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Attorney General nominee defends Obama's immigration policies

AG nominee Loretta Lynch defended Obama's decision to shelter millions of immigrants from deportation

US stocks edge higher in midday trading; Apple up sharply

Strong earnings from Apple, Boeing and other companies helped nudge U.S. stocks slightly higher in midday trading Wednesday. Read more »

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AP Analysis: Youth concussion laws pushed by NFL lack bite

Criticized for its own handling of head injuries, the NFL launched an extensive lobbying campaign to pass laws protecting kids who get concussions while playing sports. The result: Within just five... Read more »

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Friend disputes Denver police account of teen's death

A passenger who was in a car when a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed by Denver police has disputed authorities' account of her death, saying officers opened fire before one of them was struck... Read more »

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Maker of drone that crashed on White House grounds to stop flights over D.C.

ufacturer of the drone that crashed on the White House grounds earlier this week plans to install software in its devices that would prevent them from flying in Washington. Read more »

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Blizzard-stricken East digs out amid forecast 2nd-guessing

New Englanders savaged by a blizzard packing knee-high snowfall and hurricane-force winds began digging out as New Yorkers and others spared its full fury questioned whether forecasts were overblown. Read more »

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After setting iPhone record, what does Apple do next?

Apple CEO Tim Cook says consumer demand for new iPhones has been "staggering" and "hard to comprehend." That helped the company report record-smashing earnings for its latest quarter and primed its... Read more »

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Jordan ready to swap inmate for pilot held by Islamic State

Jordan is willing to swap an Iraqi woman prisoner involved in a deadly 2005 hotel bombing for a Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from the Islamic State group, a government... Read more »

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Cuomo, de Blasio, defend strict NYC storm regulations

They appeared to be scenes from a frozen apocalypse. Read more »

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Lebanese Hezbollah hits Israeli convoy, causing casualties

A missile fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah group struck an Israeli military convoy on Wednesday, an apparent retaliation for a deadly airstrike attributed to Israel that killed six Hezbollah... Read more »

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House committee holds bill setting limits on campaign contributions

A House committee voted Tuesday to hold a bill that would place limits on how much could be contributed to political candidates. Read more »

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Prosecutors promise thorough probe of police killing of teen

Prosecutors on Tuesday promised a thorough investigation and asked angry protesters for patience after police shot and killed a 17-year-old girl who authorities said struck an officer with a stolen... Read more »

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Bill would increase incentives for early high school graduation

Lawmakers are considering a bill that would increase the incentives and resources for students to graduate early from high school through Utah's Centennial Scholarship program. Read more »

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White House drops plan to scale back college savings plans

The White House said Tuesday it is dropping a proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings plans amid a backlash from both Republicans and Democrats. Read more »

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Anti-capital punishment group protests firing squad bill

About 20 members of Utahns for Alternatives to the Death Penalty gathered on the steps of the Capitol on Tuesday to protest a bill that would bring back the firing squad as an execution option for... Read more »

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Bill seeks to improve civic engagement among students

The Senate Education Committee recommended a bill for Senate approval Tuesday that would require students to pass a citizenship test before they can earn a high school diploma. Read more »

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Wyoming panel weighs bill to allow guns on school campuses

A Wyoming legislative panel is set to consider a bill to allow people who hold concealed carry permits to take guns onto school grounds and into public meetings. Read more »

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Pentagon docs: Obama to request big Pentagon budget hike

President Barack Obama will ask Congress for a hefty, almost 8 percent boost for the Pentagon, including $5.3 billion to equip and train Iraqi soldiers and moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic... Read more »

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Judge refuses to toss Perry case on constitutional grounds

A Texas judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a felony abuse-of-power case against former Gov. Rick Perry on constitutional grounds, ruling that criminal charges against the possible 2016... Read more »

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House GOP moves toward possible lawsuit on immigration

House Republicans are moving toward authorizing a potential lawsuit against President Barack Obama on immigration, House Speaker John Boehner announced Tuesday, as the GOP struggled for a way to... Read more »

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Business community supports tax increases for schools, roads

A group of Utah business leaders Tuesday said it's time for lawmakers to invest in both education and transportation, even if that means increasing taxes. Read more »

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Gunmen storm Libya hotel, killing American, 9 others

In the latest sign of Libya's descent into chaos, gunmen stormed a luxury hotel used by diplomats and businessmen in the capital on Tuesday, killing 10 people, including an American, a French... Read more »

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Conservatives take credit for derailing border security bill

With inclement weather grounding planes across the country Monday, GOP leaders pulled a border security bill from the floor schedule this week, citing the weather and an already condensed schedule. Read more »

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Twins who ran major US drug ring sentenced to 14 years each

A federal judge sentenced twin brothers Tuesday to 14 years in prison each for running a nearly $2 billion North American drug ring, agreeing with prosecutors to drastically reduce their sentences... Read more »

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No mercy: Blizzard slams Boston area with 2 feet of snow

Its winds howling at more than 70 mph, the Blizzard of 2015 slammed Boston and surrounding parts of New England on Tuesday with none of the mercy it unexpectedly showed New York City, piling up... Read more »

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Egypt's police criticized over death of female protester

Egypt's police are coming under withering criticism as signs mount that officers not only fired birdshot at a young mother during a peaceful protest last weekend but then also hampered efforts to... Read more »

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