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Gay rights activists to fight charges for disrupting Utah Legislature

Gay rights activists locked arms on the Capitol steps Thursday demanding to be heard just as they did at a...

Obama back in DC amid crises, as if he never left

While in office, former President George H. W. Bush once plaintively asked, "What is it about August?" Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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American held in Syria freed after nearly 2 years

As the U.S. mourned an American journalist beheaded by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Outgoing Libyan parliament names rival government

Libya's outgoing parliament voted Monday to replace the current interim government with one headed by an Islamist-backed candidate, deepening the conflict-torn country's already stark divisions and... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Veterans win in-state tuition benefit

As president of the Collegiate Veterans Association at Florida State University, Abby Kinch often heard from veterans who ran into a stumbling block before they even started their college careers. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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French government dissolved amid internal feud

French President Francois Hollande dissolved the government on Monday after open feuding in his Cabinet over the country's stagnant economy. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Dad of 18-year-old shot by officer asks for peace

The father of a black 18-year-old shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson pleaded Sunday for a "day of silence" as he lays his son to rest Monday. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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Britain said to be ‘close’ to identifying suspect in journalist’s beheading

The British ambassador to the United States said Sunday that investigators were close to identifying the young militant with a British accent who beheaded American journalist James W. Foley on a... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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US says American held in Syria has been freed

An American journalist kidnapped and held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria was released Sunday, less than a week after the horrific execution of American journalist... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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Israel leader tries to link Hamas, Iraq extremists

Israel's prime minister is trying to capitalize on the gruesome video of an American journalist's beheading by the Islamic State extremist group, saying Hamas is an equally vicious foe as he tries... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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86 schools in Montana to serve free breakfast and lunch

About 86 schools in Montana will serve free meals to all their students starting this year under a newly-expanded program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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Idaho students to take new test this school year

Idaho students have already been exposed to the state's latest education measures, but this school year they will be asked to take a standardized test aligned with the Idaho Common Core for which... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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California push to avert higher gas prices stalls

Attempts to halt an increase in the price of gasoline expected to hit consumers in January appear to be dead with just a week to go in the legislative session. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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California push to avert higher gas prices stalls

Lawmakers from both parties are pushing to halt an increase in the price of gasoline and other fuels expected to hit consumers in January, but their efforts appear to be dead with just a week to go... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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Waiving right to trial would be defendants' choice

When voters go to the polls in November, they'll decide whether North Carolina will join 49 other states in giving criminal defendants another option to a jury trial. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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Ukraine plans $3 billion boost to defense spending

As armored vehicles rumbled through downtown Kiev in an ostentatious celebration of Ukraine's independence, pro-Russian rebels who are battling government forces in the east paraded captured... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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Tensions subside after peaceful Ferguson protests

Tensions briefly flared then subsided late Saturday night and early Sunday in Ferguson as nightly protests continued two weeks after a white city police officer fatally shot an unarmed black... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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Obama back at White House after summer 'vacation'

President Barack Obama's summer vacation off the Massachusetts coast is nearing an end. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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China shuts down Beijing Independent Film Festival

Chinese authorities blocked an annual independent film festival from opening Saturday, seizing documents and films from organizers and hauling away two event officials in a sign that Beijing is... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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Protesters march side-by-side police in Ferguson

A diverse group of protesters, many of them children, marched peacefully Saturday as calm prevailed for a fourth straight day in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black 18-year-old was shot by... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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Navajo presidential race features crowded field

Seventeen candidates are running for president of the Navajo Nation, a post that wields important influence on the country's largest American Indian reservation. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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Israeli airstrike collapses Gaza apartment tower

Israel bombed an apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the 12-story building in an unprecedented strike, while Hamas kept up heavy rocket fire that sent more Israelis... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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Sierra Leone makes hiding Ebola patients illegal

Sierra Leone has passed a new law imposing possible jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient — a common practice that the World Health Organization believes has contributed to a... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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Transit, health care discussions dominate poverty summit

Dual challenges of affordable health care and the accessibility and pricing of public transit were major topics of discussion Saturday at an annual poverty summit in Salt Lake dissecting the... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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Streets of Ferguson stay calm after violent nights

Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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Iraq suicide bomber kills at least 11 in Baghdad

A suicide bomber hit an interior ministry building in central Baghdad and killed at least 11 people on Saturday, officials said, as an investigation was underway into a deadly attack on a Sunni... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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