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FILE - In this Dec. 21, 1970 file photo, Charles Manson reacts to photographers as he goes to lunch after an outbreak in court that resulted in his ejection, along with three female co-defendants, in the Sharon Tate murder trial. Authorities say Manson, cult leader and mastermind behind 1969 deaths of Tate and several others, died on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. He was 83. (AP Photo/George Brich, File)

Here’s a look at the news for Nov. 20.

Charles Manson dies at 83

Charles Manson, the 83-year-old leader of a mysterious cult in the 1960s, died Sunday of natural causes, according to CNN.

Back in the late 1960s, Manson was at the helm of a group that wreaked violence in Los Angeles for two days, killing seven people. He constantly made headlines alongside his “Manson Family.”

Manson spent a bulk of his life behind bars, having been charged with nine life sentences in California, according to CNN. He became popular through forms of media like books and television, elevating him to a cult pop culture figure, too.

"He was the dictatorial ruler of the (Manson) family, the king, the Maharaja. And the members of the family were slavishly obedient to him," former prosecutor Victor Bugliosi told CNN.

Read more at CNN.

Salt Lake City Council to close golf course?

The Salt Lake City Council will soon make a decision on whether to close the Wingpointe Golf Course forever, according to the Deseret News.

The golf course shuttered back in 2015, effectively putting it “on life support,” Deseret News reported. Since that time, the city has tried to save it.

But now, its time may be up. The city has spent thousands of dollars to save the project. But now, the city has spent all its budget on the golf course, paving a way to end it forever.

"I think it's very unfortunate that we've gotten to this point," said Councilman Charlie Luke. "But that fact that we are here, as disappointed as I am, it is irresponsible to think that we're going to see something different."

Read more at the Deseret News.

Debate over Utah’s electoral votes heats up

Could Hillary Clinton have defeated Donald Trump in Utah in the 2016 presidential election?

We’ll never know. But upcoming legislation aims to even the playing field for presidential candidates in Utah, according to the Deseret News.

Rep. Jeremy Peterson, R-Ogden, has proposed legislation that would add Utah to the growing number of states that will award their electoral college votes to the winner of the popular vote.

House Budget Chairman Dean Sanpei, R-Provo, said it doesn’t make sense for Utah, since candidates will campaign in largely populated states.

"I think that's where campaigns will get the most bang for their buck," he said. "And Utah, once again, will become relatively irrelevant because we have a smaller population."

Read more reactions to the proposal at the Deseret News.

Trump responds to LaVar Ball

Two of 2017’s most outspoken voices have gone back-and-forth with a war of words.

President Donald Trump fired back at LaVar Ball, the father of one of the UCLA basketball stars arrested in China earlier this month, on Twitter this weekend, according to CNN.

Ball previously belittled Trump after the president said he had a hand in releasing the UCLA players, which included Ball’s son, LiAngelo Ball.

"Who?" Ball told ESPN when asked about Trump's role in the situation. "What was he over there for? Don't tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out."

Trump tweeted his response:

Read more at CNN.


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