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Herbert takes oath of office for third time

Gov. Gary Herbert took the oath of office Monday as the 17th governor of the state, noting Utah’s resilience in the face of challenges and calling on residents to draw inspiration from the state’s pioneer settlers. “I see people and families who face their own unique challenges with courage and determination, showing charity and compassion for neighbors and a steely-eyed ...

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Nvidia launches world’s fastest mobile processor

LAS VEGAS: Chipmaker Nvidia showed off its newest Tegra mobile processor, its next step in its expansion into tablets and smartphones and also unveiled a new hand-held game device. The Tegra 4 chip, with four central processing cores, will be Nvidia’s first to include LTE technology for high-speed telecommunication networks, Chief Executive Jen-Hsun Huang said at a press conference in ...

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Massive rally for Chavez planned in Caracas

Venezuela’s leftist leadership has called for a massive show of support for ailing President Hugo Chavez in Caracas on Thursday – the day he is supposed to be sworn in to a new six year term in office. National Assembly speaker Diosdado Cabello said on Tuesday that a huge rally would be held that day to show the public’s support ...

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In Fending Off Critics, Obama Points to Hagel as Vietnam War Hero

WASHINGTON — In his effusive endorsement of Chuck Hagel as his choice for secretary of defense on Monday, President Obama set in motion a White House campaign that officials predict will overcome weeks of accusations that the Republican former senator from Nebraska is anti-Israel, antigay and soft on Iran. The president extolled Mr. Hagel’s record as a decorated veteran of ...

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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. NOMINEE FOR DEFENSE A POSSIBLE TRAILBLAZER If confirmed, Chuck Hagel would the first enlisted soldier and first Vietnam vet to head the Pentagon. 2. CARNAGE IN COLO….

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Police among 13 suspects slain in Philippine clash

At least three police personnel were among 13 suspected criminals who were gunned down in a shootout with Philippine security forces at a highway checkpoint, officials said Monday. Gunmen riding in three black SUVs opened fire on more than 50 army and police troopers who flagged down the vehicles late Sunday in the coastal town of Atimonan in Quezon province, ...

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Richard Nixon: President’s 100th Birthday Commemorated

By Brandon Lowrey LOS ANGELES, Jan 6 (Reuters) – At a ceremony commemorating the late U.S. President Richard M. Nixon’s 100th birthday, politicians, a military official and Nixon’s eldest daughter on Sunday remembered him as an underappreciated president and a foreign policy genius. Nixon, the Cold War-era Republican stalwart who opened U.S. relations with communist China, was the only American ...

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