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Huntsman Acknowledges Russian Influence On Election During Confirmation

Former governor Jon Huntsman Jr. says there’s no question that Russia attempted to influence the U.S. election last year. He said that on Tuesday during his confirmation hearing to become U.S. ambassador to Russia.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2004 – Doug talks with local book gurus from Ken Sanders Rare Books, King's English Bookstore and Sam Weller's Zion Bookstore about what to read this summer.

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Trauma, a Crime, and the Legacy of Vietnam

In a new book, Utah Poet Laureate Paisley Rekdal examines war’s traumatic effects on communities over time.

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Voter turnout among college students nationwide was up by 3 percentage points in the 2016 election, according to a new report — faster than turnout growth among all voters. But depending on the type of school, that turnout grew either far faster or in some cases plummeted.

As the morning sun rose over the cities of Central Mexico on Wednesday, where city blocks had lain neatly arranged, there was now a mess of rubble and stunned residents, watching as thousands of earthquake volunteers and rescue workers dug through scattered stones searching for signs of life.

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel thwacked the latest Republican health care proposal Tuesday night after one of the senators sponsoring the bill invoked Kimmel's name.

Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., touted Tuesday on Capitol Hill that his plan passes the "Jimmy Kimmel test."

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After devastating parts of the Caribbean, Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday as a Category 4 storm, according to the National Hurricane Center. It had been a Category 5 system, and even downgraded, it packed powerful sustained winds of 155 mph and is the strongest storm to have hit the island in decades.

After Hurricane Harvey, it was no surprise that restaurants in New Orleans quickly became a hub for many local efforts to help.

In the long haul, though, it is restaurants in the very areas hard-hit by Harvey that will be their own sources of community self-help.

That's one lesson from New Orleans' experience after Hurricane Katrina, and it's one that translates to others facing monumental loss. It's the way restaurants, fancy and modest alike, become beacons, and how the principle of service reaches beyond hot meals and cold drinks.

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