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Decision 2014: Election Night Results


Why the University of Miami plans to hire a scholar of atheism

Around 3 percent of Americans identify as atheist and an additional 15.8 percent don't affiliate with a particular religion. Read more »

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5 memorable ways to pamper your family this summer

Whether or not you're treating your family to a vacation this summer, everyone deserves a little pampering every so often. Read more »

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'An answer to many prayers': Hong Kong China Temple reaches 20-year milestone

In a region with half the world's population as well as multiple languages and non-Christian religions, the inspiration received by President Gordon B. Hinckley to build a temple in Hong Kong has... Read more »

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Famous authors write off Donald Trump in new petition

Hundreds of authors have signed a petition saying Donald Trump would be bad for America — and the arts. Some are applauding the move, others are saying it's a missed opportunity. Read more »

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Top 7 money-saving tips for summer travel

Summer is just around the corner, and everyone will be looking to travel. Here are some of the top seven money-saving tips. Read more »

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Trump reaches the magic number to clinch nomination

Donald Trump on Thursday reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and sets the... Read more »

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Obama: World leaders rightfully 'rattled' by Trump

President Barack Obama said Thursday that foreign leaders are "rattled" by Donald Trump and have good reason to feel that way, as he accused the presumptive Republican presidential nominee of... Read more »

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Status update: Look at my kid

Sharing online photos of your children via social media must be done responsibly by avoiding tasteless or embarrassing content. Allowing your children to create their own social identity is the key... Read more »

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AP: Intruders breach US airport fences about every 10 days

Under pressure to prevent people from sneaking onto runways and planes at major U.S. airports, authorities are cracking down — not on the intruders who slip through perimeter gates or jump... Read more »

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Vehicle hits, kills man assessing his crashed car on I-15, UHP says

A South Jordan man who stopped on I-15 to take pictures of his damaged car died Wednesday when another vehicle lost control and hit him, the Utah Highway Patrol reported. Read more »

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Salt Lake City-County Building to undergo $10M in repairs, seismic upgrades

The Salt Lake City-County Building will undergo repairs and seismic upgrades over the next two-plus years, city officials announced Wednesday. Read more »

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World War II bomber pilot, 96, receives Honor Salute

Dan M. Eastman, 96, a World War II bomber, pilot received an Honor Salute during a brief ceremony Wednesday at Olympus Ranch Retirement Community. The initiative is a joint effort between Community... Read more »

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Unified firefighters get hands-on training in swift-water rescues

Rescuers from the Unified Fire Authority are in the water training in the event of a swift-water rescue. The training comes as the snowmelt is starting to really pick up prior to the busy Memorial... Read more »

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Church slaying families accept pursuit of death penalty

The husband of a woman gunned down at a historic black church in Charleston with eight other people said Wednesday he won't be at peace until the man charged in the slayings is put to death. Read more »

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Cedar City man sent to prison for aiding in 2014 murder

A Cedar City man who aided two others in shooting and killing a man has been sentenced to prison. Read more »

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Real estate world aflutter as Obama looks for his next home

Real estate circles buzzed Wednesday over reports that President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, have decided to lease a nine-bedroom mansion in one of Washington's poshest neighborhoods when... Read more »

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Seeing radical Muslims everywhere you look? Try ‘Islamophobin’!

The nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization has been earnestly educating Americans for years about Islam while denouncing the growing tide of anti-Muslim bigotry. Read more »

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11 states, including Utah, sue over Obama's school transgender directive

Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. Read more »

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Several protesters detained outside California Trump rally

At least five people were detained Wednesday as police descended on protesters outside a Donald Trump rally in California. Read more »

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Ex-owner: Jon Stewart's horse used for kids' finger-painting

A horse adopted by Jon Stewart and his wife hadn't been shot more than 100 times by a paintball gun as previously reported but had been used as a canvas for children's finger-painting parties, its... Read more »

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ACLU skirmishes with local genetic testing company

The American Civil Liberties Union filed the complaint last week on behalf of four patients who say they were refused access to their genomic data. Read more »

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Indian synagogue held first Sabbath service in decades

A nearly 900-year-old synagogue recently held its first Sabbath service in decades in one of the diaspora’s farthest-flung places: the coastal Indian city of Cochin. Read more »

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UTA hikes fees for public records

The UTA board of trustees approved a resolution Wednesday to increase the fee for public records from $5 to $15. The agency said the increase will help offset the cost of fulfilling hundreds of... Read more »

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For UFO enthusiasts at Oregon festival, ‘it’s all extraterrestrial’

Jan Woods believes. She’s sure she saw a UFO back in 1978 when she was living in Nevada, something she spotted in the sky that was so amazing, she said, she had to pull her car over by the... Read more »

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InterVarsity leader: ‘I know what it's like to live in a culture not my own’

Tom Lin, 43, a Chicago native, Harvard grad, one-time missionary to Mongolia, was recently named the first nonwhite president of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, the national ministry to 40,200... Read more »

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Teacher on leave after telling students to put duct tape on their mouths

