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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   New coach Kalani Sitake oversees his first BYU fall camp practice, Friday August 5, 2016 in Provo. Monson: For BYU’s Kalani Sitake, the hugging is over and the squeeze is on
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  • After five years of appeals, misconduct and witness tampering charges dropped against former Utah police chief
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    R. Scott Phillips, executive director of the Utah Shakespeare Festival, says a few words during the dedication of the Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre, Cedar City, Thursday, July 7, 2016. Utah tops the nation in attending arts events
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  • United States’ Alex Morgan, center left, celebrates with teammates Mallory Pugh, left, Crystal Dunn after scoring during a quarter-final match of the women’s Olympic football tournament between the United States and Sweden in Brasilia Friday Aug. 12, 2016.(AP Photo/Eraldo Peres) Soccer: U.S. women’s national team to face Switzerland at Rio Tinto on Oct. 19
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo)    Brigham Young statue at BYU in Provo. BYU, BYU-Idaho named to ‘Shame List’ over LGBT policies
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  • (This image released by the the Mass Graves Directorate of the Kurdish Regional Government shows a human skull in a mass grave containing Yazidis killed by Islamic State militants in the Sinjar region of northern Iraq in May, 2015. An analysis by The Associated Press)   has found 72 mass graves left behind by Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria, and many more are expected to be discovered as the group loses territory. (Kurdish Mass Graves Directorate via AP) IS buried thousands in 72 mass graves, AP finds
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  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, United States’ Ryan Lochte checks his time in a men’s 4x200-meter freestyle heat during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. During an Aug. 30, 2016, appearance on ABC’s ’Good Morning America,’ Lochte wouldn’t say whether he’d return to Brazil to face charges of filing a false police report over an incident at a gas station during the Games. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File) Lochte mum on Rio return, plugs ‘Dancing with the Stars’ gig
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  • FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2016 file photo, migrants queue to receive their daily food distribution in a makeshift camp in Calais, northern France. Tempers are rising among migrants squeezed in record numbers into a shrinking slum camp in France’s port city of Calais, where hours-long waiting lines for food and showers and the tightening grip of security forces are leaving emotions raw. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File) Tensions mount as record numbers crowd French migrant camp
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   BYU freshman James Bernier places his pledge with other during BYU’s ’Start by Believing’ campaign, Tuesday, April 12, 2016 as part of Sexual Assault Awareness month on campus.  Brigham Young University is under scrutiny amidst allegations that students who are victims of sex crimes are routinely investigated, under the auspices of the school’s famously-strict code of conduct, known as the ’honor code,’ and face disciplinary action as a result of reporting their abuse. BYU advisory council preparing final recommendations on campus sexual assault
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  • This undated photo provided by Tamara Schmitz shows Clydesdale horse Budweiser with his friend, a Nigerian dwarf billy goat named Lancelot, near Santa Cruz, Calif. Budweiser was safely back in his pen Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in the Santa Cruz Mountains on California’s Central Coast after five days on the lam. Owner Tamara Schmitz says Buddy was busted out Wednesday, Aug. 24, by Lancelot, who knows how to butt open the stable gate. (Tamara Schultz via AP) With help from goat, wily Clydesdale goes on lam for 5 days
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  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to media as she meets with law enforcement leaders at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Clinton hits Trump in Utah in rare campaign attack ad
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  • Police: Boy accidentally shoots self, girl in Philadelphia
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  • Hurricane watch issued as storm nears Hawaii’s Big Island
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  • Russian hackers targeted Arizona election system
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  • Fans, both young and old, celebrated Boise’s three-time gold medal Olympian Kristin Armstrong at a city-wide celebration - at the newly named Kristin Armstrong Municipal Park, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in Boise, Idaho. Boise Mayor Dave Bieter unveiled the park’s new signage on Sunday at an event celebrating Armstrong, who just returned from winning her third-consecutive Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro. ’If it wasn’t my favorite park yesterday, it’s my favorite park today,’ Armstrong said at the celebration.  (Katherine Jones/Idaho Statesman via AP) Boise renames park for Olympic cyclist Kristin Armstrong
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  • 11 years later, New Orleans remembers Katrina
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  • FILE - In this July 22, 2016 file photo, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto speaks during a news conference with President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The university that granted Pena Nieto a law degree in 1991 acknowledged on Sunday, Aug. 28, that he copied texts and ideas without crediting their authors in his thesis. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) University: Mexican president copied texts in thesis
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