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Educators expected successes in second year of SAGE

Overall improvement in proficiency rates on standardized tests from 2014 was something educators expected to see, but some of the numbers are showing surprisingly rapid trends of improvement... Read more »

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NYT reporter: ‘Days when I feel despair’ at news, religion’s role

Writing about religion isn’t all hope and inspiration. “There are days when I feel despair about the news and the place of religion in it,” said Laurie Goodstein of The New York... Read more »

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Obama bristles at anti-Semitism charges during interview with Jewish newspaper

President Obama told the editor of an influential Jewish publication that “there’s not a smidgen of evidence” that he is anti-Semitic, a charge some critics have leveled as the... Read more »

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Why Pope Francis' U.S. visit might be the first of its kind

Religion experts and Catholic archbishops weigh in on what people can expect from the pope's first U.S. visit. Read more »

The Clean Cut: Child plays peekaboo with gorilla at the zoo

A toddler made a new friend at the zoo last week: a gorilla. In a YouTube video posted Saturday, 2-year-old Isaiah Chute plays peekaboo with a gorilla. Read more »

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Dick Harmon: Who will face toughest QBs this season: Utah State, BYU or Utah?

A quarterback can make or break a season and having one with experience and productive accomplishments gives a college football team its best chance to establish an identity, leader and produce... Read more »

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LDS Church leaders share messages about coming to Christ

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continue to lead the church's charge to "share goodness" by posting messages and photos to social media. Read more »

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Poet spends $500K grant on vacation — for others

Heather McHugh earned the McArthur Foundation "genius grant" that she could do what she wished with. Here's what she did. Read more »

Security guard fires shot inside West Valley driver license office

A confrontation between a security guard and another man inside a state Driver License Division office resulted in a shot from the security guard's gun being fired. Read more »

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Did the MTV Video Music Awards fail America’s children?

Last night’s MTV Video Music Awards show was packed with controversy and did little to help children learn good values. Read more »

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UTubers: Hailey Devine takes fans to Fiji

Blogger and YouTuber Hailey Devine and a group of her followers went on a humanitarian service trip to Fiji in August. She documented the experience through video blogs where she and the other... Read more »

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What's in 90 percent of seabirds' guts? 1 word: Plastics

As many as nine out of 10 of the world's seabirds likely have pieces of plastic in their guts, a new study estimates. Read more »

 
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