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Breakouts, burns and zingers: What to watch in the debates

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 10:24pm

Sixty seconds for answers, a television audience of millions and, for some candidates, a first chance to introduce themselves to voters.

2020 Democrats converge in Miami for 1st night of debates

Juana Summers, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 10:23pm

Ten presidential candidates, led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, will converge on the debate stage on Wednesday on the first night of Democratic debates to offer their pitches to voters and attempt a breakout moment for their campaigns.

House passes emergency funding bill for migrant care crisis

Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:48pm

It took last-minute changes and a full-court press by top Democratic leaders, but the House passed with relative ease Tuesday a $4.5 billion emergency border aid package to care for thousands of migrant families and unaccompanied children detained after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

Salt Lake County urges Utah Legislature to pass conversion therapy ban

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:15pm

Both Republicans and Democrats on the body over Salt Lake County's most populous county are asking the Utah Legislature ban conversion therapy.

The Latest: Caban claims victory in Queens DA race

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 8:57pm

The Latest on the Democratic primary for Queens District Attorney in New York (all times local):

Mueller to testify publicly before House committees July 17

Mary Clare Jalonick, Eric Tucker and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 7:56pm

Special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify publicly before Congress on July 17 after Democrats issued subpoenas to compel him to appear, the chairmen of two House committees announced Tuesday.

UTA hires new executive director from Silicon Valley

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jun 25th - 7:03pm

The Utah Transit Authority has chosen Carolyn Gonot, the chief planning and engineering officer for a San Jose-area transportation agency, to serve as executive director.

Border official resigns amid uproar over migrant children

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 4:05pm

The acting head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection resigned Tuesday amid an uproar over the discovery of migrant children being held in pitiful conditions at one of the agency's stations in Texas.

Helper councilman arrested, accused of groping neighbor

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 25th - 2:34pm

A city councilman in Helper was recently arrested after police say he entered his neighbor's house uninvited and groped her.

Utah alcohol agency to hold first drawing for rare, high-demand liquor

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 25th - 2:02pm

The Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control will hold its first drawing for rare, high-demand products in July.

Warren in the spotlight as Democrats gather for 1st debate

Juana Summers, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 1:14pm

After circling each other for months, Democratic presidential candidates will converge on the debate stage in Miami on Wednesday as the campaign enters a new — and likely more contentious — phase.

Bevin: Trump, Pence 'committed' to boost his reelection bid

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 1:03pm

Gov. Matt Bevin predicted Tuesday that his political kinship with Republican President Donald Trump will be in the campaign spotlight this year, and that Trump may visit Kentucky multiple times to help Bevin counter a tough Democratic challenge.

First lady's spokeswoman to be White House press secretary

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 11:40am

Stephanie Grisham, longtime spokeswoman and confidante to Melania Trump, will succeed Sarah Sanders as White House press secretary, the first lady announced Tuesday. Grisham is jumping into her new role by accompanying President Donald Trump on a trip to Asia starting Wednesday.

Merrill in Alabama GOP Senate race; Sessions still a factor

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 10:20am

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill announced Tuesday he's joining a growing field of Republican primary candidates competing for a chance to unseat Democratic Sen. Doug Jones next year.

Pence launches 'Latinos for Trump' coalition

Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:37am

Vice President Mike Pence told a Latino crowd Tuesday that President Trump has been "a great champion of Latino and Hispanic Americans," touting the president's economic policies while warning Democrats want to bring socialism to America.

2020 hopeful Elizabeth Warren pushes election security plan

Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:09am

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday pitched a sweeping overhaul of the nation's systems for securing its elections, including the creation of a "uniform federal ballot" and the replacement of the independent commission that currently helps administer the vote.

Biden wins early state endorsements, including black leaders

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:08am

Joe Biden's presidential campaign announced a new round of endorsements on Tuesday as the former vice president tries to bolster his status as the Democrats' presidential front-runner. He heralded support from four South Carolina state legislators, including two African Americans, Rep. Carl Anderson and Sen. Kevin Johnson.

Calls increase for Democrats to face climate change in Miami

Curt Anderson and Ellis Rua, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 8:52am

Rising sea levels could threaten the very existence of Miami and much of the rest of South Florida, and Democrats are facing calls to confront climate change squarely during this week's presidential debates in the low-lying city.

The Latest: Shelby says Sessions hasn't ruled out Senate run

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 3:44pm

The Latest on the 2020 Alabama Senate race (all times local):