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Analysis: Against the Islamic State, airstrikes alone may not suffice

It is the modern military strategy of choice: overwhelming air power delivering precision-guided punishment

Gov. Herbert stepping up pressure on GOP to settle 'civil war'

Gov. Gary Herbert is stepping up the pressure to settle what he is calling a "civil war" within the Utah Republican Party over complying with a new candidate nominating process that limits the... Read more »

May 25, 2015

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Obama pays tribute to fallen service members at Arlington National Cemetery

President Barack Obama on Monday saluted Americans who died in battle, saying the country must "never stop trying to fully repay them" for their sacrifices. He noted it was the first Memorial Day... Read more »

May 25, 2015

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Memorial Day 2015 photo gallery: Celebrating our heroes across the country

From family members celebrating loved ones in the Beehive State to the president commemorating fallen soldiers in Arlington, celebrations of our nation's heroes happened across the country this... Read more »

May 25, 2015

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Biden reassures Iraqi prime minister of US support

Vice President Joe Biden reassured Iraq's government on Monday of U.S. support in the fight against the Islamic State group, telephoning Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi with thanks for "the enormous... Read more »

May 25, 2015

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'Such a stress reliever': In Rhode Island, residents already have paid family leave

As President Barack Obama pushes for a federal law to get paid leave to care for a new baby or an ailing relative, residents of one of the three states that already provide it sing its praises,... Read more »

May 25, 2015

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Malaysia: Human traffickers' camps had 139 suspected graves

Malaysian authorities said Monday a cluster of abandoned jungle camps used by human traffickers contained 139 suspected graves as well as barbed-wire pens likely used to cage migrants, shedding... Read more »

May 25, 2015

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Global stocks mostly higher Monday in quiet trading day

Global stocks mostly rose Monday on a quiet trading day with Wall Street, London and Hong Kong closed for holidays. Read more »

May 25, 2015

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Japan trade gap returns to deficit in April, more red ahead

Japan posted a trade deficit in April following a single-month's surplus in March, and economists said shortfalls were likely to persist given the weakness of the yen. Read more »

May 25, 2015

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Conservative group yanks TV ads targeting Utah congressmen

A conservative group yanked television ads that were set to air Friday targeting U.S. Reps. Rob Bishop and Chris Stewart after the two Utah congressmen announced they share the group's view that a... Read more »

May 24, 2015

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence passes up presidential bid, but future still cloudy

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's decision not to fulfill the political buzz and chase White House dreams in 2016 doesn't necessarily clear up questions about his future. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Veterans frustrated by presidential debate on Iraq war

s of the Iraq War watched in frustration as Republican presidential contenders distanced themselves in recent days from the decision their party enthusiastically supported to invade that country. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Democrats see skimpy insurance as the next health care issue

A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year's elections. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Anger builds among unionized workforce at Bath Iron Works

The last time Bath Iron Works looked beyond Navy shipbuilding, workers agreed to a contract aimed at boosting efficiency by allowing shipbuilders to learn and perform multiple tasks. President... Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Congress' familiar path: Short-term solutions

Long is the list of problems Congress has addressed with short-term answers. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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What will get Europe's economy rolling again?

What's behind Europe's sluggish recovery and high jobless rate? What can central banks and governments do to get things going? Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Many questions in Mexico cartel battle that killed 43

The call for backup went out to local police just after 8 a.m. There was a shootout underway at a ranch in the western reaches of Michoacan state and the federal authorities needed help. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Once expelled by France, Cohn-Bendit gets French nationality

German Green party politician Daniel Cohn-Bendit has been granted French citizenship nearly a half century after being expelled from France during the May 1968 student uprising. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Peru suspends civil liberties in region after 4th death

Peru's government said it was suspending civil liberties in a southern coastal valley after a fourth death in violent protests against a Mexican-owned copper mining project. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Group barred from changing segregated war monument sues SC

Members of an American Legion Post in Greenwood are suing South Carolina because the state won't allow them to replace plaques on a war memorial that segregate the list of dead soldiers in two... Read more »

May 23, 2015

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PM: Greece will not accept 'humiliating' bailout terms

Greece is ready to accept a "viable and long-lasting" deal with lenders but not on "humiliating terms," Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told his ruling Syriza party on Saturday. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Myanmar president signs off on controversial population law

Myanmar's president has signed off on a law requiring some mothers to space their children three years apart despite objections by a visiting senior U.S. diplomat and rights activists, who worry it... Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Cyprus' rival leaders take stroll through divided capital

Rival Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders took a stroll together on both sides of the divided capital's medieval center on Saturday to raise the feel-good factor as talks aimed at reunifying the... Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Egypt court acquits 17 in protest that saw mother shot dead

An Egyptian court acquitted 17 people on Saturday over taking part in an unsanctioned demonstration earlier this year that saw a young mother shot to death in downtown Cairo. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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China-Taiwan talks seek to maintain momentum for closer ties

Negotiators from Taiwan and China met Saturday for talks in an attempt to maintain momentum for the forging of closer ties in the face of a skeptical Taiwanese public. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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UN chief says save migrants, deal with cause of flight

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged Southeast Asian nations to deal with the causes behind a growing humanitarian crisis that has forced thousands of people from Myanmar and... Read more »

May 23, 2015

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