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'Comedy of errors': Annoyance arises from gov't error on health care tax forms

It's not uncommon to feel some trepidation around tax-filing season. But there's an added hassle this year.

Prison Relocation Commission ready to dial back in governor, full Legislature

The Legislature's Prison Relocation Commission is no longer seeking the authority to make the final decision on where to move the Utah State Prison, now in Draper. Read more »

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Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll, Scott Walker close second

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has won the Conservative Political Action Conference's annual presidential preference straw poll. Read more »

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Jindal: GOP leaders in Congress fear repealing health law

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Saturday called congressional Republican leaders "fearful" of acting to fully repeal President Barack Obama's health care law. Read more »

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Venezuela to shrink US Embassy staff, require tourist visas

Venezuela will shrink the size of the U.S. Embassy staff, limit the activities of U.S. diplomats and require American citizens to apply for visas if they want to come bask on the beach. Read more »

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O'Malley to decide about presidential bid this spring

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley visited early-voting South Carolina again on Saturday and said he will decide this spring whether to run for the Democratic presidential nomination. Read more »

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Educators call for funding, legislation to strengthen local control

Educators are calling for increased funding for public education, but they're also asking lawmakers to back legislation that strengthens their ability to make local decisions. Read more »

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'It's been a comedy of errors from the start': Annoyance arises from government error on health care tax forms

It's not uncommon to feel some trepidation around tax-filing season. But there's an added hassle this year for nearly a million consumers who got financial help with health insurance premiums under... Read more »

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Social services advocates urge lawmakers to restore earmarked revenues

Social services advocates called on Utah lawmakers Friday to restore earmarked revenues to the state's general fund to address urgent needs in social services and education. Read more »

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Russia's Nemtsov a possible 'sacrificial victim,' investigators say

Maybe it was Islamic extremists who killed Boris Nemtsov. Or someone offended by his love life. Or agents of a Western power that will stop at nothing to disfigure President Vladimir Putin's image... Read more »

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Colorado youth surveys on drugs, sex under scrutiny; parents call them invasive, inappropriate

Colorado has been asking middle and high school students about their sex lives and drug use for nearly a quarter of a century in anonymous public health surveys. Read more »

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GOP leaders are struggling to show they really are in charge

Two months into full Republican control of Congress, GOP leaders are struggling to demonstrate they really are in charge. Read more »

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Indiana's Pence among the few to deflect 2016 GOP question

Some Republicans meeting conservatives in Washington and Palm Beach, Florida, in the past few days have spoken openly about possible presidential campaigns. Not Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. Read more »

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Egyptian court declares Hamas a 'terrorist organization'

An Egyptian court declared Hamas a "terrorist organization" on Saturday, further isolating the blockaded rulers of the Gaza Strip once openly welcomed by the country's toppled Islamist-dominated... Read more »

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National monument supporters in California get antsy

California lawmakers and advocacy groups are ramping up efforts to win national monument designation for four scenic vistas in the state, from vast stretches of the Mojave Desert to redwood stands... Read more »

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Iran official criticizes Israeli leader's 'scaremongering'

Iran's top nuclear negotiator said Saturday that "scaremongering" by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won't stop the Islamic Republic and world powers from reaching a final nuclear deal. Read more »

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Dems call GOP Homeland Security strategy a political blunder

Democrats are losing some skirmishes over the Department of Homeland Security, but many feel they are winning a political war that will haunt Republicans in 2016 and beyond. Read more »

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Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead

Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday near the Kremlin, just a day before a planned protest against the... Read more »

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Becky Lockhart remembered on Rare Disease Day at Capitol

In a speech commemorating Utah’s second annual Rare Disease Day, Rep. Curt Bramble, R-Provo, again mourned the recent loss of House Speaker Becky Lockhart to Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. Read more »

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US appeals court: Marathon bombing trial can stay in Boston

The trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev can stay in Massachusetts, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. Read more »

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Emails: Indicted speaker had financial trouble, sought work

Indicted House Speaker Mike Hubbard was having deepening financial troubles — to the point that he was considering leaving politics — and sought assistance from powerful friends and... Read more »

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Some GOP House members disagree with blocking Healthy Utah

Not all House Republicans agree with their leader's decision to block the governor's Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion. Read more »

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Bill O'Reilly's partisan critics stepping up attack

Following several stories questioning Bill O'Reilly's past reporting, a liberal media watchdog has ordered its researchers to comb through years of the Fox News Channel host's writings, radio and... Read more »

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Democrats caught between Obama, Israel's Netanyahu on speech

Jewish House Democrats personally offered Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a chance to lower the political temperature after he accepted a Republican invitation to speak to Congress next... Read more »

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Bill to ban gas chambers at animal shelters delayed until next year

A bill to ban gas chambers for animal euthanasia in Utah will be delayed until next year’s legislative session. Read more »

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White House drafts privacy bill, consumers push for more

The White House has drafted a bill to encourage U.S. businesses to do more to protect consumer privacy. But privacy advocates are pushing back even before its release because they say it does... Read more »

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