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Will Britain's 'Brexit' vote help Trump in Utah?

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said the level of support for the referendum on Britain's exit was palpable.

Ogden vigil honors Orlando shooting victims

The Ogden vigil honored the 49 victims who lost their lives Sunday when gunman Omar Mateen opened fire at the gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Orlando gunman raged against 'filthy ways of the west'

Orlando gunman Omar Mateen apparently made a series of Facebook posts and searches before and during his attack on a gay nightclub, raging against the "filthy ways of the west" and blaming the U.S.... Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Utah's lawsuit over federal lands in crafting stage

The state of Utah's fight against the federal government over control of certain federal lands within its borders is inching forward, with work underway to create a draft of a lawsuit detailing... Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Looking at the cost of the death penalty, in more ways than one

State lawmakers Wednesday discussed the costs of execution versus life without parole, and one legislator intends to run a bill next year aimed at shortening the appeals process in capital murder... Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Egypt says it has found plane wreckage

Egypt on Wednesday said that it spotted and obtained images from the wreckage of the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean last month, killing all 66 people on board, according to a... Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Trump's new Obama claims thrust him into uncharted territory

Donald Trump's latest accusation against President Barack Obama — that he's putting U.S. enemies ahead of America's own people — is thrusting him into uncharted territory for the... Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Bishop staffer: Push for Bears Ears monument is 'dishonest'

The legislative director for Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, told a committee of Utah lawmakers that the push to create Bears Ears National Monument is "dishonest" and "disingenuous" because environmental... Read more »

June 15, 2016

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LDS Church offers to donate $3 million to support Fairpark stadium proposal

Supporters of a planned $17 million stadium at the Utah State Fairpark want Gov. Gary Herbert to call a special session in July to approve $10 million for a proposal that includes a $3 million... Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Fed leaves rates unchanged; no hint on timing of next hike

The Federal Reserve is keeping interest rates unchanged in light of an uncertain job market and offering no hints of when its next rate hike might occur. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Gunman's job raises questions about security guard screening

Omar Mateen alarmed co-workers with claims that he had ties to al-Qaeda and was a member of Hezbollah. One colleague recalled that he frequently used racial slurs and threatened violence while on... Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Dem senator frustrated by inaction on guns begins filibuster

A Democratic senator launched a filibuster Wednesday to force a vote on gun control legislation three days after 49 people were killed at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in the worst mass shooting... Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Herbert endorsed by county commissioners from around the state

More than a dozen county commissioners, largely from rural Utah, gathered at the state Capitol Wednesday to endorse Gov. Gary Herbert in the upcoming GOP primary election. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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French police alerted to possible arrival of extremist fighters

French police and anti-terrorism investigators have been alerted to the possibility that small groups of extremists have left Syria for France and Belgium with plans to stage attacks. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Salt Lake passes budget with focus on Rio Grande area, homelessness

Despite a lean budget, Salt Lake City leaders were able to identify an additional $600,000 Tuesday to fund short-term projects to clean up the Rio Grande neighborhood. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Hillary Clinton wins DC primary, as she meets with Sanders

Hillary Clinton brought a close to the presidential primary season with a win Tuesday in the nation's capital and a meeting with dispatched rival Bernie Sanders, hoping to set a tone of Democratic... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Count My Vote throws support behind candidates who took signature pathway to ballot

To combat GOP "pushback" against candidates who earned a place on the June 28 primary ballot by gathering signatures under Utah's new election law, Count My Vote supporter and former Gov. Mike... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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France stabbing suspect: 'I just killed a police officer'

In a video released by the Islamic State group and recorded in the suburban Paris home of his victims, a former jihadi recruiter confessed to killing a police officer and his female companion and... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Poll shows Johnson close to Herbert in governor race, campaign says

Republican candidate for governor Jonathan Johnson released an internal poll Tuesday that his campaign says shows him running close behind Gov. Gary Herbert in the June 28 primary election. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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'Not the America we want': Obama blasts Trump's Muslim plans (+video)

President Barack Obama angrily denounced Donald Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric on Tuesday, blasting the views of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee as a threat to American security and a... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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New Mexico governor calls suspect 'soulless killer'

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez on Tuesday met with relatives of a mother and four daughters who were found shot to death in their Roswell home, saying her office is working with federal officials... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Lawmakers, education leaders talk changes for SAGE, school accountability

Changes to the student assessment of growth and excellence are on the horizon as state lawmakers and education leaders have begun formal discussions of how Utah's student testing and school... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Senate passes defense bill without Lee measure to keep women out of draft

Utah Sen. Mike Lee declined to offer the amendment he has pushed to keep women out of the draft as part of the defense spending bill the U.S. Senate passed Tuesday. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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FBI looking at whether Orlando gunman led a secret gay life

The murky picture of Orlando gunman Omar Mateen grew more complex Tuesday with word that the FBI is investigating whether he had been a regular at the gay dance club he attacked and had been... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Democratic U.S. Senate race: Snow vs. Swinton

Misty K. Snow, Utah's first transgender candidate for statewide elected office, and Jonathan Swinton, who has a Republican pedigree but Democratic heart, are competing for the party's nomination in... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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High-speed rail lawsuit delays cost $63 million, 17 months

