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U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake addresses business officials gathered for an event in Prescott, Ariz., Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. Flake told the group that that the new administration is restoring the balance on environmental regulations from what he called the one-sided oversight of the Obama Administration. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)

Here’s a look at the news for Oct. 25.

Utah teen carries teammate across finish line

Riverton High School senior Sean Rausch made a decision this week that changed the outcome of a cross-country race, the Deseret News reported.

Rausch had his eyes set on finishing the state cross-country championship race, until he noticed his teammate, Blake Lewis, laid out on the ground.

Lewis learned later he had broken his tibia during the race, which knocked him to the ground, unable to finish the race, according to the Deseret News.

That was until Rausch ran over to help him. He lifted Lewis onto his shoulders and carried him to the finish line, sacrificing the victory for his friend.

"I actually saw a video, something like this a couple of years ago. I saw that, and I was so inspired," he said in an interview Tuesday. "I thought, 'If I were ever in that situation, I would for sure want to be carried or I would want to help someone out.' So I made the decision to carry Blake. I made this decision a couple of years ago. It wasn't just an instinct."

Read more at the Deseret News.

U. President David Pershing writes apology to Jon Huntsman

University of Utah President David Pershing penned a letter to Jon M. Huntsman Sr. this week that said he deeply regretted the university’s actions that ruined communication between the Huntsmans and the school, according to the Deseret News.

The two sides butted heads when Pershing and Dr. Vivian Lee, the former vice president of health sciences at the school, fired Huntsman Cancer Institute CEO Mary Beckerle through an email, a move that ignited controversy in the Salt Lake City and university communities.

The letter, which you can read here, apologizes for the school’s "failure to consult with the Huntsman Cancer Foundation as provided in current agreements."

Read more at the Deseret News.

Dodgers take Game 1 of World Series

Los Angeles Dodgers' strong arm led the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-1 victory on Tuesday night in Game 1 of the 2017 World Series, according to ESPN.

Kershaw struck out 11 batters in seven innings. The Astros, who led the league in offensive production this year, only earned three hits.

"(The Astros are) a really good hitting team," Kershaw said. "They hit a lot of homers and don't strike out. There's little room for error. So it's important for me to establish pitches, be able to throw multiple things for strikes, and thankfully I was able to do that tonight."

Kershaw, who’s been criticised in the past because of poor playoff performances, finished one strikeout shy of his career playoff record.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts praised Kershaw after the game.

"(Houston is a) very talented team over there. And for him to get ahead, keep them off balance, work them from front to back, up and down, to all quadrants. This was a special night for Clayton."

Read more at ESPN.

Jeff Flake will not seek re-election

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake said on Tuesday that he won’t seek re-election during the midterm elections next year, according to the Deseret News.

Flake will serve out the remainder of his term.

Flake made his announcement to the Senate floor on Tuesday, saying that there has been a "flagrant disregard of truth and decency."

The BYU graduate also said he plans to speak out against President Donald Trump, someone he has had a rocky relationship with.

"I have children and grandchildren to answer to, and so, Mr. President, I will not be complicit and silent," Flake said.

Read more at the Deseret News.

More reading:

  • Xi Jinping Unveils China’s New Leaders but No Clear Successor [The New York Times]
  • What you need to know to catch up on Catalonia’s convoluted bid for independence [Quartz]
  • This is how many missiles North Korea will test before the end of the year [USA Today]
  • Park fees may jump to $70 at 4 Utah national parks [Deseret News]
  • NAACP warns African-Americans about flying on American Airlines [Fox News]