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Utah to scrap parts of immigration law under deal

Utah to scrap parts of immigration law under deal

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In the latest sign that the anti-immigrant sentiment has faded in conservative Utah, state officials agreed Tuesday to scrap three key provisions in its controversial 2011 immigration law and limit another in a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union.

November 25, 2014 5:31 pm Photos

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Utah to scrap parts of immigration law under deal

Utah to scrap parts of immigration law under deal

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2014, file photo, Luis Garza center, with about 50 activists and members of immigrant families cheer during a news conference at Utah's Capitol in Salt Lake City, to celebrate Obama's plans for deportation relief and work permits. Utah has agreed to scrap three key pr…

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Utah to scrap parts of immigration law under deal

Utah to scrap parts of immigration law under deal

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2014, file photo, about 50 activists and members of immigrant families stand during a news conference at Utah's capitol in Salt Lake City, to celebrate Obama's plans for deportation relief and work permits. Utah has agreed to scrap three key provisions in its immigrat…

November 25, 2014 5:31 pmLoading…

Even without the Keystone XL pipeline, the US oil industry is thriving

The following editorial appeared Friday in the Kansas City Star:

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Lanhee Chen: Republicans can outflank Obama on immigration

Lanhee Chen: Republicans can outflank Obama on immigration

Right moves will help GOP win back the White House in 2016.

November 21, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Navajo Nation president approves junk-food tax

Navajo Nation president approves junk-food tax

Increases sales tax on certain foods by 2 percent.

November 21, 2014 1:23 pmLoading…
A jump-start in the Senate

A jump-start in the Senate

Portman-Shaheen legislation deserves a chance — without poison-pill amendments this time.

November 20, 2014 6:15 pmLoading…
Time for Boehner to end stall on immigration

Time for Boehner to end stall on immigration

If House Republicans won't consider national interest, Obama must act.

November 17, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
GOP can't undo climate change victory

GOP can't undo climate change victory

Obama's most important legacy could be meaningful action against climate change.

November 14, 2014 6:45 pmLoading…

Norquist touts Missouri tax cut; schools concerned

Business-backed bill will punch a $4.8 billion hole in the budget, says Gov. Jay Nixon.

April 28, 2014 7:45 pmLoading…
Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

PASCUA YAQUI INDIAN RESERVATION — Tribal police chief Michael Valenzuela drove through darkened desert streets, turned into a Circle K convenience store and pointed to the spot beyond the reservation line where his officers used to take the non-Indian men who battered Indian women.

April 18, 2014 6:23 pm Photos

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Arizona House passes Internet "revenge porn" bill

Arizona House passes Internet "revenge porn" bill

PHOENIX — Saying the Internet is forever, the state House unanimously approved legislation Monday to make it illegal to intentionally post someone else’s naked photo online.

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Big issues remain as Legislature enters final day  *

Big issues remain as Legislature enters final day *

Members of the House of Representatives work toward adjournment while on the House floor during session at the Illinois State Capitol on May 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

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Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny at Boston College

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny at Boston College

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny speaks to graduates at Boston College after receiving an honorary Doctor of Laws degree during commencement ceremonies at Alumni Stadium in Boston, Monday, May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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Internet sales-tax rule gets Senate OK

WASHINGTON - The Senate sided with traditional retailers and financially strapped state and local governments Monday by passing a bill that would widely subject online shopping - for many a largely tax-free frontier - to state sales taxes.

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Amnesty for illegal immigrants will cost America

Special to The Washington Post.

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Heritage study sets off immigration bill squabble

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate immigration bill would cost the government a net $6.3 trillion over the next 50 years to provide benefits for millions of people now living in the U.S. illegally, the Heritage Foundation said in a report Monday, setting off a fierce dispute with fellow c…

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Obama: US still not sure who used chem weapons

Obama: US still not sure who used chem weapons

President Barack Obama speaks at a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington on Tuesday. The president said the U.S. doesn't know how or when chemical weapons were used in Syria or who used them. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

April 30, 2013 12:50 pmLoading…

US should make straw purchases of guns a felony

Buying a gun for a person who can't legally possess a firearm would be a federal felony under legislation now headed toward the Senate; Arizona senators John McCain and Jeff Flake should support this bill.

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White House threatens veto of GOP budget plan

White House threatens veto of GOP budget plan

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada speaks to reporters following the Democratic policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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