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The three officers who fired their weapons that left a homeless man dead were veterans of Los Angeles' Skid Row.

New license proposed for Utah professionals who treat autism

Lawmakers approved initial creation of a new professional licensing category for applied behavior analysts and assistant behavior specialists who are trained to provide care for children with... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Lawmakers to hear bill that would expand medical marijuana use in Utah

A new bill facing the legislature for the first time Thursday would legalize medical marijuana for an expanded population of patients, as well as allow cultivation and processing of cannabis... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Justices: Dentists unfair to limit teeth-bleaching providers

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a state regulatory board made up mostly of dentists violated federal law against unfair competition when it tried to prevent lower-cost competitors in other... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Health professionals call for action to address gun violence

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Leaders of nine national organizations have issued a call to action on American gun violence. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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House Speaker Greg Hughes kills hopes for Healthy Utah plan

Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah plan for Medicaid expansion already passed the Senate, but House Speaker Greg Hughes said it won't get a hearing in the House. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Measles is no longer spreading in Utah

No additional measles cases have been confirmed in Utah, meaning the recent outbreak is over. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Both parties face risks as health care law court case nears

Twenty-two out of 24. And 206 to 96. Those numbers tell much about the political impact of a Supreme Court case in which conservatives and Republicans hope to demolish a pillar of President Barack... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Indian city bans public gatherings over swine flu fears

A west Indian city has banned large public gatherings in an attempt to halt the spread of swine flu, which has claimed at least 926 lives nationwide in 11 weeks. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Former Deseret News food editor Win Jardine dies

Former Deseret News food editor Winnifred C. Jardine, 95, passed away Feb. 20. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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In the Whirled: Becoming a daydream believer

It may look like a big fat waste of time, but daydreaming is as important as a solid night's rest. That's big news for parents and kids alike. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Alaska quietly becomes 3rd state to legalize marijuana

Alaska on Tuesday became the third U.S. state to legalize marijuana. But the historic day passed with little public acknowledgement in a state with a savvy marijuana culture that has seen varying... Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Police: Alzheimer's patient, 87, kills roommate at facility

In a case that sheds light on the difficulty of caring for sufferers of an unpredictable disease, an 87-year-old Alzheimer's patient faces a homicide charge after the deadly beating of a fellow... Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Erin Stewart: Why I vaccinate my children, and hope other parents do, too

Vaccination is part of our social responsibility, and those who choose not to vaccinate are putting all of us at risk. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Gov. Herbert's Healthy Utah plan considered by Senate, finds no support in House

Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion may have won initial approval in the Senate on Tuesday, but House Speaker Greg Hughes said there's no chance it will pass the... Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Families lobby lawmakers for 'right to try' investigational drugs, devices

A bill that would allow terminally ill patients who have exhausted traditional treatments to try drugs and devices that have not yet received full FDA approval is before the Utah Senate after a... Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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15 signs that you're addicted to your Fitbit

For many, attaining the basic Fitbit goal of 10,000 steps a day provides a substantial challenge. But for those prone to obsessive behavior, obtaining more and more steps poses a dangerous threat... Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Consumption of sugar, red meat is up worldwide

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Unhealthy diets are becoming a global problem as poor nutrition leads to disorders like diabetes and heart disease. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Meaning of 4 words at center of Supreme Court health law fight

The Supreme Court next week hears a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul that hinges on just four words in the massive law that seeks to dramatically reduce the ranks of the... Read more »

Feb. 23, 2015

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Early exposure to peanuts helps prevent allergies in kids

For years, parents of babies who seem likely to develop a peanut allergy have gone to extremes to keep them away from peanut-based foods. Now a major study suggests that is exactly the wrong thing... Read more »

Feb. 23, 2015

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Pace of new US measles cases slows a bit, officials report

The number of U.S. measles cases this year has risen to 154, with new cases scattered across five states, although the pace seems to have slowed. Read more »

Feb. 23, 2015

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Fearing Ebola, N. Korea bars tourists from capital marathon

Further restricting travel to the already isolated country, North Korea barred foreigners from one of its most popular tourist events — the annual Pyongyang marathon — because of concerns over the Ebola virus, travel... Read more »

Feb. 23, 2015

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President Obama says he's committed to working with governors

President Barack Obama told dozens of the nation's governors Sunday night that they probably wouldn't agree on all issues, but said he expected they'd find more in common than sometimes is assumed. Read more »

Feb. 22, 2015

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Program to help families in need faces funding urgency

Utah parents are being asked how they'd like help and to share their request online to earn votes. The challenge aims to increase awareness about a program already in effect that provides help to... Read more »

Feb. 22, 2015

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AP Interview: Liberia leader urges help in post-Ebola phase

Liberia's leader on Sunday urged the United States and other countries to keep up their support to the West African nation as it recovers from the Ebola epidemic and refocuses attention on... Read more »

Feb. 22, 2015

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Anti-vaccine mothers discuss their thinking amid backlash

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. — One is a businesswoman and an MBA graduate. Another is a corporate vice president. The third is a registered nurse. These three mothers — all of them educated,... Read more »

Feb. 22, 2015

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