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Lindsey Stirling isn’t your average pop star. The virtuoso violinist blends synth, EDM and even some country into her classically inspired songs — which often don’t feature any vocals — and she performs them while dancing onstage. But she hopes …

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Speedy Ortiz performs Friday, May 29, at Kilby Court in Salt Lake City. Shervin Lainez  |  Courtesy Concert preview: Compared to greats, Speedy Ortiz aims for a sound of its own
    With fuzzy guitar hooks and incisive songwriting, Speedy Ortiz can’t get out the front door without a ’90s indie-rock comparison trailing close behind. And as …
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Candles are lit at a vigil in Pioneer Park, Salt Lake City, Thursday December 18, 2014, honoring Utahns who died on the streets while homeless in 2014. Who are ‘the least of these’? Bible scholars say they may not be the poor
    When asked to describe the essence of the Christian message, Mother Teresa would often hold up a child’s hand and recite Jesus’ words in Matthew …
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  • EWU’s Tyler Harvey shooting his way on to radar of NBA teams ­— including Jazz
    Even the Golden State Warriors, whose dead-eye shooting has them on the verge of the NBA Finals, have said they need more of the stuff. …
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  • Pope Francis leaves after attending the opening session of a Italian Episcopal Conference meeting, at the Vatican, Monday, May 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) TV and Internet? Meh. What the pope really misses are pizza outings
    Vatican City • Pope Francis told an Argentine newspaper that he never watches TV or logs on to the Internet and, perhaps not surprisingly, sleeps …
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  • Yes supporters celebrate after the final result at Dublin castle, Ireland, Saturday, May 23, 2015. Ireland has voted resoundingly to legalize gay marriage in the world's first national vote on the issue, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday even as official ballot counting continued. Senior figures from the Commentary: Ireland is for gay marriage BECAUSE it is Catholic
    How is it possible that Ireland, one of the most Catholic countries in the world, voted overwhelmingly to legalize gay marriage? Across the globe, the …
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  • Former Rep. LaTourette files claim vs US over missed cancer
    Washington • Former Congressman Steve LaTourette, gravely ill with pancreatic cancer, has filed a claim against the government over the treatment he r...
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  • Utah State names interim athletic director
    Utah State on Wednesday announced that it has named Jana Doggett as interim athletic director as the search for a permanent AD continues. Scott Barnes...
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  • Automobili Lamborghini President and Chief Executive Officer Stephan Winkelmann, right, shakes hands with Italian Premier Matteo Renzi at Rome's Palazzo Chigi, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Lamborghini announced Wednesday it will produce a new SUV in Italy after receiving government incentives. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) Lamborghini signs deal to build new SUV in Italy
    Milan • Super sports carmaker Lamborghini confirmed Wednesday it will enter the luxury SUV market and signed a deal to produce the new vehicle in Ital...
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    3 things to consider when dining at the biggest outdoor party
    Outdoor dining has gained popularity over the past couple years and Park City’s Savor the Summit on Saturday, June 20 at 6:00 p.m. is one of the best ...
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    Ruth’s Diner gets a new sibling that includes a Utah liquor outlet
    Ruth’s Diner, one of Salt Lake City’s most beloved scenic eateries, has a new multifaceted sibling. Ruth’s Creekside opened last month next to the diner …
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  • Croatia's Mirjana Lucic-Baroni celebrates winning the second round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Romania's Simona Halep at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Lucic-Baroni won in two sets 7-5, 6-1. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) French Open: Last year’s runner-up Halep exits
    Paris • Simona Halep became the highest seeded player to exit the French Open so far as last year’s runner-up lost 7-5, 6-1 to Mirjana Lucic-Baroni in...
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  • FILE - In this Thursday April 14, 2011 file photo FIFA President Sepp Blatter, right, gives a FIFA pennant to Nicaragua's Soccer Federation President Julio Rocha during the inauguration of the construction of a new National Soccer Stadium in Managua, Nicaragua. Rocha is among the soccer officials that were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at Baur au Lac Hotel in Zurich. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix, File) Commentary: FIFA’s World Cup award to Qatar awakened U.S. giant
    The U.S. is not the world’s most soccer-loving nation. Yet it is U.S. law enforcement that is suddenly at the forefront of the attack on soccer’s glob...
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  • FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2014, file photo, Josh Duggar, executive director of FRC Action, speaks in favor the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. Tony Perkins, president of the Washington-based Christian lobbying group, said Thursday, May 21, 2015, that he has accepted the resignation of Duggar in the wake of the reality TV star's apology for unspecified bad behavior as a young teen. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File) Scott D. Pierce: Reality TV a bad idea for families — just ask the Duggars
    If you and your family are ever asked to star in a reality TV show, run. Run far. Run fast. Don’t look back. Don’t do it. Leave this kind of crap to ...
