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Nobel winner Abiy says 'hell' of war fueled desire for peace

David Keyton and Jim Heintz, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 7:46am

The winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize says his horrifying experiences as a young Ethiopian soldier fueled his determination to seek an end to the long conflict with a neighboring country.

'We must act;' Democrats unveil Trump impeachment charges

Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 7:11am

House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment Tuesday against President Donald Trump — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — pushing toward historic votes over charges he corrupted the U.S. election process and endangered national security in his dealings with Ukraine.

Finland's parliament picks world’s youngest sitting premier

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 5:23am

Finland’s parliament chose Sanna Marin as the country's new prime minister Tuesday, making the 34-year-old the world’s youngest sitting head of government.

Former Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov dies at 83

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 3:22am

The former mayor of Moscow and one of the founders of Russia's ruling United Russia party, Yuri Luzhkov, has died at the age of 83.

Federal watchdog: FBI was justified in probing Trump-Russia

Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 11:53pm

The FBI was justified in opening its investigation into ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia and did not act with political bias, the Justice Department's internal watchdog declared, undercutting President Donald Trump’s repeated claims that he has been the target of a “witch hunt.”

DOJ watchdog report takeaways: Nuance, no total absolution

Colleen Long and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 11:50pm

The Justice Department's internal watchdog released a report that found the FBI had a legitimate reason to open up one of the most politically sensitive investigations ever, the Russia probe that began in secret during Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign that eventually was taken over by special counsel Robert Mueller. But the report, issued Monday, also documented errors during the investigation that Trump and his supporters could seize on as vindication. It had been highly anticipated, in Washington anyway, but the conclusions were nuanced — and as so many other key moments over the past few years — that made it difficult for any side to claim total absolution.

House Democrats unveil 2 articles of impeachment against President Trump

Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 10:13pm

House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment Tuesday against President Donald Trump — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — pushing toward historic votes over charges he corrupted the U.S. election process and endangered national security.

Utah’s tax task force votes to recommend bill to full Legislature

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Dec 9th - 9:50pm

The state’s tax reform task force voted 6-3 to recommend a draft bill to the full Legislature Monday, less than three days after the bill was unveiled to the general public.

Sen. Mike Lee pushes school choice in meeting with Trump, DeVos

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Dec 9th - 9:11pm

Sen. Mike Lee took his push for school choice to the White House on Monday, where he likely found listening ears.

Utah high court moves to let 'Dreamer' law school grads practice in state

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Dec 9th - 7:03pm

The Utah Supreme Court moved forward with a rule Monday to allow undocumented law school graduates to legally practice in the state.

Michelle Obama promotes girls education in Vietnam school

Hau Dinh, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 5:50pm

Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama spoke to students at a school in southern Vietnam while promoting education for girls to help reach their full potential.

Report: US misled public on progress in Afghanistan war

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 3:23pm

The U.S. government across three White House administrations misled the public about failures in the Afghanistan war, often suggesting success where it didn't exist, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post.

Consulting firm allows Buttigieg to release names of clients

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 2:33pm

collecting more than $50 million so far in 2019 — in part by tapping the resources of big donors. That's set him apart from Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders, who have pleased the party's progressive base by rejecting traditional fundraising techniques and instead relying largely on small dollar donations.

HHS defends Trump health appointee over lost jewelry claim

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 2:05pm

The government on Monday defended a top Trump administration health official who sought a reimbursement from taxpayers of $47,000, reportedly including a $5,900 Ivanka Trump-brand pendant, for items stolen during a work-related trip.

2020 newcomer Bloomberg stepping onto international stage

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 1:31pm

New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg launched his campaign less than three weeks ago, but he is already making his first foreign trip as a presidential candidate.

Wray: Report on Russia probe found 'unacceptable' problems

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 1:23pm

A Justice Department inspector general report on the early days of the Russia investigation identified problems that are “unacceptable and unrepresentative of who we are as an institution,” FBI Director Chris Wray says in detailing changes the bureau plans to make in response.

Democrats unveil articles of impeachment charging President Trump with abuse of power, obstruction of Congress

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 7:10am

Democrats unveil articles of impeachment charging President Trump with abuse of power, obstruction of Congress.

Finland’s parliament picks Sanna Marin as new prime minister, making the 34-year-old youngest-sitting head of government

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 5:20am

Finland’s parliament picks Sanna Marin as new prime minister, making the 34-year-old youngest-sitting head of government.

McKinsey consulting firm allows Democratic presidential hopeful Buttigieg to disclose clients he served a decade ago

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 2:28pm

McKinsey consulting firm allows Democratic presidential hopeful Buttigieg to disclose clients he served a decade ago.