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Hamas calls for end to blockade of Gaza border

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal is calling for the opening of Gaza's borders and the end of blockade.

Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration

The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, announcing final approval Friday of sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Obama to sign orders protecting gay employees

President Barack Obama plans to sign executive orders Monday prohibiting discrimination against gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, without a new... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Child migrant surge shifts politics of immigration

ge of Central American children crossing the U.S. southern border has shifted the politics of immigration, weakening one of the most potent arguments Democrats plan to make against Republicans in... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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South Africans remember Nelson Mandela on his birthday

South Africans marked Nelson Mandela's birthday on Friday with charitable acts in honor of the former president, whose death in December prompted a global outpouring of tributes. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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US funds political groups in Venezuela despite ban

Almost four years after Venezuela enacted a law to bar the U.S. from funding groups frequently critical of the socialist government, millions of the American dollars the administration tried to ban... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Slain New Jersey rookie officer recalled as eager learner

A rookie police officer slain in an ambush over the weekend had dreamed of being a cop as a kid and was an eager learner who had recently gotten a tip from his uncle, a retired officer, and put it... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Downed plane could alter course of Ukraine fight

The downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine could prove to be a turning point in the country's conflict. But which way it turns depends mainly on who carried out the attack and how convincingly it... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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World calls for Ukraine cease-fire after crash

World leaders called for an immediate cease-fire in eastern Ukraine on Friday and demanded speedy access for international investigators to the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner shot... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Obama: Plane shot down by missile, 1 American dead

The United States began building a case Friday that would pin the blame for the downing of the passenger jet over Ukraine on separatist forces supported by Russia, in a disaster that could... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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EPA proposes to block Alaska mine over salmon risk

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday it is proposing restrictions that would essentially block development of a massive gold-and-copper prospect near the headwaters of a world... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Germany's Merkel seeks 'sensible' US spy talks

Germany wants "sensible talks" with the United States on the two countries' spat over alleged American spying, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday, indicating that Berlin is still aiming for a... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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What we know, and don't, 1 day after Ukraine airplane crash

One day after the crash of a Malaysian jetliner carrying 298 people in eastern Ukraine, here's what is known, and what has been claimed: Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Suspect package delays Obama return to White House

President Barack Obama is back at the White House after his return there was delayed by the discovery of a suspicious package. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Utah Fraternal Order of Police files complaint against D.A. Sim Gill

The Utah Fraternal Order of Police has filed a complaint alleging media appearances by Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill have tainted a potential jury pool in the manslaughter case... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Gov. says Utah will comply with law if Sotomayor doesn't grant stay

The governor's office says the state will comply with the law if the U.S. Supreme Court doesn't stay a lower court ruling calling for recognition of same-sex marriages performed in Utah. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Official: Fewer kids detained recently at border

The U.S. Border Patrol has detained fewer unaccompanied children entering South Texas illegally in the past 10 days, agency officials said Thursday. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Ukraine: Pro-Russia rebels downed Malaysian plane

Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 295 people aboard Thursday, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Medicaid coverage gap 'significantly larger'

The number of Utahns in the Medicaid coverage gap is "significantly larger" than previously calculated, according to a new analysis presented Thursday to the state's Health Reform Task Force. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Bolivia legalizes work by children as young as 10

Alicia weaves through El Alto's stalled traffic under a blazing sun, hawking colorful woven flowers to grumpy drivers and lovers. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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California homeowners warned about brown lawns

Some homeowners following the state's new drought-conscious motto that brown is the new green are being warned by local governments that they could be slapped with fines because of those dried up... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Ukraine: 295 on Malaysia plane shot down over east

HRABOVE, Ukraine — A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine on Thursday, Ukrainian officials said, and both the government and the... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Prospects fade for resolution on border crisis

Prospects for action on the nation's border crisis faded Thursday as lawmakers traded accusations rather than solutions, raising chances that Congress will head out for its summer recess without... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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