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Salt Lake County employees and community members celebrated the fourth annual Stand Against Racism event.

Kenya burns huge pile of ivory tusks to protest poaching

Kenya's president set fire Saturday to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement by this East... Read more »

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Iraqi protesters breach Green Zone, storm parliament

Hundreds of protesters climbed over the blast walls surrounding Baghdad's highly-fortified Green Zone for the first time on Saturday and stormed into parliament, carrying Iraqi flags and chanting... Read more »

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Supreme Court trying to find its way after Scalia

Two months, 31 arguments and 18 decisions since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, is the Supreme Court hopelessly deadlocked or coping as a party of eight? Read more »

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Trump, Clinton angle for advantage in politics of gender

She has no stamina. She shouts. She's got nothing going for her but being a woman. Read more »

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San Francisco chief releases racist texts, orders training

San Francisco's police chief said that he has ordered that all officers finish an anti-harassment class within the next month amid a racist texting scandal that has rocked the department already... Read more »

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Congress heads out with no resolution on Zika, Puerto Rico

Congress accomplished relatively little in a short work period, missing deadlines on the budget and on helping Puerto Rico with its financial crisis as lawmakers began a weeklong break. Read more »

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UN says N. Korea accusations vs US troops 'unsubstantiated'

The American-led U.N. command on Saturday dismissed as unsubstantiated accusations from North Korea that U.S. troops at a border village tried to provoke its frontline troops with "disgusting acts." Read more »

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Parts of India ban daytime cooking as hundreds die of heat

With sizzling temperatures claiming more than 300 lives this month in India, officials said they were banning daytime cooking in some parts of the drought-stricken country in a bid to prevent... Read more »

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Kasich calls for balance on gay rights, religious beliefs

Asked about gay rights and marriage equality, Republican presidential candidate John Kasich said Friday that more people should take a "chill pill" and try to get along with one another rather than... Read more »

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Rowdy Trump protests portend explosive California primary

Hundreds of rowdy protesters broke through barricades and threw eggs at police Friday outside a hotel where Donald Trump addressed the state's Republican convention. Several Trump supporters said... Read more »

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Yahoo CEO could get $55M in severance pay in potential sale

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will walk away with a $55 million severance package if the company's auction of its Internet operations culminates in a sale that ousts her from her job. Read more »

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Battle over ozone standard latest states-federal conflict

Alan Matheson, executive director of the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, testified earlier this month before the U.S. House Energy and Power Subcommittee on the serious consequences... Read more »

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White House 2016: Clinton gears up for Trump in fall race

Waves of campaign staffers are being dispatched to battleground states. Advisers are starting to consider locations for a splashy convention rally in Philadelphia. And an army of lawyers is... Read more »

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Judge to lift female guard ban in 9/11 case at Guantanamo

The military judge presiding over the Sept. 11 war crimes proceedings at Guantanamo Bay says he will lift his order prohibiting female guards from having physical contact with the five defendants... Read more »

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Rising violence kills over 200 in a week in Syria's Aleppo

The Syrian army and rebels unleashed deadly new attacks on each other Friday in Aleppo, with insurgents shelling a mosque during weekly prayers and government airstrikes hitting opposition... Read more »

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Exxon sees smallest profit in 16 years, Chevron posts loss

Motorists are saving billions on cheaper gasoline, but the long slump in oil prices is taking a heavy toll on companies that find and produce crude. Read more »

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Protesters get rowdy at California hotel before Trump speech

Several hundred protesters opposing Donald Trump gathered Friday outside the hotel where he was scheduled to speak to Republicans, and some broke through a steel barricade and approached the... Read more »

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Inspectors' proactive approach reducing livestock thefts in Utah

Utah may be well past its pioneer era, but a crime from the days of the Wild West still rears its head on the Beehive State’s open range. Read more »

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Obama announces new steps to curb gun violence

President Barack Obama announced new steps Friday to help curb gun violence, including by identifying the requirements that "smart guns" would have to meet for law enforcement agencies to buy and... Read more »

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Clinton endorses all-boys public schools in high-crime areas

Hillary Clinton says she wants a network of all-boys public schools in high-crime areas to "spread across America." Read more »

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Supreme Court refuses to block Texas voter ID law

The Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal to stop Texas from enforcing its challenged voter ID law. But the court said it could revisit the issue as the November elections approach. Read more »

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Are you ready to replace your moisturizer with a pill?

The makeup industry is trying to convince women that looking good on the outside starts from within — but it's unclear whether the products they're trying to hawk are safe and effective. Read more »

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Punishments but no criminal charges in US attack on hospital

A U.S. aerial gunship attack on a hospital in Afghanistan that killed 42 people occurred because of human errors, process mistakes and equipment failures, and none of the aircrew or U.S. ground... Read more »

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Violence follows California Trump rally, 17 arrested

Raucous protesters of Donald Trump took to the streets in California in violent demonstrations leading to 17 arrests as the Republican presidential contender brought his campaign to conservative... Read more »

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At the Vatican, Biden calls for global commitment to cancer

Casting cancer as a scourge with no boundaries, Vice President Joe Biden came to the Vatican on Friday to call for a global commitment to fund cancer research rooted in appreciation for the real... Read more »

