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New Salt Lake City fire chief caught in the political crossfire of mayoral race

Councilman Luke Garrott took a jab at Mayor Ralph Becker regarding his appointment of a new fire chief.

Utah lawmakers debate police use of body cameras

How or whether the state should govern the use of police body cameras will be subject of much debate among Utah legislators and law enforcement over the next few months. Read more »

May 21, 2015

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VA nearly out of cash for half-done, budget-busting hospital

A budget-busting veterans hospital in Denver is mired in an embarrassing scandal as the VA struggles to persuade skeptical lawmakers to keep the money flowing. Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Obama's trade agenda clears key Senate hurdle

President Barack Obama's trade agenda cleared a key Senate hurdle and advanced toward passage on Thursday despite the strong opposition of most Democrats. Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Burundi: 2 killed in protests against president's 3rd term

Two protesters in Burundi were shot dead Thursday, said the Red Cross, as pitched battles in the capital escalated between police and demonstrators opposed to President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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US, Cuba push to finalize talks on re-establishing embassies

American and Cuban officials are trying to complete talks to re-establish embassies in each other's capitals after a half-century interruption. Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Oil sopped up from California coast rises to 7,700 gallons

Officials say more than 7,700 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretches across 9 miles of California coast — just a fraction of the crude that escaped... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Clinton's Benghazi emails show correspondence with adviser

A batch of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails from her time as secretary of state show her corresponding with a long-time adviser about the Libyan rebellion against Moammar Gadhafi and the Benghazi... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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McDonald's CEO faces shareholders amid protests, sales woes

McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook is set to make his debut before shareholders at the company's annual meeting Thursday at a time when the chain is facing declining sales and ongoing protests over... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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China says it's entitled to keep watch over island claims

China said Thursday it is entitled to keep watch over airspace and seas surrounding artificial islands it created in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, following a reported exchange in... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Applications for US jobless aid up, but from very low level

More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, though the number of applications remains at a historically low level that is consistent with a healthy job market. Read more »

May 21, 2015

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UK's Cameron announces new plans as UK immigration rises

Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday announced plans to crack down on illegal immigration and tighten Britain's borders as new official figures showed a significant rise in the number of... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Malaysia orders sea search-and-rescue for migrants

Malaysia's prime minister said Thursday he has ordered the navy and coast guard to comb the sea to look for stranded migrants, the first country to announce it will search for the refugees in... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Spanish political renegade poses threat to dominant parties

Nearly a decade ago, Albert Rivera caused a stir in Spanish local politics by posing nude in campaign posters. These days, he sports Hugo Boss suits but his campaign on the national stage is no... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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First prison relocation open house changes few minds

Leonard Andrews, a computer programer who works just a short distance from one of five proposed prison sites, wasn't impressed Thursday by a display intended to show how a new facility would blend... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Banks fined more than $5B, to plead guilty to market rigging

Four of the world's biggest banks agreed Wednesday to pay more than $5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to rigging the currency markets — a rare instance in which federal prosecutors... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Lawmakers: Audit underscores need for larger water discussion

An audit critical of state water supply projections received a second hearing Wednesday before a committee of Utah lawmakers, with some indicating there is need for statutory fixes to how the state... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Cuban wrestlers prepare to face US in Times Square

Invited to take part in an exhibition against the U.S. in Times Square, top Cuban wrestlers quickly received approval from their government to make the trip. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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1 dead in Burundi unrest; leader delays parliamentary vote

Burundi police fired live bullets, tear gas and tossed a grenade Wednesday to disperse hundreds of protesters angry over the president's bid for a third term in office. One soldier died while... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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New York's top financial regulator to step down

Benjamin Lawsky, New York state's top financial regulator who collected billions of dollars in penalties and fees from Wall Street giants, announced Wednesday that he will step down. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Nigeria: 579 soldiers and officers on trial

Nearly 600 Nigerian officers and troops faced charges before a court-martial Wednesday, the army said. An unprecedented number of soldiers is believed to be on trial for alleged offenses related to... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Islamic State seizes ancient town of Palmyra in Syria

Islamic State extremists captured the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra after government defense lines there collapsed Wednesday, a stunning triumph for the group only days after it captured the... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Clinton says childcare needs to be a national priority

Improving child care needs to become a national priority, Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Wednesday, and she urged Republicans in Congress to provide more federal money to help working families care... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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