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Scientists outline research wish list for nuclear energy

National experts: The United States a proving ground where nuclear energy innovations can be put to the test.

Agents target industry helping Chinese women have US babies

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RVINE, Calif. — Federal agents searched three dozen homes Tuesday in California during a crackdown on so-called maternity tourism operators who arrange for pregnant Chinese women to give... Read more »

March 3, 2015

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General: 8,500 Islamic State fighters killed in Iraq so far

The U.S.-led military coalition in Iraq has killed more than 8,500 Islamic State fighters since its bombing campaign began in August and has gained the upper hand, the top general overseeing the... Read more »

March 3, 2015

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Villarica volcano erupts in Chile, thousands flee; LDS missionaries safe, spokesman says

One of South America's most active volcanoes erupted early Tuesday in southern Chile, spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged down its slopes, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of... Read more »

March 3, 2015

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US commander: Arming Ukraine increases pressure on Putin

There's no expectation Ukraine could defeat Russia militarily if given American weapons, but they could add "muscle" to diplomatic efforts, the commander of U.S. Army Europe said Tuesday. Read more »

March 3, 2015

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Smithsonian issues ban on using 'selfie sticks' in museums

Cameras and pictures are allowed, but selfie sticks are now banned at the Smithsonian museums. Read more »

March 3, 2015

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Body-camera maker has financial ties to Burbank, other police chiefs

A leading supplier of body cameras for police has cultivated financial ties to Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank and other chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices,... Read more »

March 3, 2015

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High-stakes clash at Supreme Court over health law subsidies

Insurance coverage for millions of people is riding on the latest politically charged Supreme Court clash over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Read more »

March 3, 2015

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Victims to relive horror of Boston Marathon bombing as trial begins

In the two years since twin bombs tore through crowds at the Boston Marathon finish line, the case against suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has focused on arguments over where his trial should be held,... Read more »

March 3, 2015

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Pelosi, Democrats furious over Netanyahu 'condescension'

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi politely stood and clapped when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu entered the House chamber for his long-awaited, and highly controversial, speech to... Read more »

March 3, 2015

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As Nemtsov buried, Russian opposition faces gloomy future

After paying their final tributes Tuesday to slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, many members of Russia's beleaguered opposition are looking into the future with gloom. Read more »

March 3, 2015

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3 officers in LA Skid Row death had training on mentally ill

The three officers who fired their weapons in a videotaped struggle that left a homeless man dead were veterans of the beat on Los Angeles' downtrodden Skid Row who had special training to deal... Read more »

March 3, 2015

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Game Developers Conference offers creators a sporting chance

With tens of millions of gamers now regularly spectating video games online and in real-world arenas, game developers looking to create the next "StarCraft" or "League of Legends" might learn a few... Read more »

March 3, 2015

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US: Ex-CIA chief admits mishandling classified information

Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose once-bright political future was all but destroyed over an affair with his biographer, has agreed to plead guilty to sharing classified material with her,... Read more »

March 3, 2015

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Kenya destroys 15 tons of ivory taken from poachers

Kenya's president set fire to 15 tons of elephant tusks during World Wildlife Day Tuesday to discourage poaching and trade in ivory. Read more »

March 3, 2015

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Kerry working on Iran nuke deal as Netanyahu criticizes it

As senior U.S. and Iranian officials worked in Switzerland Tuesday to reach a nuclear deal, Israel's leader warned against reaching an accommodation with Tehran, declaring to the U.S. Congress that... Read more »

March 3, 2015

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Bainbridge Island net maker uses knotless technology

Before they begin scooping fish out of the ocean, many trawl nets are born at a factory off Day Road. Read more »

March 3, 2015

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MH17 next of kin finally view wreckage of downed flight

The relatives of those killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed over eastern Ukraine visited a Dutch air base Tuesday to view the wreckage of the plane. Read more »

March 3, 2015

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Greece poised for recession as uncertainty takes its toll

Barely a year after emerging from a savage recession comparable in its intensity to the Great Depression in the U.S., Greece's economy is shrinking again. Read more »

March 3, 2015

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Technology can enhance romance if used properly

In between drafting real estate contracts or meeting with clients, attorney Barry Lapides zips off a romantic text to his wife of eight years that reads: “I’m so lucky to have you in... Read more »

March 3, 2015

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Obama announces new education effort to 'let girls learn'

President Barack Obama announced a new government-wide initiative on Tuesday to help millions of girls around the world attend and stay in school. Read more »

March 3, 2015

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Anti-Jewish hatred highest in 7 years, while overall religious hostilities decline

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There's been a dramatic rise in U.S. and European incidents of anti-Semitism, two studies released this week reveal. At the same time, global religious freedom is under renewed threats in many... Read more »

March 2, 2015

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Utah assails Obama's Clean Power Plan

A resolution opposing President Obama's Clean Power Plan is winding its way through the Utah Legislature and likely will pass. Some state legislatures are saying any plan to cut emissions will be... Read more »

March 1, 2015

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What you can learn from this teacher who saved her student's life

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Six-year-old Matthew Parker needed a kidney. His teacher, Lindsey Painter, gave him one. This is one example of a positive teacher-student relationships, and there are simpler ways to foster them. Read more »

Feb. 27, 2015

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