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Romney's exit unleashes race for donors among 2016 hopefuls

Mitt Romney's exit from the presidential campaign has unleashed a frenzy of fresh fundraising.

This week in history: Henry Clay calls for the Compromise of 1850

On Jan. 29, 1850, Senator Henry Clay called for a series of laws to mollify both North and South after California applied to be admitted to the Union as a free state. The legislation only succeeded... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Arizona stops citing Uber, Lyft drivers as new law crafted

Arizona regulators on Wednesday stopped issuing citations to drivers for transportation companies such as Uber and Lyft as the Legislature works to craft a new law to allow the companies to operate... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Bill seeks to set rules on formation of new school districts

A bill that seeks to set rules on how new school districts can be formed sparked a lengthy debate as it was presented Wednesday to the House Education Committee. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Governor calls for investment in Utah's next 'greatest generation'

Gov. Gary Herbert urged investment in what he called Utah's next "greatest generation" in his State of the State speech Wednesday night by addressing needs including education, transportation and... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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At farewell, Obama praises Hagel as 'true American patriot'

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is a true American patriot who devoted his life to the United States. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Groups sue EPA seeking livestock farm air quality standards

A coalition of environmental, animal rights and citizen action groups filed two lawsuits Wednesday alleging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is failing to address air pollution problems... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Census: 1 in 5 children on food stamps

Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation's economy tumbled in 2008. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Inquest begins into deadly Sydney cafe siege

An inquest into a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe began on Thursday, aimed at determining exactly how a gunman and two of his hostages ended up dead after a 16-hour standoff with police. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch defends Obama's immigration policies

Challenged by Republicans, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch on Wednesday defended President Barack Obama's decision to shelter millions of immigrants from deportation though they live in the... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

California health officials Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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State Dept. officials meet with House Benghazi panel

State Department officials met Wednesday with a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, a day after the panel's Republican chairman complained about... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Historic Santa Fe building designated as national treasure

The Palace of the Governors is already billed as the oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Raul Castro: US must return Guantanamo for normal relations

Cuban President Raul Castro demanded on Wednesday that the United States return the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, lift the half-century trade embargo on Cuba and compensate his country for damages... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Tape: Scientist offers to build nuclear bomb targeting New York

A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist told an undercover FBI agent he could build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years and design a bomb targeted for New York City. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Justice Sotomayor holds court in student section as U. keynote speaker

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's address to students at the University of Utah Wednesday will likely be remembered for her insights on life and the law, but also because she was in the... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Want a one-of-a-kind name for your baby? It will only cost you $32,000

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Want your baby to have a name that no one else has ever had? Just pay this company $32,000. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Monitor to probe shootings into moving cars by Denver police

An independent city official who monitors the Denver Police Department said he will investigate its policies and practices related to shooting at moving vehicles after a 17-year-old girl was shot... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

California health officials on Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Facebook's status update: Profit, revenue beat expectations

For the seventh quarter in a row Facebook beat profit and revenue forecasts, continuing to win more mobile advertising revenue as most users shift to using the site on smartphones and other... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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NY Assembly considers rewriting rules after speaker's arrest

Sheldon Silver's 21-year reign as the speaker of the New York state Assembly is ending — a tectonic shift in state government that many reform-minded lawmakers say provides an opportunity... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Jordan offers swap to Islamic State group to save pilot

Jordan offered a precedent-setting prisoner swap to the Islamic State group Wednesday in a desperate attempt to save a Jordanian air force pilot the militants purportedly threatened to kill, along... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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