Another $63 million was added Tuesday to the cost of California's high-speed rail project and the completion date for the first 29-mile leg was pushed back 17 months to August 2019, after the state... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Surgeon general calls for greater investment in opioid fight

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Tuesday called for more government investment in addressing the nation's opioid epidemic, saying only half of the 2 million people who need treatment for... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton criticize election rhetoric

Put two former presidents in a room, and the conversation is bound to turn to politics. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Jonathan Swinton seeking Democratic nomination in U.S. Senate race

First-time candidate Jonathan Swinton has a Republican pedigree but Democratic heart as he seeks the party's nomination in the race of U.S. Senate. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Misty K. Snow seeking Democratic nomination in U.S. Senate race

Democrat Misty K. Snow jumped into the U.S. Senate race because she didn't think the issues she is most passionate about would get a voice. And Utah's first transgender candidate for statewide... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Salt Lake City approves tax break for $125M Jazz arena renovation

The Salt Lake City Redevelopment Agency Tuesday approved $22.7 million in tax increment financing in support of a planned $125 million renovation effort for Vivint Smart Home Arena. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Herbert fills position on 7th District Juvenile Court

Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Craig Bunnell as a judge to fill a vacancy on the 7th District Juvenile Court. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Water too much? Not enough? Water check program helps property owners know

About two-thirds of Utah's drinking water is used for landscaping, gardening and farming. The state is continuing to battle the effects of a long-term drought, so how is a property owner to know... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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WSU professor urges state leaders not to meet with Dalai Lama

A representative of the Chinese province that has ties to the Utah Legislature is urging state leaders not to meet with the Dalai Lama when he speaks next week at the University of Utah. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Trump says he is revoking Washington Post credentials

Donald Trump says his presidential campaign is revoking credentials provided to The Washington Post. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Florida bank issues first US credit card for use in Cuba

A small Florida bank will issue the first U.S. credit card intended for use in Cuba and make it easier for Americans to travel and work on an island largely cut off from the U.S. financial system,... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Kenya: Protests over talk of assassinating opposition leader

Demonstrations erupted in Kenya's largest slum Tuesday over footage appearing to show a pro-government legislator saying top opposition leader Raila Odinga can be assassinated, an opposition... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Gun disguised as pen found in Kuwait hunt for renegade royal

The hunt for a renegade nephew of Kuwait's emir has turned up a gun disguised as a pen in his home, adding yet another layer of mystery to a bizarre case involving two other ruling family members... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Democratic Party's computers breached by Russian hackers

Two "sophisticated adversaries" linked to Russian intelligence services broke into the Democratic National Committee's computer networks and gained access to confidential emails, chats and... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Court upholds net neutrality rules on equal internet access

In a big win for the Obama administration, a federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the government's "net neutrality" rules that require internet providers to treat all web traffic equally. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Possible motives emerge for club gunman as Orlando mourns

As thousands in Orlando turned out to mourn 49 people killed inside a gay nightclub, federal investigators examined possible motives for the gunman who committed the worst mass shooting in modern... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Point of the Mountain development: 'Are we thinking big enough?' economist asks commission

The Point of the Mountain Development Commission charged with planning development of Utah's so-called "Silicon Slopes" was challenged Monday to think big as it considers the future of the corridor. Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Nation must defeat terrorism, Utah congressional delegation says in wake of Orlando shootings

Members of Utah's all Republican congressional delegation Monday called for a strong response to Islamic terrorism but dismissed the need for gun control in the wake of the worst mass shooting in... Read more »

June 13, 2016

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A day after shooting, House Democrats erupt in protest

A day after a mass shooting in Orlando, Democratic lawmakers erupted on the House floor with loud criticism of House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican leaders for leaving the nation's gun laws... Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Did a delay in police response give shooter more time?

An off-duty police officer working at a gay nightclub exchanged gunfire with the suspect. But three hours passed before a SWAT team stormed the building and brought the attack to an end. Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Father of Orlando gunman known for rambling political videos

The father of the Orlando nightclub gunman came to the U.S. from Afghanistan more than 30 years ago and has made a series of rambling political videos about his former homeland, even once... Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Sanders spending night of final primary meeting with Clinton

Bernie Sanders is expected to spend his final primary night meeting with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton — not before thousands of cheering supporters — as his campaign seeks to... Read more »

June 13, 2016

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SLCC dedicates 'pride crosswalk' for campus inclusivity

Students, faculty and staff at Salt Lake Community College dedicated a "pride crosswalk" as a gesture of inclusivity for LGBT students, faculty and staff. Read more »

June 13, 2016

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San Juan River, Utah Lake added to Utah's list of impaired waterways

Portions of the San Juan River impacted by the 2015 Gold King Mine spill and algae blooms at Utah Lake landed the two waterways on the state's list of impaired bodies of water. More than half of... Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Clinton, Trump at odds over tackling terrorism, guns

Fiery and measured in turn, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton offered drastically different proposals Monday for stemming the threat of terrorism and gun violence that have Americans on edge... Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Airlines race to Cuba, overcoming major hurdles

Galo Beltran stands on the tarmac testing a hand-held baggage scanner. Each time a barcode is successfully read, he smiles. Read more »

June 13, 2016

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