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House Democrats cheer Clinton in first Capitol Hill meeting

Hillary Clinton received a rousing reception from House Democrats on Wednesday, making her first stop on Capitol Hill since clinching the Democratic nomination. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Dems stage election-year sit-in on guns, GOP unmoved

A drained and dwindling group of Democrats, some draped in blankets and toting pillows, carried their remarkable House floor sit-in past daybreak Thursday, disrupting the business of Congress in... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Nearly 1 in 3 on Medicare got commonly abused opioids

Nearly 12 million Medicare beneficiaries received at least one prescription for an opioid painkiller last year at a cost of $4.1 billion, according to a federal report that shows how common the... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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In speech, Trump to ramp up critique of Clinton as failure

Seeking to refocus his presidential campaign, Donald Trump will lambaste Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as a failed secretary of state who is out of step with Americans on trade and immigration. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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North Korea makes apparent progress with midrange missile

North Korea took a significant step Wednesday in the development of a powerful ballistic missile intended to reach U.S. bases in the Pacific, launching one of the weapons about 1,000 kilometers... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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SKorea military: NKorea fires 2 suspected midrange missiles

In a remarkable show of persistence, North Korea on Wednesday fired two suspected powerful new Musudan midrange ballistic missiles, U.S. and South Korean military officials said, its fifth and... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Saratoga Springs residents fed up with city's water troubles

About 2,000 Saratoga Springs residents lost some or all access to water Tuesday morning after a culinary pump failed in the latest episode of water infrastructure problems troubling the high-growth... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Hatch introduces bill to encourage medical marijuana research

Sen. Orrin Hatch unveiled a bipartisan bill Monday with the aim of making it easier for researchers to study the medical benefits of marijuana. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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State administrative services department boss retires

Kim Hood, executive director of the Utah Department of Administrative Services, is retiring July 1 after 18 years in state government. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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What Utah voters need to know for the 2016 primaries

Regardless of whether voters intend to vote by mail or in person, they will have to navigate a handful of specific deadlines in order to keep their votes eligible for the upcoming June 28 primaries. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Poll: Trump up over Clinton in Utah, but lead is slipping as delegates launch new push to dump him

Donald Trump, the controversial GOP presumptive presidential nominee, remains ahead of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton among Utah voters, 36 percent to 27 percent, according to a UtahPolicy.com... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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White House clears small, commercial drones for takeoff

Routine commercial use of small drones was cleared for takeoff by the Obama administration Tuesday, after years of struggling to write rules that would both protect public safety and free the... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Lagging in fundraising, Trump calls on GOP for support

Donald Trump acknowledged Tuesday that he was struggling to rally fellow Republicans after new reports show him badly lagging Hillary Clinton in campaign cash. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Preventing mass shootings? Utah delegation sees no clear solutions

In the aftermath of Orlando, Utah's congressional leaders are still searching for answers about preventing mass shootings. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Protestors want Sim Gill to resign over unreleased footage of police shooting

Protestors took to downtown Monday to demand the resignation of Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill in light of his decision not to release police body-camera footage from the... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Groups write U.S. Attorney General asking for investigation of coal shipping terminal deal

Environmental groups and other organizations sent a letter Monday asking U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and other high-ranking federal officials to investigate a $53 million investment in a... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Chaffetz: I'm going to be 'kid in a candy store' as Oversight chairman with a President Trump

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said Monday that if he's re-elected to Congress, his House Oversight and Government Reform Committee would be just as tough on a President Donald Trump as it would be... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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A divided Senate answers Orlando with gridlock on gun curbs

A divided Senate blocked rival election-year plans to curb guns on Monday, eight days after the horror of Orlando's mass shooting intensified pressure on lawmakers to act but knotted them in... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Bail denied for UK man accused of trying to kill Trump

A British man accused of trying to take a police officer's gun and kill Donald Trump during a weekend rally in Las Vegas will not be released on bail. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Work for Uncle Sam? Careful about wading into the 2016 race

Midway through Tomas Strouhal's daily mail route, a higher-up from the U.S. Postal Service pulled up behind him with some bad news: That Donald Trump bumper sticker on his personal car parked back... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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911 transcript: Orlando gunman said he was Islamic soldier

Orlando gunman Omar Mateen identified himself as an Islamic soldier in calls with authorities during his rampage and demanded to a crisis negotiator that the U.S. "stop bombing Syria and Iraq,"... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Trump fires his campaign manager in dramatic shake-up

Donald Trump abruptly fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on Monday in a dramatic shake-up designed to calm panicked Republican leaders and end an internal power struggle plaguing the... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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GOP sees no immediate fundraising boost from Trump

Having Donald Trump as its presumptive presidential candidate has not immediately paid off for the Republican Party, which began June with one-third as much cash as it had four years earlier, when... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Secret Service: Man at rally said he wanted to kill Trump

A man arrested at a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas told authorities he tried to grab an officer's gun so he could kill the candidate, the Secret Service said. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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SCOTUS ruling on Utah drug case could affect police searches

