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State now focused on single site near airport for new prison

The state has narrowed its search for the specific location of a new Utah State Prison.

2 suicide car bombs near UN offices kill 13 in Somalia

Two suicide bombers detonated explosives-laden cars on Tuesday outside the offices of the U.N.'s mine clearing agency and a Somali army checkpoint in Mogadishu, killing 13 people, including seven... Read more »

July 26, 2016

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2 attackers slay priest in Normandy church, are shot dead

Two attackers invaded a church Tuesday during morning Mass near the Normandy city of Rouen, killing an 84-year-old priest by slitting his throat and taking hostages before being shot and killed by... Read more »

July 26, 2016

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After turmoil, Sanders, Michelle Obama, Warren thrill convention

Ending months of animosity, Bernie Sanders robustly embraced his former rival Hillary Clinton Monday night as a champion for the same economic causes that enlivened his supporters, signaling it was... Read more »

July 25, 2016

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After disputes, Dem stars turn their convention positive

Hillary Clinton's campaign sought to squelch a political firestorm over hacked emails that deepened dissent among Bernie Sanders' loyal supporters, turning to some of the party's biggest stars... Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Audit of embattled S.L. County Recorder's Office nearly finished

The audit into embattled Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott's office is slated to be completed by the end of the month. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Mike Lee, US Senate to hold monument meeting near Bears Ears

U.S. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and members of the Senate's Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing in Utah on Wednesday amid a push for a new national monument in the state. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Women underrepresented across Utah's political spectrum

Utah elected the nation's the first female state senator in 1896, when Martha Hughes Cannon defeated her husband and four other candidates to win the job. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Athletes using sports platforms to push for social change

s today are using their platforms as sports celebrities to bring attention to the violence that has erupted across the country and recently Carmelo Anthony has been one of the most outspoken. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Michael Jordan gives $2 million; looks to build backs, police trust

Michael Jordan is trying to help ease tension between African-Americans and law enforcement. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Pro-Sanders demonstrators march in the sweltering heat

Chanting "We are the 99 percent," about 100 Bernie Sanders supporters began marching across a bridge from New Jersey into Philadelphia in the sweltering heat Monday ahead of the opening of the... Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Germany: IS claims responsibility for attack in Germany

A Syrian man whose asylum bid had been rejected in Germany recorded a cellphone video of himself pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group before he tried to get into an outdoor concert with a... Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Germany: Syrian asylum seekers blows himself up, wounding 12

A failed asylum-seeker from Syria blew himself up and wounded 12 people after being turned away from an open-air music festival in southern Germany in what officials said Monday may have been a... Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Trump taunts claims that Russia hacked DNC emails for him

Donald Trump on Monday dismissed as a "joke" claims by Hillary Clinton's campaign that Russia is trying to help Trump by leaking thousands of emails from the Democratic National Committee. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Dems' division, emails roil party on Day 1 of convention

Democrats who gleefully jeered Republican divisions last week awoke to a political mess of their own making Monday as party unity behind Hillary Clinton proved much harder to secure. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Utah Democrats headed to 'historic' national convention

Utah delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia that starts Monday will be part of history as Hillary Clinton becomes the first woman presidential nominee in a major party. Read more »

July 24, 2016

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After 8 years with no 'true increase' in foster care stipends, foster parents seek more funding

Utah would need to increase foster care stipends as much as 70 percent to cover actual costs of providing care for children in the state's custody, one national study says. Utah foster parents seek... Read more »

July 24, 2016

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2 years after Ferguson, recriminations roil governor's race

It has been two years since a white police officer fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, touching off days of rioting, but the political repercussions from the incident... Read more »

July 24, 2016

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Hacked emails overshadow Democratic National Convention

Hacked emails threatened to overshadow the Democratic Party's upcoming celebration in Philadelphia as progressives expressed disappointment Sunday over the presidential nomination process and... Read more »

July 24, 2016

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IOC leaders stop short of complete ban on Russians from Rio

Olympic leaders stopped short Sunday of imposing a complete ban on Russia from the Rio de Janeiro Games, leaving individual global sports federations to decide which athletes should be cleared to... Read more »

July 24, 2016

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Protesters hit the streets for hot day of marches before DNC

Police officers were posted at street corners in downtown Philadelphia as the first protesters hit the city's sweltering streets Sunday ahead of the Democratic National Convention. Read more »

July 24, 2016

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Obama: Trump's NATO comments show 'lack of preparedness'

President Barack Obama says that GOP nominee Donald Trump's recent suggestion that the U.S. might not come to the defense of NATO allies is another sign of Trump's "lack of preparedness" on foreign... Read more »

July 24, 2016

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Turkey investigating people who say coup attempt was hoax

Turkish prosecutors are investigating people who have alleged on social media that a July 15 coup attempt was a hoax carried out by the government, the country's justice minister said Sunday,... Read more »

July 24, 2016

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Civil-rights marchers: US still needs to address inequality

A half-century ago, thousands joined a march across Mississippi to challenge a system that condoned violence against black people and suppressed their rights — issues still reverberating in... Read more »

July 24, 2016

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Police: Munich suspect was obsessed with mass shootings

The gunman whose rampage at a Munich mall left nine people dead was a depression-plagued teenager who avidly read books and articles about mass killings and apparently tried to lure young victims... Read more »

