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New England Patriots outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy during an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. (Winslow Townson/AP Images for Panini)

Here's a look at the news for Feb. 5, 2018.

Two BYU players lose in Super Bowl

Former BYU linebacker Kyle Van Noy and University of Utah cornerback Eric Rowe suffered a loss Sunday night when the New England Patriots fell to the Philadelphia Eagles, 41-33, in Super Bowl LII, according to the Deseret News.

Van Noy earned five tackles, including a key stop of the Eagles in a crucial two-point conversion play toward the end of the game.

Rowe, meanwhile, secured four tackles and a pair of pass breakups.

“The two players got most of their action on the first drive of the game, as Van Noy got the contest’s first tackle and Rowe had a pass breakup in the end zone on a third-and-goal play, as the Patriots held the Eagles to a field goal,” the Deseret News reported.

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Utah Girl Scouts moving sales online

Girls Scouts of Utah have decided to move some of their sales online, the Deseret News reported.

The Girls Scouts’ new online program allows all the Utah Girl Scouts the opportunity to sell their cookies through a mini-store online.

This move “is aimed at helping Scouts build business and STEM skills through operating what is, essentially, their own online mini-stores,” according to the Deseret News.

Girl Scouts of Utah CEO Janet Frasier explained the move.

"We're excited to add this to the learning experience the girls are already getting with their in-person sales," Frasier said. "Digital Cookies adds a much easier option for out-of-area friends and family members to purchase cookies and provides some great exposure to digital sales and all that goes with it."

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Required testing doesn’t hurt students

A new audit from the Canyons School District challenges the idea that required testing uses up much of students' learning time, according to the Deseret News.

State-required exams only use about 3 percent of all instruction time. Meanwhile, students use 12 percent of their time for lunch, about 4.5 percent for recess and 27.3 percent for math.

Amber Roderick-Landward, Canyons District's instructional supports director, told the Deseret News that this data could help schools in the future.

"Of course we hear the rhetoric that the public hears from our teachers, from our parents that 'It seems like there's a lot more testing.' We had suspected there really can't be as much as folks are saying because we know what we're requiring," Roderick-Landward said.

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Utah struggles to find police officers

Utah is one of many states across the nation struggling to find new police officers, according to the Deseret News.

Police shortages are plaguing communities across the nation thanks to low unemployment, ailing public opinion and lower pensions, according to the Deseret News.

In fact, the Pew Research Center found in 2016 that 86 percent of police officers in the U.S. felt their departments didn't have enough personnel to keep communities safe.

“And experts say the shortage might continue until the next economic downturn when qualified people are no longer finding it so easy to land jobs in the private sector,” according to the Deseret News.

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