry Brown wasted no time Tuesday in signing a contentious California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country following an outbreak of measles at Disneyland... Read more »

June 30, 2015

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First lady: Career, technical studies offer students options

Michelle Obama is telling students a high school diploma is not enough to compete in the global economy, but a college degree is not the only option. Read more »

June 30, 2015

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CIA failing to recruit and promote minorities, study finds

The CIA director says his agency has done a poor job of hiring and promoting minorities, and that lack of diversity is undercutting the spy agency's intelligence mission. Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerk who refuse licenses

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis shut her blinds when she arrived at work Tuesday, blocking the view of several dozen rainbow-clad protesters outside her office Morehead, Kentucky. They chanted "do... Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Iran nuclear talks extended; Iranians meet key obligation

Pushing past a deadline, world powers and Iran extended negotiations for a comprehensive nuclear agreement by a week on Tuesday as the U.N. nuclear agency prepared to announce Tehran had met a key... Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Obama, Brazil's leader seek to move past spying tensions

President Barack Obama and visiting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff sought Tuesday to cast their nations as "natural partners" collaborating closely on critical issues like climate and regional... Read more »

June 30, 2015

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GOP's Jeb Bush to release 33 years of personal tax returns

Jeb Bush is releasing a third of a century of his personal income tax returns, a record disclosure for presidential candidates. Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Islamic State fighters stage surprise attack on key Syrian border town

Islamic State fighters on Tuesday launched a surprise attack on a Syrian border town recently seized by U.S.-backed Kurdish forces, while Syrian government forces retook a district in a... Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Questions and answers about the expiring Export-Import Bank

The Export-Import Bank expires Tuesday at midnight for the first time since the small federal agency was created during the Depression to help U.S. businesses export their products. Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Rand Paul 1st major-party candidate to court pot donors

Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul planned Tuesday to court donors from the new marijuana industry, making the Kentucky senator the first major-party presidential candidate to publicly seek... Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Pope in US to meet with homeless, prisoners and immigrants

Pope Francis will meet with homeless people, immigrants and prisoners during his upcoming trip to Cuba and the United States and become the first pope to address the U.S. Congress. He'll also... Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Greece, creditors to discuss new plan as bailout to expire

Greece's European creditors were assessing a last-minute proposal Athens made for a new two-year rescue deal, submitted just hours before the country's international bailout program expires and it... Read more »

June 30, 2015

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More overtime on the way? Obama calls for broader coverage

They're called managers, and they sometimes work grueling schedules at fast food chains and retail stores. But with no overtime eligibility, their pay may be lower per hour than many workers they... Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Chris Christie opens 2016 campaign, long climb ahead

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie opened his 2016 campaign for president Tuesday and, never one to aim small, declared he's "out to change the world." Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Inboxes overflow as 2016ers amp up email appeals for cash

Hillary Clinton has a dinner invite for you. Jeb Bush is out to make a big splash. Rick Santorum wants to scare the heck out of you. Ted Cruz is looking for a sacrifice. Lincoln Chaffee wants to be... Read more »

June 30, 2015

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A year after Gaza war, Hamas entrenched as frustration grows

Emad Firi is angry. During last summer's Israel-Hamas war, a shell slammed through the roof of his house and shredded his right leg. Unable to work, Firi's son now drives his taxi but the family... Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Iranian minister: I have a mandate to clinch nuke deal

Iran's chief diplomat insisted Tuesday he had a mandate to finalize a nuclear agreement despite increased signs of backtracking by his country's supreme leader, as talks with world powers were set... Read more »

June 30, 2015

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After mercury ruling, scrutiny of Obama climate rules grows

Sweeping pollution limits at the center of President Barack Obama's climate change plan are facing increased scrutiny in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that showed that the justices aren't... Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Egyptian president vows swift justice after car bomb attack

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Tuesday pledged to change laws "within days" to bring swift justice following a car bombing that killed the country's chief prosecutor, the first... Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Court ruling spurs backers' hopes for redistricting changes

Groups trying to curb the partisan sculpting of House districts are hoping their Supreme Court victory will prompt more states to create independent commissions to redraw congressional lines. Read more »

June 30, 2015

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