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A collection of some of the day's best photos, from around the world. <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 57850956@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:14:56 MDT High court upholds Michigan’s ban on affirmative action http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57852110-68/court-justice-action-affirmative.html.csp Washington • The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan’s ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice’s impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality. The justices said in a 6-2 ruling that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution in 2006 to prohibit public colleges and universities from taking account of race in admissions decisions. The justices said that a lower federal court was wrong to set aside t... Washington • The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan’s ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice’s impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality. The justices said in a 6-2 ruling that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution in 2006 to prohibit public colleges and universities from taking account of race in admissions decisions. The justices said that a lower federal court was wrong to set aside t... 57852110@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:05:01 MDT Court critical of Ohio law punishing campaign lies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57852245-68/law-election-harm-speech.html.csp Washington • The Supreme Court appears to be highly skeptical of laws that try to police false statements during political campaigns, raising doubts about the viability of such laws in more than 15 states. Justices expressed those concerns early and often Tuesday during arguments in a case challenging an Ohio law that bars people from recklessly making false statements about candidates seeking elective office. The case has attracted widespread attention, with both liberal and conservative group... Washington • The Supreme Court appears to be highly skeptical of laws that try to police false statements during political campaigns, raising doubts about the viability of such laws in more than 15 states. Justices expressed those concerns early and often Tuesday during arguments in a case challenging an Ohio law that bars people from recklessly making false statements about candidates seeking elective office. The case has attracted widespread attention, with both liberal and conservative group... 57852245@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:05:01 MDT Backing Ukraine, Biden blasts Russia for land grab http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57851858-68/ukraine-russia-russian-government.html.csp Kiev, Ukraine • Vowing that the United States would never recognize Russia’s “illegal occupation” of Crimea last month, Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday reiterated America’s support of Ukraine, declaring that “no nation has the right to simply grab land from another” and calling on Russia to stop supporting masked gunmen who have seized government buildings across the east of the country. Biden’s remarks, made during a meeting with Ukraine’s interim prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, signale... Kiev, Ukraine • Vowing that the United States would never recognize Russia’s “illegal occupation” of Crimea last month, Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday reiterated America’s support of Ukraine, declaring that “no nation has the right to simply grab land from another” and calling on Russia to stop supporting masked gunmen who have seized government buildings across the east of the country. Biden’s remarks, made during a meeting with Ukraine’s interim prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, signale... 57851858@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:48:59 MDT Obama mourns with the families of Washington mudslide victims http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57851540-68/obama-president-mudslide-oso.html.csp Oso, Wash. • Swooping over a terrain of great sadness and death, President Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where more than three dozen people perished in a mudslide last month, then mourned privately with those who lost loved ones in the destruction. Evidence of the mudslide’s power was everywhere: trees ripped from the ground, a highway paved with mud and debris, a river’s course altered. And in the midst of the awful tableau, an American flag flying at half-staff. Even a... Oso, Wash. • Swooping over a terrain of great sadness and death, President Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where more than three dozen people perished in a mudslide last month, then mourned privately with those who lost loved ones in the destruction. Evidence of the mudslide’s power was everywhere: trees ripped from the ground, a highway paved with mud and debris, a river’s course altered. And in the midst of the awful tableau, an American flag flying at half-staff. Even a... 57851540@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:02:02 MDT Most Sherpas decide to leave Mount Everest http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57851644-68/sherpas-everest-sherpa-mountain.html.csp Katmandu, Nepal • Most Sherpa mountain climbers have decided to leave Mount Everest, a guide said Tuesday, confirming a walkout certain to disrupt a climbing season that was already marked by grief over the 16 lives lost in Everest’s deadliest disaster. “It is just impossible for many of us to continue climbing while there are three of our friends buried in the snow,” said Dorje Sherpa, an experienced