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Circuit board coding is a new approach in Davis schools

FARMINGTON — The Davis School District hopes to some day send science experiments into space, and one new program may further that goal. District Science...


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Anyone remember how to write a check?

WASHINGTON — Writing a check has always been a fundamentally strange act. There’s the fussy ceremony of writing out the amount in words and drawing the...


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Why Nike and Under Armour are spending wildly to watch your

WASHINGTON — Just days after Under Armour’s sponsored star golfer Jordan Spieth won the Masters, the sportswear giant was hefting its weight into a very...


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Feeling safe? Try attending Internet security conference

SAN FRANCISCO — A conference of Internet security experts is not for the faint of heart. Hallway chatter and keynote speeches are peppered with scary stories...


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Sales of existing homes rise to highest since 2013

Sales of previously owned homes climbed in March to the highest level since September 2013 as job growth and cheap borrowing costs helped sustain the progress in...




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Emotions over Obama's trade agenda roil Senate, delay action

WASHINGTON — Emotional disagreements over trade erupted in Congress on Wednesday, when a liberal senator delayed a committee’s likely endorsement of a...


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Hello? 8M phone calls unanswered as IRS cut taxpayer service

WASHINGTON — The IRS’ overloaded phone system hung up on more than 8 million taxpayers this filing season as the agency cut millions of dollars from...


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Employers cut jobs in 31 US states as growth slows

WASHINGTON — Employers in 31 U.S. states cut jobs last month as weak economic growth weighed on hiring and a slowdown in oil and gas drilling caused big job...


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CDC: 10 listeria illnesses now linked to Blue Bell foods

HOUSTON — Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries has recalled all of its products after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for...


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US lets in Thai fish caught by slaves despite law

WASHINGTON — In its first report on trafficking around the world, the U.S. criticized Thailand as a hub for labor abuse. Yet 14 years later, seafood caught by...


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OGDEN — When she was a small child, Samantha MacBeth’s parents instilled in her a love for animals and compassion toward all living creatures....