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2015 legislature: Air pollution looms as pressing issue for families, lawmakers

A number of measures addressing air quality will be introduced in the 2015 Legislature

Utah residents rank air pollution as No. 1 threat to quality of life

A new survey by Envision Utah shows a significant majority of Utah residents rank poor air quality as the No. 1 threat to quality of life, threatening family, the economy and even the vibrancy of... Read more »

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Study of location of city's homeless services providers a 'courageous conversation'

The work of the Salt Lake Homeless Services Site Evaluation Commission got underway Monday. The appointed panel of government, nonprofit, faith and business representatives is expected to deliver... Read more »

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Denver police shoot, kill teen who struck officer with car

Several dozen people with candles and protest signs gathered near the alley where Denver police officers fatally shot a 16-year-old girl on Monday, recalling her bright smile and demanding answers... Read more »

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Utah lawmakers to weigh alcohol laws, public health issues

State lawmakers will hear the weird and the wonderful of Utah liquor laws from various interests groups, drinkers, teetotalers and each other this year like they do almost every legislative session. Read more »

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Japan special envoy hopeful about release of hostage, pilot

A special Japanese envoy in Jordan has expressed hope that both a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic militants will return home "with a smile on their faces." Read more »

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Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter

A former CIA officer was convicted Monday of leaking details of a covert mission to derail Iran's nuclear program in a case that, until the eve of the trial, was as much about the journalist who... Read more »

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Utah Supreme Court justice calls for criminal justice reform in State of Judiciary address

During his State of the Judiciary speech Monday, Utah Supreme Court Chief Justice Matthew Durrant requested that legislators address three distinct issues of criminal justice reform, including the... Read more »

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Real Salt Lake proposes to pay for $18M soccer stadium at Fairpark

The fate of Utah's embattled state fairgrounds became more clear Monday with the agreement between the Utah State Fairpark and Real Salt Lake to build an $18 million minor league soccer stadium on... Read more »

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Lawmakers consider Medicaid expansion, health care options for Utah's uninsured

The Utah Legislature will take on Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah plan as it determines how to provide health insurance to the state's more than 100,000 uninsured. Read more »

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CBO: Deficit to shrink to lowest level of Obama presidency

The Congressional Budget Office says the federal budget deficit will shrink this year to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office. Read more »

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Gov't to overhaul Medicare payments to doctors, hospitals

Medicare will change the way it pays hospitals and doctors to reward quality over volume, the Obama administration said Monday, in a shift that officials hope will be a catalyst for the nation's... Read more »

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US drone strikes resume in Yemen despite turmoil

A U.S. drone strike targeted al-Qaida in Yemen on Monday, signaling Washington's determination to keep fighting the militants despite political paralysis brought on by a Shiite power grab. Read more »

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Drone crashes at White House; hobbyist says it's his

A two-foot-long drone apparently flown by a hobbyist crashed on the White House grounds Monday in an extraordinary, if unintended, breach that raised fresh questions about the president's security;... Read more »

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Under Islamic State, life in Iraqi town of Mosul turns grim

Seven months into the takeover of Iraq’s second-largest city by Islamist extremists, electricity, rice, flour and medical supplies are dwindling. The water is mucky. Religious minorities are... Read more »

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Spain: 10 dead, 13 hurt in crash of Greek F-16 jet at base

A Greek F-16 fighter jet crashed into other aircraft on the ground during NATO training in southeastern Spain Monday, killing at least 10 people, Spain's Defense Ministry said. Read more »

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Steven Spielberg warns of growing anti-Semitism at Holocaust event

Film director Steven Spielberg told a group of Holocaust survivors on Monday that Jews are again facing the "perennial demons of intolerance" from anti-Semites who are provoking hate crimes and... Read more »

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Deal requires Wyoming fracking trade-secret justification

A legal settlement will require petroleum companies to provide justification when they ask Wyoming regulators to withhold from the public details about the chemical products they pump underground. Read more »

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US Embassy in Yemen's capital closes to public

The State Department says the U.S. Embassy in Yemen has closed to the public over security concerns amid street violence and turmoil that is roiling the impoverished Arab country. Read more »

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Man tells police drone crash at White House was accidental

A man has come forward to say he was responsible for the drone that crashed early Monday on the White House grounds. Read more »

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Russia defiant after more threats from West over Ukraine

Russian officials struck a defiant note Monday after Western leaders threatened to further punish Moscow for escalated fighting in eastern Ukraine over the weekend, arguing that the Ukrainian... Read more »

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China's shadow looms large over Obama visit to India

As President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met in New Delhi this week, the shadow of a third player hung over the talks: neighboring China, which has complicated... Read more »

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Failed Iraqi bomber named in Islamic State hostage crisis

In the moments after her husband blew himself up in the ballroom of a Jordanian hotel as part of an al-Qaida plot, Sajida al-Rishawi fled the scene of chaos wearing her own explosive belt. Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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