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Utah GOP all in for Cruz, but Trump supporter says they can be won over

Utah Republicans were all in for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential bid.

Trump, Clinton all but certain to face off in fall campaign

Once dismissed as a fringe contender, businessman Donald Trump now is all but certain to lead the Republican Party into the fall presidential campaign against Democratic front-runner Hillary... Read more »

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Trump virtually clinches Republican presidential nomination

In a stunning triumph for a political outsider, Donald Trump all but clinched the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a resounding victory in Indiana that knocked rival Ted Cruz out of... Read more »

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Ted Cruz ends his bid for Republican presidential nomination (+video)

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz abruptly ended his presidential campaign Tuesday night after falling to Donald Trump in Indiana's primary, a devastating loss that left him with no viable path to the Republican... Read more »

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US combat death in Iraq reflects intensifying war

The combat death of a U.S Navy SEAL who was advising Kurdish forces in Iraq coincides with a gradually deepening American role in fighting a resilient Islamic State, even as the Iraqis struggle to... Read more »

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Orem woman makes history by joining Army infantry

Tara McCaig, of Orem, has become the first Utah woman to enlist in the U.S. Army infantry, following in the footsteps of other members of her family. She is also one of the first 10 women in the... Read more »

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Rio city council commission formed to probe Olympic projects

Rio de Janeiro's city council set up a commission on Tuesday to investigate whether the city's Olympic projects were tarnished by corruption. Read more »

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Corporate earnings keep falling, but there are signs of life

Are we there yet? It's another weak quarter on Wall Street, but there are some signs corporate America will come out of its recent funk. Read more »

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Mom gets 1 month in jail for assaulting toddler on plane

A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a Hawaii mother to a month in jail and three months under home confinement for assaulting her 15-month-old daughter on a flight from Alaska. Read more »

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Police: Man kills girlfriend, 2 others, himself in Florida

atally shot his girlfriend, her father, and his ex-wife in Florida on Tuesday before turning the gun on himself, police said. Read more »

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Gov. Gary Herbert airing first TV commercials in primary race

Gov. Gary Herbert's appeal to GOP primary voters in his race against Jonathan Johnson is hitting the airwaves with a new TV commercial touting his "steady hand of leadership." Read more »

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Salt Lake leaders celebrate 10 years of great strides, but hope for more

Ten years into the campaign to revitalize Salt Lake City's once disparate and crumbling downtown, local leaders applauded the strides that have been made as well as work that remains to be done. Read more »

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Former NY top political powerbroker gets 12 years in prison

Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, a backroom master whose name was synonymous with political power in New York for a generation, was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison, taking his place... Read more »

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Utah agrees not enforce obscenity law during Brewvies lawsuit

Brewvies plans to show the movie this weekend that landed it in trouble with Utah liquor regulators over an obscenity law. But the state agreed to not enforce the law pending the outcome of a... Read more »

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Once a Clinton stronghold, Appalachia now Trump country

When President Bill Clinton rolled into the small Appalachian town of Ashland, Kentucky, in 1996, cheering crowds lined the streets. Local boy turned country music star Billy Ray Cyrus performed a... Read more »

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Trump repeats unsubstantiated claim Cruz dad has Oswald ties

Republican front-runner Donald Trump rehashed unsubstantiated claims Tuesday that his rival Ted Cruz's father has links to President John F. Kennedy's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald. Read more »

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Defense Secretary Carter says Russia is 'nuclear saber-rattling'

Defense Secretary Ash Carter used a U.S. military changing-of-the-guard ceremony Tuesday to blast Russian aggression in Europe, saying Moscow is "going backward in time" with warlike actions that... Read more »

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White House: Obama not offended by comedian's language

The White House said Monday that President Barack Obama wasn't offended by comedian Larry Wilmore's use of a racial slur at Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Association dinner. Read more »

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Award recipient's affiliation draws ire of University of Utah-based organization

Philanthropist Lynette Nielsen Gay has resigned from the board of directors for the World Congress of Families after her affiliation with the organization brought controversy to an honory degree... Read more »

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S.L. City Council unsure what to expect from Biskupski's budget

Mayor Jackie Biskupski will present her first budget proposal Tuesday evening, and the City Council is hoping it will ease some uncertainty lingering at City Hall. Read more »

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Advocates: High court signals it won't stop $15 minimum wage

The U.S. Supreme Court weighed in for the first time Monday on a $15-an-hour minimum wage, signaling it does not plan to stop the movement that is spreading across the nation, worker advocates say. Read more »

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Snyder expects expanded Medicaid coverage in Flint next week

An additional 15,000 children and pregnant women grappling with Flint's lead-contaminated water crisis should become eligible for government health insurance starting next week, once the funding... Read more »

