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Debate takeaways: Marco Rubio shaken, Donald Trump not stirred (+video)

There have been no higher stakes on a Republican debate stage in the 2016 campaign than there were Saturday.

Israeli PM pushing for liberal Jewish prayer at holy site

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pushed forward Sunday with a far-reaching plan to allow non-Orthodox Jewish prayer at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, a move advocates say would mark... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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State lawmaker wants to break school to prison 'pipeline'

Meeting at the flag pole after school is something that juveniles have been doing for generations. But should a scuffle or fist fight that doesn't involve weapons result in referrals to juvenile... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Syrian opposition delegation arrives in Geneva

The main Syrian opposition delegation vowed Saturday not to participate in U.N.-sponsored peace talks with the government unless their demands are met, including lifting the siege imposed on... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Clinton, Sanders campaigns agree to add New Hampshire debate

Democrats would hold a presidential debate next week in New Hampshire before the state's first-in-the-nation primary and three more in the spring under a tentative deal reached Saturday between the... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Clinton campaigns with Giffords, focuses on gun control

Hillary Clinton campaigned Saturday with gun-control advocates Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly, trying to draw a contrast between her push for stricter laws with rival Bernie Sanders'... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Stackable credentials: A model for college and job success

Stackable credentials are emerging as a way to meet industry needs and open doors of opportunity for students looking to prepare for a career, get a raise or change jobs. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Things to Know: Utah's record bills numbers include repeats

Utah lawmakers are on track to sift through a record number of bills over the next six weeks after legislators moved at a frenetic pace to submit proposals, including many resurrected ideas that... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Now deeply Christian, Cruz's religion once wasn't so obvious

Ted Cruz sometimes sounds more like a preacher than a presidential candidate. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Poll: Americans blame politics for negative outlook

It's almost a given these days that most Americans are upset about the direction of the country. But it's not always clear what's driving that sentiment. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Thousands march in Paris rain to protest state of emergency

Thousands of people marched in the Paris rain on Saturday to denounce plans to renew France's state of emergency and revoke the French citizenship of dual nationals convicted of terrorism. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Cash flow could be issue for 4 GOP contenders seeking boost

Money may be growing tight for four Republican presidential hopefuls clustered under Donald Trump and Ted Cruz — just when they're about to need it the most. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Obama forced again to rethink troop numbers in Afghanistan

Fifteen years into the war that few Americans talk about any more, conditions in Afghanistan are getting worse, preventing the clean ending that President Barack Obama hoped to impose before... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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UN: More child sex abuse cases by European troops in Africa

The U.N. human rights office says it has turned up six more cases of alleged sexual abuse against children by European troops in Central African Republic, including a 7-year-old girl who said she... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Water crisis spurs calls to change Michigan open-records law

Under fire for his administration's role in Flint's lead-tainted water emergency, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder did something that would be legally required in most other states by releasing his... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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State Department declares 22 Clinton emails 'top secret'

The Obama administration has confirmed for the first time that Hillary Clinton's home server contained closely guarded government secrets, censoring 22 emails that contained material requiring one... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Bill to ban airport smoking soars through Senate committee

A bill that would shut down the smoking rooms at the Salt Lake City International Airport sailed smoothly through a Senate committee Friday. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Bill would be a 'stopgap' for State School Board elections

Utah legislators are again trying to find a new way to select members of the Utah State Board of Education after a handful of bills attempting to do so failed last year. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Love's first-year accomplishments include investigating 'industries' related to abortion

The newest member of Utah's all-Republican congressional delegation, Rep. Mia Love, offered a report Friday on her first year in office, including her appointment to a committee seen as... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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GOP, state agree on court question to resolve election law dispute

The Utah Republican Party and the state agreed on a question Friday to pose to the Utah Supreme Court to resolve their ongoing dispute over a new election law. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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APNewsBreak: US declares 22 Clinton emails 'top secret'

The Obama administration confirmed for the first time Friday that Hillary Clinton's home server contained closely guarded government secrets, censoring 22 emails that contained material requiring... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Japan introduces negative interest rate to boost economy

The Bank of Japan on Friday said it will charge lenders that leave too much cash on idle deposit with it, introducing a negative interest rate policy for the first time as it seeks to shore up a... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Deadline looms for decision on Nevada mine Superfund status

Gov. Brian Sandoval was still wrestling Friday with whether to end the state's opposition to adding a toxic, abandoned mine in western Nevada to a list of the country's most contaminated sites that... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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State senator sees hate crimes bill as follow-up to Utah nondiscrimination, religious rights law

A proposed new Utah hate crimes law would be any "easy follow-up" to the state's religious rights and anti-discrimination bill, says the Republican senator who helped push that measure through the... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Cruz and Clinton feel pressure in final stretch

Lagging Republicans struggled to climb higher in their crowded field, while Hillary Clinton faced more email troubles on Friday as the presidential contenders barreled toward a final weekend of... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Rubio urges against mass deportation as fix to immigration

Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio said Friday that if he is elected president, he will not look to deport 12 million people in the U.S. illegally, and will instead propose solutions... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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S.L. City Council may block one of Biskupski's director appointees

Salt Lake City Council members have grown increasingly concerned as they've watched six longtime department directors leave under Mayor Jackie Biskupski. Now, former Mayor Rocky Anderson is urging... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Rep. Rob Bishop 'offended' by photos in ads attacking public lands bill (+video)

Rep. Rob Bishop took "umbrage" with an ad campaign, particulary the photos, attacking his public lands inititiave even before he unveiled it last week. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Obama: More to do to close the pay gap for women, minorities

President Barack Obama sought to showcase progress on his watch on closing the pay gap for women while keeping up the pressure on business, Congress and individuals to tackle an issue he said was... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Northrop Grumman officially announces contract for new military bomber

Utah will be the home of the military's latest advanced strategic aircraft. Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Salt Lake operation has been tasked with developing the new Long-Range Strike Bomber for the... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Law official: Man shot was reaching toward waistband

A spokesman for the armed occupiers of a wildlife refuge who died in a confrontation with officers earlier this week was shot when he reached for his waistband, a law enforcement official said... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Democrats get Obama pep talk, face long odds

House Democrats are heading home from their annual issues retreat energized by a pep talk by President Barack Obama but facing steep odds of reclaiming the majority that delivered Obama his... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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In Mideast wars, hunger grips millions across the region

In a Middle East torn apart by war and conflict, fighters are increasingly using food as a weapon of war. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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GOP rivals mock Trump, try to make the most of his absence

Absent Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidates strained to take advantage of a rare opportunity to step out of the front-runner's shadow in Thursday night's debate — a staid,... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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$14 million price tag for public lands lawsuit gives governor pause

Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday he's still reviewing whether he supports going forward with a proposed lawsuit against the federal government over its control of public lands, given the high price... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Trump holds his own event as rivals debate

As his rivals made their final case to voters ahead of Iowa's kickoff caucuses, Donald Trump was headlining a show of his own. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Utah PolitiLinks: Education forefront of legislative session, pollution and water development bills prompt discussion

Three House education bills will move on to the House for consideration and a senator is recognized by the American Red Cross for saving another senator's life two years ago. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Regulators get input, sort of, on self-driving car rollout

California regulators deciding how to permit the future rollout of self-driving cars were told Thursday by consumer advocates that their cautious approach was right on, and by companies developing... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Utahns 'have never been stronger,' Gov. Herbert says in State of the State speech

Not only is the state in outstanding shape, Utahns themselves "have never been stronger," Gov. Gary Herbert pronounced Wednesday in his annual State of the State address. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Bill would allow disabled veterans free access to state parks

Disabled veterans may soon be granted free access to Utah State Parks. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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2016 session will test Legislature's stand on water issues

Expect the 2016 Utah Legislature to evolve into ground zero on multiple pressing water issues, including a controversial move to divert sales tax revenue from transportation to development projects... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Michigan lawmakers approve $28M more for Flint water crisis

Michigan lawmakers directed another $28 million on Thursday to address Flint's lead-contaminated water supply, allocating money for bottled water, medical assessments and other costs for the... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Nevada high court rejects Mormon church appeal in water case

The Nevada Supreme Court rejected a Mormon church appeal Thursday on a narrow legal question in a broad water rights dispute surrounding a proposal to pump groundwater from arid valleys along the... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Social service advocates call for lawmakers to 'end the earmarks'

A coalition of concerned social service organizations held a news conference Thursday at the Capitol to protest the more than $500 million in earmarks in the state budget. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Watch: U.S. in 'dangerous' time, Rep. Chris Stewart tells Utah lawmakers

Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, told Utah lawmakers Thursday this is a critical time in the nation's history. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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State senator wants to revamp Utah hate crimes law

A state senator introduced a bill Thursday to include sexual orientation, sexual identity and other categories of people in Utah's hate crimes law. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Herbert stands by Planned Parenthood directive despite calls to reverse it

Four Democratic lawmakers called on Gov. Gary Herbert to reverse his directive Thursday that blocks federal funds to Planned Parenthood of Utah, but the governor stood by his decision. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Panel OKs bill removing ban on carrying weapons on buses, trains

A state lawmaker says peacefully carrying a concealed weapon on a bus or train should be no different than carrying a gun or knife on the street. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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UN health chief: Zika virus is 'spreading explosively'

Declaring that the Zika virus is "spreading explosively," chief of the World Health Organization announced that it will hold an emergency meeting of independent experts on Monday to decide if the... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Voters warm to candidates who are not religious

On the growing list of ways the “outsiders” election of 2016 is upsetting conventional political wisdom, here’s a new entry: Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Trump looks to grab attention as GOP rivals debate

Republican presidential candidates take the debate stage Thursday night absent their front-runner, Donald Trump, who will instead seek to starve his rivals of attention at a critical juncture in... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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