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Study: Insurers may using drug costs to discriminate under federal health law

Insurance companies may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs, according to a study

Arizona stops citing Uber, Lyft drivers as new law crafted

Arizona regulators on Wednesday stopped issuing citations to drivers for transportation companies such as Uber and Lyft as the Legislature works to craft a new law to allow the companies to operate... Read more »

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Governor calls for investment in Utah's next 'greatest generation'

Gov. Gary Herbert urged investment in what he called Utah's next "greatest generation" in his State of the State speech Wednesday night by addressing needs including education, transportation and... Read more »

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Bill seeks to set rules on formation of new school districts

A bill that seeks to set rules on how new school districts can be formed sparked a lengthy debate as it was presented Wednesday to the House Education Committee. Read more »

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Technology would help teachers give faster feedback to students, lawmakers say

Legislators unanimously recommended a bill for House approval Wednesday that would avail English and writing teachers of computer programs to help them give more timely feedback on their students'... Read more »

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Mitt Romney courts middle class, jabs Hillary Clinton in Mississippi

Mitt Romney hasn't officially declared himself a presidential candidate again, but the 2012 Republican nominee looked and sounded like one during a stop in Mississippi, back-slapping at a popular... Read more »

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Groups sue EPA seeking livestock farm air quality standards

A coalition of environmental, animal rights and citizen action groups filed two lawsuits Wednesday alleging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is failing to address air pollution problems... Read more »

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Census: 1 in 5 children on food stamps

Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation's economy tumbled in 2008. Read more »

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Study: Insurers may using drug costs to discriminate under federal health law

Insurance companies, perhaps more than previously thought, may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs under the federal health law, in an effort to discourage them from choosing certain... Read more »

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Inquest begins into deadly Sydney cafe siege

An inquest into a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe began on Thursday, aimed at determining exactly how a gunman and two of his hostages ended up dead after a 16-hour standoff with police. Read more »

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California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

California health officials Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the... Read more »

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State Dept. officials meet with House Benghazi panel

State Department officials met Wednesday with a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, a day after the panel's Republican chairman complained about... Read more »

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Historic Santa Fe building designated as national treasure

The Palace of the Governors is already billed as the oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States. Read more »

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Raul Castro: US must return Guantanamo for normal relations

Cuban President Raul Castro demanded on Wednesday that the United States return the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, lift the half-century trade embargo on Cuba and compensate his country for damages... Read more »

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Tape: Scientist offers to build nuclear bomb targeting New York

A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist told an undercover FBI agent he could build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years and design a bomb targeted for New York City. Read more »

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Justice Sotomayor holds court in student section as U. keynote speaker

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's address to students at the University of Utah Wednesday will likely be remembered for her insights on life and the law, but also because she was in the... Read more »

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Want a one-of-a-kind name for your baby? It will only cost you $32,000

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Want your baby to have a name that no one else has ever had? Just pay this company $32,000. Read more »

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Monitor to probe shootings into moving cars by Denver police

An independent city official who monitors the Denver Police Department said he will investigate its policies and practices related to shooting at moving vehicles after a 17-year-old girl was shot... Read more »

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California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

California health officials on Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the... Read more »

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Facebook's status update: Profit, revenue beat expectations

For the seventh quarter in a row Facebook beat profit and revenue forecasts, continuing to win more mobile advertising revenue as most users shift to using the site on smartphones and other... Read more »

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NY Assembly considers rewriting rules after speaker's arrest

Sheldon Silver's 21-year reign as the speaker of the New York state Assembly is ending — a tectonic shift in state government that many reform-minded lawmakers say provides an opportunity... Read more »

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Jordan offers swap to Islamic State group to save pilot

Jordan offered a precedent-setting prisoner swap to the Islamic State group Wednesday in a desperate attempt to save a Jordanian air force pilot the militants purportedly threatened to kill, along... Read more »

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Legislative panel hears testimony on environmental spending

Cleaning up polluted land for redevelopment, improving access to public lands and increasing resiliency to extreme weather are among the Department of Environmental Conservation's priorities in the... Read more »

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Democratic Ohio Rep. Ryan makes public switch on abortion

A Democratic congressman in politically divided Ohio has publicly declared a position switch on abortion. Read more »

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Female Gitmo guard: no-touch rule diminished me as soldier

A female soldier at Guantanamo Bay says an order barring women from jobs that require physical contact with male prisoners makes her feel less of a soldier. Read more »

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