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With wins in 7 states and DC, Biden closes in on nomination

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 11:52pm

waiting in line hours after polls closed in some cases — after election officials dramatically reduced the number of in-person voting sites to minimize the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.

DC officials push back on aggressive response to protests

Michael Balsamo and Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 11:16pm

Officials in the nation’s capital pushed back on an aggressive response by the federal government to demonstrations over the death of George Floyd, with the mayor flatly rejecting a Trump administration proposal for the federal government to take over its police force and one county in Virginia pulling its officers from Washington.

Rosenstein to face Senate GOP grilling on Russia probe

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 10:33pm

Senate Republicans are planning to press former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on his oversight of the Russia investigation in the first in a series of oversight hearings that coincide with accelerated election-year efforts to scrutinize the FBI probe.

Trump, chafing at oversight, takes aim at inspectors general

Eric Tucker and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 10:26pm

Steve Linick irritated powerful Democrats and Republicans alike in his seven years as the independent watchdog investigating waste and mismanagement at the State Department. Still, he was stunned by a Friday night phone call saying President Donald Trump had fired him.

Sean Reyes, David Leavitt swing away in Utah GOP attorney general debate

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 8:23pm

Attorney General Sean Reyes and Utah County Attorney David Leavitt took off the gloves Tuesday in a Republican primary election debate, belting each other high and low on criminal justice reform, campaign finances and politicization of the office.

China, riots, Trump highlight 1st District GOP debate

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 7:25pm

All four GOP candidates vying to hold the 1st Congressional District seat tout their experience as the reason to secure a primary victory in June and most stand on the same principles: reducing the budget deficit, protecting constitutional freedoms and thwarting the threat posed by China.

Washington man has some surprise guests: about 60 protesters

Hilary Powell and Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 4:23pm

Rahul Dubey had some unexpected guests Monday night — about 60 in all — as a tense nation’s capital continued to grapple with the fallout from the death of George Floyd while in police custody.

Some governors balk at Trump request to send troops to DC

Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 2:47pm

Some governors are rejecting President Donald Trump's request to send National Guard troops to Washington, D.C., for a massive militarized show of force in the nation’s capital after several days of unrest over the death of George Floyd.

2 men with numerous guns were headed to Salt Lake protests, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 1:23pm

The West Valley City police and FBI discovered two men with firearms with intent to go Monday night's peaceful downtown protests.

Biden moves closer to formally winning Democratic nomination

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 12:06pm

Joe Biden is on the cusp of formally securing the Democratic presidential nomination after winning hundreds more delegates in primary contests Tuesday that tested the nation’s ability to run elections while balancing a pandemic and sweeping social unrest.

Trump says GOP is pulling convention from North Carolina

Bryan Anderson, Gary D. Robertson and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 11:23am

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday night that he is seeking a new state to host this summer’s Republican National Convention after host North Carolina refused to guarantee the event could be held in Charlotte without restrictions because of ongoing concerns over the coronavirus.

'Politicization' of Utah’s COVID-19 response splits GOP gubernatorial contenders

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 9:15am

The alleged politicization of the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic fired up the Utah Debate Commission debate among the four Republican candidates for governor.

Putin signs Russia's nuclear deterrent policy

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 9:01am

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday endorsed Russia's nuclear deterrent policy which allows him to use atomic weapons in response to a conventional strike targeting the nation's critical government and military infrastructure.

Pompeo hits China over Tiananmen as US faces civil unrest

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 7:58am

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday marked this week's anniversary of China's deadly 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square — a day after federal forces used tear gas to clear peaceful protesters from a park in front of the White House.

Germany wants to kick extremists out of military faster

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 4:38am

The German government has agreed on a bill that would speed up the dismissal of soldiers involved in extremism or serious crimes.

Ferguson elects first black mayor as new protests roil US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 12:21am

Ferguson voters have elected Ella Jones as the city's first black mayor as protests over the death of George Floyd and police treatment of black communities roil the nation.

The Latest: Fulcher wins 1st District GOP primary

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 9:31pm

The Latest on Idaho's primary election (all times local):

Trump: GOP ‘forced to seek another State’ to host convention after North Carolina insists on coronavirus distancing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 7:11pm

Trump: GOP ‘forced to seek another State’ to host convention after North Carolina insists on coronavirus distancing.

Paris riot officers fire tear gas during unauthorized protest against police violence and racial injustice

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 1:19pm

Paris riot officers fire tear gas during unauthorized protest against police violence and racial injustice.