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Trump order to block international teachers may have ‘devastating effect’ on language programs

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jul 5th - 7:11pm

Utah officials hope the Trump administration will reconsider its suspension of entry of foreign nationals under J visas and other visas until the end of the year.

Trump to hold outdoor campaign rally in Portsmouth, N.H.

Aamer Madhani and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 3:00pm

President Donald Trump is set to hold an outdoor rally Saturday in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, according to the president’s campaign.

UK pays tribute to National Health Service on 72nd birthday

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 10:53am

People across the U.K. joined in a round of applause on Sunday to mark the 72nd anniversary of the free-to-use National Health Service, one of the country's most cherished institutions.

Russian shot dead in Austria, police probe political motive

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 7:40am

Police in Austria say they have detained a Russian man after one of his compatriots was shot dead near Vienna late Saturday in what Austrian media report is being considered a possible political assassination.

Democrats, Biden look to accelerate Southern political shift

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 6:02am

From Mississippi retiring its state flag to local governments removing Confederate statues from public spaces, a bipartisan push across the South is chipping away at reminders of the Civil War and Jim Crow segregation.

Anti-racism groups in Paris call out colonizer street names

Boubkar Benzebat and Christophe Schpoliansky, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 5:48am

Paris police blocked anti-racism groups from leading a “de-colonial tour” of Paris on Sunday to call attention to monuments and streets honoring historical figures tied to the slave trade or colonial-era abuses.

France-Turkey spat over Libya arms exposes NATO's limits

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 12:45am

The festering dispute between France and Turkey over a naval standoff in the Mediterranean Sea has shone a glaring searchlight on NATO’s struggle to keep order among its ranks and exposed weaknesses in a military alliance that can only take action by consensus.

Rep. McAdams still favored in 4th Congressional District race

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jul 4th - 8:33pm

National analysts question whether GOP challenger Burgess Owens’ views are too extreme.

Kansas newspaper's post equates mask mandate with Holocaust

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 2:29pm

A weekly Kansas newspaper whose publisher is a county Republican Party chairman posted a cartoon on its Facebook page likening the Democratic governor's order requiring people to wear masks in public to the roundup and murder of millions of Jews during the Holocaust.

Sean Reyes bests GOP challenger in attorney general race

Lindsey Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 2:24pm

Republican Sean Reyes has won the primary in his bid for re-election as Utah attorney general.

Amid furor over monuments, Trump seeks `garden' of US heroes

Aamer Madhani, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 1:10pm

President Donald Trump has a vision for his second term, if he wins one, of establishing a “National Garden of American Heroes” that will pay tribute to some of the most prominent figures in U.S. history, a collection of “the greatest Americans to ever live.”

Boris Johnson's father defends trip to Greece via Bulgaria

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 11:42am

The father of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has defended his decision to fly to Greece via Bulgaria in order to “COVID-proof” his property there before he potentially rents it out.

'People aren’t stupid': Pence's virus spin tests credibility

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 7:09am

Vice President Mike Pence has long played the straight man to Donald Trump, translating the president's bombast into more measured, calming language.

US envoy forges ahead with troubled Taliban peace deal

Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 4:18am

Washington's envoy to Afghanistan on Saturday emphasized the economic benefits of the peace deal with the Taliban, forging ahead with an agreement that has run into new political obstacles in the U.S. and the region.

At Mount Rushmore, Trump digs deeper into nation's divisions

Stephen Groves, Darlene Superville and Aamer Madhani, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 11:10pm

At the foot of Mount Rushmore and on the eve of Independence Day, President Donald Trump dug deeper into America's divisions by accusing protesters who have pushed for racial justice of engaging in a “merciless campaign to wipe out our history.”

Critics of US-Taliban deal say militants can't be trusted

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 10:57pm

Intelligence that Afghan militants might have accepted Russian bounties for killing American troops did not scuttle the U.S.-Taliban agreement or President Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw thousands more troops from the war.

For nation's birthday, Trump stokes the divisions within US

Lynn Berry and Aamer Madhani, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 10:47pm

On a day meant for unity and celebration, President Donald Trump vowed to “safeguard our values” from enemies within — leftists, looters, agitators, he said — in a Fourth of July speech packed with all the grievances and combativeness of his political rallies.

Bucking China pressure, Taiwan, Somaliland establish ties

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 9:53pm

Taiwan has scored a rare diplomatic victory in establishing relations with the independent region of Somaliland.

Inmate death at federal jail in Los Angeles ruled a homicide

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 11:48am

The death of an inmate at a federal jail in Los Angeles this past week has been ruled a homicide, resulting from stab wounds and strangulation, according to records obtained by The Associated Press.