Everest guide from the tiny Himalayan community that has become famous for its high-altitude s... Katmandu, Nepal • Most Sherpa mountain climbers have decided to leave Mount Everest, a guide said Tuesday, confirming a walkout certain to disrupt a climbing season that was already marked by grief over the 16 lives lost in Everest’s deadliest disaster. “It is just impossible for many of us to continue climbing while there are three of our friends buried in the snow,” said Dorje Sherpa, an experienced Everest guide from the tiny Himalayan community that has become famous for its high-altitude s... 57851644@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:01:02 MDT IRS workers who owe back taxes get $1M in bonuses http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57851758-68/irs-bonuses-employees-workers.html.csp Washington • The Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, including $1 million to workers who owed back taxes, a government investigator said Tuesday. More than 2,800 workers got bonuses despite facing a disciplinary action in the previous year, including 1,150 who owed back taxes, said a report by J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration. The bonuses were awarded from October 2010 through... Washington • The Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, including $1 million to workers who owed back taxes, a government investigator said Tuesday. More than 2,800 workers got bonuses despite facing a disciplinary action in the previous year, including 1,150 who owed back taxes, said a report by J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration. The bonuses were awarded from October 2010 through... 57851758@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:01:02 MDT Lawsuit challenging Georgia gay marriage ban filed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57849684-68/marriage-court-gay-georgia.html.csp Atlanta • A gay rights group filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday challenging Georgia’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriages. Lambda Legal filed the lawsuit on behalf of seven people and seeks class action status. They are suing the state registrar, a clerk of the Gwinnett County Probate Court and a Fulton County Probate Court judge in their official capacities. “The history of the United States has been defined by the ability of each succeeding generation to recognize that social, economic, p... Atlanta • A gay rights group filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday challenging Georgia’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriages. Lambda Legal filed the lawsuit on behalf of seven people and seeks class action status. They are suing the state registrar, a clerk of the Gwinnett County Probate Court and a Fulton County Probate Court judge in their official capacities. “The history of the United States has been defined by the ability of each succeeding generation to recognize that social, economic, p... 57849684@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:54:29 MDT Regret and lost dreams: Profiles of some of SKorean ferry’s dead, missing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57849523-68/lee-son-ferry-lim.html.csp Jindo, South Korea • A bicycle, never ridden. A lipstick prank pulled off by old friends. Mother-daughter conversations that now burn in the memory, laden with regret. Among the 302 people dead or missing in last week’s South Korean ferry disaster, there are a multitude of stories. Here are just a few: ——— PARK HYE-SON Hye-son’s mother, Lim Son-mi, says the 16-year-old wanted to be a television screenwriter. But Lim’s wages from working at a daycare center meant she didn’t have enough money to s... Jindo, South Korea • A bicycle, never ridden. A lipstick prank pulled off by old friends. Mother-daughter conversations that now burn in the memory, laden with regret. Among the 302 people dead or missing in last week’s South Korean ferry disaster, there are a multitude of stories. Here are just a few: ——— PARK HYE-SON Hye-son’s mother, Lim Son-mi, says the 16-year-old wanted to be a television screenwriter. But Lim’s wages from working at a daycare center meant she didn’t have enough money to s... 57849523@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:57:57 MDT E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57849619-68/cigarettes-fda-smokers-tobacco.html.csp Richmond, Va. • Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They’re about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices. The Food and Drug Administration will propose rules for e-cigarettes as early as this month. The rules will have big implications for a fast-growing, largely unregulated industry and its legions of customers. Regulators aim to answer the burning question posed by Kenneth Warner, a professor at... Richmond, Va. • Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They’re about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices. The Food and Drug Administration will propose rules for e-cigarettes as early as this month. The rules will have big implications for a fast-growing, largely unregulated industry and its legions of customers. Regulators aim to answer the burning question posed by Kenneth Warner, a professor at... 57849619@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:50:14 MDT Acts of bravery emerge from pilloried ship crew http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57849648-68/crew-members-ship-ferry.html.csp Mokpo, South Korea • As the ferry sank, some crew members gave their lifejackets to passengers. One refused to leave until she shepherded students off the ship, and was later found dead. Others worked from rescue boats to break windows with hammers and pull people trapped in cabins to safety. Nearly a week after the sinking of the South Korean ferry, with rising outrage over a death count that could eventually top 300, the public verdict against the crew of the Sewol has been savage and quick. “... Mokpo, South Korea • As the ferry sank, some crew members gave their lifejackets to passengers. One refused to leave until she shepherded students off the ship, and was later found dead. Others worked from rescue boats to break windows with hammers and pull people trapped in cabins to safety. Nearly a week after the sinking of the South Korean ferry, with rising outrage over a death count that could eventually top 300, the public verdict against the crew of the Sewol has been savage and quick. “... 