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'Deseret News National Edition' looks at mental illness, the new 'Cosmos' TV show, sketch comedy and the Paralympics

This latest episode of the Deseret News National Edition looks into mental illness, the new "Cosmos" and a variety of other topics. Read more »

March 17, 2014

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Park City's Ligety takes fifth giant slalom trophy; Hircher clinches overall title

Marcel Hirscher clinched his third straight overall World Cup title on Saturday but couldn't prevent Ted Ligety from winning his fifth season-long giant slalom trophy. Read more »

March 15, 2014

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Ogden native still reeling after helping U.S. men to first-ever Paralympic sweep

Keith Gabel, a graduate of Ben Lomond High, won bronze in the U.S. men's sweep of snowboard cross. It's the first Paralympic sweep for any U.S. men's team in history. This is the first games for... Read more »

March 15, 2014

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U.S. beats Russia in Sochi Paralympics hockey final

It was Josh Sweeney's goal in the second period that retained the Paralympic title for the U.S., ensuring it was "The Star-Spangled Banner" playing later in the near-7,000 capacity arena as the... Read more »

March 15, 2014

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Mikaela Shiffrin of US earns 5th World Cup slalom win

American Mikaela Shiffrin completed her exceptional slalom season with a fifth World Cup win on Saturday. Read more »

March 15, 2014

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2 Utahns win Paralympic medals Friday

Ogden's Keith Gabel and Park City's Danelle Umstead (guided by her husband Rob) won bronze medals in their respective races Friday in Russia. Read more »

March 14, 2014

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Utah-based company to promote U.S. on grand scale during 2016 Olympics

In 2016, Rio de Janeiro will welcome the world’s athletes, dignitaries and tourists as it hosts the Summer Games. The Olympics are a great platform for worldwide exposure, and a Utah company... Read more »

March 13, 2014

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Putin thanks Paralympics for eschewing politics

Russian President Vladimir Putin maintained on Thursday that Moscow did not instigate the Crimea crisis and thanked Paralympic leaders for not wading into the tensions over Ukraine. Read more »

March 13, 2014

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Photos: Olympian Noelle Pikus-Pace speaks to students at Northridge High

An Olympic medalist Utahn brought her message of hard work and perseverance along with fighting child hunger to high school students on Monday morning. Read more »

March 10, 2014

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Utah skiing: Hosting Utes finish fifth at NCAA championships in Park City

The Utah ski team had a rough day on the slopes, dropping to fifth place in the NCAA championships, which were won by the University of Denver. Read more »

March 8, 2014

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Paralympic snowboarder Amy Purdy talks about achieving her dreams, competing on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Amy Purdy will compete in the debut of snowboard cross in the 2014 Paralympic Games on March 14. Then she'll partner with Derek Hough on "Dancing with the Stars" on March 17. She isn't just an... Read more »

March 8, 2014

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2014 Paralympics: Meet Team Utah

Utah’s represented at the 2014 Paralympic Games by five athletes and six individuals. Read more »

March 7, 2014

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Utah Paralympian Tyler Burdick's passion for snowboarding helped him find a new way to represent his country

Tyler Burdick was one week from finishing his third deployment in the Middle East when a roadside bomb left his legs severely injured. Forced to medically retire from the military, he will... Read more »

March 5, 2014

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Gold medalist Maddie Bowman drops by Salt Lake nursing home to share her Olympic experiences

Maddie Bowman, gold medalist in halfpipe skiing, dropped by to visit her neighbors at Mission at Hillside, a Salt Lake nursing home. Bowman shared her gold medal with residents and answered their... Read more »

March 5, 2014

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Olympic medalist Steve Holcomb honored by Legislature

The Utah Legislature welcomed an Olympic champion in its midst on Monday. Read more »

March 3, 2014

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Slopestyle gold medalist Joss Christensen's wild ride continues as he returns to his hometown of Park City

Park City's Joss Christensen is enjoying his role in the historic U.S. sweep of slopestyle skiing. He went from barely making the U.S. team to earning an Olympic gold medal, which he dedicated to... Read more »

March 2, 2014

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Paralympians hope their stories will inspire others to push the limits of life — even in the face of physical disabilities

The Paralympic Games begin March 7 and will feature six athletes from Utah. The event will showcase athletes from around the world competing in five different sports, with snowboard cross making... Read more »

March 1, 2014

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NBC says 45,000 illegal video or private streams stopped during the Olympics

NBC said it worked with Olympic officials to stop some 45,000 instances of illegally posted video or pirate streams that surfaced to show competition during the Sochi games. Read more »

Feb. 27, 2014

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'Fire on Ice' connects the sport of bobsled to gospel principles in a message of faith, hope

A compelling book about sports and the gospel and how the two tie together. Lessons on hope, faith, goals, discipline, self-worth and grace. Jeremy Holm shares his struggles with anxiety and... Read more »

Feb. 27, 2014

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Army, faith helped push Mormon bobsledder Chris Fogt to Olympic success

Olympic bronze medalist Chris Fogt’s time in Iraq almost meant the end of his bobsled career, but he found that the soldiers he served with wanted him to compete for them. Read more »

Feb. 26, 2014

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Top Utah winter Olympians and the moments we'll remember from Sochi

Utah made an impact at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Here's a list of the top performers with Utah ties. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2014

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How would Utah have done as its own country in the Winter Olympics?

If Utah were its own country, it would have finished No. 10 in the world in medals. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2014

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Passing the torch: Parents of Olympians live their dreams

There will come a point when there is a sort of “passing of the torch,” when I let go of some of my dreams and let my children achieve theirs … and, in a beautiful way, their... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2014

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Utahns make U.S. Olympic Committee list of finalists for the 2014 Best of the U.S. Olympic Awards

The U.S. Olympic Committee selected its finalists the first-ever Best of the U.S. Olympic Awards. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2014

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Utahns love the Olympics: KSL TV medals in Winter Games television coverage

KSL TV ranked No. 1 in share of audience and No. 2 in ratings in television coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2014

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