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Refugees, Utah's newest pioneers, to be featured in Days of '47 Parade float

Pioneer Day will take on a fresh meaning this year as 12 refugee communities in Utah take part.

3 stabbed when violence erupts at KKK rally in California

Dozens of protesters who heard about a planned Ku Klux Klan rally were waiting by a Southern California park when six Klansmen pulled up in a black SUV and took out signs reading "White Lives... Read more »

Feb. 28, 2016

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Anxious to slow Trump, both Rubio and Cruz go after him

Brawling from the get-go, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz aggressively went after Donald Trump in Thursday night's Republican debate over the front-runner's positions on immigration, his privileged... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2016

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Austria, Balkan nations, want full stop to migrant influx

Overwhelmed by a wave of refugees and what they call indecision in the European Union, Austria and its southern neighbors along the Balkan migrant route agreed to tighter border controls at a... Read more »

Feb. 24, 2016

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The refugee crisis no one is talking about

Nearly one in five of all migrants now live in the world’s 20 largest cities — from Mumbai to Mexico City. In many of these cities migrants make up a third or more of the population,... Read more »

Feb. 23, 2016

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Utah family is 'complete' thanks to Orrin Hatch's penchant for Costco hot dogs

Sen. Orrin Hatch's penchant for Costco's $1.50 all-beef hot dog combo led to the happy reunion of the store's manager and his wife, who was experiencing pregnancy complications and was stuck in... Read more »

Feb. 19, 2016

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Pope vs. Trump: 'Not Christian' to only build border walls (+video)

Thrusting himself into the heated American presidential campaign, Pope Francis declared Thursday that Donald Trump is "not Christian" if he wants to address illegal immigration only by building a... Read more »

Feb. 18, 2016

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Pope Francis urges governments to 'open hearts' to migrants (+ video)

In a moment filled with powerful political symbolism, Pope Francis prayed Wednesday at Mexico's dusty northern border for the thousands of migrants who have died trying to reach the United States... Read more »

Feb. 17, 2016

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Cruz not standing for Rubio, Trump calling him a liar

Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz continued to joust for primacy heading into the South Carolina primary next weekend, foregoing policy differences for name-calling and insults. Read more »

Feb. 15, 2016

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Obama to nominate Scalia successor 'in due time'

President Barack Obama declared Saturday night he would seek to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, charging into a heated and likely prolonged... Read more »

Feb. 14, 2016

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Fight night: Personal attacks, court debate for GOP hopefuls

Republican White House hopefuls insisted that President Barack Obama step aside and let his successor nominate the next Supreme Court justice, in a raucous Saturday night debate that also featured... Read more »

Feb. 13, 2016

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Republican group likens Clinton to Trump in advertisement

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are not so different on immigration policy. That's the message a Republican group is pushing in a new online ad aimed at voters in the coming Nevada Democratic... Read more »

Feb. 13, 2016

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Clinton, Sanders clash over minorities, money — and Obama

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial backing of black and Hispanic voters in Thursday night's Democratic debate and clashed heatedly over their support for Barack Obama as the... Read more »

Feb. 12, 2016

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Feds charge California man in 7-state immigration scam

Federal authorities charged a Sacramento man Thursday with running what they called an unusually creative scam that promised U.S. citizenships to hundreds of immigrants across at least seven states... Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Missing reporter voluntarily returns to China for investigation

A Chinese journalist who disappeared while seeking asylum abroad turned up Wednesday, telling his wife by phone he voluntarily returned to China for an investigation, in the latest case of... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Happy Valentine's — NYC museum shares love stories of early immigrants

Immigrant life in New York City at the turn of the 20th century could be tough — but there was always room for love. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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33 migrants drown as boat hits rocks, sinks off Turkey coast

A boat smuggling migrants to Greece slammed into rocks off the Turkish coast Saturday and capsized, killing at least 33 people including five children, as the choppy Aegean Sea continued to claim... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Rubio urges against mass deportation as fix to immigration

Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio said Friday that if he is elected president, he will not look to deport 12 million people in the U.S. illegally, and will instead propose solutions... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Homesick and fed up: Iraqi refugees in Germany head home

It's a change of heart that Iraqi immigrant Sekvan Agho never saw coming. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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'Affluenza' teen arrives in Texas

Uniformed Mexican immigration agents put "affluenza" teen Ethan Couch aboard a commercial flight to Texas on Thursday morning, ending his month-long stay in Mexico. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Lawyers challenge Texas law on harboring immigrants

Immigrant rights attorneys filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging part of a Texas border security bill they say could allow state authorities to target shelters and landlords for harboring... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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AP Poll: Public doubts government's problem-solving ability

As the first voting nears in the presidential race, most Americans have little or no confidence in the federal government to confront what they see as the country's most important priorities,... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Trump, Cruz go at each other in year's first GOP debate

Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz clashed Thursday night over the Texas senator's eligibility to serve as commander in chief and the businessman's "New York values,"... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Gov. Haley, Speaker Ryan offer new GOP answer to Trump

Two fresh faces in the Republican Party — House Speaker Paul Ryan and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley — are offering messages of diversity and openness to immigrants that could answer... Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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UK man faces French trial for trying to save migrant girl

Rob Lawrie had a choice. On one side lay the law — you can't sneak a 4-year-old girl across international borders — and on the other side sat his sentiments: How could he leave that... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Germany: Pakistanis, Syrian attacked in Cologne amid tension

A string of attacks on women in Cologne on New Year's Eve blamed largely on foreigners was "intolerable," Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman said Monday, but "nothing excuses" retaliatory... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Protests in Cologne after assaults; Merkel pledges new laws

