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Utah and 10 states sue administration over transgender bathroom directive

Utah is joining 10 states suing members of the Obama administration for clarification on a directive.

Real estate world aflutter as Obama looks for his next home

Real estate circles buzzed Wednesday over reports that President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, have decided to lease a nine-bedroom mansion in one of Washington's poshest neighborhoods when... Read more »

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11 states, including Utah, sue over Obama's school transgender directive

Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. Read more »

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Several protesters detained outside California Trump rally

At least five people were detained Wednesday as police descended on protesters outside a Donald Trump rally in California. Read more »

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Clinton faulted on emails by State Department audit

Hillary Clinton and her team ignored clear guidance from the State Department that her email setup broke federal standards and could leave sensitive material vulnerable to hackers, an independent... Read more »

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Salt Lake City Council allocates $65,000 to give Biskupski time to save Wingpointe

After a testy, 4-3 vote, the Salt Lake City Council agreed to spend $65,000 out of this year's budget to indulge Mayor Jackie Biskupski's attempt to bring Winpointe golf course back from the grave. Read more »

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Utah Fraternal Order of Police endorses Gov. Gary Herbert

The Utah Fraternal Order of Police has endorsed Gov. Gary Herbert's re-election bid. Read more »

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4 honored with 2016 Public Service Awards

Three public servants and one organization with University of Utah connections were recognized Tuesday at the 2016 Public Service Awards sponsored by the Utah chapter of the American Society for... Read more »

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Herbert appoints new 3rd District Court judge

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert appointed Matthew Bates on Tuesday to fill a judgeship vacancy on the 3rd District Court. Read more »

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Report: Tourism spending in Utah grew to nearly $8 billion

That Zion National Park anticipates record crowds this Memorial Day weekend should come as no surprise considering Utah's steady and unprecedented growth in tourism. Read more »

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Anti-Trump protests turn violent outside New Mexico rally

In one of the presidential campaign year's more grisly spectacles, protesters in New Mexico opposing Donald Trump's candidacy threw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at police... Read more »

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Trump, Clinton win Washington's presidential primaries

Donald Trump handily won Washington state's Republican presidential primary Tuesday, even as he shared the ballot with three other candidates who had already dropped out of the contest. Read more »

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Thousands of Primary Care Network slots in limbo to pave way for Medicaid extension

The partial Medicaid expansion plan that was promoted as a way to cover 16,300 of Utah's neediest — later revised to 10,000 — turns out to be even more limited than some advocates... Read more »

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Salt Lake City to begin phasing out smoking rooms at airport

The new Salt Lake City administration is shutting down all smoking rooms at Utah's largest airport. Read more »

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Utah's energy summit highlights challenges, successes

The fifth annual Governor's Utah Energy Development Summit opened Tuesday in Salt Lake City amid a volatile market for commodities such as oil, natural gas and coal. Utah's solar growth is booming,... Read more »

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Bill Clinton, Donald Trump take campaign show to New Mexico

Northern New Mexico will be getting a visit Tuesday from former President Bill Clinton as he stumps for his wife, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, ahead of the state's June 7... Read more »

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Management shake-up at TSA not likely to ease security lines

The Transportation Security Administration has ousted its head of security operations and put new leadership in charge of screening operations at a major international airport, but long checkpoint... Read more »

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Buses and Bulldozers: Refugees are removed from Greek camp

It grew to the size of a small town, becoming a symbol of Europe's closed border policy for migrants and refugees. On Tuesday, Greek authorities began to dismantle it. Read more »

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Herbert says Sec. Jewell offered assurances on monument: 'We are not the Clinton administration'

Gov. Gary Herbert said he spoke this month with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, who assures him that "we are not the Clinton administration," and a national monument won't be designated in Utah... Read more »

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National conservative group backs Jonathan Johnson's bid to oust Herbert

A national group that advocates conservative principles threw its support Tuesday behind Republican Jonathan Johnson's campaign to unseat GOP Utah Gov. Gary Herbert. Read more »

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UTA relents to criticism, agrees to open its committee meetings

One week after Salt Lake County leaders threatened to block $150 million in tax money from the Utah Transit Authority if it doesn't reopen its committee meetings to the public, transit officials... Read more »

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Obama's Hiroshima trip parachutes him into history disputes

By visiting Hiroshima, Barack Obama parachutes himself into a seemingly endless dispute among key U.S. allies and trading partners over World War II. In Tokyo's decades-long tug-of-war over history... Read more »

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Hawaii could be first to put gun owners in federal database

Hawaii could become the first state in the United States to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country. Read more »

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AP Interview: Qatar energy minister wants 'fair' oil price

The oil market is slowly recovering from its steep drop over the past two years but crude is still not trading at a "fair price" to encourage necessary investment, Qatar's energy and industry... Read more »

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Trump proposes wall to protect golf resort from rising seas

Donald Trump wants to build another huge wall, this time to keep out the rising seas threatening to swamp his luxury golf resort in Ireland. Read more »

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French raid Google over 'aggravated tax fraud' allegations

French police have raided Google's Paris offices as part of an investigation into "aggravated tax fraud" and money laundering, authorities said Tuesday. The raid is the latest regulatory headache... Read more »

