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The Salt Lake Tribune's pending sale to the wealthy Huntsman family unshackles the newspaper from cost-cutting corporate owners and resolves crippling financial uncertainty, but it also raises concerns about whether the influential family will meddle in the paper's coverage.
 
The combat death of a U.S. Navy SEAL who was advising Kurdish forces in Iraq coincides with a gradually deepening American role in fighting a resilient Islamic State, even as the Iraqis struggle to muster the military and political strength to defeat the militants.
 
North Korea, the world's last great master of Cold War-era spectacle, is likely to deliver a big one when its ruling party holds its first congress in 36 years later this week.
 
Will the ambitious Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the world's largest trade pact, ever see the light of day?
 
After the disappearance last December of Hong Kong bookseller Lee Bo, Britain's foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, asked Beijing for information on his whereabouts, pointing out that the 65-year-old was a British national. China's foreign minister, Wang Yi, responded that Lee was "first and foremost a Chinese national."
 
What is the role of language in politics? Do those who claim to represent people's interests have a responsibility to use language that is decent, imbued with reason, values that are humane and that facilitate a pursuit of justice and welfare? Or should the language we use be left to the whims and fancies of our instincts and moods of the day?
 
Who is Satoshi Nakamoto? For many in the tech world, the identity of bitcoin's elusive creator has been a long-running parlor game. And the speculation might not be over.
 
Two months, 31 arguments and 18 decisions since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, is the Supreme Court hopelessly deadlocked or coping as a party of eight?
 
The new social media feature from Facebook that allows users to broadcast live events from their smartphones -- Facebook Live -- has taken the media world by storm, raising a new challenge for news reporters that could affect the quality of their work.
 
She has no stamina. She shouts. She's got nothing going for her but being a woman. Donald Trump, after toying with gender politics off and on during the campaign, is all in on a mission to undercut Hillary Clinton's credentials by syncing up his say-anything campaign strategy with his alpha-male persona.
 
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