A teacher at Wasatch Junior High School was put on administrative leave Tuesday after she told several seventh-graders to put duct tape on their mouths for talking in class, according to Granite... Read more »

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Photos: Students get a jump on the Memorial Day weekend

Marilyn Smith, a second-grade teacher at Emerson Elementary School, does the bunny hop with her students as they return to school after an end-of-the-year picnic in Liberty Park in Salt Lake City... Read more »

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West Valley man faces 31 charges in alleged identity theft, forgery sprees

A West Valley man faces 31 federal charges in connection with alleged forgery and identity theft crime sprees in Salt Lake County in 2013 and 2015. Read more »

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Syracuse DUI driver sentenced to year in jail for cyclist's death

A Syracuse man who pleaded guilty to automobile homicide after hitting and killing a cyclist while drunk in 2014 has been sentenced to a year in jail. Read more »

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Baptist college decides to fire its president amidst sex assault scandal

Reports that the Board of Regents has voted to fire the college president gets a non-denial denial from the university in the midst of a football-centered assault scandal. Read more »

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Repo man charged with manslaughter in Pleasant Grove woman's death

A repo man accused of chasing a woman whose car he was trying to repossess was charged with manslaughter Tuesday for allegedly using his tow truck to run the woman off the road, causing her to... Read more »

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Donald Trump moves to win over wavering evangelical Christians

Donald Trump is moving quickly to rally the evangelical base of the Republican Party as the presumptive GOP presidential nominee pivots toward a general election contest where the conservative... Read more »

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Clinton faulted on emails by State Department audit

Hillary Clinton and her team ignored clear guidance from the State Department that her email setup broke federal standards and could leave sensitive material vulnerable to hackers, an independent... Read more »

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Energy summit details massive project planned for Uinta Basin

Gov. Gary Herbert was joined Wednesday at the Governor's Utah Energy Summit by Scott Saxberg, the president and CEO of Crescent Point Energy, to announce the latest developments in a planned nearly... Read more »

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Salt Lake City Council allocates $65,000 to give Biskupski time to save Wingpointe

After a testy, 4-3 vote, the Salt Lake City Council agreed to spend $65,000 out of this year's budget to indulge Mayor Jackie Biskupski's attempt to bring Winpointe golf course back from the grave. Read more »

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Utah and 10 states sue Obama administration over transgender bathroom directive

Utah is joining a coalition of states suing members of the Obama administration for clarification on a directive regarding transgender bathroom policies in schools. Read more »

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Utah Fraternal Order of Police endorses Gov. Gary Herbert

The Utah Fraternal Order of Police has endorsed Gov. Gary Herbert's re-election bid. Read more »

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4 honored with 2016 Public Service Awards

Three public servants and one organization with University of Utah connections were recognized Tuesday at the 2016 Public Service Awards sponsored by the Utah chapter of the American Society for... Read more »

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Tyler Library to reopen June 11

Patrons are invited to celebrate the grand reopening of the Tyler Library, 8041 Wood St., on Saturday, June 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Read more »

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Utah STEM Action Center establishes foundation, names director

The Utah STEM Action Center officially filed for the creation of the Utah STEM Foundation earlier this month. The foundation will be led by Allison Spencer, former foundation director for Canyons... Read more »

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Murray man arrested in Holladay killing already faces charges in other shootings

Police on Tuesday arrested a Murray man, 19, accused of shooting and killing another man and injuring a second during a home invasion robbery. Read more »

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Why most young adults choose to live with their parents

Young adults ages 18 to 34 are more likely to live in their parents' home than they are to live with a spouse or partner in their own home, a new study shows. The price of college is high for young... Read more »

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Polygamous food stamp fraud trial pushed back to October

A trial for members of a polygamous sect accused of orchestrating a multimillion-dollar food stamp fraud scheme will be delayed until October. Read more »

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Family: Concert promoter who was gunned down had found new life as a father

A Magna man has been ordered to prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the death of local singer and concert promoter Brad Hancock. Read more »

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FBI asks for help retracing steps of 'persons of interest' in UTA employee's killing

The FBI confirmed Tuesday that it considers Flint and Dereck "DJ" Harrison "persons of interest" in the killing of UTA employee Kay Ricks. Read more »

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Herbert appoints new 3rd District Court judge

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert appointed Matthew Bates on Tuesday to fill a judgeship vacancy on the 3rd District Court. Read more »

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Provo School District honors 11 employees

The Provo School District honored 11 employees for outstanding service to the Board of Education’s May meeting. Read more »

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Lehi explores bond to fund recreational park

Voters in Lehi could see a bond issue on the November ballot that would increase property taxes to fund a new park for team sports. It’s in response to an increased demand for recreational... Read more »

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Bomb threats called in to 2 Utah schools

Bomb threats were called into two Utah schools Wednesday, resulting in students at one school being sent home early. Read more »

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South Jordan mother spends days caring for husband who served in Iraq, advocating for other military caregivers

Elizabeth Tallerico is the military caregiver for her husband, who served in Iraq. She was recently appointed to be a Dole Fellow for the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, which provides resources for... Read more »

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