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Utah and 10 states sue administration over transgender bathroom directive

Utah is joining 10 states suing members of the Obama administration for clarification on a directive.

Pentagon: US airstrike targets Taliban leader Mullah Mansour

The U.S. conducted an airstrike Saturday against Taliban leader Mullah Mansour, the Pentagon said, and a U.S. official said Mansour was believed to have been killed. Read more »

May 21, 2016

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Top US commander makes secret visit to Syria

The top U.S. commander for the Middle East secretly visited Syria on Saturday for a first-hand look at efforts to build cohesive alliances of Arab, Kurd and other local fighters to defeat the... Read more »

May 21, 2016

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Sutherland Institute looks to broaden reach as conservative think tank

The Salt Lake City-based Sutherland Institute has plans to reshape itself as a nationally recognized conservative think tank under its new president. Read more »

May 21, 2016

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Book review: Weston's 'The Mirror Test' captures diplomatic side of war in Iraq and Afghanistan

Boots to the ground American diplomat J. Kael Weston addresses the diplomatic balance and intricacies of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — countries that are a long way from the State... Read more »

May 21, 2016

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Overstock founder Patrick Byrne fuels Jonathan Johnson gubernatorial campaign

Overstock.com founder and former CEO Patrick Byrne continues to fuel Jonathan Johnson's campaign for governor with unprecedented amounts of cash. Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Superintendent: No need to obey transgender student policy

Georgia's top education official said Friday that state school districts don't have to comply with the Obama administration's recent guidance that transgender students at public schools be allowed... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Utah man held 1,164 days in jail without a bond hearing

After being held more than three years without a bond hearing in the Utah County Jail as an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainee, a federal judge has ordered that Martin Chairez-Castrejon... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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UDOT rejects alternative to west Davis freeway extension

Utah Department of Transportation officials announced Friday that a proposed alternative to the West Davis Corridor freeway is no longer being considered. Read more »

May 20, 2016

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National Science Foundation grant aims to curb Utah teacher shortage

The National Science Foundation awarded a $1 million grant to Utah Valley University this month in an effort to encourage more students to become science and math teachers. Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt advising Donald Trump's transition team

Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt is lending advice for Donald Trump's transition to the White House should the presumptive Republican presidential nominee win the presidency. Read more »

May 20, 2016

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At NRA, Trump slams Clinton for 'heartless' gun restrictions

Donald Trump on Friday slammed Hillary Clinton as "heartless" for backing restrictions on gun ownership that he said would leave Americans in high-crime areas unable to protect themselves. He also... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Secret Service agent shoots armed man outside White House

A U.S. Secret Service officer shot a man with a gun who approached a checkpoint outside the White House on Friday afternoon and refused to drop his weapon, the Secret Service said. Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Utah defends busting theater for serving booze at 'Deadpool'

Utah liquor authorities did not violate a movie theater's right to free speech when they filed a complaint against the business for serving drinks while showing "Deadpool," a film with nudity and... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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G-7 finance leaders seek to reassure on global economy

Finance leaders of major industrial countries meeting in Japan need to find ways to use all the "policy levers" they have to help counter anxiety over global economic prospects, U.S. Treasury... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Frozen food recall covers hundreds of items from many stores

Amid a massive frozen foods recall involving millions of packages of fruits and vegetables that were shipped to all 50 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico, authorities who want to stem the... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam refuses to answer questions

The last known survivor of the team that carried out last November's Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, refused to talk during questioning Friday by anti-terror judges amid frustration at 24-hour video... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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New Taiwan president omits one-China principle in speech

Taiwan's new independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen tread carefully around the thorny issue of relations with China in her inaugural address Friday, emphasizing the importance of two decades... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Stocks move higher, led by technology and banks

Stocks are climbing in early trading on Friday as traders respond to some encouraging earnings and deal news. The gains were broad. Nine of the 10 sectors of the Standard and Poor's 500 index rose,... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Trump to wary Republicans: Trust me. Really.

Call it Donald Trump's trust-me tour of the Republican establishment. Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Taiwan installs first woman president amid flagging economy

Taiwan inaugurated Tsai Ing-wen as its first female president on Friday, returning the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party to power amid new concerns over increasingly fractious relations... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Utah communities still among fastest-growing in country, Census estimates show

Several Utah communities, especially South Jordan, remain among the top in the country for population growth, according to estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Murder charges cap downward spiral for ex-Arizona lawmaker

Shortly before his arrest in an Alaska slaying, a former Arizona state lawmaker and bar owner raised concerns among Facebook friends with a string of messages noting he was looking for work, even... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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UTA taking threat to block funding 'seriously'

In the days since Salt Lake County leaders threatened to block $150 million in yearly tax revenue from the UTA if it doesn't reverse its decision to close its committee meetings, transit officials... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Hundreds of Utah coal miners speak out on proposed federal reforms

