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Conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is dead at 79

US Marshals Service confirms that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is dead at 79.

Pope to address migrant issues at U.S. Mexico border as religious groups struggle to respond worldwide

The pope's visit to the U.S.-Mexico border, where he is expected to say a prayer for migrants worldwide, comes at a time when a cascade of migrants fleeing violence in the Middle East is causing a... Read more »

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What's more dangerous, Zika or bug spray?

Worries about the mosquito-borne Zika virus are causing people to reach for bug spray. But what's really more dangerous: Zika or DEET? Read more »

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Ex-students say boarding school kept them in isolation boxes

A boarding school for troubled teenagers in Iowa that is being investigated by the FBI routinely kept pupils in small concrete "isolation boxes" for days or weeks and wouldn't let them out unless... Read more »

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Israel: 3 Palestinians dead after attacking Israelis

Three Palestinians were killed and another critically wounded while attempting to attack Israeli security forces in three separate incidents in the West Bank on Sunday, the Israeli military and... Read more »

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Obama to nominate Scalia successor 'in due time'

President Barack Obama declared Saturday night he would seek to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, charging into a heated and likely prolonged... Read more »

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France bestows highest honor on Utah veteran

A local World War II veteran on Saturday received France's highest honor, the Legion of Honor. Read more »

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Kinshasa Democratic Republic of Congo Temple: Construction begins for a new temple in Africa

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Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles addresses Church and community members in Kinshasa Democratic Republic of Congo during the groundbreaking ceremony for the continents... Read more »

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Race heating up as congressional Democrats target Mia Love

The race for Utah's 4th District congressional seat is attracting increased national attention, with U.S. House Democrats now targeting Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah. Read more »

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Reports say Catholic clergy not obliged to report child abuse allegations

A recently released training guide reportedly says to be aware of local laws, but notes it's "not necessarily" a duty to report cases of child abuse by clergy to authorities. Read more »

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Valentine's Day isn't the only day married couples will celebrate this weekend

Studies show all sorts of interesting things about marriage. But they can't tell you about your spouse's idiosyncrasies or make you laugh. Read more »

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Scalia's death leaves major void in high court, Utah legal experts say

The death of one of the U.S. Supreme Court's strongest conservative voices is likely to have a major impact on cases currently under review by the nation's top judicial panel, a University of Utah... Read more »

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Fight night: Personal attacks, court debate for GOP hopefuls

Republican White House hopefuls insisted that President Barack Obama step aside and let his successor nominate the next Supreme Court justice, in a raucous Saturday night debate that also featured... Read more »

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Utah politicians, GOP presidential candidates react to Justice Antonin Scalia's death

Among local responses to his death are Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Gov. Gary Herbert and Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox. Read more »

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In victory or dissent, Scalia was a man of strong opinions

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia kept your attention, whether you liked him or not. Read more »

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Utah delegation urges Obama to refrain from monument creation

All six members of Utah's congressional delegation put their names to a letter to President Barack Obama on Friday, urging him to refrain from creating a Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. Obama... Read more »

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GOP candidates set sights on South in presidential debate

Republican presidential candidates turn their sights on the South in Saturday night's debate, with Marco Rubio looking to right his campaign after a costly stumble that gave new hope to some of his... Read more »

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Republican group likens Clinton to Trump in advertisement

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are not so different on immigration policy. That's the message a Republican group is pushing in a new online ad aimed at voters in the coming Nevada Democratic... Read more »

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Amid multitude of woes, Egypt leader says democracy is back

Egypt's president said Saturday that his country has established democratic and constitutional rule after years of turmoil following the 2011 uprising, but rights groups say he has presided over an... Read more »

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Pope opens Mexico visit after historic stop with patriarch

Pope Francis kicked off his first trip to Mexico on Saturday with a long popemobile ride past cheering crowds on a day that will start with tough love speeches to the country's political and church... Read more »

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Army looks to recruit more women, adapt physical testing

Beginning this summer, a visit to a local Army recruiting office will include a new set of gymnastic tests to help determine what military jobs a recruit is physically capable of performing. Read more »

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The immigration problem Trump's ignoring is actually north of the border, not south

Ted Cruz says many of the people in the U.S. illegally came to the country on legal visas that they have since overstayed, and new report from the Department of Homeland Security points to Canada... Read more »

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Praying together to stay together? The role prayer plays in relationship conflict

Thirty-five percent of couples pray together, outside of meals, at least once a month, according to the American Family Survey. Read more »

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Good skiing and devastating drought come in the same package

In the mountains of California and Utah, the El NiÑo weather pattern has brought steady snow — a skier's dream season. But in other parts of the world, the storm has had an entirely... Read more »

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How Darwin Day has evolved in the U.S.

