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Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State in airstrike retaliation

In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes, the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded James Foley.

Police shooting draws protesters from near, far

Protesters who have for days lined a busy suburban St. Louis street not far from the place where a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager have walked from nearby apartments,... Read more »

Aug. 17, 2014

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Obama heading back to DC in rare vacation break

President Barack Obama is getting off the island. Read more »

Aug. 17, 2014

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As many doctors retreat, ebola fight grows harder

When people started dying of Ebola in Liberia, Clarine Vaughn faced a wrenching choice: Should she send home, for their own health and safety, four American doctors working for HEARTT, the aid... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2014

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Ferguson curfew arrives, most protesters disperse

A couple hundred defiant protesters remained in Ferguson after a midnight curfew took effect in a St. Louis suburb where a black teen had been shot by a white police officer while walking down the... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2014

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GOP allies rally to Gov. Perry's defense after indictment

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's political redemption tour hit a massive speed bump late Friday when he was indicted on two felony counts of abusing the powers of his office. The indictment also triggered a... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2014

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Islamic fighters kill scores of Yazidi men in Iraq

Islamic extremists shot scores of Yazidi men to death in Iraq, lining them up in small groups and opening fire with assault rifles before abducting their wives and children, according to an... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2014

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Evidence in shooting to go before grand jury in days, county prosecutor says

St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch said Saturday that a grand jury will begin hearing evidence in the Michael Brown shooting case next week. Read more »

Aug. 16, 2014

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Texas Gov. Perry says indictment is abuse of power

AUSTIN, Texas — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry vowed Saturday to fight a criminal indictment in a defiant response that showed an old slice of swagger that he's kept holstered lately while... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2014

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Police, protesters clash again in Ferguson

Anger spurred by the death of a black teenager at the hands of a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb boiled over again when protesters stormed into a Missouri convenience store — the... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2014

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Cleric leads anti-government protest in Pakistan

A fiery anti-government cleric on Saturday led a massive rally of thousands of protesters in Pakistan's capital who defied pouring rain to demand the prime minister step down over alleged fraud in... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2014

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Possible immigration rift for President Obama with Democrats

President Barack Obama is facing potential rifts with members of his own party in tough re-election contests as he barrels toward a fall fight with Republicans over his ability to change... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2014

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US rethinks giving excess military gear to police

After a decade of sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the country, federal officials are reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri. Read more »

Aug. 16, 2014

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Tens of thousands hold anti-PM rally in Pakistan

Pakistan's famous cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan early Saturday asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down to pave the way for fresh elections, saying last year's vote was massively... Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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New grant money helps combat air pollution

A new round of funding bolstered by money from the Utah Legislature is helping businesses, schools and individuals do what they can to curtail emissions and help clear the Wasatch Front of harmful... Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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Police identify Missouri officer who shot teen, information on alleged robbery

Police on Friday identified the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager and released documents alleging the young man had been suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars from a... Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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Utah police agencies address 'militarization' questions

Police officers in riot gear and heavily armored vehicles in a small Missouri town triggered questions nationwide about the "militarization" of police departments, including those in Utah that have... Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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Texas' Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat

A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption —... Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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12 women who should be on dollar bills

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Men have dominated the dollar bills. Is it time to put a woman on there? Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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Congressman wants to curb military surplus program

Images of police outfitted in paramilitary gear clashing with protesters in suburban St. Louis are giving new impetus to efforts to rein in a Pentagon program that provides free machine guns and... Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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Seeing Iraq horror, Europe pledges aid and arms

The European Union on Friday sought to forge a unified response to the rapid advance of Islamic militants in Iraq and the resulting refugee crisis, with several EU nations pledging more... Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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Salt Lake City Council discusses options to keep rideshare companies in the city

Many peer-to peer ridesharing company drivers are operating illegally in Salt Lake City and accruing hefty fines. The City Council met Tuesday to discuss ordinance changes that will keep the... Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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IRS failed to do background checks on contractors who handled confidential taxpayer info

The IRS failed to do background checks on some private contractors who handled confidential taxpayer information, exposing more than a million taxpayers to an increased risk of fraud and identity... Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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Battle for obscure Nevada office all about 2016 for Harry Reid, Brian Sandoval

Like most lieutenant governors, there's not a lot for the No. 2 executive in Nevada to do most days. So why are Harry Reid and Brian Sandoval so involved in the battle over the office this fall? Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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Iraq's al-Maliki gives up post to rival

Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq's prime minister for the past eight years, says he is relinquishing the post to fellow Dawa Party member Haider al-Abadi. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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Missouri State Highway Patrol to take over Ferguson security

The Missouri State Highway Patrol will take over supervising security in the St. Louis suburb that's been the scene of violent protests since a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black... Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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