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Officials: 150 homes burned in deadly California wildfire

A voracious and deadly wildfire in central California has burned 150 homes and the toll may rise.

Responding to Trump, Clinton says he has 'no answers'

Hillary Clinton pushed back against Donald Trump's questions about her religion and her competence Wednesday, casting him as a candidate with not much else to say about how he'd lead the nation. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Trump lambastes Clinton: 'She gets rich making you poor'

Donald Trump launched a blistering attack Wednesday on Hillary Clinton's record and character, slamming his presidential rival as a "world class liar" who raked in personal profits from her tenure... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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NHL coming to Las Vegas; New team to start play in 2017

The NHL is making a big bet on Las Vegas. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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North Korea makes apparent progress with midrange missile

North Korea took a significant step Wednesday in the development of a powerful ballistic missile intended to reach U.S. bases in the Pacific, launching one of the weapons about 1,000 kilometers... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Slain British Parliament member memorialized in NYC

Diplomats, United Nation leaders and dozens of others gathered in New York to honor slain British Parliament member Jo Cox, joining thousands of others around the world Wednesday in memorial... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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New Rome mayor maintains opposition to 2024 Olympic bid

Rome's bid for the 2024 Olympics is in serious trouble with the city's new mayor maintaining her opposition to the candidacy. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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How the UK could remain in the EU even if it votes to leave

If Britain votes to leave the EU on Thursday, it'll be final. Irreversible. Irrevocable. No appeals. No second chances. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Yellen faces GOP criticism over weak economic growth

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen came under fire Wednesday from House Republicans who charged that the central bank's policies to promote low interest rates have not boosted economic growth and... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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British politicians make final appeals in EU vote campaign

With Britain's membership in the European Union on the line, campaigners from the prime minister on down blanketed the country Wednesday trying to convert the undecided on the final day before the... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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South Pole rescue flight of 2 workers finishes first leg

A small plane with two sick workers has arrived at a British research station in Antarctica, safely finishing the first leg in a daring rescue mission from a remote U.S. South Pole station,... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Islamic State militants push back in Syria, Iraq and Libya

Even as internationally backed forces chip away at Islamic State-held territory in Syria, Iraq and Libya, the militants have demonstrated a stubborn resilience this week in the face of recent losses. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Dump Trump movement preparing fight at GOP convention

The movement to dump Donald Trump from the GOP ticket is gaining followers among delegates to next month's Republican National Convention, an effort that could tarnish Trump's coronation even if it... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Obama administration decries judge's fracking ruling

The Obama administration on Wednesday decried a ruling by a federal judge that blocks rules for hydraulic fracturing, saying the decision prevents regulators from using "21st-century standards" to... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Capsule full of space station junk makes fiery re-entry

A capsule filled with space station trash bit the cosmic dust Wednesday with a keenly interested scientific audience. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Trump launches broad attack on Clinton's record

Donald Trump launched a broad rebuke of his presidential rival Hillary Clinton Wednesday, accusing her of being "a world class liar" who personally profited from her tenure at the State Department.... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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House Democrats cheer Clinton in first Capitol Hill meeting

Hillary Clinton received a rousing reception from House Democrats on Wednesday, making her first stop on Capitol Hill since clinching the Democratic nomination. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Dems stage election-year sit-in on guns, GOP unmoved

A drained and dwindling group of Democrats, some draped in blankets and toting pillows, carried their remarkable House floor sit-in past daybreak Thursday, disrupting the business of Congress in... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Nearly 1 in 3 on Medicare got commonly abused opioids

Nearly 12 million Medicare beneficiaries received at least one prescription for an opioid painkiller last year at a cost of $4.1 billion, according to a federal report that shows how common the... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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How the Brexit could affect U.S. businesses and consumers

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The primary effect on the U.S. would be economical in the Brexit fallout. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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In speech, Trump to ramp up critique of Clinton as failure

Seeking to refocus his presidential campaign, Donald Trump will lambaste Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as a failed secretary of state who is out of step with Americans on trade and immigration. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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North Korea makes apparent progress with midrange missile

North Korea took a significant step Wednesday in the development of a powerful ballistic missile intended to reach U.S. bases in the Pacific, launching one of the weapons about 1,000 kilometers... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Is chewing a Pop Tart into the shape of a gun reason for suspension?

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Evidence appears to support that the boy was a multi-faceted disruptive force, rather than merely an innocent victim of hyper-vigilance. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Women talk more than men and other linguistic myths

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Abby Kaplan, a linguistics professor at the University of Utah, has released her first book that debunks 10 myths about language that we often believe and use without question. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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What is the National Week of Making and how is the country celebrating it?

