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Tulsa volunteer deputy sold company for $6 million to go back to police work

After he sold his insurance company for around $6 million, Robert Bates sought to return to police work.

Volunteer deputy accused of shooting unarmed suspect sold company for $6 million to go back to police work

After he sold his insurance company for around $6 million, Robert Bates sought to return to a profession he tried for a year in his early 20s: law enforcement. Read more »

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Obama open to 'creative negotiations' on Iran sanctions

President Barack Obama on Friday left open the door to "creative negotiations" in response to Iran's demand that punishing sanctions be immediately lifted as part of a nuclear deal, even though the... Read more »

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Wife of gyrocopter pilot: 'Very brave,' but he broke the law

A Florida postal worker who piloted a gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn to call attention to his belief that campaign finance laws are too weak is a patriot, his wife said in a brief interview... Read more »

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Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing

Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance. Read more »

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Group wants to bring back Native Hawaiian burial traditions

A group of Native Hawaiians wants to bring back a centuries-old island burial practice that it says is more environmentally friendly than some modern interment methods. Read more »

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Global finance leaders see economy strengthening

Financial officials from the world's major economies on Friday welcomed modest improvements in the global economy while side-stepping fears rattling global financial markets that Greece will... Read more »

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The Latest: GOP White House hopefuls gather in New Hampshire

A big weekend in 2016 presidential politics is underway in New Hampshire, where nearly 20 Republican White House prospects will court voters this weekend at a state GOP meeting in Nashua. Read more »

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Obama: World would be 'pretty barren' without poetry

Poetry helps people understand themselves and each other, and the world would be "pretty barren" without it, President Barack Obama said Friday. Read more »

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24 new HIV cases reported in Indiana outbreak, 130 total

An Indiana county at the heart of an HIV outbreak has seen a "significant increase" in the number of cases more than two weeks into a short-term needle exchange program approved by Gov. Mike Pence,... Read more »

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Leadership touted at governor's economic summit

Strategic vision and prudent guidance have helped propel Utah to its status as one the nation’s most robust economies, according to Gov. Gary Herbert. Read more »

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Utah Rep. Mia Love raises $440K in first months in Congress

Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love raised more than $440,000 in her first three months in Congress, according to the newest batch of fundraising reports filed by Utah's congressional delegation with the... Read more »

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AP Was There: Original AP report of Oklahoma bombing

EDITOR'S NOTE: On April 19, 1995, a former U.S. Army soldier parked a rented Ryder truck packed with explosives outside a federal building in Oklahoma City. The blast killed 168 people and injured... Read more »

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McVeigh defense archive shows bomber viewed blast as failure

Timothy McVeigh considered the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building 20 years ago somewhat of a failure, viewed himself as a "Paul Revere-type messenger" and even suggested his defense team... Read more »

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Amid growing migrant crisis, 20 burn victims rescued at sea

The unabated flow of migrants fleeing instability in Libya brought a new horror on Friday: The discovery of 20 migrants adrift at sea who had suffered grave burn injuries in a cooking gas explosion... Read more »

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Police: Man kills 2 brothers, mom, woman over business fight

Authorities have removed five bodies from a north Phoenix home where a man shot and killed his two brothers, his mother and one of their wives before taking his own life. Read more »

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Bacteria found in this Amazonian tribe has positive and negative health impacts

In a remote part of the Venezuelan Amazon, scientists have discovered that members of a village isolated from the modern world have the most diverse colonies of bacteria ever reported living in and... Read more »

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US senator says it's time to put a woman on the $20 bill

CONCORD, N.H. — The first woman to serve as both governor and U.S. senator is backing a campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen filed legislation this week that... Read more »

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Judge: Russian man does not have to pay for his lawyers

A federal judge will not make a Russian man accused of hacking U.S. businesses pay for his court-appointed attorneys. Read more »

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Obama, Renzi pledge to focus on threats from Libya

President Barack Obama says he and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi are going to work together more intensely on threats from Libya. Read more »

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Obama: Trade politics difficult, but opposition helps China

Conceding that trade is a difficult topic for his Democratic Party, President Barack Obama on Friday defended his efforts to broaden commerce with Asia and Europe and warned critics that opposition... Read more »

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Joint Utah, Alabama investigation leads to child solicitation charges

Authorities in two states combined to bring child pornography charges against an Alabama man for allegedly soliciting a Utah child over the Internet. Read more »

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Fiorina aims to keep Clinton from playing the 'gender card'

Carly Fiorina, the lone Republican woman eying the White House, wants to block Hillary Rodham Clinton from playing the "gender card" in the 2016 presidential race. Read more »

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Iraqi officials say Saddam deputy believed killed

Iraqi officials said Friday they believe that government forces killed Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the former deputy of Saddam Hussein who for over a decade was the top fugitive from the ousted regime... Read more »

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Funeral services Saturday for former Utah Gov. Norm Bangerter

Funeral services for former Utah Gov. Norm Bangerter will be held Saturday at the Salt Lake Community College Jordan campus. Read more »

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Obama, Italian Prime Minister Renzi meet at White House

President Barack Obama and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi compared notes Friday on a range of issues, including Ukraine, Libya and Islamic State militants. They were also expected to discuss... Read more »

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