57849648@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:34:13 MDT Royal baby George meets his namesake at Australian zoo http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57845716-68/george-australian-namesake-prince.html.csp Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, took their son, Prince George, to Sydney’s Taronga Zoo Sunday where he met his namesake. An Australian animal, called a Bilby, was named after George. The royal couple are on a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia with their son. Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, took their son, Prince George, to Sydney’s Taronga Zoo Sunday where he met his namesake. An Australian animal, called a Bilby, was named after George. The royal couple are on a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia with their son. 57845716@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:04:52 MDT Supreme Court upholds college admissions affirmative action ban http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57849341-68/court-action-affirmative-admissions.html.csp Washington • The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan’s ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice’s impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality. The justices said in a 6-2 ruling that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution in 2006 to prohibit public colleges and universities from taking account of race in admissions decisions. The justices said that a lower federal court was wrong to set aside th... Washington • The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan’s ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice’s impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality. The justices said in a 6-2 ruling that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution in 2006 to prohibit public colleges and universities from taking account of race in admissions decisions. The justices said that a lower federal court was wrong to set aside th... 57849341@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:44:12 MDT Cries of anguish as SKorea ferry toll tops 100 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57849554-68/ferry-ship-tuesday-crew.html.csp Jindo, South Korea • For a moment there is silence in the tent where bodies from the ferry disaster are brought for identification. Then the anguished cries begin. The families who line up here to view the decomposing bodies have not known for nearly a week whether they should grieve or not. Now that they know, they sound like they’re being torn apart. “How do I live without you? How will your mother live without you?” a woman cried out Tuesday. She was with a woman who emerged from the tent cry... Jindo, South Korea • For a moment there is silence in the tent where bodies from the ferry disaster are brought for identification. Then the anguished cries begin. The families who line up here to view the decomposing bodies have not known for nearly a week whether they should grieve or not. Now that they know, they sound like they’re being torn apart. “How do I live without you? How will your mother live without you?” a woman cried out Tuesday. She was with a woman who emerged from the tent cry... 57849554@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:07:02 MDT Whoa there: NYC carriage horse ban is stalled http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57849514-68/horses-carriage-horse-blasio.html.csp New York • Mayor Bill de Blasio is pulling back the reins on his plans to quickly get rid of New York City’s horse-drawn carriage industry, stung by a recent outpouring of support for the colorful coaches that have clip-clopped their way through Central Park for more than 150 years. A campaign pledge to take on the horses during his first week as mayor was eclipsed by other issues. And as he nears his fourth month in office, he has encountered enough resistance from the usually compliant City Co... New York • Mayor Bill de Blasio is pulling back the reins on his plans to quickly get rid of New York City’s horse-drawn carriage industry, stung by a recent outpouring of support for the colorful coaches that have clip-clopped their way through Central Park for more than 150 years. A campaign pledge to take on the horses during his first week as mayor was eclipsed by other issues. And as he nears his fourth month in office, he has encountered enough resistance from the usually compliant City Co... 57849514@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:58:02 MDT U.S. weighs curbing deportations http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57849497-68/obama-immigrants-immigration-administration.html.csp Washington • Tens of thousands of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally but don’t have serious criminal records could be shielded from deportation under a policy change being weighed by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. The change, if adopted following a review