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This year June 17 through 23 is designated as the National Week of Making. This encourages the country to celebrate innovations science, technology, engineering, art and math. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Hundreds of new evacuations across West as wildfires surge

Surging wildfires on Tuesday forced new evacuations of hundreds of homes across the West, while firefighters worked to beat back a pair of huge adjacent blazes looming over suburban Los Angeles. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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SKorea military: NKorea fires 2 suspected midrange missiles

In a remarkable show of persistence, North Korea on Wednesday fired two suspected powerful new Musudan midrange ballistic missiles, U.S. and South Korean military officials said, its fifth and... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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7 conservative Christians who are not supporting Trump

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Donald Trump may have met with hundreds of conservative Christian leaders, mostly evangelicals, in New York on Tuesday (June 21), but not all Christians have lined up behind him. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Closure of Kenyan refugee camp worries religious leaders

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Religious leaders and humanitarian activists are urging the government to treat the mostly Muslim Somali migrants who are facing expulsion from the Dadaab refugee camp with dignity. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Trump to top evangelicals: ‘I’m so on your side, I’m a tremendous believer’

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Donald Trump began his crucial meeting with nearly 1,000 Christian conservatives on Tuesday by telling them that he is a “tremendous believer.” Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Mormon youth leader dies on trek outing in Oklahoma

Meaghan Blair, a 29-year-old mother of two young children, was serving as a supervisor for teenagers on a Mormon youth pioneer trek in Oklahoma when she died Monday after experiencing health... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Man creates violence, responsible for ending it, Dalai Lama tells U. crowd

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet told a sold-out crowd Tuesday at the University of Utah's Huntsman Center that he is skeptical that peace can be achieved through prayer. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Free online college courses now an option for refugees

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For the first time ever, refugees from all around the world can receive a free online education. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Poll: Trump up over Clinton in Utah, but lead is slipping as delegates launch new push to dump him

Donald Trump, the controversial GOP presumptive presidential nominee, remains ahead of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton among Utah voters, 36 percent to 27 percent, according to a UtahPolicy.com... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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White House clears small, commercial drones for takeoff

Routine commercial use of small drones was cleared for takeoff by the Obama administration Tuesday, after years of struggling to write rules that would both protect public safety and free the... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Lagging in fundraising, Trump calls on GOP for support

Donald Trump acknowledged Tuesday that he was struggling to rally fellow Republicans after new reports show him badly lagging Hillary Clinton in campaign cash. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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2 big wildfires in LA-area foothills burn toward each other

Two wildfires that together burned 7 square miles and drove several hundred people from their homes in foothill suburbs of Los Angeles were growing fast and surging closer to each other. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Some non-parents are happier than parents — and the gap is bigger in America

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Research shows American parents are less happy than non-parents — and the gap is bigger in America than in other countries. The fix for that appears to be in the workplace. Policies impact... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Crafting family summer playtime that's both fun and affordable

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With three kids ages 1-7, Kate Bugbee said it's not simple finding summer activities that will interest everyone. And it's not always easy to figure out how to afford it, either. But there are... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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The Red Cross may not be putting all your donations to humanitarian aid

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A Senate investigation released Thursday reports that the Red Cross spent 25 percent of the donations it received for Haiti in 2010 on internal expenses. The organization previously said all but 9... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Your kids need more shut eye than you think

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Here is a new sleep guide to help parents avoid cranky babies. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Preventing mass shootings? Utah delegation sees no clear solutions

In the aftermath of Orlando, Utah's congressional leaders are still searching for answers about preventing mass shootings. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Family: Colorado boy improving after mountain lion attack

A Colorado boy attacked by a mountain lion near Aspen was improving in a Denver hospital after his mother snatched him from the jaws of the wild cat, his family said Monday. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Extreme heatwave grips Southwest on 1st day of summer

As the mercury soared, records were falling. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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What cancer costs

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A cancer diagnosis presents two problems: How to treat it, and how to pay for the treatment, which can cost thousands of dollars every month, even with insurance. Here's how some families tackle... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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SUV that rolled, killed 'Star Trek' actor is under recall

The SUV that rolled down a driveway and killed "Star Trek" actor Anton Yelchin was being recalled because the gear shifters have confused drivers, causing the vehicles to roll away unexpectedly,... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Chaffetz: I'm going to be 'kid in a candy store' as Oversight chairman with a President Trump

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said Monday that if he's re-elected to Congress, his House Oversight and Government Reform Committee would be just as tough on a President Donald Trump as it would be... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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A divided Senate answers Orlando with gridlock on gun curbs

A divided Senate blocked rival election-year plans to curb guns on Monday, eight days after the horror of Orlando's mass shooting intensified pressure on lawmakers to act but knotted them in... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Brain white matter structure, which might sound like a second language, helps with learning one

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How well adults learn a second language is linked to their genes and brain activity, according to a new study. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Bail denied for UK man accused of trying to kill Trump

A British man accused of trying to take a police officer's gun and kill Donald Trump during a weekend rally in Las Vegas will not be released on bail. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Work for Uncle Sam? Careful about wading into the 2016 race

Midway through Tomas Strouhal's daily mail route, a higher-up from the U.S. Postal Service pulled up behind him with some bad news: That Donald Trump bumper sticker on his personal car parked back... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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