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    Gallery: Plaintiffs from Utah’s landmark gay marriage case tie the knot
    In matching blue suits, wide grins and a few tears, the couple at the center of the historic federal lawsuit that overturned Utah’s ban on …
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  • Declining federal dollars put biomedical research at risk, University of Utah medical school dean Vivian Lee says
    Fewer grants and slipping clinical revenue are a double threat to the future of medicine, University of Utah Senior Vice President for Health Sciences...
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Utes starter Jayson Rose pitches during a game at Smith's Ballpark. The freshman hurler leads Utah in ERA (4.00) and strikeouts (32) this season, as the Utes have gone 3-6 to start Pac-12 play. Utah baseball: Freshman pitcher Jayson Rose earns Pac-12 honorable mention
    In another down season for Utah baseball, there's a ray of hope: The Utes have young talent, and one of their most promising hurlers earned all-confer...
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  • Suddenlink is the latest to hook up with Hulu
    New York • TV watchers are going online, and cable companies are following them there. Suddenlink, which has 1.1 million TV subscribers, is the latest...
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    From Utah, she guides Korean War veterans, families to the old battlefield
    Springdale • She’s like a travel agent with a government title. But Sunny Lee caters to a unique traveler: Korean War veterans, their children and …
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  • Briefs: Cancer, beer, pensions, Internet
    Groundbreaking ceremony at cancer-treatment facility Jordan Valley Medical Center will have a groundbreaking ceremony at noon Thursday for a two-stor...
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  • Ogden chiropractor’s lewdness sentencing delayed
    An Ogden chiropractor’s sentencing has been delayed so that he can receive a psychosexual evaluation. Michael W. Wimmer, 68, was scheduled to be sent...
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  • Utah man sent to prison for burning toddler with scalding water
    American Fork • A 19-year-old man accused of burning a toddler’s hands and genitals with scalding hot water has been sentenced to one to 15 years in p...
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    Montoya beats Power for second Indy 500 win
    Indianapolis • His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain. Roger Penske called the driver in …
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  • FILE - In this Friday, May 31, 2013 file photo, Marius Vizer, president of the International Judo Federation, (IJF) attends the SportAccord International Convention in St. Petersburg, Russia. The head of umbrella body SportAccord has issued Thursday May 21 2015 a 20-point plan for discussions with the IOC, including the introduction of prize money for Olympic athletes. Marius Vizer also seeks a 50 percent share for all federations in the IOC's new Olympic television channel, and wants all non-Olympic federations to be allowed to demonstrate their sport before or after each games in the host city. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File) Olympic winter sports body suspends ties with SportAccord
    Lausanne, Switzerland • The association of Olympic winter sports has joined the exodus from umbrella organization SportAccord following Marius Vizer’s...
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  • Pope Francis exchanges his skull cap with one donated to him, as he leaves at the end of his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) Vatican: Irish gay marriage vote a ‘defeat for humanity’
    Vatican City • The Vatican’s secretary of state has called the Irish vote to legalize gay marriage a “defeat for humanity,” evidence of the soul-searc...
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  • High school’s graduating class forgoes trip to give principal $8,000 to treat cancer
    Bethlehem, N.H. • The graduating class at a New Hampshire high school is giving the money raised for its class trip to the school’s principal, who has...
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  • Appeals court upholds former Utah pilot’s conviction in groping case
    An appeals court has upheld the conviction of a former Utah airline pilot sentenced prison for groping a 14-year-old girl seated next to him during an...
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  • In this Wednesday, May 6, 2015 photo, Victoria Goss, founder of Last Chance Corral, caresses a young foal in Athens, Ohio. “We wanted to put our efforts into something that people don’t want to work with, which is newborns,” said Goss. “We needed to at least give them a chance.” (AP Photo/John Minchillo) AP Gallery: Farm lets orphaned or abandoned foals thrive
    Athens, Ohio • Orphaned, unwanted and some only days old, these fragile foals will need a lot of tender, attentive care to survive. At The Last Chance...
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  • Woman prevented from leaping off LDS Church Office Building
    Police and firefighters briefly closed off streets outside downtown Salt Lake City’s LDS Church Office Building late Wednesday morning after a woman t...
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  • Kerfuffle over waffle maker gets guests booted from hotel
    Pere Marquette Township, Mich. • Authorities say a dispute between two women over a waffle maker led to 30 people being booted from a western Michigan...
