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President Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service in Washington

President Obama may have expected a quiet Easter, but his presence rallied a congregation eager to greet him

Pro-Russian insurgents seize Ukrainian armored vehicles, raise Russian flag

Pro-Russian insurgents commandeered six Ukrainian armored vehicles along with their crews and hoisted Russian flags over them Wednesday, dampening the central government's hopes of re-establishing... Read more »

April 16, 2014

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Environmental law comes under fire after federal audit

A new report by the Government Accountability Office has the oil and gas industry as well as politicians such as Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah decrying the federal environmental review process. A... Read more »

April 15, 2014

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Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing

The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings started with a solemn wreath-laying ceremony Tuesday morning at the site of the twin explosions, the first tribute in a day dedicated to honoring the... Read more »

April 15, 2014

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Group to explore corridor through Butterfield, Middle canyons

The Oquirrh Connection Committee is in the early stages of discussing a feasibility study to expand and improve the road through Butterfield and Middle canyons. Read more »

April 15, 2014

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The dangers of financially illiterate politicians

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Just because people are voted or appointed into public positions that control budgets of millions of dollars doesn't mean they suddenly become financially savvy. Read more »

April 15, 2014

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Ukraine: Military secures airport from attack

In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces said they clashed Tuesday with about 30 armed gunmen at a small airport. Read more »

April 15, 2014

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Salt Lake Mayor Ralph Becker invites residents to schedule one-on-one meetings

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker has invited residents to schedule one-on-one meetings to be held on Wednesday, April 23. One-on-one meetings with the mayor are a chance for residents to discuss... Read more »

April 15, 2014

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Congress is giving states the transportation blues

On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: the government's Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or... Read more »

April 15, 2014

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People with old Social Security debts get reprieve

People with old Social Security debts are getting a reprieve — for now. Read more »

April 15, 2014

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Chile leader to relocate Valparaiso fire victims

President Michelle Bachelet vowed Tuesday to rebuild this once-beautiful port city according to a master plan that would prevent many of the 11,000 victims of devastating wildfires from rebuilding... Read more »

April 15, 2014

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J&J Q1 net up 8 percent on sales jump, lower costs

Johnson & Johnson says its first-quarter profit rose 8 percent, because of restrained costs and a big jump in prescription drug sales. The world's biggest maker of health care products easily... Read more »

April 15, 2014

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Insurgents dig in; Ukraine tanks seen in the east

Pro-Russian insurgents dug in Tuesday across eastern Ukraine, fortifying positions around seized buildings and erecting new barricades even as Ukrainian troops and tanks set up outside one eastern... Read more »

April 15, 2014

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Report projects health law's subsidies will cost $1 trillion over 10 years, instead of $1.2 trillion

The Affordable Care Act's health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought, according to a new report released Monday. Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Mia Love fundraising tops 4th District candidates

Mia Love has a large money advantage over Republican and Democratic candidates in the race for Utah's 4th Congressional District seat. Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Obama remembers Kansas shooting victims

President Barack Obama on Monday honored those killed in a weekend attack on two Jewish facilities in Kansas, saying no one should have to worry about their security while gathering with their... Read more »

April 14, 2014

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US: Evidence of Russia driving Ukraine unrest

The White House on Monday said there was "overwhelming evidence" that Russia is fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but suggested that President Barack Obama has not yet concluded that Vladimir... Read more »

April 14, 2014

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State lawmakers won't override Gov. Herbert vetoes

State lawmakers won't override any of the three bills Gov. Gary Herbert vetoed from the most recent legislative session. Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Native Americans tells international community that US violated human rights

A Native American group is asking the international community to charge the United States with human rights violations in hopes of getting help with a land claim. Read more »

April 14, 2014

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April 15 not much of a deadline for most taxpayers

The calendar shows April 15, and you haven't even started on your federal tax return? Chances are, you don't need to fret. Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Donors return to American Crossroads super PAC, give $5 million in March

After a stretch of anemic fundraising, the Karl Rove-backed American Crossroads super PAC raised more cash in March than it did during the previous 14 months combined, according to summaries of... Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Washington Post, The Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations

The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance efforts in stories based on thousands of secret... Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Mrs. Obama, 'first dogs' visits military families

Michelle Obama says she is shining a light on military families who are her heroes and a medical facility that treats them as she gives thanks during an early Easter celebration. Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Congressional report presses for e-cigarette rules

Concerns about electronic cigarettes, including flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry, according to a Congressional... Read more »

April 14, 2014

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House approves ethics reform following failed punishment of former lawmaker

House lawmakers overwhelmingly approved sweeping changes to the Legislative Ethics Commission on Monday in an attempt to quell the political storm that erupted last week after the panel did not punish a former lawmaker accused of... Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Ukraine asks for UN peacekeepers in restive east

Ukraine's acting President Oleksandr Turchynov on Monday called for the deployment of United Nations peacekeeping troops in the east of the country, where pro-Russian insurgents have occupied... Read more »

April 14, 2014

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