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Mitt Romney waves to the audience after participating in the Silicon Slopes Tech Summit at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018.

Here’s a look at the news for Feb. 15, 2018.

Mitt Romney plans then cancels U.S. Senate campaign launch

Mitt Romney canceled his plans to launch his U.S. Senate bid Wednesday after a tragic school shooting in Florida, according to the Deseret News.

The shooting took the lives of at least 17 people.

Romney was reportedly scheduled to announce his bid for the Utah Senate race Thursday. He announced in tweets that he changed his mind.

Romney did not announce a rescheduled date to make his announcement.

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Jazz keep the streak alive

Anyone who thought the Utah Jazz peaked at 10 straight wins got another surprise Wednesday night.

The Jazz defeated the Phoenix Suns, 107-97, on Valentine’s Day for the team’s 11th straight victory, according to the Deseret News.

Utah will now enter the All-Star break with a 30-28 record.

Jazz coach Quin Snyder said that despite some hiccups, he'll take the victory.

“This was about a win. And we played well enough to win,” he said. “The circumstances . . . we knew this would be a tough game and it was.”

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Former students kills 17 in Florida high school shooting

A former student opened fire at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and injuring several more, according to The Associated Press.

Students fled the school in what was the deadliest school shooting since an attacker shot the elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

Authorities said the gunman, who was kicked out of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, entered the school with a gas mask and smoke grenades. He set off the fire alarms to draw students out of their classrooms.

Students said the alleged shooter, who was later identified as Nikolas Cruz, showed strange behaviors that led many to end friendships with him.

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Personal robots raise ethical questions for families

Families across America will soon welcome personal robots into their homes, according to the Deseret News.

However, these robots raise ethical questions for families.

Researchers told the Deseret News that people often deal with ethical questions about how robots impact our lives.

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“Should a companion robot report a child’s confidences to parents, or more troublingly, to the manufacturer of the device?” Deseret News reporter Jennifer Graham asked. “What should a robot do if a child tells him to pour a hot drink on a younger sibling? And what should manufacturers of devices already ubiquitous in homes, such as Amazon's Echo and iRobot's Roomba, be allowed to do with the data they're collecting?”

It turns out, some robots could help people become more ethical by starting conversations about what it means to have strong values.

Read more at the Deseret News.