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Why businesses are speaking out on religious-objections laws

A bevy of big-name businesses are speaking out against religious-objections legislation.

Students rally against sexual assault, domestic abuse

Co-hosted by students at the University of Utah and Westminster College, Wednesday’s Take Back the Night event protested all forms of sexual violence, including sexual assault and domestic... Read more »

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California governor orders mandatory water restrictions

California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered officials Wednesday to impose statewide mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as surveyors found the lowest snow level in the Sierra Nevada... Read more »

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Governor in a political firestorm over Indiana law

Just a week ago, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was considered one of the few Republican presidential prospects who could unite the GOP's business wing with religious conservatives. Read more »

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New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on corruption charges

Sen. Bob Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants who rose to become one of the highest-ranking Hispanic members of Congress, was charged Wednesday with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and... Read more »

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Obama set to arrive in Utah on Thursday

President Barack Obama is set to arrive at Hill Air Force Base late Thursday afternoon for a Friday event at the military base on the economy, the White House has confirmed. Read more »

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Demand again expected to far outstrip supply of visas for highly skilled workers

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services started accepting applications for 85,000 temporary work visas for potential international hires Wednesday. Last year, the number of applications... Read more »

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Air quality advocates call prohibition of wood-burning ban a 'slap in the face'

By signing a bill that prohibits an all-out ban on wood burning, clean air advocates say Gov. Gary Herbert has thrown the Utah Division of Air Quality "under the bus." Read more »

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Governor vetoes bill naming highway after former House Speaker Becky Lockhart

Gov. Gary Herbert vetoed five bills Wednesday, including one that would have designated a segment of I-15 in honor of late House Speaker Becky Lockhart. Read more »

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Utah, Indiana religious freedom laws not alike

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Cheers rang out when Utah passed a religious freedom and anti-discrimination bill last month. But in Indiana, a newly passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act has drawn resounding jeers. Read more »

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Istanbul police kill woman carrying bomb near police HQ

In a second evening of violence in Istanbul, police killed a woman Wednesday carrying a bomb near the city's main police headquarters, an official said. Read more »

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New study finds no elevated risk of suicide for troops who deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan

A study of more than 3.9 million men and women who served in the military during the post-9/11 era found that deploying to a war zone did not result in an elevated risk of suicide. Read more »

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Why businesses are speaking out on religious-objections laws

A bevy of big-name businesses including Apple, Gap and Levi Strauss are publicly speaking out against religious-objections legislation in states such as Indiana and Arkansas. Read more »

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Iran nuke talks stumble a day after missing deal deadline

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says negotiators at the Iran nuclear talks are still facing a "tough struggle," indicating the talks are not likely to end soon. Read more »

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Entrance fees rising in some national parks

Be prepared to pay a bit more if you're headed to some national parks and recreation areas this summer. Read more »

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Thailand ends martial law but gives prime minister sweeping powers

Thailand’s coup-installed leader said Wednesday he was taking on sweeping powers to run the country after the king approved his call to end martial law 10 months after the deposing of an... Read more »

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US auto sales tap the brakes in March, but outlook strong

U.S. auto sales slowed down a bit in March, but the industry remains optimistic about the market. Read more »

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Survey: US businesses add 189k jobs in March

U.S. businesses slowed their pace of hiring in March, a private survey found. The slowdown suggests that falling oil prices, a stronger dollar and harsh winter weather have generated a broader... Read more »

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The latest developments on religious objection laws

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has urged lawmakers to send a bill to his desk by the end of the week to clarify the intent of a new religious objections law that critics fear could allow discrimination... Read more »

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Israeli leader says world needs 'better deal' with Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday made a last-ditch appeal for world powers to call off an emerging nuclear agreement with Iran, saying the world must insist on a "better deal"... Read more »

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Buhari: Nigeria embraces democracy, 1-party state behind us

Former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari said Wednesday it was time "to heal wounds," a day after Nigeria's president conceded defeat in a bitterly fought election. Read more »

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35 dead in Yemen after airstrikes hit factory vicinity

Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed Shiite rebel positions in both north and south Yemen early Wednesday, setting off explosions and drawing return fire from anti-aircraft guns. Airstrikes also... Read more »

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Student loan recipients on 'strike' meet with federal officials

Pamela Hunt is so overwhelmed by her $56,000 in student loans for what she considers a worthless criminal justice master's degree that she's joined others on a "debt strike" and refusing to pay... Read more »

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Buhari wins in Nigeria, defeating Goodluck Jonathan

Nigeria's electoral commission has declared former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari the winner of a bitter and divisive election that is ending on a high note with President Goodluck Jonathan... Read more »

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State unveils plans to 'measurably reduce' rates of intergenerational poverty among Utah children

Key state administrators Tuesday released five - and 10-year plans intended to "measurably reduce" the incidence of Utah children remaining in the cycles of poverty and public assistance dependency... Read more »

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Herbert signs bills for education funding, criminal justice reform

Gov. Gary Herbert gave final approval Tuesday to not only grant Utah schools the largest funding increase in 25 years, but to also revamp the state’s criminal justice system. Read more »

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