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Litvinenko widow accuses Putin of ordering husband killing

The widow of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko said Friday that a public inquiry pointed to President Vladimir Putin as being ultimately responsible for her husband's death, and her lawyer... Read more »

July 31, 2015

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Bush, Clinton court black voters at Urban League meeting

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush went into historically Democratic territory on Friday to tell a predominantly African-American audience that the country's decades-long efforts to fight... Read more »

July 31, 2015

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UK leader pledges to send help to France to control migrants

Prime Minister David Cameron offered Friday to send sniffer dogs and fencing to help control the surge in migrants trying to cross into Britain, pledging to work closely with French authorities to... Read more »

July 31, 2015

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Resolutions on Medicaid expansion, prison relocation are weeks, maybe months away

By the end of the week, two of the biggest issues facing the state were supposed to be resolved. But state leaders are going to miss their self-imposed deadlines by weeks if not months. Read more »

July 31, 2015

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Poor road conditions make budgeting bumpy for Utah motorists

More than a quarter of the nation’s major urban roadways, highways and streets that are the main routes for commuters and commerce are in poor condition, according to a new study. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Gov. Herbert, tribal leaders celebrate 10th anniversary of Native American Summit

This year marks the 10th annual Governor's Native American Summit, a milestone for Native American and Utah government relations. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Clinton charity donors surge amid Hillary Clinton's campaign

A new list of donors to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation shows a marked surge in donations and the numbers of contributors to the family charity in the first half of this year... Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Trump's call for mass deportations runs into messy realities

In one of his first forays into policy as a presidential candidate, Republican Donald Trump calls for the deportation of all 11 million people estimated to be living in the country illegally while... Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Congress heads off on vacation, putting off messy decisions

Congress is heading out for a five-week summer recess in anything but a cheerful vacation mood, leaving behind a pile of unfinished business that all but guarantees a painful fall. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Bush calls courtship of minority voters integral to campaign

Jeb Bush is taking his presidential campaign to the neighborhoods and churches where Hispanics and African Americans live and worship, following his own advice to campaign where Republicans have... Read more »

July 30, 2015

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US judge rules Greenpeace in contempt for Oregon protest; group faces fine of $2,500 per hour

A federal judge in Alaska has ordered Greenpeace USA to pay a fine of $2,500 for every hour that protesters continue to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving Portland, Oregon, for the... Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Congress passes 3-month highway, transit aid patch

Congress sent President Barack Obama a three-month bill to keep highway and transit money flowing to states on Thursday, one day before the deadline for a cutoff of funds. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Wyoming, Montana governors unsatisfied with federal sage grouse plan

The governors of Wyoming and Montana say a federal plan to protect the greater sage grouse is far more restrictive than Western states' own programs to help the struggling species. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Defense secretary calls for review of military security policies

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is directing the military branches to review security policies — including adding armed personnel — in the wake of the July 16 attacks at a Chattanooga... Read more »

July 30, 2015

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US fine-tunes sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

The Obama administration moved Thursday to update and fine-tune sanctions on Russia, pro-Russian companies and people over the conflict in Ukraine. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Afghan Taliban confirm Mullah Omar's death, choose successor

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban confirmed the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and appointed his successor Thursday, as a new round of peace talks was indefinitely postponed... Read more »

July 30, 2015

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IRS commits to not target tax-exempt status of churches under questioning from Sen. Mike Lee

The IRS promised not to strip religious institutions of their tax-exempt status based on their belief in traditional marriage under questioning from Sen. Mike Lee in a Senate committee hearing. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Government audit finds health law co-ops awash in red ink

Nonprofit co-ops, the health care law's public-spirited alternative to mega-insurers, are awash in red ink and many have fallen short of sign-up goals, a government audit has found. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Turkey onslaught on Kurds, after Islamic State attack, fuels anger

Just when it seemed Turkey was getting serious about the fight against IS, it has turned its military focus to pounding its old foe: the Kurdish rebels. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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For North Korea, Iran-style nuke deal not an option

If any hopes have been raised that the progress between the United States and Iran to halt Tehran's development of nuclear weapons could bring change in Pyongyang, North Korea has gone out of its... Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Million-dollar donors lift Jeb Bush's presidential ambitions

A dozen million-dollar contributors account for at least 10 percent of Jeb Bush's record-setting presidential fundraising haul. Read more »

July 29, 2015

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Sen. Cruz takes on more traditional GOP target: the IRS

After a week of fighting with other Republicans, Sen. Ted Cruz is taking on a more traditional GOP target: the IRS. Read more »

July 29, 2015

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Boehner calls challenge by Republican 'no big deal'

House Speaker John Boehner brushed aside a challenge to his tenure on Wednesday as the work of a lone dissident Republican amounting to "no big deal." Read more »

July 29, 2015

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Texas AG: Office has received more Planned Parenthood videos

The Texas attorney general says his office has received video taken in a Planned Parenthood clinic that he says is consistent with other stealthily recorded footage that has Republicans again... Read more »

July 29, 2015

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Top military leader says deal keeps Iran from atomic weapon

America's top military leader said Wednesday that the recently signed nuclear deal works to keep Iran from having an atomic weapon, but does not address other concerns about Tehran's malign... Read more »

July 29, 2015

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