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Utah came first for Rep. Jim Matheson, but in leaving D.C., what comes next?

Rep. Jim Matheson served in Congress for 14 years but never forgot who sent him there and where he came from.

Air quality grants available for vehicles, equipment

The Utah Division of Air Quality is seeking projects to award up to $100,000 in grants from the Clean Air Retrofit, Replacement, and Off-Road Technology Program. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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Cuba: Asylum for fugitives is legitimate right

Cuba says it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest signal yet that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America's most-wanted woman despite the warming relations. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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UN Security Council discussing N. Korea's human rights

The U.N. Security Council has placed North Korea's bleak human rights situation on its agenda, a groundbreaking step toward possibly holding the nuclear-armed but desperately poor country and leader Kim Jong Un accountable for... Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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Change of leadership in Crimea means property grab

One day in October, a dozen armed men in masks drove up to the gates of Yalta Film Studios. They weren't actors, and this was no make-believe. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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Tribes tread carefully into marijuana discussions

The Navajo Nation had bitter debates when it was deciding whether to allow casinos on the reservation and if alcohol should be sold in them. The arguments focused on the revenue and jobs casinos... Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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Court heaps grief on vaccine victims, makes them wait years

All but broken by her son's violent and unexplained seizures, by so many panicked trips from the crib to the emergency room, Jeffrey McCord's mom thought her desperate search for both answers and... Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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Cuba: We're open to every part of Obama's detente

Cuba is open to all of U.S. President Barack Obama's moves to improve relations and strengthen private enterprise and civil society on the island, the country's head of North American affairs said... Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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Going it alone, Obama rocked the boat in 2014

President Barack Obama rang in 2014 by declaring a "year of action," vowing to strengthen the nation by focusing on fairness, competitiveness and the power of American diplomacy. Since Congress... Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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Immigrants line up for Arizona driver's licenses

Many young immigrants protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy are expected Monday to begin applying for Arizona driver's licenses, a privilege first denied by the governor... Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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Palestinians say Gaza reconstruction pledges unfulfilled

International donors have so far failed to deliver billions of dollars in aid money that was promised to rebuild the war-battered Gaza Strip, a Palestinian official said Monday, saying the rift between rival Palestinian factions is... Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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China to investigate ex-President Hu's top aide

The top aide to former Chinese President Hu Jintao has been placed under investigation for unspecified disciplinary violations, the official Xinhua News Agency said Monday, in a sign that President... Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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North Korea skipping UN Security Council meeting

An angry North Korea, now on the defensive over a U.S. accusation of hacking, is refusing to take part in a groundbreaking U.N. Security Council meeting Monday where the country's bleak human... Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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North Korean cinema: Kidnappings and evil Americans

North Korea hates the Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema — of its own particular styling. Read more »

Dec. 21, 2014

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Police: Fugitive killed Florida officer

A fugitive trying to evade an arrest warrant shot a Tampa-area police officer and then ran him over early Sunday, killing the officer, police said. Read more »

Dec. 21, 2014

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Tent city sprouts in shadow of downtown Detroit

Bankruptcy behind it, Detroit's atmosphere swirls with the promise of better days. Charles Floyd Jones can only hope that the city's good fortune trickles down to him and the 10 other residents of... Read more »

Dec. 21, 2014

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NYPD: Cop ambush killer told passers-by to watch

The gunman who fatally ambushed two New York City police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability... Read more »

Dec. 21, 2014

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2 cops in New York City ambushed, fatally shot in car; gunman kills himself

The warning came just moments too late: A man who had shot his ex-girlfriend a few hours earlier had traveled to New York City and vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police... Read more »

Dec. 21, 2014

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New Jersey police union warns of 'heightened hostility'

New Jersey's statewide police union issued an email alert to the group's 33,000 members Sunday warning them to take extra caution after two NYPD officers were murdered. Read more »

Dec. 21, 2014

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Killings of 2 New York officers trigger backlash

Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has grown... Read more »

Dec. 21, 2014

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2014 frustrates US hopes for Israeli-Palestinian peace

Secretary of State John Kerry is ending 2014 much in the same way he started it, frustrated in efforts to push Israel and Palestinians toward peace. Read more »

Dec. 21, 2014

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Republicans fighting to hang onto Senate — in 2016

Senate majority in hand, ascendant Republicans are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill come January. But a much tougher election map two years from now could... Read more »

Dec. 21, 2014

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Experts expect surge in Cuba tourism under Obama opening

As the U.S. and Cuba begin to normalize relations for the first time in half a century, some Americans are already roaming the streets of Old Havana, attending dance exhibitions and talks on... Read more »

Dec. 21, 2014

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