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Democrats Weiland, Castillo focus on access, health care in U.S. House race

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The winner in the June 26 primary for the 1st District seat faces GOP incumbent Rob Bishop and two...

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OPEC agrees to pump more oil but crude prices jump anyway Xiaomi seeks to raise up to $6.1 billion in Hong Kong IPO Police: Backup driver in fatal Uber crash was distracted Car dealers gear up for Saudi women to hit the roads Johnson urges clean Brexit, 2 years after UK vote to quit EU The Latest:...


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Johnson urges clean Brexit, 2 years after UK vote to quit EU

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LONDON (AP) — Leading Brexit supporters are talking tough, and opponents are taking to the streets, on the second anniversary of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. Saturday marks two years since a June 23, 2016 referendum resulted in a decision to quit the 28-nation EU. Britain is due to...


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Xiaomi seeks to raise up to $6.1 billion in Hong Kong IPO

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Xiaomi Corp. plans to raise up to $6.1 billion in one of the biggest global stock market debuts in recent years as it tries to become a worldwide brand alongside Apple, Google and Amazon. The initial public offering in Hong Kong would value the Beijing-based company at as...


Government

Trump advises GOP: Quit wasting time on immigration.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Just when House Republicans needed Donald Trump’s backing the most — on their big immigration overhaul — he dashed off a presidential tweet saying they should quit wasting their time on it. The Friday tweet is hardly the first time the president has abandoned his allies in a...


National Business

Chicago Cubs owners in talks to purchase AC Milan

MILAN (AP) — The Ricketts family that owns the Chicago Cubs says it is negotiating to purchase the debt-ridden AC Milan soccer team. The Milan office of the Edelman public relations firm, which has been hired to represent the Ricketts, says the entire family is interested in Milan for “a medium- to...


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2 years on, Brexit vote has taken a toll on UK economy

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LONDON (AP) — While it’s still unclear what Brexit will look like when it happens next year, the decision to leave has already had a clear effect on the economy: households are poorer, companies are more cautious about investing, and the property market has cooled. In the two years since the vote...


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Trump tries to change focus of border debate

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is trying to cast doubt on wrenching tales of migrant children separated from their families at the border. He’s dismissing “phony stories of sadness and grief” while asserting the real victims of the nation’s immigration crisis are Americans killed by those...


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Facebook's battle against fake news now extends to Mexico

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. MEXICO CITY - This spring, a doctored image claiming that the wife of the leading Mexican presidential candidate was the granddaughter of a Nazi ricocheted across Facebook and its messaging service, WhatsApp. The post, shared 8,000 times before it was disproved, was...


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BLM agrees to pay energy company $1.5M for canceled leases

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management has agreed to pay SG Interests $1.5 million after the energy company sued over the cancellation of 18 oil and gas leases covering more than 30 square miles (78 square kilometers) in the Thompson Divide area in western Colorado. The...


Government

Reports: HUD failed to track lead paint cases, ensure fixes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two federal reports released this month blast the Department of Housing and Urban Development for failing to have procedures to adequately protect children in subsidized housing against lead paint exposure. The reports, from the Government Accountability Office and HUD’s Office of...


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