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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An HIV-awareness campaign featuring condom wrappers with cheeky slogans that put a sexy spin on state pride met a quick end in Utah as the governor ordered the health department to stop distributing them.

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KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's prime minister submitted his resignation Friday, days after he was caught on tape saying President Volodymyr Zelenskiy — a former sitcom star with no previous political experience — knows nothing about the economy.

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LARAMIE — Albany County circuit court Judge Robert Castor sent the legal case regarding the legality of the University of Wyoming's gun ban back to his downstairs neighbor in the courthouse, district court Judge Tori Kricken, after a Wednesday hearing.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Statehouse would join a small number of others around the country with outdoor monuments dedicated to real women in U.S. history under a proposal Thursday to create a memorial to Ohio women who fought for voting rights.

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CHEYENNE (AP) — People insist they have spotted fleets of large drones crisscrossing rural America's night sky, their mission mysterious, raising questions that have veered into conspiracy theories and launching an investigation.

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POWELL — In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean last week, Carl Christensen couldn't believe his crew members were singing happy birthday to him after presenting him with a cake they'd hid in the bottom of their boat for more than a month.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with quiet ceremony Thursday — senators standing at their desks to swear an oath of "impartial justice" as jurors, House prosecutors formally reciting the charges and Chief Justice John Roberts presiding.

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CHEYENNE – When people talk about the death penalty in Wyoming, if they’re opposed to it, one of the first things they bring up is the cost. It’s nearly undisputed that executing someone and trials in death penalty cases are expensive.

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POWELL — A Powell game bird farm has been given a green light to move to the next step in raising greater sage grouse by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, with plans to collect grouse eggs this spring.

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LARAMIE -- The Red Cross of Wyoming is assisting one adult who was displaced by a mobile home fire near Cavalryman Road in Laramie on Tuesday, Jan. 14. Lodging was not needed; assistance was provided for other immediate needs. Further assistance will be provided as needed.

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MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Thursday fast-tracked work on constitutional changes that could keep him in power well past the end of his term in 2024 while lawmakers quickly sealed his choice for new prime minister.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House violated federal law in withholding security assistance to Ukraine, an action at the center of President Donald Trump's impeachment, a federal watchdog agency said Thursday.

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KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian police said Thursday they have opened an investigation into the possibility that the U.S. ambassador came under illegal surveillance by an unknown party before she was recalled from her post in May.

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SWEETWATER COUNTY—A hazardous weather outlook and special weather statement are predicting snow and wind tonight and tomorrow. A winter weather advisory has also been posted for parts of Western Wyoming from 2 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday. 

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Specialist firefighters have saved the world's last remaining wild stand of a prehistoric tree from wildfires that razed forests west of Sydney, officials said Thursday.

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CASPER — As the Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee begins the process of taking a scalpel the state's biennial budget this week, Gov. Mark Gordon has thrown his support behind a number of programs he considers to be priorities under his first budget as the state's chief executive.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on Thursday, with House Democrats reading the formal charges in the chamber ahead of the swearing in of all 100 senators as jurors for only the third trial to remove a president in U.S. history.

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LARAMIE -- Roughly two months after Laramie's nonprofit animal sanctuary, Home On the Range, moved to its location near Cavalryman Steakhouse, the on-site trailer home of the nonprofit's director burned down Tuesday afternoon.

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CASPER — Wyoming's effort to curb air ambulance costs was dealt a blow earlier this month when the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rejected the plan outright.

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TOMALI, Malawi (AP) — A pinch in the leg, a squeal and a trickle of tears. One baby after another in Malawi is getting the first and only vaccine against malaria, one of history's deadliest and most stubborn of diseases.

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TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — As Egypt marks the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Suez Canal, marine biologists are bemoaning one of the famed waterway's lesser known legacies — the invasion of hundreds of non-native species, including toxic jellyfish and aggressive lionfish.

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CHEYENNE – Republican Liz Cheney, Wyoming's sole delegate in the U.S. House of Representatives, announced Thursday morning she won't seek the state's soon-to-be-open U.S. Senate seat in this year's election.

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CASPER  — At the Jan. 5 Independent Cattlemen of Wyoming Directors' meeting in Casper, new officers were elected and new directors were officially assigned to their districts.  Offices are held for a two-year term, with an option to renew one time.  Independent Cattlemen of Wyoming’s preside…

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After it fired an employee who saved ducks from oilfield ponds near Rock Springs, Dominion Energy said it will strive to "better protect" animals that run perilously afoul of its facilities.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The decade that just ended was by far the hottest ever measured on Earth, capped off by the second-warmest year on record, two U.S. agencies reported Wednesday. And scientists said they see no end to the way man-made climate change keeps shattering records.

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JACKSON — Two cherished streams draining the most central, developed parts of Jackson Hole are now listed as "impaired" by environmental regulators due to fecal bacteria pollution.

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PARIS (AP) — The bears have cute names — Bubble, Feather, Snowflake and the like — and look so soft and huggable when caught on video by remote cameras that study their habits. But to herders high in the Pyrenees mountains of southwest France, the animals are stone-cold killers, ravaging flo…

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — As the British royal family wrestles with the future roles of Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, it could look to Europe for examples of how princes and princesses have tried, with varying degrees of success, to carve out careers away from the pomp and ceremony …

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William Ruckelshaus was a widely admired, nationally prominent Republican with a reputation for incorruptibility and a penchant for environmental work. He was the first administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, a hero of the Watergate scandal and a staunch advocate for using coll…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a trade agreement Wednesday with China that is expected to boost exports from U.S. farmers and manufacturers and is aimed at lowering tensions in a long-running dispute between the economic powers.

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MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin engineered a surprise shakeup of Russia's leadership Wednesday, proposing changes to the constitution that could keep him in power well past the end of his term in 2024.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House voted Wednesday to send two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate and approve House prosecutors for only the third impeachment trial in American history.

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TORRINGTON — Eighth Judicial District Court Judge Patrick Korell has denied a motion from accused murderer Jamie Snyder's defense attorney to suppress Snyder's interview with Goshen County Sheriff's Office investigators just hours after he is alleged to have stabbed and killed Wade Erschabec…

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ROCK SPRINGS — The Actors’ Mission’s newest production opening Thursday night is “Church & State,” a “fast-paced dramedy about faith, politics, and ‘The Twitter,’” according to the play’s website.

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ROCK SPRINGS — The Woman's Club of Rock Springs awarded grant recipients for the spring semester at Western Wyoming Community College. Each recipient received $500 each. Recipients inclued A.J. Maughn, Carol Ann Larson, Anthony Mitchell and Michaelee Wisniewski. Woman's Club is able to award…

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ROCK SPRINGS — The Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency invites the public to 2020 merchant meetings, reinvented as Small Biz Happy Hours.

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ROCK SPRINGS – A woman taking care of puppies was cited for alleged cruelty to animals under Rock Spring municipal ordinances.

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Ever since Benedict XVI announced he would become the first pope in 600 years to resign, Catholic theologians, canon lawyers and others warned of the potential confusion in having two popes living side by side in the Vatican, one reigning, the other retired but calling hi…

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CHEYENNE – Wyoming could soon join the rest of the country and use Medicaid to cover K-12 special education services, and the new funding model could get a test run in Laramie County School District 1.

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RIVERTON — Small communities in Wyoming could get a larger portion of the state’s local government distribution through an amendment State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, proposed recently during a Joint Appropriations Committee meeting Cheyenne.