It's Darwin Day — the 207th anniversary of the birth of scientist Charles Darwin, marked worldwide by hundreds of events. But not everyone is celebrating. Read more »

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US, Cuba to sign agreement on restarting commercial flights

The United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to resume commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades, starting the clock on dozens of new flights operating daily by next... Read more »

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Conan's biggest regret at Harvard? Skipping economics

Conan O'Brien was a prankster during his Harvard years, but he also credits his success to hard work in the classroom. Read more »

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Coal talk of the town as GOP candidates mingle in Cheyenne

Coal was on the minds of candidates for Wyoming's seat in the U.S. House as they mingled with party insiders over cocktails at a Laramie County Republican Party gathering on Friday. Read more »

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US deploys more Patriot missiles in South Korea

The United States temporarily deployed an additional Patriot missile battery in South Korea in response to North Korea's nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch, ahead of talks next week to set... Read more »

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State: EPA didn't clue in Utah on San Juan River contamination

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency posted new information on the sampling results of the San Juan River in the aftermath of the August Gold King Mine spill in Colorado. Utah water quality... Read more »

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All Provo Airport flights canceled Friday due to 'sticky' inversion

All flights in and out of Provo Airport were cancelled for the second consecutive day Friday, and the inversion is to blame, according to an airport administrator. Read more »

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'Finally': Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader (+video)

With a hug and an exclamation of "Finally," Pope Francis met Friday with Patriarch Kirill in the first ever meeting between a pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a historic... Read more »

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You know who sent that rose, but where it came from may surprise you

This Valentine's Day, your rose bouquet may have traveled part way around the world. Read more »

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Evangelical leaders denounce Selective Service for women

WASHINGTON -- Key evangelical figures have come out staunchly against a proposal to register women for a possible military draft, arguing it would weaken America’s military readiness and is... Read more »

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In Mexico, Pope Francis will deliver messages for both sides of the border

Pope Francis’ nearly weeklong tour of Mexico will see the pontiff raise key themes of his papacy as well as issues related to tense national politics in Mexico and even the U.S. presidential... Read more »

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Teaching about religion in a children's museum

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the largest children’s museum in the world, may be a place for fun, but it has also addressed difficult subjects, including the Holocaust,... Read more »

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Manti man indicted in Oregon occupation; Arizona man arrested in southern Utah

A man who allegedly belonged to the group that overtook the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon last month was arrested Thursday in southern Utah by FBI agents, the mayor of Springdale... Read more »

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Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia 1st to draw lifetime drug ban

Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia became the first player to receive a lifetime ban under Major League Baseball's drug agreement after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance for the third... Read more »

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See why some are calling Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue the “Sexploitation Issue”

On Saturday, Sports Illustrated with unveil the new edition of its annual swimsuit issue. And it's not exactly family-friendly, or kind to women. Read more »

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WHO: Zika vaccines at least 18 months away from broad trials

Possible Zika vaccines are at least 18 months away from large-scale trials, the World Health Organization said Friday, while advising pregnant women to consider delaying travel to areas where the... Read more »

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Obama recites love poem to wife on national television (+video)

Someone call the fire department. It's about to get hot at the White House. Read more »

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Kasich works to assure South Carolina of conservative record

An energized John Kasich heads into South Carolina's Republican presidential primary hoping to build on a strong showing in New Hampshire, but he's refusing to tailor or shift his message to fit... Read more »

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Those Valentine's Day flowers might just be from Kenya

This Valentine's Day, there's a good chance your flowers came from Kenya. Read more »

Feb. 12, 2016

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Smithsonian giving visitors a virtual look inside Apollo 11

They are bits of space graffiti hidden from the public for decades: a crude calendar, scrawled lunar coordinates and markings warning of a locker containing "smelly waste." Read more »

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Tour operators say Zika could be bad for Olympics business

If the Zika virus — or fear of it — keeps spreading, the head of a sports travel agency handling tour packages for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics fears for her business. Read more »

Feb. 12, 2016

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Protesting Greek farmers drive tractors through Athens

More than a dozen tractors rolled through Athens on Friday, honking horns and flashing lights outside parliament as thousands of Greek farmers thronged the capital's main Syntagma Square to protest... Read more »

Feb. 12, 2016

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How a couple’s religious practices influence whether their relationships will last

A research brief for the Institute for Family Studies says that whether a couple attends church together regularly indicates whether their marriage will last, regardless of what church they attend.... Read more »

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APNewsBreak: EU is poised to restrict passport-free travel

European Union countries are poised to restrict passport-free travel by invoking an emergency rule to keep some border controls for two more years because of the migration crisis and Greece's... Read more »

Feb. 12, 2016

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Dalai Lama scheduled to speak at the U. June 21

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet is scheduled to speak at the University of Utah on June 21. A planned appearance at the university and participation in the Parliament of the World's... Read more »

Feb. 12, 2016

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Trump and Sanders take New Hampshire. Here's what you can expect economically from each of them

A new analysis shows that Sanders' proposals will double economic growth. The same can't be said for Trump, but he hasn't given us much to work with. Read more »

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Clinton, Sanders clash over minorities, money — and Obama

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial backing of black and Hispanic voters in Thursday night's Democratic debate and clashed heatedly over their support for Barack Obama as the... Read more »

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