ordered by President Barack Obama, could limit removals of people who have little or no criminal record but have committed repeat immigration violations such as re-entering the country illegally after having been deported, or fa... Washington • Tens of thousands of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally but don’t have serious criminal records could be shielded from deportation under a policy change being weighed by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. The change, if adopted following a review ordered by President Barack Obama, could limit removals of people who have little or no criminal record but have committed repeat immigration violations such as re-entering the country illegally after having been deported, or fa... 57849497@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:55:02 MDT Royals get Aboriginal gifts in Australian Outback http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57849493-68/aboriginal-australian-gifts-kate.html.csp Sydney • Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, received a traditional Aboriginal welcome to the Australian Outback on Tuesday. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the tiny town of Yulara, near the bright red sandstone monolith Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock. Members of a local Aboriginal community performed a traditional song and dance for the royal couple at a cultural center. Locals presented the pair with gifts of jewelry and a wooden spear, and William and Kate presented certif... Sydney • Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, received a traditional Aboriginal welcome to the Australian Outback on Tuesday. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the tiny town of Yulara, near the bright red sandstone monolith Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock. Members of a local Aboriginal community performed a traditional song and dance for the royal couple at a cultural center. Locals presented the pair with gifts of jewelry and a wooden spear, and William and Kate presented certif... 57849493@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:54:02 MDT 230 girls abducted in Nigeria still missing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57849438-68/forest-nigeria-girls-chibok.html.csp Chibok, Nigeria • A week after Islamic extremists stormed a remote boarding school in northeast Nigeria, more than 200 girls and young women remain missing despite a “hot pursuit” by security forces and an independent search by desperate fathers who headed into a dangerous forest to find their daughters. At Chibok, the scene of the attack, weeping parents cried on Monday, begging the kidnappers to “have mercy on our daughters,” and for the government to rescue them. “I have not seen my dear daug... Chibok, Nigeria • A week after Islamic extremists stormed a remote boarding school in northeast Nigeria, more than 200 girls and young women remain missing despite a “hot pursuit” by security forces and an independent search by desperate fathers who headed into a dangerous forest to find their daughters. At Chibok, the scene of the attack, weeping parents cried on Monday, begging the kidnappers to “have mercy on our daughters,” and for the government to rescue them. “I have not seen my dear daug... 57849438@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:36:02 MDT ’Piles and piles’ of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57849336-68/sudan-bentiu-south-base.html.csp Nairobi, Kenya • The townsfolk believed the mosque was safe. They crammed inside as rebel forces in South Sudan took control of the town from government troops. But it wasn’t safe. Robbers grabbed their cash and mobile phones. Then gunmen came and opened fire on everyone, young and old. The U.N. says hundreds of civilians were killed in the massacre last week in Bentiu, the capital of South Sudan’s oil-producing Unity state, a tragic reflection of longstanding ethnic hostilities in the world’s n... Nairobi, Kenya • The townsfolk believed the mosque was safe. They crammed inside as rebel forces in South Sudan took control of the town from government troops. But it wasn’t safe. Robbers grabbed their cash and mobile phones. Then gunmen came and opened fire on everyone, young and old. The U.N. says hundreds of civilians were killed in the massacre last week in Bentiu, the capital of South Sudan’s oil-producing Unity state, a tragic reflection of longstanding ethnic hostilities in the world’s n... 57849336@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:20:02 MDT Court: U.S. must release secret papers on drone killings of Americans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57846989-68/awlaki-government-2011-strike.html.csp New York • The U.S. government must publicly disclose in redacted form secret papers describing its legal justification for using drones to kill citizens suspected of terrorism overseas because President Barack Obama and senior government officials have commented on the subject, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York ruled in a Freedom of Information Act case brought by the American Civil Liberties Union and two reporters for The New York Times. I... New York • The U.S. government must publicly disclose in redacted form secret papers describing its legal justification for using drones to kill citizens suspected of terrorism overseas because President Barack Obama and senior government officials have commented on the subject, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York ruled in a Freedom of Information Act case brought by the American Civil Liberties Union and two reporters for The New York Times. I... 57846989@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:20:04 MDT