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Bill would increase incentives, resources for early high school graduation

Lawmakers are considering a bill that would increase the incentives for high school students to graduate early.

Islamic State group pushed out of Syria's Kobani

Kurdish fighters backed by intense U.S.-led airstrikes pushed the Islamic State group entirely out of a key Syrian town on Monday, marking a major defeat for the extremists whose hopes for an easy... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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Some Republican presidential hopefuls court evangelicals

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Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney have gotten much of the attention in these early days of the Republican race for president, but as they court the party's elite donors in private phone calls and meetings,... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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Commander in Joseph Kony's feared militia appears in court

A commander in warlord Joseph Kony's feared militia made his first appearance before an International Criminal Court judge Monday, calling himself a former soldier who was abducted and "taken to... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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Survivors visit Auschwitz a day ahead of 70th anniversary

The voice of Auschwitz survivors praying for their murdered loved ones reverberated Monday amid the barracks and barbed wire of the former Nazi death camp, with one survivor crying out in a pained... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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Higher education leaders seek $337 million in state funding

Utah higher education leaders have asked state lawmakers to provide more than $337 million to provide better compensation for instructors and better services for students. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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FBI says it has arrested Russian spy in New York City

The FBI has arrested what it calls a Russian spy in New York City who is suspected of taking part in an intelligence-gathering ring and trying to recruit residents, the agency announced Monday. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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Obama, Modi declare era of 'new trust' in US-India relations

President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday declared an era of "new trust" in the often fraught relationship between their nations as the U.S. leader opened a three-day... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Japan working to gain Islamic State hostage's release, analyzing video

Japan was working Monday to coordinate efforts with Jordan and other countries to save a hostage held by the extremist Islamic State group. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Greek radical left wins election, threatening market turmoil

A radical left-wing party vowing to end Greece's painful austerity program won a historic victory in Sunday's parliamentary elections, setting up a showdown with the country's international... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Obama: Counterterrorism operations in Yemen not affected by country's instability

President Barack Obama defended his counterterrorism strategy in tumultuous Yemen Sunday, as influential lawmakers from both parties suggested the U.S. may need to turn to special operations forces... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Obama seeks bigger wilderness designation in Alaska; would set aside nearly 12.3M acres

President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Angelina Jolie in Iraq, says more needed for Iraq and Syria refugees

Actress Angelina Jolie, the special envoy for the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, appealed Sunday for urgent funding to assist more than three million displaced Iraqis and Syrians living in... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Lawmaker revising Arizona's 'revenge porn' law after suit

An Arizona lawmaker who sponsored a law against "revenge porn" is working on a new version after a lawsuit brought by civil rights groups forced it to be put on hold. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Talks in Yemen between political parties, rebels break down

U.N.-sponsored talks between Yemeni political parties and Shiite rebels who occupy the capital broke down Sunday, with several main factions calling for renewed protests against the rebels. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Kerry in Nigeria to warn against postelection violence

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is encouraging the main candidates in Nigeria's upcoming presidential vote to accept the results and tamp down potential postelection violence in a country... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Republican White House maybes court evangelicals toward 2016

Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney have gotten much of the attention in these early days of the Republican race for president, but as they court the party's elite donors in private phone calls and meetings,... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Teachers would get more training on suicide under bill

Public school teachers would undergo more suicide prevention education under a proposal from a bipartisan group of New Jersey lawmakers. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Navy wants to increase use of sonar-emitting buoys

The U.S. Navy is seeking permits to expand sonar and other training exercises off the Pacific Coast, a proposal raising concerns from animal advocates who say that more sonar-emitting buoys would harm whales and other creatures that... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Former Congressman Jim Matheson honored at Democratic fundraiser

Former Congressman Jim Matheson, known for his ability to reach across aisles during his 14 years as a representative for the state, received the Chairman's Legacy Award from state Democratic party... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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Sen. Mike Lee urges conservative Republicans to select 'principled, positive and proven' presidential candidate

Speaking at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines Saturday afternoon, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah challenged attendees to help nominate a presidential candidate who is "a principled, positive and proven"... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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Are you willing to pay more for your child's education?

Public education leaders are closely watching a lengthy list of bills slotted for the legislative session beginning Monday, hopeful they will lead to increased funding for growing enrollment,... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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California bars judges from Boy Scouts membership

California's Supreme Court voted Friday to prohibit state judges from belonging to the Boy Scouts on grounds that the group discriminates against gays. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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