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Swallow, Shurtleff case may spark — or squelch — election interest

The prosecution of former A.G. Shurtleff, Swallow is getting plenty of attention, could affect elections.

3 Putin allies among 8 hit with new EU sanctions

The European Union targeted Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle for the first time Wednesday for the Kremlin's actions in Ukraine, subjecting three of his long-time associates to... Read more »

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9 startup companies perfect for your family

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Need help around the house? Want to save money at the movies? These startups could help you do those things. Read more »

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Rural Utah lauds proposed reforms to Endangered Species Act

A congressional measure passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday to institute reforms to the Endangered Species Act, including requiring disclosure of the science that is driving a... Read more »

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GOP-led House approves lawsuit against Obama

A sharply divided House has approved a Republican plan to file an election-season federal lawsuit against President Barack Obama. The suit will contend that Obama has exceeded his constitutional... Read more »

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George W. Bush writes book about father

His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W. Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed... Read more »

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Lawsuit accuses state of illegally pursuing road claims in Tooele County

The state is violating its own laws with its lawsuit against the federal government seeking ownership to 2,400 miles of disputed roads in Tooele County. A lawsuit by wilderness advocates and a... Read more »

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Republican, Democratic political insiders say Utah should keep Common Core

A new survey of Utah political insiders shows bipartisan support for maintaining the Common Core State Standards. Read more »

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Ex-IRS official called conservatives 'crazies'

A former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversy called some right-wing Republicans "crazies" and more in emails released Wednesday. Read more »

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First lady asks leaders to change gender attitudes

Michelle Obama is calling on young African leaders to change longtime "attitudes and beliefs" that harm girls and women. Read more »

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Senators seek to curb campus sexual assault

Campus sexual assault victims are joining senators on Capitol Hill in announcing legislation designed to make colleges more accountable to rape victims. Read more »

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UN chief calls attack on Gaza school 'shameful'

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the attack on a U.N. school in Gaza that killed at least 16 people early Wednesday as "outrageous" and "unjustifiable," and demanded an immediate... Read more »

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Obama to GOP: 'Stop just hating all the time'

Pointing the finger at Republicans for congressional inaction, President Barack Obama chided lawmakers Wednesday for spending the waning days before their month-long summer break trying to sue him... Read more »

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Senate heads toward vote on border bill

A bill to deal with the immigration surge at the border was headed for a procedural vote in the Senate Wednesday despite bickering between Democrats and Republicans over which party is to blame for... Read more »

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Russia counts cost of new economic sanctions

Russia blasted the West's new economic sanctions on Wednesday, accusing the U.S. of being "prosecutorial" in its drive to impose penalties on the country's key energy and finance sectors. Read more »

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Billions of GI Bill funds go to for-profit schools

Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have flocked to for-profit colleges, including a troubled chain that is closing or selling its campuses amid a series of federal and state investigations. Read more »

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Ukraine official: Rebels lay mines near plane crash site

International observers turned back Wednesday after making another attempt to reach the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down in eastern Ukraine, and a government official said the area... Read more »

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Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973. Read more »

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Long road to trial begins Wednesday for Swallow, Shurtleff

Wednesday morning, former Utah Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow will make their first appearances in 3rd District Court as criminal defendants. Read more »

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Single-event permits still an issue for liquor commission

State liquor commissioners continued Tuesday to grapple with what the requirements should be for issuing single-event permits after a recent controversy over how the rules applied to an annual... Read more »

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Val Hale picked as new Governor’s Office of Economic Development director

Gov. Gary Herbert Tuesday introduced Val Hale as the executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. He succeeds Spencer Eccles who is stepping down to return to the... Read more »

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$1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million. Read more »

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Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids

For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet... Read more »

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US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

Spurred to new action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, followed swiftly by a new round of U.S.... Read more »

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House panel condemns Obama for prisoner swap

A bitterly divided House panel on Tuesday voted to condemn President Barack Obama for the May swap of five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held prisoner in Afghanistan for five... Read more »

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Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. Read more »

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