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US adds just 151k jobs in January; 4.9 percentage jobless rate

U.S. employers added 151,000 jobs in January, a deceleration from recent months.

Deadline looms for decision on Nevada mine Superfund status

Gov. Brian Sandoval was still wrestling Friday with whether to end the state's opposition to adding a toxic, abandoned mine in western Nevada to a list of the country's most contaminated sites that... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Treasure hunter disappears searching for $2 million in gold

An antiquities dealer who inspired tens of thousands to search the Rocky Mountains for $2 million in hidden treasure now leads an increasingly desperate mission to find one of his fans. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Authorities: 1 of 3 fugitive inmates arrested in California

Police arrested one of three violent fugitive inmates on Friday after he told a woman in the same city where the jailbreak occurred a week ago that he wanted to surrender, authorities said. The... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Cruz and Clinton feel pressure in final stretch

Lagging Republicans struggled to climb higher in their crowded field, while Hillary Clinton faced more email troubles on Friday as the presidential contenders barreled toward a final weekend of... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Rubio urges against mass deportation as fix to immigration

Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio said Friday that if he is elected president, he will not look to deport 12 million people in the U.S. illegally, and will instead propose solutions... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Trump is a huge 'loser' with GOP Protestant pastors

Donald Trump, who loves to call others “losers,” is a big one himself in a new survey of U.S. Protestant pastors. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Netflix introduces televangelist shows

Alongside programs like “Orange Is the New Black” and “House of Cards,” Netflix now offers users another type of content: Christian sermons. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Texas prosecutor: Don't feed 'affluenza' teenager's ego

The Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck won't be moved to an adult jail as he awaits a court hearing to determine whether his case gets transferred to... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Obama: More to do to close the pay gap for women, minorities

President Barack Obama sought to showcase progress on his watch on closing the pay gap for women while keeping up the pressure on business, Congress and individuals to tackle an issue he said was... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Law official: Man shot was reaching toward waistband

A spokesman for the armed occupiers of a wildlife refuge who died in a confrontation with officers earlier this week was shot when he reached for his waistband, a law enforcement official said... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Democrats get Obama pep talk, face long odds

House Democrats are heading home from their annual issues retreat energized by a pep talk by President Barack Obama but facing steep odds of reclaiming the majority that delivered Obama his... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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30 years since Challenger: New voice at astronauts' memorial

As families of the lost Challenger astronauts gather with NASA to mark the space shuttle accident's 30th anniversary, there's a new voice to address the crowd. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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In Mideast wars, hunger grips millions across the region

In a Middle East torn apart by war and conflict, fighters are increasingly using food as a weapon of war. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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How much blame should one spouse have to take for the otherís infidelity?

The New York Times "Room for Debate" centers on Hillary Clinton and how much impact allegations of sexual impropriety on the part of her husband should affect her presidential candidacy. It's an... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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3 ways religious teachings could combat religious violence

A recent study highlights the value of religious teachings on self-control and compassion toward others. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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As an investment, Apple is down but not out

Apple's growth in iPhone sales screeches to a halt, but the company has a cash reservoir of $200 billion. Here's what you can expect from Apple's stock and how the company may rekindle its growth. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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How to carry the burden of the student loan beast

Forty million Americans have at least one student loan. Bringing that burden under control takes a thoughtful approach before you take out any loan and when you start to repay it. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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GOP rivals mock Trump, try to make the most of his absence

Absent Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidates strained to take advantage of a rare opportunity to step out of the front-runner's shadow in Thursday night's debate — a staid,... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Trump holds his own event as rivals debate

As his rivals made their final case to voters ahead of Iowa's kickoff caucuses, Donald Trump was headlining a show of his own. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Regulators get input, sort of, on self-driving car rollout

California regulators deciding how to permit the future rollout of self-driving cars were told Thursday by consumer advocates that their cautious approach was right on, and by companies developing... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Michigan lawmakers approve $28M more for Flint water crisis

Michigan lawmakers directed another $28 million on Thursday to address Flint's lead-contaminated water supply, allocating money for bottled water, medical assessments and other costs for the... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Nevada high court rejects Mormon church appeal in water case

The Nevada Supreme Court rejected a Mormon church appeal Thursday on a narrow legal question in a broad water rights dispute surrounding a proposal to pump groundwater from arid valleys along the... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Tropical virus headed for the U.S.

A disease rarely seen in North America has reared its head recently and prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue several advisories over the past few weeks. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Which candidate gives the most to charity?