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Trump far behind in preparing for general election

The Republican presidential nomination may be in his sights, yet Donald Trump has so far ignored vital preparations needed for a quick and effective transition to the general election. Read more »

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Cate Blanchett named goodwill ambassador for UN refugees

Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett said Monday she's proud to have been named a global goodwill ambassador for the U.N. refugee agency. Read more »

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Rep. Rob Bishop appoints new chief of staff

Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, has appointed Devin Wiser as his new chief of staff. Read more »

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Lieutenant governor launches new notary website

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox has announced the launch of a redesigned website to aid Utahns in finding a notary or becoming a notary public themselves. Read more »

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Cedar Hills mayor invites residents to chat

Cedar Hills Mayor Gary Gygi will be available to speak with residents each Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Read more »

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Malia Obama to enter Harvard in 2017 after taking gap year

A year off between high school and college is becoming a popular choice for U.S. students and it has caught the eye of President Barack Obama's daughter, Malia. The White House says the high school... Read more »

May 2, 2016

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First US cruise in decades set to arrive in Havana

The first U.S. cruise ship in nearly 40 years was crossing the Florida Straits from Miami to Havana on Monday, restarting commercial travel on waters that once represented a half-century of Cold... Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Mystery solved? Australian says he's Bitcoin founder

An Australian man long rumored to be associated with the digital currency Bitcoin has publicly identified himself as its creator, apparently ending one of the biggest mysteries in the tech world. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Confident Trump seeks knockout of Cruz in Indiana

Back in the part of the country where he last lost to Ted Cruz, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is confidently pushing for a win Tuesday in Indiana that he argues ought to knock... Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Car bomb in southern Turkey kills 2 policemen, 22 wounded

A car bomb struck the entrance of a Turkish police station Sunday in the southern city of Gaziantep, killing two police officers and wounding 22 other people, according to the state-run Anadolu... Read more »

May 1, 2016

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US once again forced to turn to Russia for help on Syria

Scrambling to resuscitate a nearly dead truce in Syria, the Obama administration has again been forced to turn to Russia for help, with little hope for the desired U.S. outcome. Read more »

May 1, 2016

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Sen. Orrin Hatch headed to Israel to meet with Netanyahu

Sen. Orrin Hatch is traveling to Israel on Monday to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the Obama administration proposes the largest military aid package ever to another country. Read more »

May 1, 2016

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Apple reports iPhone sales down, 1st revenue drop since 2003

Apple says quarterly revenue fell for the first time in more than a decade, as iPhone sales fell compared with a year ago. That's putting more pressure on the world's most valuable public company... Read more »

May 1, 2016

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New strategies eliminate long waitlist for food truck hopefuls

Dawn Cox was on the verge of quitting when she got the call she'd been waiting for: Inspectors were ready to approve her food truck. That was in February, four months after she first applied for a... Read more »

May 1, 2016

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Campaign rumbles into Indiana with underdogs struggling

The 2016 presidential campaign rumbled into Indiana Sunday focused on Tuesday's critical primary, even as front-runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump itched to fully engage in the one-on-one... Read more »

May 1, 2016

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Obama out: President takes last shots at official Washington (+video)

Even though President Barack Obama and his wife can't wait to get out of the White House, being a lame duck can hurt a guy. Read more »

April 30, 2016

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Jesuit priest, peace activist Daniel Berrigan dies at 94

The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, a Roman Catholic priest and peace activist who was imprisoned for burning draft files in a protest against the Vietnam War, died Saturday. He was 94. Read more »

April 30, 2016

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GOP primary in governor's race now focused on money

Money is already a focal point in the race between Gov. Gary Herbert and his GOP challenger, Jonathan Johnson, as attention shifts from convention delegates to voters in the June 28 primary. Read more »

April 30, 2016

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Terminating parental rights: State policies vary widely

For child-welfare agencies across the United States, it's the ultimate sanction: terminating the rights of parents to raise their own children due to concerns about abuse and neglect. Read more »

April 30, 2016

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Obama gets once more chance to zing official Washington

President Barack Obama is getting one more chance to poke fun at fellow politicians, the press and himself at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner. Read more »

April 30, 2016

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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 »

April 30, 2016

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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 »

April 30, 2016

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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 »

April 30, 2016

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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 »

April 30, 2016

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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 »

April 30, 2016

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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 »

April 30, 2016

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Salt Lake County officials stand against racism, celebrate diversity

Salt Lake County employees and community members celebrated the fourth annual Stand Against Racism event Friday. Utah was one of 36 states that participated in the event. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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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 »

April 29, 2016

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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 »

April 29, 2016

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