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Hatch 'sorry to see' Jon Huntsman Sr. call Lee an 'embarrassment' to Utah

Sen. Orrin Hatch said he was "sorry to see" that Jon Huntsman Sr. called Sen. Mike Lee an embarrassment.

Leaving Cuba: A father and son risk lives at sea

It was hot and dark and mosquitoes bit at his skin as 23-year-old Jose Fuente Lastre boarded a raft with eight other men, intent on fleeing Cuba. Read more »

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AP-Times Square poll: Feeling optimistic for 2015

Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, according to a new Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll. Nearly half predict that 2015 will be a better year for them than 2014 was,... Read more »

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Utah woman among first headed to elite Army school

A Utah National Guard solider will be among a handful of women going to the grueling U.S. Army Ranger school as part of the first steps toward integrating the elite combat unit. Read more »

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New Russian military doctrine says NATO top threat

Russia identified NATO as the nation's No. 1 military threat and raised the possibility of a broader use of precision conventional weapons to deter foreign aggression under a new military doctrine... Read more »

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Jeb Bush to step down from Tenet Healthcare Corp. board

Jeb Bush is stepping down from the board of directors of Tenet Healthcare Corp. Read more »

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Midwestern governors build credentials for 2016

Some potential Republican presidential candidates likely won't be shuffling off to Iowa or New Hampshire as the calendar flips to 2015. They'll be hunkered down in statehouses across the Midwest,... Read more »

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Democrats optimistic on 2016 presidential chances

Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring... Read more »

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South Korea, US, Japan to share intel on North Korea

South Korea, the U.S. and Japan will sign their first joint intelligence-sharing pact next week to better cope with North Korea's increasing nuclear and missile threats, officials said Friday. Read more »

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On Christmas, Obama marks end of Afghan combat

President Barack Obama marked the end of more than a decade of combat in Afghanistan by paying tribute to America's military, telling troops on Christmas Day that their sacrifices have allowed for... Read more »

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Capacity crowds pack screenings of 'The Interview'

Critics and early viewers agree that "The Interview" is less than a masterpiece. But thanks to threats from hackers that nearly derailed its release, it has become an event. Read more »

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Obama 's Christmas in Hawaii: Carols, relax on the beach

President Barack Obama celebrated Christmas in Hawaii by singing carols at home before spending the afternoon on the beach. Read more »

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Detente spawns Cuban worry on US migration rights

Like tens of thousands of Cubans, Gerardo Luis wants to get to the United States and he's suddenly worried that time may be running out. Read more »

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Groups weigh in on regional haze plan

A coalition of environmental groups is urging stricter pollution controls for Utah's power plants under a regional haze plan slated for adoption early next by Utah air quality regulators. The... Read more »

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Russia offers support to North Korea amid Sony hack

Russia on Thursday offered sympathy to North Korea amid the Sony hacking scandal, saying the movie that sparked the dispute was so scandalous that Pyongyang's anger was "quite understandable." Read more »

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Afghans hope for change after bloody year

When Graeme Smith arrived in Afghanistan in 2005, he drove across the country from Kabul south to the Talban's former capital Kandahar on a newly paved road that cut travelling time from a... Read more »

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Protesters rally for 2nd night after shooting near Ferguson

Demonstrators took to the streets for a second night after a white police officer in Berkeley, Missouri, killed a black 18-year-old who police said pointed a gun at him. Read more »

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Obama personal chef to hang up apron after 6 years

For six years, Sam Kass cooked up policy as well as meals for President Barack Obama and his family. He was not only their personal chef but also senior adviser for nutrition policy, giving him a... Read more »

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Saudi women drivers referred to terrorism court

Two Saudi women detained for nearly a month in defiance of a ban to keep females from driving were referred on Thursday to a court established to try terrorism cases, several people close to the... Read more »

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Russia's Putin scraps New Year's holidays for ministers

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday scrapped New Year's holidays for government ministers because of the unfolding economic crisis. Read more »

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Survivors huddle after violence in India kills 72

Instead of celebrating Christmas in her home, Rina Vor and her four young children were huddled in a church Thursday along with hundreds of other survivors of a rebel massacre that killed 72... Read more »

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Can GOP shatter 'Obama coalition' in 2016?

Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring... Read more »

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Syrian peace talks set to take place in Moscow next month

Peace talks between the Syrian government and the opposition could be held in Moscow next month, Russia's Foreign Ministry said Thursday. Read more »

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Iraq seeks Turkish support in fight against Islamic State

Iraq and Turkey on Thursday discussed cooperation in countering the threat posed by the Islamic State group, including an Iraqi request for intelligence sharing and the possible delivery of Turkish... Read more »

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China tightens church control ahead of Christmas

Two days before Christmas, members of a rural Christian congregation in the eastern city of Wenzhou welded some pieces of metal into a cross and hoisted it onto the top of their worship hall to... Read more »

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Cuba's relations with Catholic Church hit high point

Golden rays of tropical sunlight slant through the caved-in roof of Saint Thomas de Villanueva chapel. Vandals shattered the stained-glass windows and scrawled their names on the thick walls during... Read more »

Dec. 24, 2014

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