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Decision 2014: Election Night Results


Her curriculum is out of this world: teacher trains to be astronaut over summer vacation

Elementary school teacher Tami Pandoff spent her summer vacation learning to be an astronaut at space camp in Huntsville, Alabama. Read more »

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Beyonce slays at MTV VMAs, Drake honors Rihanna

Beyonce owned the MTV Video Music Awards by winning video of the year and giving a 16-minute performance featuring her recent hits from "Lemonade," working various stages with strong, layered... Read more »

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1 dead, 4 arrested in Salt Lake drug deal gone bad, police say

One man is dead and four others are in jail after a shooting and car crash Sunday near the Rio Grande station in what police say was a drug deal gone bad. Read more »

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Utah ranks No. 5 in producing AmeriCorps members

Utah produces the fifth-highest number of volunteers for AmeriCorps, with the majority of them being college and university students. Read more »

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Photos: Charity trades bikes for smiles from Shriners patients

Kruisers for Kids donates adaptive bikes to patients at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Salt Lake City. Read more »

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Feds urge court to uphold San Juan commissioner's trespassing conviction

Federal prosecutors are urging an appeals court to uphold the conviction of San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman for leading an illegal ATV protest ride in a closed southern Utah canyon. Read more »

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The latest reason to get calcium from food, not pills

A new study out of Sweden raises troubling questions about calcium supplements and whether they contribute to dementia. Read more »

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James Lileks: Why your passport might be useless

A few years ago, I made plans to fly from Minneapolis to Amsterdam to Bucharest on the day before Thanksgiving. I was going to be gone for four days. (I know — crazy, right?) Read more »

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Is there a Wanda Witter in Utah? Connecting homeless to benefits takes patience, a listening ear, advocates say

The Washington Post recently reported on a homeless woman who received nearly $100,000 in Social Security back payments she was owed thanks to the efforts of a caseworker and a lawyer. The woman... Read more »

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U. students invent video game to help diagnose lazy eye in kids

A video game invented by a University of Utah student is undergoing clinical trials at the John A. Moran Eye Center and is in the process of approval from the FDA for use as a diagnostic tool for... Read more »

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Kaepernick will sit through anthem until there's change

Defiant, and determined to be a conduit for U.S. change, Colin Kaepernick plans to sit through the national anthem for as long as he feels is appropriate and until he sees significant progress in... Read more »

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Want a good indicator of your health? Open a jar of pickles

On his late-night TV show Monday, Jimmy Kimmel asked Hillary Clinton to open a jar of pickles. She did, and it was more than a stunt but a legitimate test of health you can try at home. Read more »

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2 Chicago men charged in shooting of NBA star Wade's cousin

Two brothers who were on parole for prior criminal activity have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade, Chicago police announced Sunday. Read more »

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Trump stand-ins struggle to speak for and defend nominee

Donald Trump isn't making it easy for top supporters and advisers, from his running mate on down, to defend him or explain some campaign positions. Read more »

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Salt Lake woman dies in fall on Mt. Olympus

A Salt Lake woman died Sunday in a fall on Mt. Olympus, according to the Unified Police Department. Read more »

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Meeting will bring police, community members together to discuss challenging issues

The quarterly Utah Law Enforcement Multicultural Affairs meeting will take place Monday, Aug. 29, at 2 p.m. with the purpose of building trusting and understanding relationships between law... Read more »

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Visitor misbehavior abounds as US parks agency turns 100

Tourist John Gleason crept through the grass, four small children close behind, inching toward a bull elk with antlers like small trees at the edge of a meadow in Yellowstone National Park. Read more »

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The new way scientists are tracking global poverty

A group of Stanford researchers is using satellite imagery to track poverty reduction efforts around the world. Read more »

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How to talk about faith with someone who's been skipping church

A new LifeWay Research study explores what's on the mind of people who haven't been to a church in at least six months. Read more »

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Grief erupts in Italy as nation honors, buries quake dead

Mourners in Italy prayed, hugged, wept and even applauded as coffins carrying victims of the country's devastating earthquake passed by at a state funeral Saturday, grieving as one nation after... Read more »

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Most kids want to follow in their dad's footsteps, but this trooper made it a reality

Colonel Michael Rapich, the Utah Highway Patrol's new superintendent, decided as a boy to become a trooper while observing his father, Steven, a UHP officer for 32 years. They wound up working... Read more »

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Several wildfires burning across Utah

Wildfires continued to burn thousands of acres of land across the Beehive State Saturday. Read more »

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Petapalooza connects families with new best friends

On Saturday, a dozen animal welfare groups hosted a daylong event to help get over 100 homeless pets adopted into new permanent homes. The second annual Petapalooza Festival was hosted at the... Read more »

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5 years later, recovery of hiker's remains provides peace for Australian family

Eric Robinson's wife shares a message of gratitude five years after her husband vanished while hiking the Highline Trail in the Uinta Mountains. Read more »

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Popular Amherst College psychology professor to speak on 'Science of Happiness' at Utah's first One Day University event