Candidates’ charitable donations are clearly among the tools campaigns use to spin stories about themselves and their opponents. But do voters care? Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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NFL violence and high school prayers OK with fans

For all the headlines about football violence, concussions and player injuries, watching football is not a “guilty pleasure” for many Americans. It’s just a pleasure, a new survey... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Honoring heroes of the Holocaust, Obama warns of growing anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON — President Obama warned of growing anti-Semitism in the United States and the world as he honored two Americans and two Poles who helped save Jewish lives duringWorld War II. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Global slump, high dollar drag US durable goods in December

Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods tumbled in December, with a key category that tracks business investment plans falling for a second straight month. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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US pending home sales inch up in December

The number of people signing contracts to purchase homes managed to inch up last month, thanks to unseasonably warm weather in the Northeast. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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UN health chief: Zika virus is 'spreading explosively'

Declaring that the Zika virus is "spreading explosively," chief of the World Health Organization announced that it will hold an emergency meeting of independent experts on Monday to decide if the... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Voters warm to candidates who are not religious

On the growing list of ways the “outsiders” election of 2016 is upsetting conventional political wisdom, here’s a new entry: Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Morocco summit pushes Muslim clerics to improve the lot of religious minorities

MARRAKESH, Morocco -- After the Prophet Muhammad established the first Muslim state, he wrote the Charter of Medina to make sure his subjects lived in harmony, whether they were Muslims, Jews or... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Faithful Viewer: Biopic about black preacher is toast of Sundance

Reserve the hashtag #Oscarssoblack for next year’s awards. That’s because if viewer response is any indication, “The Birth of a Nation,” seems destined for Academy Award... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Rabbi who nurtured evangelical love for Israel courts black churches

The rabbi who has for decades painstakingly and successfully nurtured evangelicals’ love for Israel now extends his hand to African-American churches. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Homesick and fed up: Iraqi refugees in Germany head home

It's a change of heart that Iraqi immigrant Sekvan Agho never saw coming. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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New research highlights how Americans view candidates' faith

The analysis of voters' views on the religious backgrounds of presidential candidates revealed that Donald Trump is seen as the least faithful. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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How many children should you have? Experts offer tips when deciding

Family size research can yield interesting and sometimes contradictory findings. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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When it comes to family, one size does not fit all

Debate rages over whether big families or little ones best serve kids. The real question is, what do kids need to thrive? Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Trump looks to grab attention as GOP rivals debate

Republican presidential candidates take the debate stage Thursday night absent their front-runner, Donald Trump, who will instead seek to starve his rivals of attention at a critical juncture in... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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'Affluenza' teen arrives in Texas

Uniformed Mexican immigration agents put "affluenza" teen Ethan Couch aboard a commercial flight to Texas on Thursday morning, ending his month-long stay in Mexico. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Teacher: Principal pushed 6 to 10 students out of bus' path

An elementary principal who was fatally struck when a school bus accelerated toward a group of students pushed six to 10 children to safety, a teacher who witnessed the accident estimated Wednesday. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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A look at the escape of 3 inmates from a jail in California

A manhunt is continuing for three inmates who escaped from a jail in California last week by cutting through a grate, climbing through plumbing tunnels and rappelling to the ground from the roof. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Obama honors 4 who protected Jews during Holocaust

As he honored four people on Wednesday for risking their lives to protect Jews, President Barack Obama warned that anti-Semitism is on the rise and that an attack on any faith is an attack on all... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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What do the French think about U.S. health care?

Two senior French health officials and two French health care journalists are spending a week touring Intermountain Healthcare facilities and meeting with its top executives. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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This week in history: The Wilhelm Gustloff is sunk by a Soviet submarine

On Jan. 30, 1945, the MV Wilhelm Gustloff was torpedoed by a Soviet submarine as it was carrying refugees back to Germany. The exact number of deaths is debated, but it was undoubtedly the worst... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Ex-wife of an FLDS Church leader testifies

The ex-wife of a leader in a polygamous church teared up in court Wednesday when recalling how she was isolated from her children and feared even authorities would help hide them from her. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Olympic champion Ted Ligety, a Utah native, injures knee in training crash

and world giant slalom champion Ted Ligety flew past a gate in a training session Wednesday, when he suddenly spun around and landed hard on his side. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Rancher killed in standoff vowed to die before going to jail (+video)

A member of an armed anti-government group who was killed in a traffic stop in Oregon vowed a few weeks ago that he would die before spending his life behind bars. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Film academy reforms spark new round of protests

Since the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said it was altering membership rules in response to an outcry over the diversity of its voters and nominees, another uproar has erupted around... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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FBI: Wounded officer led drug raid, shot outside bedroom

A sheriff's deputy severely wounded during a drug raid he was leading was shot outside a bedroom by an assailant who later told police he was a drug dealer and that he thought he was being robbed,... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Voters conflicted on relevance of Clinton marriage drama

It's fair game. It's ancient history. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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