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  • FILE - In this March 27, 2015 file photo, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson delivers remarks on the release of a report by the National Petroleum Council on oil drilling in the Arctic, in Washington. Exxon shareholders will meet Wednesday, May 27, 2015 to hear Tillerson give his outlook for an industry grappling with lower crude prices. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) Exxon shareholders to vote on climate change
    Dallas • Exxon Mobil shareholders overwhelmingly rejected several environmental resolutions including proposals to put a climate-change expert on the ...
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  • In this May 4, 2015 photo, Mark Hirsch, owner of Creative Worx, left, and Dan Bloom, owner of Slope, pose for photos in the offices of Microsoft Ventures in Seattle. As part the program, Hirsch and Bloom get work space, technical advice and feedback from Microsoft employees. The company has given the startups $25,000 each.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Love not war wins for small businesses, large firms
    New York • Imagine a world where David and Goliath are best buds. Well it’s becoming reality more frequently in the business world. Boston Beer Co., m...
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  • Christoph Buehrer, left, director of neonatology at Charite Hospital and Wolfgang Henrich, director of gynecology at Charite Hospital, brief the media about the situation of 65-year old mother Annegret Raunigk and her quadruplets, in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. The 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to a girl,Neeta and three boys, Dries, Bence and Fjonn, by cesarean section at the hospital on Tuesday May 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) Quadruplets born to 65-year-old mom still in critical phase
    Berlin • Doctors say the week-old quadruplets born prematurely to 65-year-old Annegret Raunigk in Berlin are still in intensive care, but have been ga...
    Updated May 27 2015 10:09 am   |     |   Share
  • West Valley City boy recovering after three-story fall
    A 5-year-old West Valley City boy was in good condition Wednesday, the day after he tumbled through a third-story window screen and fell, breaking his...
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  • Members of the Houston and Webster Fire departments help residents evacuate through the floodwaters surrounding their homes in Houston, Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Heavy rain overnight caused flooding and closure of sections of highways in the Houston area. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Punishing storms in Texas test government emergency response
    Wimberley, Texas • Deadly severe weather over the long holiday weekend tested government alert and evacuation procedures, as officials scrambled to de...
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  • EPA issues final rules protecting drinking water, streams
    Washington • The Obama administration issued new rules Wednesday to protect the nation’s drinking water and clarify which smaller streams, tributaries...
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  • People stand near a destroyed vehicle after a powerful tornado swept past  in Ciudad Acuna, northern Mexico, Monday, May 25, 2015. A tornado raged through the city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes and flinging cars like matchsticks. At least 13 people were killed, authorities said. The twister hit a seven-block area, which Victor Zamora, interior secretary of the northern state of Coahuila, described as ‘It was totally crushed’: Survivors tell of terror during deadly Mexico tornado
    Ciudad Acuna, Mexico • Jose Francisco Contreras and his wife were driving to the bus he takes to his job at a factory in northern Mexico when the wind...
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  • Siblings’ dispute over Martin Luther King Bible, Nobel prize headed for mediation
    Atlanta • A legal battle over the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s traveling Bible and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize is headed for court-ordered mediation. King...
    Updated May 27 2015 09:18 am   |     |   Share
  • Crash in Sevier County results in chemical spill, SR-24 closure
    A weed-spraying truck involved in a crash leaked an unspecified amount of herbicide on a stretch of southcentral Utah’s State Road 24 Wednesday mornin...
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  • Study reveals flaws in gene testing for risk of getting a disease
    The first report from a big public-private project to improve genetic testing reveals it is not as rock solid as many people believe, with flaws that ...
    Updated May 27 2015 09:11 am   |     |   Share
  • Kragthorpe: Harvard, Stanford grads turn Salt Lake Bees bullpen into think tank
    As the game moves into the middle innings, the conversations among the relief pitchers evolve in the bullpen down the right-field line of Smith’s Ball...
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  • (In this photo taken May 20, 2015, Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., poses for a portrait before an interview with The Associated Press)   in Washington. For Democrats who had hoped to lure Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren into a presidential campaign, independent Sen. Bernie Sanders might be the next best thing. Sanders, who is opening his official presidential campaign Tuesday in Burlington, Vermont, aims to ignite a grassroots fire among left-leaning Democrats wary of Hillary Rodham Clinton. He is laying out an agenda in step with the party's progressive wing and compatible with Warren's platform _ reining in Wall Street banks, tackling college debt and creating a government-financed infrastructure jobs program. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Hatch wants to know how thieves blitzed IRS
    Washington • Congress is demanding answers about how identity thieves were able to steal the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers f...
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  • McDonald’s to stop reporting monthly sales
    New York • McDonald’s says it will stop reporting its monthly sales results as the company works to fix its struggling business. Steve Easterbrook, wh...
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