July 23, 2016

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IS attack on Afghan protest kills 80 people, wounds more than 200

An explosion struck a large demonstration march in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Saturday, causing multiple casualties, according to officials and witnesses. Read more »

July 23, 2016

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Hacked emails show Democratic party hostility to Sanders

A cache of more than 19,000 emails from Democratic party officials, leaked in advance of Hillary Clinton's nomination at the party's convention next week in Philadelphia, details the acrimonious... Read more »

July 23, 2016

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'These are tough times ... but we're tough people' (+video)

Hillary Clinton introduced running mate Tim Kaine as "a progressive who likes to get things done," joining the Virginia senator in the crucial battleground state of Florida to help kick off next... Read more »

July 23, 2016

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AP Poll: Support grows among Americans for stricter gun laws

Americans increasingly favor tougher gun laws by margins that have grown wider after a steady drumbeat of shootings in recent months, but they also are pessimistic that change will happen anytime... Read more »

July 23, 2016

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How Hillary Clinton chose Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her VP

Hillary Clinton's search for a vice president started with a commanding victory in the New York primary and a special delivery in a plastic Duane Reed bag. Three months later, it ended with a phone... Read more »

July 23, 2016

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Kaine liberal appeal muted by energy ties, abortion concerns

Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine are closely aligned on many issues, but Kaine's cautious, left-leaning political profile in a closely contested state is blurred by his ties to energy... Read more »

July 23, 2016

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South Sudan armed opposition claims to remove vice president

A faction of South Sudan's armed opposition said Saturday it had replaced its leader who is also the country's first vice president, a move which could lead to further turmoil following deadly... Read more »

July 23, 2016

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8 Turks who fled to Greece are a diplomatic 'hot potato'

The Turkish military helicopter that landed in the Greek border city of Alexandroupolis just as an attempted coup was being quashed in Turkey has turned into one of the toughest diplomatic... Read more »

July 23, 2016

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Hillary Clinton still hard to define despite her many roles

When she was about 14, Hillary Clinton says, she wrote to NASA volunteering for astronaut training. Read more »

July 23, 2016

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Political scandals linger as Philly readies for convention

The streets are freshly swept, the hotel rooms are pristine, the party invitations have gone out and extra police patrols are assigned. Read more »

July 23, 2016

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Prosecutors say Jeremy Johnson should go to prison for 22 years

Federal prosecutors now recommend convicted internet marketer Jeremy Johnson go to prison for up to 22 years. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Trump takes time from victory lap to swat at Ted Cruz

A day after accepting the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump pivoted back to the GOP primaries on Friday, choosing to re-litigate a pair of monthsold battles with rival Ted Cruz. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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California governor denies parole for Manson follower

California Gov. Jerry Brown denied parole Friday for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who is serving a life sentence for killing a wealthy grocer and... Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Self-assured, Kaine brings a steady hand to Clinton ticket

Tim Kaine has an Election Day tradition when his name is on the ballot. The avid outdoorsman votes early, then goes hiking in the woods with friends and family for a few hours of calm away from the... Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Provo airport expansion could provide up to 700 new jobs

A planned expansion to the Provo Municipal Airport could add up to 700 jobs for Utah County residents and potentially bring more commercial airlines to the city. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Should mountain biking be allowed in designated wilderness areas?

Members of Utah's congressional delegation are sponsoring a proposal that would allow mountain biking in wilderness areas. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Ruling on dismissing Shurtleff charges might not come until August

A 3rd District judge has not yet ruled on motions to dismiss public corruption charges against former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff not has she canceled a hearing next month on the matter. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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AP source: Clinton's choice for VP to be announced Friday

Hillary Clinton will introduce her running mate Friday, seeking to snatch attention from newly crowned Republican nominee Donald Trump just hours after he closed out his convention with a fiery and... Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Ex-KKK leader David Duke runs for Senate: 'My time has come'

Declaring "the climate of this country has moved in my direction," white supremacist David Duke registered Friday for Louisiana's U.S. Senate race, saying he was partially spurred by the recent... Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Utah militia leader vows to 'strike back' in video

A Utah militia group leader accused of trying to blow up a federally owned cabin talked about his plans to go on the offensive and strike back by damaging government buildings and vehicles in a... Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Obama rejects Trump depiction of US in crisis

President Barack Obama fiercely rejected Donald Trump's depiction of an America in crisis on Friday, arguing that violent crime and illegal immigration have plunged under his leadership to their... Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Ex-KKK leader David Duke says he plans to run for US Senate

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, an avowed white supremacist, announced Friday on his website that he plans to run for U.S. Senate in Louisiana. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Rupert Murdoch vows Fox News without Ailes is still Fox

Fox News Channel is minus founding leader Roger Ailes but not its direction, Rupert Murdoch vowed. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Trump's closer is over, Clinton set to snag attention

In the swirl of balloons and cheers of the masses, Donald Trump finally had his Rocky moment after a rocky convention, and now Democrats are eager to step up for their own spectacle. Hillary... Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Utah delegates finally stand and cheer for Donald Trump

After a week of friction over Donald Trump, the Utah delegation at the Republican National Convention stood and even cheered him. Earlier, they debated whether they've been an embarrassment because... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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