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Solar energy users claim victory as 'sun tax' rejected

Rocky Mountain Power wanted to charge residential rooftop solar customers a $4.65 monthly fee to cover its...

Ebola spreads in Nigeria; Liberia has 1,000 cases

Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in one of Africa's... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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Russian aid trucks begin to leave Ukraine

Hundreds of trucks from a bitterly disputed Russian aid convoy to rebel-held eastern Ukraine rolled back across the border into Russia on Saturday. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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Deported Mexicans find new life at call centers

Henry Monterroso is a foreigner in his own country. Raised in California from the age of 5, he was deported to Mexico in 2011 and found himself in a land he barely knew. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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UTOPIA mayors looking for alternative method to poll residents

The mayors of six cities involved in the UTOPIA fiber-optic network are considering ways to gauge public opinion on a controversial utility fee proposal after elections officials determined the... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Depleted uranium: A desert at risk?

State regulators are studying an evaluation of how safe it would be millions of years from now if large amounts of depleted uranium are stored in Utah's West Desert at EnergySolutions' Clive... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Mexico creates special force for economic crime

Mexico launched a special 5,000-strong police force Friday to combat industrial, farm and business crime that has extended throughout the country's economy, strangling commerce in some regions. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Colombia's military meets face-to-face with rebels

Members of Colombia's military met face-to-face Friday with Marxist rebel leaders for the first time as talks aimed at ending a half-century war enter a decisive phase. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Perry in New Hampshire: No decision on 2016

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday in a visit to a key early voting state that he was unprepared for and humbled by his first run for president in 2012 and will work harder if there's a next time... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Obama administration announces new compromise on birth control; still can't get it right, say religious groups

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Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules

Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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House Speaker Becky Lockhart is running for state superintendent

Outgoing House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, announced Friday she has applied for the position of state superintendent of public instruction. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Hamas kills 18 suspected informers to deter leaks

Gaza militants Friday gunned down 18 alleged spies for Israel in an apparent attempt to plug security breaches and deter others, a day after Israel killed three top Hamas military commanders in an... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Pentagon cites 'dangerous' Chinese jet intercept

The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Administration condemns Russian move into Ukraine

The Obama administration on Friday condemned the movement of a Russian convoy into eastern Ukraine, calling it a violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and demanding that it be withdrawn. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Utah Legislature website takes top award at summit

The Utah Legislature's website, le.utah.gov, took home the 2014 Online Democracy Award this week during the National Conference of State Legislatures' 2014 Legislative Summit in Minneapolis. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Indiana sees floods after up to 10 inches of rain

Residents in central and northern Indiana battled fire and water after torrential rains overnight caused widespread flooding Friday. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Huckabee: 'Stop the fight' over Common Core

Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Obama faces tough options in Iraq and Syria

At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Serbia says it won't impose sanctions on Russia

Despite pressure from the European Union, Serbia will not impose sanctions against Russia or curb its food exports to that country, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Friday. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Romney casts Arkansas race as way to fight Obama

Mitt Romney cast Arkansas' Senate race as a way to fight the agenda of the president who defeated him two years ago, as he campaigned Thursday on behalf of Congressman Tom Cotton's bid to unseat... Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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Pentagon: Islamic State militants will regroup

U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but the well-resourced Islamic State militants can be expected to regroup and stage a new offensive, Defense... Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed... Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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