Catherine Sanderson, a professor of psychology at Amherst College, will be presenting on "The Science of Happiness" at One Day University, an event sponsored by the Deseret News in September. Read more »

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Program helps low-income families with health insurance premiums

A program meant to help low-income families afford their health insurance premiums is hoping to close the “coverage gap” in Utah. Read more »

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Lost Boy survived Sudanese civil war but died alone on streets of Salt Lake City

Phillip Deng Aguto survived the Sudanese civil war but died alone in a suspected hit-and-run accident along North Temple in the early hours of Aug. 13. Friends and family gathered Friday to... Read more »

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Are Olympic cities better or worse after the games? View these images to decide for yourself

The Olympics has brought increased transformation to Rio de Janiero, Brazil, but whether that is good or bad has yet to be seen. Read more »

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Asking for a wage increase can be difficult — Here’s what may be behind the stress

The U.S. economy has suffered its third straight quarter of declining productivity. The last time that happened was in the 1970s. Economists say the slump is a major drag on wages that needs to be... Read more »

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Utah welcomes home 116th from 10-month deployment

Men and women with the 116th Engineer Company Utah Army National Guard returned home Saturday, embracing loved ones for the first time in at least 10 months. Read more »

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Man arrested in shocking killings of 2 Mississippi nuns

A man suspected in the slayings of two nuns found dead in their Mississippi home has been arrested and charged with capital murder in the shocking killing that rocked the small town communities... Read more »

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Has the 2016 election produced a political 'Mormon Moment'?

There’s been so much attention recently on how Utah and members of the LDS Church feel about politics that we may in fact be experiencing a smaller-scale "Mormon Moment.” Read more »

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Clinton receives first intelligence briefing as nominee

Hillary Clinton received her first national security briefing Saturday as the Democratic presidential nominee, meeting with intelligence officials for an overview of the major threats facing the... Read more »

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Marina Costa-Jackson pursues singing passion, wins awards at Placido Domingo’s Operalia 2016

Rising opera star and Utah native Marina Costa-Jackson recently competed in Placido Domingo’s Operalia, and won two awards, increasing her popularity and renown in the opera world. Read more »

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How to make peace between your faith and your money

Money management isn't just about numbers, but about understanding how your emotions and financial history can hold you back. Read more »

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Utahns commemorate lives saved by organ donation

Utah's Intermountain Donor Services on Saturday hosted a celebration to honor the 6,673 names that have been etched on the Celebration of Life Monument at Library Square. Read more »

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The spiritual benefits of running

Running is like moving meditation, according to participants in a recent podcast about spirituality and exercise. Read more »

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Niners QB Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem in protest

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities. Read more »

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More students are taking the ACT, but few of them are actually prepared for college

Most students who aim for college remain unprepared in ACT measures, echoing other key measures of college readiness. Read more »

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Charges: Men forced kidnapped teens to drink gasoline, threatened them with chainsaw

Two 20-year-old men kidnapped and terrorized a pair of teenage boys by tying them up inside a Salt Lake home, forcing them to drink gasoline and threatening them with a running chainsaw "for being... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2016

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Ex-wife says Trump campaign CEO made anti-Semitic remarks

An ex-wife of Donald Trump's new campaign CEO, Stephen Bannon, said Bannon made anti-Semitic remarks when the two battled over sending their daughters to private school nearly a decade ago,... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2016

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Trump, Clinton appeals speak to Utah concerns

Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are making appeals that seem tailor-made for usually reliably Republican Utah voters uncertain about Trump's tone toward immigration and minority faiths. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2016

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Transgender North Carolinians get restroom-access win

A federal judge ruled Friday that two students and an employee must be allowed to use restrooms matching their gender identity at University of North Carolina campuses, and he said they have a... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2016

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US: Clinton meeting calendars won't be released until after election

Seven months after a federal judge ordered the State Department to begin releasing monthly batches of the detailed daily schedules showing meetings by Hillary Clinton during her time as secretary... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2016

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Do Americans care about the Olympics anymore?

With shrinking ratings across venues including cable and digital, NBC is scratching its head over what to do to draw younger Americans into the Olympics. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2016

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Photos: Sunset park renamed in honor of Rachael Runyan

Elaine and Justin Runyan, center, attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly renamed Rachael Runyan Memorial Park — in honor of their daughter — in Sunset on Friday. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2016

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Police: Crash that closed northbound I-15 in Salt Lake caused by driver 'following too close'

A Cadillac struck a sedan, a hatchback, a truck and a semi truck pulling two trailers Friday on I-15 near 1300 South in a crash that caused major delays, police said. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2016

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What this guy is routinely doing next to homeless people in New York City is changing lives

A 29-year-old musician has been on a mission to help those in need, spending the last two years routinely performing next to homeless people in New York City. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2016

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Summit County campground evacuated as wildfire rages less than a mile away

Ledgefork Campground visitors were evacuated Friday afternoon as the result of a large wildfire raging less than a mile away. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2016

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Progressives embrace religious liberty for their own causes

Religious liberty has often been a thorn in the side of progressives, especially when it’s used by conservatives to defend everything from Christians-only clubs on campus to merchants who... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2016

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