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UN diplomat says Islamic State seeking new revenue streams

The Islamic State extremist group is looking to increase revenue from taxation, smuggling antiquities "and potentially kidnap for ransom" after losing some territory and oil revenue following the destruction of significant oil facilities, the chair of the U.N. committee monitoring sanctions against the militant group and al-Qaida said Wednesday.

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Judge: Plan for restoring Northwest salmon runs not enough

A massive habitat restoration effort by the U.S. government doesn't do nearly enough to improve Northwest salmon runs, a federal judge ruled Thursday, handing a major victory to conservationists, anglers and others who hope to someday see four dams on the Snake River breached to make way for the fish.

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Trump's open path to nomination causes agony for some in GOP

Donald Trump's last Republican foe, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, ended his quixotic presidential campaign Wednesday, cementing Trump's remarkable triumph as his party's presumptive nominee and launching him toward a likely fall battle with Hillary Clinton. Some Republican leaders began reluctantly rallying around Trump, but others agonized over their party's future.

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Body camera captures Firkins tasing incident (Warning: graphic content)

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Two people die when trench collapses

Two people died, and a third was rescued alive, after a 9-foot deep trench collapsed near the corner of North Hill Road Parkway and Gary Lane in Boise on Tuesday evening, May 3, 2016.
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Two people die when trench collapses

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Body cam captures shooting of Homedale man

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Idaho election: Interview with Ada County Commissioner candidate Rick Visser, District 2

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Idaho election: Interview with Ada County Commissioner candidate TJ Thomson, District 2