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Marvel Studios dropped a new trailer for “Captain Marvel” in January during halftime of “Monday Night Football.” Initial screenings of the film this week drew positive reviews.

REXBURG, Idaho — Here’s a look at the news for Feb. 21.

Politicians got panned for offering “thoughts and prayers” instead of policy action. What about faith leaders? Read more.

Will Utah be the 16th state to ban conversion therapy for gay teens? Read more.

Dante Exum was a partial participant in Utah Jazz’s practice as team returns from NBA All-Star break. Read more.

These are the earliest reactions to the “Captain Marvel” test screenings.

Sandy public utility director on paid administrative leave in wake of fluoride event. Read more.

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News from the U.S. and world:

Jussie Smollett arrested and faces a felony charge for allegedly filing false police report | CNN

Justice Department preparing for Mueller report in coming days | The Washington Post

White nationalist coast guard accused of plotting mass terror attack against top Democrats and journalists | The Independent

Supreme Court limits police powers to seize private property | The New York Times

Snow falls in Las Vegas for the second time in a week | NBC News