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Afghan deal will be hard to assess, fraught with pitfalls

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:17pm

Hopes for ending America's longest war hinge on maintaining a weeklong fragile truce in Afghanistan that U.S. officials and experts agree will be difficult to assess and fraught with pitfalls.

Six questions before the Nevada caucus

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:14pm

The Nevada caucus, the third contest in the Democratic presidential race, is Saturday. Here are six questions going into that fateful vote.

Mussolini comment about Trump kept Chris Stewart from intelligence job, report says

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:01pm

“As a Republican, I’m telling you, Donald Trump does not represent Republican ideals,” Stewart told U. of U. students in March 2016. “He’s our Mussolini.”

Judge dismisses Nunes lawsuit against Fusion GPS

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:50pm

A federal judge on Friday dismissed a racketeering lawsuit brought by Republican Rep. Devin Nunes against the political research firm that enlisted a former British spy to look into Donald Trump’s ties to Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Why is this former governor challenging Trump for the Republican nomination?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:06pm

Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, who visited Utah on Friday, says "It’s time for somebody to stand up and plant a flag. The flag is decency. The flag is integrity."

Is voter-approved Better Boundaries redistricting initiative headed for repeal?

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:46pm

Backers of the Better Boundaries initiative passed by voters in 2018 said Friday lawmakers appear ready to undo the new independent redistricting commission and other changes to the process of redrawing congressional, legislative and State School Board boundaries.

In Nevada, Biden casts Sanders, Bloomberg as party posers

Michelle L. Price and Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:42pm

As the Democratic presidential primary advances toward Super Tuesday, Joe Biden wants voters to choose a loyal Democrat. Preferably him, of course, but mostly just not Bernie Sanders or Mike Bloomberg.

Iowa Democrats agree to Buttigieg, Sanders limited recount

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:06pm

The Iowa Democratic Party is agreeing to recount the results in about two dozen of almost 1,700 precinct caucuses as part of the ongoing process to resolve the weeks-long question of who won Iowa's tarnished presidential caucuses.

Picketing, pigeons, politics: Scenes from the Nevada caucus

Michelle L. Price and Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 3:30pm

Candidates have hustled past tourists and slot machines to ask housekeepers and cooks for their votes in the back of flashy casinos. They've made their pitches over plates of tamales, tacos and soul food. They've walked a picket line in the street with union workers. And then, with unsurprising showmanship, there was that flock of pigeons with tiny MAGA hats.

Bright lights, big stakes for Democrats in Nevada

Steve Peoples, Michelle L. Price and Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:58pm

Just past the roulette wheel and slot machines, the smoky bars and blinking lights, Nevada Democrats are preparing to weigh in on their party's presidential nomination fight.

Sanders condemns Russian influence in election

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:48pm

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Friday he was briefed by U.S. officials “about a month ago” that Russia has been trying to help his campaign as part of Moscow's efforts to interfere in the 2020 presidential election.

Trump rallies Nevada GOP ahead of state's Dem caucuses

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:28pm

President Donald Trump rallied supporters in the battleground state of Nevada on the eve of the state's caucuses and predicted chaos once again for Democrats for their management of the voting process,

Bloomberg : 3 women can be released on non-disclosure deals

Alexandra Jaffe and Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:14pm

Mike Bloomberg said Friday he’d free three women from confidentiality agreements that bar them from speaking publicly about sexual harassment or discrimination suits filed against him over the last three decades.

Looking to Nevada, will Dems avoid mistakes of Iowa?

Christina A. Cassidy and Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:21pm

Nevada Democrats are hoping to avoid a repeat of the chaos that ensnared the Iowa caucuses, as voters gather across the Silver State on Saturday to make their presidential preferences known. Iowa's process cratered this month following a rushed effort by state Democrats to deploy a mobile app for caucus volunteers to report results. Democrats in Nevada were going to use the same app developer as Iowa did, but quickly sidelined those plans. They will still be relying to some extent on technology to assist in counting and reporting results, though, and like Iowa, they will have paper backups.

Democrats avoid immigration specifics ahead of Nevada vote

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:20pm

As a diverse crowd filled a college student union this week, they swapped stories of seeking refuge in the U.S. or living in households that were a mix of U.S. citizens and people in the country illegally. They hoped to share their experiences with presidential candidates seeking support ahead of Saturday's Nevada caucuses.

Trump and first lady to tour Taj Mahal during India visit

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:16pm

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will tour the Taj Mahal when they visit India next week in a trip tailor-made for a president who loves grandeur and adoring crowds.

UN chief welcomes peace progress in Central African Republic

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:11pm

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is welcoming slow but steady progress toward implementing a peace agreement signed a year ago by Central African Republic’s government and rebel groups, but he is “seriously concerned” about continuing hostilities and violence.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:40pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows:

Bloomberg says 3 women can be released from non-disclosure agreements related to comments they say he made

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:06pm

Bloomberg says 3 women can be released from non-disclosure agreements related to comments they say he made.