Women's rights activists, far-right demonstrators and leftwing counter-protesters took to the streets of Cologne on Saturday to voice their opinions in the debate that has followed a string of New... Read more »

Jan. 9, 2016

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Refugee program decried after Iraqis' terror-related arrests

The U.S. refugee program came under fresh criticism after federal authorities revealed that two Iraqi-born men arrested on terrorism-related charges had come to America as refugees. Read more »

Jan. 9, 2016

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Is Ted Cruz, born in Canada, eligible for the presidency? Legal experts say yes

Texas Sen. Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz was born in Calgary, Canada, on Dec. 22, 1970, the son of Eleanor Darragh, from Wilmington, Del., and Rafael Cruz, a native of Cuba. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Hawaii's last sugar plantation to stop growing sugar

Hawaii's last sugar plantation is getting out of the sugar-growing business, signaling the end of an industry that once powered the local economy and lured thousands of immigrants to the islands. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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Gun buyer in San Bernardino attack pleads not guilty

The man who bought the rifles used in the San Bernardino attack pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges in a federal indictment accusing him of conspiring with one of the shooters and to provide... Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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Trump embraces Muslim ban in opening TV ads

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump is giving some of the most divisive proposals of his campaign a starring role in his first television ad — although the billionaire developer... Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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Health and Human Services notes uptick in unaccompanied youths from Central America

After 10,000 unaccompanied youths from Central America entered the United States in the past two months, the Department of Health and Human Services plans to open new temporary facilities to better... Read more »

Jan. 2, 2016

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Mom of 'affluenza' teen back in US after Mexico deportation

The mother of fugitive Texas teen Ethan Couch, known for using an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving accident, has been returned to the U.S. from Mexico minus her son, whose own... Read more »

Dec. 31, 2015

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Officials: 'Affluenza' teen, mom tracked to Mexico by phone

A teen fugitive from Texas known for using an "affluenza" defense and his mother were scheduled to depart for the U.S. after authorities said a phone call for pizza led to their capture in the... Read more »

Dec. 30, 2015

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Derek B. Miller: Syrian refugees need to be integrated, not isolated

Refugees need to be integrated, not isolated, and Utahns have the compassion and capacity to make it happen. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2015

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Sudanese refugee recounts forced deportation from Jordan

Ahmed Doury and his wife had fled their home in Sudan's Darfur region for safety in Jordan. But after Jordanian security forces violently rounded up and deported them and other Sudanese asylum... Read more »

Dec. 20, 2015

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Syrian man whose plight spurred Obama's support comes to US

A Syrian scientist whose harrowing, tragic story spurred supporting words from President Barack Obama and a successful fundraising effort launched by actor Edward Norton arrived Thursday as a... Read more »

Dec. 17, 2015

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Immigration fuels Cruz-Rubio Republican clash

More than any other issue, immigration is driving the rivalry between Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, presidential rivals focusing on the divisive topic in their closing messages to Republican voters... Read more »

Dec. 17, 2015

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Chaffetz speaks with Muslim Utahns, says ban on Muslim immigration 'not moral'

U.S. House Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) spoke Monday with a Muslim congregation at the Khadeeja Mosque, addressing their concerns about the faith being misperceived nationwide in light of... Read more »

Dec. 14, 2015

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Trump supporters shrug off the fuss, say he gets it

The fuss over Donald Trump seems largely lost on many of those who support him. Where his critics see bigotry, they see common sense. Read more »

Dec. 14, 2015

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US launches trial of facial, eye scans on Mexican border

The federal government on Thursday began collecting facial and eye scans of foreigners entering the U.S. at a busy border crossing with Mexico, a first step in one of its most ambitious efforts to... Read more »

Dec. 10, 2015

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'Human rights form a chain with many links,' new Utah Citizens' Counsel report says

The Utah Citizens' Counsel released its annual public policy recommendations in seven areas, including poverty, education and governance. The organization's annual report was released at a press... Read more »

Dec. 10, 2015

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Who are US Muslims? Meet a coach, an entrepreneur, a lawyer

nald Trump offered a "temporary" plan to block Muslims from entering the United States in response to jihadist terrorism, some supporters cheered while other Americans decried the call as... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2015

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Syrian refugees welcomed by agencies despite states' fight

Days before a family of six Syrian refugees was to arrive in Texas, the furniture and supplies for their apartment were ready. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2015

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Trump's Muslim ban idea pushes GOP toward chaos

Donald Trump's plan to ban Muslims from entering the United States is shoving the Republican Party to the edge of chaos, abruptly pitting GOP leaders against their own presidential front-runner and... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

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Trump shrugs off GOP rejections of proposal to ban Muslims

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call to block Muslims from entering the United States is being met with a chorus of near-universal condemnation from across the country and around... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

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California killing spurs concerns about fiance visa program

The woman who carried out the San Bernardino massacre with her husband came to the U.S. last year on a special visa for fiances of U.S. citizens, raising questions about whether the process can... Read more »

Dec. 4, 2015

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Univision asks court to dismiss $500M Trump lawsuit

Univision struck back Friday at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's $500 million lawsuit claiming that it unjustly broke a contract to broadcast beauty pageants, citing his... Read more »

Dec. 4, 2015

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Thousands of Syrian refugee children left in legal limbo

Aria is stateless. Like thousands of other children born to Syrian refugees living in Iraq, the 10-month-old girl is beginning her life in legal limbo. Read more »

Nov. 29, 2015

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