Evidence collected by police after they arrest a suspect can potentially be admitted in court, even if the initial stop by officers was illegal, according to a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Jonathan Johnson says voters 'ready for a change' in governor's race

Overstock.com Chairman Jonathan Johnson assured the small group gathered in a neighbor's backyard on a recent warm evening they'd have no trouble helping him win over voters in his primary race... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Gov. Gary Herbert running hard for second full term

Gov. Gary Herbert was already running late for a campaign rally in another county, but he appeared to be in no hurry to leave the families gathered recently at the 60-year-old Burger Bar. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Lawmakers return to London to pay tribute to slain lawmaker

The raucous business of Britain's House of Commons was replaced by somber silence and heartfelt tributes Monday for slain lawmaker Jo Cox, while the man charged with her slaying made a brief... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Hillary Clinton's VP search moves into more intense phase

Hillary Clinton's search for a running mate is moving into a more intense phase, according to several Democrats, as aides contact a pared-down pool of candidates to ask for reams of personal... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Decade after housing peaked: Owners richer, renters hurting

It's a troublesome story playing out across America in the 10 years since the housing bubble peaked and then burst in a ruinous crash: As real estate has climbed back, homeowners are thriving while... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Taliban suicide bombing kills 14 Nepalese guards in Kabul

A Taliban suicide bomber killed 14 Nepalese security guards in an attack Monday on their minibus in the Afghan capital, Kabul, the Interior Ministry and an Afghan security official said. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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World stocks leap as fears ease over British vote on EU

World stock markets jumped and the pound rallied Monday as polls suggested British voters will choose to remain in the European Union in a referendum this week, easing investor worries about a... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Chinese shadow US aircraft carrier on South China Sea patrol

A look at some recent key developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Biden asserts Trump could trigger surge in anti-Americanism

Warning of a potential surge in anti-Americanism, Vice President Joe Biden is tearing into Donald Trump's views on foreign policy and urging the country not to follow the presumptive Republican... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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AP NewsBreak: UN: Israel for ratifying nuke test ban treaty

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Monday that his country backs ratification of a treaty banning nuclear tests but did not commit to a time frame, a senior U.N. official said after... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Pound surges amid apparent support for UK to remain in EU

The pound and global stock markets surged Monday as both opinion polls and betting markets suggested an increase in support for Britain to remain in the European Union in the final crunch week of... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Clashes between police, teachers leave 4 dead in Mexico

Union and state officials say violent clashes between police and unionized teachers who are blockading roads and burning vehicles in southern Mexico have left four people dead. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Leaving rates alone, Fed sees ultra-slow pace of hikes ahead

The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it foresees an exceedingly slow pace of interest rate hikes ahead — and is in no hurry to resume them. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Utah energy group pursues nuclear power project

With the future of coal-fired power plants in jeopardy due to an increased emphasis on carbon free emissions, a Utah energy cooperative is looking to the future for a stable baseload supply of... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Utah business, refugee leaders urge community to hire refugees

Utah business and refugee leaders urged Utahns to extend job opportunities to refugees during a business networking event Thursday evening held in Zions Bank's Founder Room. A new national report... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Donald Trump says US should consider profiling Muslims

Donald Trump says the country should "seriously" consider profiling Muslims in the United States as a terrorism-fighting tool. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Abused horses now rehabbed to help veterans with PTSD

After losing sight in his right eye from a 2013 rocket attack in Afghanistan, retired U.S. Army Maj. Dan Thomas recovered with help from an equine therapy program at Walter Reed National Military... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Turkish police fire rubber bullets, tear gas at LGBT parade

Turkish police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse demonstrators who gathered Sunday for a gay pride rally in Istanbul despite a government ban. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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DIVIDED AMERICA: Gun views fractious even as fewer bear arms

Look anywhere in this nation born of a bloody revolution of musket fire, and you're likely to find sharp disagreement over guns. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Scientists battle to save world's coral reefs

After the most powerful El Nino on record heated the world's oceans to never-before-seen levels, huge swaths of once vibrant coral reefs that were teeming with life are now stark white ghost towns... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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As NOW turns 50, feminists hail gains but 'battle goes on'

Fifty years ago, when a small group of activists founded the National Organization for Women, the immediate issue that motivated them was sex discrimination in employment. They were irate that the... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Few Utah police report drone use, cite tough FAA regulations

Law enforcement agencies have touted drones as a powerful new tool for searches and investigations, but police agencies in Utah report they've stopped using the devices after getting bogged down by... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Russia says US failed to provide Syrian opposition locations

The Russian military on Sunday rejected the Pentagon's accusations that it had deliberately targeted U.S.-backed Syrian opposition forces, arguing the U.S. had failed to warn about their locations. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Massive protest on Okinawa opposes US military after killing

Tens of thousands of people on Okinawa protested Sunday against the presence of U.S. military bases on the Japanese island, many wearing black to mourn the rape and killing of a local woman in... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Would Bears Ears monument hinder or protect Native American religion?

Native American supporters of a Bears Ears National Monument say the sacred lands should be protected for cultural resources and sacred rituals. Will a designation do that? Federal land agencies... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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