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Chaffetz, who wants IRS chief impeached, to testify before House Judiciary Committee

A sympathetic House Judiciary Committee is giving a high-profile forum to a top Republican who wants to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, a cause that excites conservatives but seems unlikely... Read more »

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Head of TSA security operations removed from position

A House committee said Monday that the head of security operations at the Transportation Security Administration has been replaced. Read more »

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Obama reaches out to people a day after Vietnam arms deal

After knocking down one of the last vestiges of Cold War antagonism with a former war enemy, President Barack Obama on Tuesday takes his push for closer ties directly to the Vietnamese people. Amid... Read more »

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Many Vietnam vets say they support lifting of arms embargo

The way Terry Neilen sees it, lifting the ban on U.S. arms sales to Vietnam makes sense in the face of China's growing influence in the region. Read more »

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Breyer says Supreme Court not diminished with only 8 members

Justice Stephen Breyer says the Supreme Court has not been diminished by having only eight members since the death of Antonin Scalia. Read more »

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Sanders: Democratic convention could be 'messy'

Bernie Sanders predicted Monday that the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia could be "messy" as he pushed the party to adopt his progressive agenda, but added: "Democracy is not always... Read more »

May 23, 2016

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John Williams remembered by friends as a man with vision

Friends and acquaintances remembered John Williams on Monday as a man with vision who quietly helped shape Salt Lake City's skyline, culinary scene and culture. Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Many Vietnam vets say they support lifting of arms embargo

The way Terry Neilen sees it, lifting the ban on U.S. arms sales to Vietnam makes sense in the face of China's growing influence in the region. Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Group targets Utah's public lands fight with ad campaign

An organization is rolling out the "U-Turn Utah" advertising campaign targeting audiences in multiple states in the West. The campaign criticizes Utah's efforts to get control of 32 million acres... Read more »

May 23, 2016

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New Mexico is first to sue EPA, mine owners over 2015 spill

New Mexico became the first state to sue the federal government and the owners of two mines over the release of 3 million gallons of wastewater from a southern Colorado mine, seeking tens of... Read more »

May 23, 2016

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IRS chief won't appear at House hearing on his impeachment

The commissioner of the IRS declined on Monday to appear at a congressional hearing this week examining whether he deserves to be impeached, but said in a written statement that allegations against... Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Judiciary panel OK’s ex-Centerville mayor's appointment as federal judge

The Senate Judiciary Committee last week unanimously approved the nomination of former Centerville Mayor Ronald Russell to the U.S. District Court for Utah. Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Germany: right-wing violence rose over 40 percent last year

Violent crimes with a right-wing political motive rose more than 40 percent in Germany last year as the country saw a large influx of migrants, the government said Monday. The number of crimes... Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Supreme Court throws out death sentence from all-white jury

The Supreme Court ruled decisively in favor of a death-row inmate in Georgia on Monday, chastising state prosecutors for improperly keeping African-Americans off the jury that convicted him of... Read more »

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Multiple blasts in Syria government strongholds kill 80

A series of coordinated explosions including suicide bombings rocked two normally quiet coastal government strongholds in Syria Monday, killing more than 80 people and wounding 200 others, state... Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Police, soldiers swarm Mexico's Acapulco, killings continue

Along with beach towels or sandals, there's a new popular beach accessory that says a lot about the violence gripping this once-glamorous resort: a small black leather tote hanging from the neck or... Read more »

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Yemen suicide attacks kill at least 45 army recruits

A pair of suicide bombings killed at least 45 people in Yemen's southern city of Aden on Monday, security officials said. Read more »

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World Humanitarian Summit opens in Istanbul to tackle crisis

An unprecedented summit to revamp humanitarian aid and global responses to modern-day crises opened on Monday in Turkey. Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Tight Austrian presidential election reveals a split nation

A Euroskeptic, anti-immigration politician and his left-leaning rival were neck and neck Monday a day after polls closed in Austria's presidential election, and officials were counting absentee... Read more »

May 23, 2016

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'A world without nuclear weapons' — differing views on Obama Hiroshima trip

Two very different visions of the hell that is war are seared into the minds of World War II survivors on opposite sides of the Pacific. Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Iraqi forces battle IS militants outside Fallujah

Iraqi government forces on Monday pushed Islamic State militants out of some agricultural areas outside of Fallujah as they launched a military offensive to recapture the city from the extremists,... Read more »

May 23, 2016

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US General in Afghanistan: Mansour was an obstacle to peace

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Monday that Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour was an obstacle to peace and his death will have a disruptive effect on the insurgency. Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Protests in Brazil's 2 biggest cities against acting leader

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Brazil's two biggest cities Sunday to protest acting President Michel Temer, trying to keep up pressure on his interim administration only 10 days... Read more »

May 22, 2016

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Clinton calls Trump's gun policies 'dangerous'

Donald Trump's gun policies are "not just way out there" but "dangerous" and would make America less safe, Hillary Clinton said Saturday. Read more »

May 22, 2016

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Pentagon: US airstrike targets Taliban leader Mullah Mansour

The U.S. conducted an airstrike Saturday against Taliban leader Mullah Mansour, the Pentagon said, and a U.S. official said Mansour was believed to have been killed. Read more »

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