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Wyoming, Montana governors unsatisfied with gov't sage grouse plan

Governors say a federal plan to protect the greater sage grouse is far more restrictive than Western plans

Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurant

Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead... Read more »

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Resolutions on Medicaid expansion, prison relocation are weeks, maybe months away

By the end of the week, two of the biggest issues facing the state were supposed to be resolved. But state leaders are going to miss their self-imposed deadlines by weeks if not months. Read more »

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Poor road conditions make budgeting bumpy for Utah motorists

More than a quarter of the nation’s major urban roadways, highways and streets that are the main routes for commuters and commerce are in poor condition, according to a new study. Read more »

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Gov. Herbert, tribal leaders celebrate 10th anniversary of Native American Summit

This year marks the 10th annual Governor's Native American Summit, a milestone for Native American and Utah government relations. Read more »

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Clinton charity donors surge amid Hillary Clinton's campaign

A new list of donors to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation shows a marked surge in donations and the numbers of contributors to the family charity in the first half of this year... Read more »

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Trump's call for mass deportations runs into messy realities

In one of his first forays into policy as a presidential candidate, Republican Donald Trump calls for the deportation of all 11 million people estimated to be living in the country illegally while... Read more »

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Bush calls courtship of minority voters integral to campaign

Jeb Bush is taking his presidential campaign to the neighborhoods and churches where Hispanics and African Americans live and worship, following his own advice to campaign where Republicans have... Read more »

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US judge rules Greenpeace in contempt for Oregon protest; group faces fine of $2,500 per hour

A federal judge in Alaska has ordered Greenpeace USA to pay a fine of $2,500 for every hour that protesters continue to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving Portland, Oregon, for the... Read more »

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Congress passes 3-month highway, transit aid patch

Congress sent President Barack Obama a three-month bill to keep highway and transit money flowing to states on Thursday, one day before the deadline for a cutoff of funds. Read more »

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Defense secretary calls for review of military security policies

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is directing the military branches to review security policies — including adding armed personnel — in the wake of the July 16 attacks at a Chattanooga... Read more »

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US fine-tunes sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

The Obama administration moved Thursday to update and fine-tune sanctions on Russia, pro-Russian companies and people over the conflict in Ukraine. Read more »

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Afghan Taliban confirm Mullah Omar's death, choose successor

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban confirmed the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and appointed his successor Thursday, as a new round of peace talks was indefinitely postponed... Read more »

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Government audit finds health law co-ops awash in red ink

Nonprofit co-ops, the health care law's public-spirited alternative to mega-insurers, are awash in red ink and many have fallen short of sign-up goals, a government audit has found. Read more »

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Turkey onslaught on Kurds, after Islamic State attack, fuels anger

Just when it seemed Turkey was getting serious about the fight against IS, it has turned its military focus to pounding its old foe: the Kurdish rebels. Read more »

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For North Korea, Iran-style nuke deal not an option

If any hopes have been raised that the progress between the United States and Iran to halt Tehran's development of nuclear weapons could bring change in Pyongyang, North Korea has gone out of its... Read more »

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Million-dollar donors lift Jeb Bush's presidential ambitions

A dozen million-dollar contributors account for at least 10 percent of Jeb Bush's record-setting presidential fundraising haul. Read more »

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Sen. Cruz takes on more traditional GOP target: the IRS

After a week of fighting with other Republicans, Sen. Ted Cruz is taking on a more traditional GOP target: the IRS. Read more »

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Boehner calls challenge by Republican 'no big deal'

House Speaker John Boehner brushed aside a challenge to his tenure on Wednesday as the work of a lone dissident Republican amounting to "no big deal." Read more »

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Texas AG: Office has received more Planned Parenthood videos

The Texas attorney general says his office has received video taken in a Planned Parenthood clinic that he says is consistent with other stealthily recorded footage that has Republicans again... Read more »

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Top military leader says deal keeps Iran from atomic weapon

America's top military leader said Wednesday that the recently signed nuclear deal works to keep Iran from having an atomic weapon, but does not address other concerns about Tehran's malign... Read more »

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Afghan intelligence: Taliban leader Mullah Omar dead

Afghanistan's main intelligence agency said Wednesday that the reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been dead for more than two years. Read more »

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Will the Internet listen to your private conversations?

Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm. Read more »

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Los Angeles leaders outlaw high-capacity gun magazines

The Los Angeles City Council has voted to ban the possession of high-capacity gun magazines following deadly mass shootings nationwide. Read more »

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Q&A: Kurds fight Islamic State and endure Turkish attacks

U.S. and Turkish plans to create an "Islamic State-free zone" in Syria along the Turkish border could escalate the conflict between Turkey and Kurdish fighters in Syria and Iraq. Read more »

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Rome's hot summer: corruption, breakdowns run city to ground

Pope Francis has declared a Jubilee Year for Rome, and the first of as many as 30 million people may start pouring into Rome. Read more »

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