Hundreds of coal miners sporting yellow T-shirts extolling the benefits of coal attended a daylong meeting at the Salt Palace Convention Center hosted by the Bureau of Land Management, urging the... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Hillary Clinton: Trump is "not qualified" to be President

Hillary Clinton had some of her strongest words yet for presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, saying Thursday that he is "not qualified" to be president of the United States. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Democrats say county primary election voter letters favor GOP

Utah Democratic leaders say county letters informing unaffiliated voters about the upcoming primary election amount to a registration drive for the Republican Party. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Utahns speaking out on pending Medicaid expansion plan

The public comment period has opened on a proposal to extend health care to up to 11,000 people who are living in chronic homelessness, in and out of the criminal justice system, or dealing with... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Superdelegates choose between Sanders and Clinton in Oregon

After Bernie Sanders won Oregon's Democratic primary this week, two superdelegates announced they'll back the Vermont senator and one declared support for Hillary Clinton. The moves came amid... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Airlines say Congress is contributing to long airport lines

As airport security lines get longer, the finger-pointing over blame is growing too. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett's apology to Muslims receiving attention from news outlets worldwide

Weeks after former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett's death, several national news media outlets have published stories praising the Utah politician for comments he made regarding Muslims and their acceptance... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Phil Mickelson to forfeit nearly $1 million in SEC case

Phil Mickelson has agreed to forfeit nearly $1 million that authorities say was unfairly earned on a stock tip from a professional gambler, part of an insider trading probe that resulted in two... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Gov. Herbert: Bears Ears resolution won't 'jeopardize anything'

Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday a strongly worded resolution from Utah lawmakers opposing a new Bears Ears national monument won't hurt his discussions about the designation with the Obama... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Cottonwood Heights overhauls its approach to winter with own snowplows

Cottonwood Heights has its first snowplow in hand, as the city overhauls its approach to winter with a soon-to-be full-service Public Works Department. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Bipartisan deal in House to help Puerto Rico with $70B debt

In a breakthrough, House Republicans and Democrats have struck a deal with the White House to help rescue Puerto Rico from $70 billion in debt. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Senate vote sets up tricky talks ahead on anti-Zika bills

The Senate on Thursday approved its $1.1 billion plan to combat the Zika virus, setting the stage for difficult negotiations with House Republicans over how much money to devote to fighting the... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Pacquiao's Senate victory brings him closer to presidency

Boxing great Manny Pacquiao was proclaimed Thursday as a winner of a Philippine Senate seat, bringing him closer to a possible crack at the presidency. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Office of Economic Development names procurement director

The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development announced the appointment of Chuck Spence as director of the Utah Procurement Technical Assistance Center. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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House GOP presses ahead with Zika measure

House Republicans on Wednesday pushed through a $622 million bill to battle the Zika virus, setting up challenging negotiations with the Senate and the White House. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Audit: Public safety communication agency's status needs legislative review

The Utah Communications Authority’s status as an "independent state entity” should be put under review by the Legislature because of significant organizational deficiencies that allowed... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Libertarian presidential candidate meets with Utah state senators

Utah state senators had the opportunity to meet with a presidential candidate Wednesday — Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party's presumptive nominee. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Canada apologizes for 1914 rejection of Asian migrant ship

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized in Parliament on Wednesday for a government decision in 1914 to turn away a ship carrying hundreds of South Asian immigrants. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Facebook's CEO meets with conservatives on reported bias

Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday held a wide-ranging discussion with a group of conservative commentators who said afterward the Facebook CEO acknowledged the giant social network has a problem... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Utah lawmakers pass resolution against proposed Bears Ears national monument

The Utah Legislature told the Obama administration Wednesday in a strongly worded resolution that the state doesn't want a new national monument and is gearing up to fight any attempt to create one. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Utah Legislature restores $4.7 million for education in special session

Utah lawmakers voted to restore more than $4.7 million in funding for various education programs during a special legislative session Wednesday. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Lawmakers to consider 'grand boulevard' entrances to Salt Lake City from I-15

Utah economic leaders Wednesday urged legislators to begin considering improvements to 500 South and 600 South to create "grand boulevard" entrances into Utah's capital city from I-15. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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FDA OKs immunotherapy drugs for bladder, blood cancers

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug for bladder cancer that harnesses the body's immune system, the first major advance in three decades against the most common type of bladder cancer. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Pondering the store's future in an age of web buying

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May 18, 2016

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Fed's surprise message: June hike likely if economy improves

Catching many investors off guard, the Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday that an interest rate hike in June is likely if the economy keeps improving. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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1 dead, dozens hurt as 2 powerful aftershocks rattle Ecuador

Two powerful earthquakes jolted Ecuador on Wednesday, causing one death and injuring dozens. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Utah U.S. Attorney John Huber appointed to DOJ advisory committee

Attorney General Loretta Lynch appointed U.S. Attorney for Utah John Huber to her advisory committee Wednesday. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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