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Casualties mount from bombardment in Syria's largest city

Airstrikes and artillery killed more than 60 people in the past 24 hours in Aleppo, including dozens at a hospital in a rebel-held neighborhood, as Syria's largest city was turned once again into a... Read more »

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Congress votes to designate bison as national mammal

The bison could soon become the national mammal of the United States. Read more »

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U.K. doctors embrace e-cigarettes as U.S. officials shy away

A report from the Royal College of Physicians summarized 10 years of data on e-cigarettes and tobacco and concluded that smokers should be urged to switch to e-cigarettes. Read more »

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Clinton backers 'feel the Bern' of angry Sanders supporters

Nancy Schumacher says she just wanted to do her civic duty, and so she heeded the call to become a superdelegate for Hillary Clinton. But in the year of the angry voter, not even an administrative... Read more »

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Gov. Herbert met with lobbyists to ask for fundraising help in primary

Gov. Gary Herbert held a breakfast meeting with lobbyists to seek their help raising money for his primary election race but told them it was "not a quid pro quo situation," his campaign manager,... Read more »

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Utah can't arrest its way out of heroin, pain pill epidemic, authorities say

Federal authorities have prosecuted drug traffickers and pill doctors this year, but U.S. Attorney John Huber says going after dealers and doctors isn't the only way to stem the heroin epidemic in... Read more »

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UN says 9,333 killed since Ukraine conflict began

Nearly 10,000 people have been killed and more than 20,000 injured since the Ukraine conflict began in April 2014, a top U.N. official said Thursday. Read more »

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Trump, Cruz face early test at California GOP conclave

California's Republican Party convention will be an early test for Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich in a state whose June election could hold the decisive delegates in the fight for the... Read more »

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US economy struggles at start of election year

It was not a great start for the U.S. economy. Read more »

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Raiders owner to Las Vegas: Build it and we will come

Mark Davis was beaming as he posed with fans behind a black and silver "Las Vegas Raiders" banner. He made a few jokes before delivering a $500 million commitment to a new stadium in the city for... Read more »

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Next for Hastert: Prison, sex-offender program, polygraph

Now that a judge branded him "a serial child molester," Dennis Hastert must prepare to serve his 15-month prison sentence. Once he's out, the former House speaker must participate in a sex-offender... Read more »

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Poll: 66 percent of Utahns support medical marijuana

If it were up to voters, medical marijuana would be a thing in Utah, at least according to the latest poll. Utah Policy surveyed voters and found that 66 percent of those polled favor legalization... Read more »

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National Defense Authorization Act includes provisions on sage grouse

The House Armed Services Committee passed the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017 on Thursday. The bill includes a provision that prevents the implementation of federal plans on... Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Former Speaker Boehner calls Cruz 'Lucifer in the flesh'

Former House Speaker John Boehner unloaded on Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz during a talk to college students, calling the Texas senator "Lucifer in the flesh." Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Biden cites 'serious' progress toward defeating IS in Iraq

Vice President Joe Biden, visiting Iraq on Thursday, described progress toward defeating the Islamic State group as "serious" and "committed" despite a crippling political crisis that threatens... Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Refugee baby Serbia Merkel in transit across Europe

She has wide brown eyes, rosy cheeks and thick black hair. Her name is Serbia Merkel al-Mustafa. Read more »

April 28, 2016

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NCAA Board of Directors brings back satellite football camps

A Division I Board of Directors rescinded a proposed ban on satellite camps Thursday, rebuffing a request from powerhouse conferences in the South and clearing the way for coaches to hold clinics... Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Herbert appoints new public information officer

Gov. Gary Herbert has appointed Kirsten Rappleye as his public information officer following Aimee Edwards’ transition to the Governor’s Office of Economic Development earlier this month. Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Nationwide settlement with Pfizer nets Utah $648K

Utah will get $648,000 as part of a multimillion dollar nationwide settlement with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals over allegations of underpaying rebates in a Medicaid drug program. Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Airstrikes, shelling kill at least 60 in Syria's Aleppo city

A wave of airstrikes and shelling killed more than 60 people in less than 24 hours in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, monitors and activists said Thursday. The contested city is now one of the... Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Gangster's girlfriend faces more prison time for contempt

Prosecutors will ask a judge to sentence the longtime girlfriend of Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger to three more years in prison for refusing to testify about whether anyone else helped... Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Ex-San Francisco officer arrested for obstructing rape probe

A former San Francisco police lieutenant linked to a racist texting scandal and also charged with obstructing the rape investigation of a subordinate officer was arrested Wednesday, police said. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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US honors Puerto Ricans who fought, died in segregated unit

Angel Acevedo looked down at the Congressional Gold Medal in his hands as his eyes welled with tears during a ceremony held Wednesday to honor Puerto Ricans like him who faced discrimination and... Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Sanders campaign to lay off hundreds of staffers

Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign said Wednesday it plans to lay off hundreds of field staffers and other aides, even as the Democratic candidate promises to keep running against Hillary... Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Cruz taps Fiorina to serve as running mate

The Associated Press has learned that Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz has tapped former technology executive Carly Fiorina to run as his vice presidential nominee. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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