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Provo • Supporters and opponents of a set of proposed middle-school science standards traded blows Wednesday during an informational meeting hosted by the Utah Office of Education. One by one, parents and teachers took to a microphone to decry the …

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  • Don’t fall for these 5 infomercial money-grabbing tricks
    Infomercials that sell shampoos, zit creams and the latest weight loss gadgets can be hard to turn away from. But before you pick up that …
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  • This Thursday, April 16, 2015 photo shows, longtime couple Jun Yanagimachi, right, 38, and David Semien, 38, who married in 2010 after dating for 12 years and living together for seven of those years, at home with their 3-year-old son Sage and 8-month-old son Ren, in Pasadena, Calif.  (Solvej Schou via AP) First comes love, then comes marriage — years later
    “First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage.” So the old playground rhyme goes. These days, however, many couples are …
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  • Julie Jason: Couples need to coordinate estate and financial plans
    Couples who have estates large enough to trigger estate taxes ($2 million per person in Connecticut, for example; $5.43 million federally) need to be alert …
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  • Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard (12) is pressured by Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin (32) during the first half of Game 2 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) NBA playoffs: Rockets even it up with Clippers
    Houston• James Harden scored 16 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter to lift the Houston Rockets a 115-109 victory over the Los Angeles …
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  • Kragthorpe: RSL deserves better than tie with Galaxy
    Sandy A lot of thunder, too much lightning and no goals. The frustration continued for Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium, where the natural …
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Syd Dickson, deputy superintendent of the Utah State Office of Education, fields questions from parents, teachers and administrators as representatives from the Utah State Office of Education hold an informational meeting on the new Science Core Standards in Provo, Utah Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Religion, nationalization fuel debate over new science standards for Utah schools
    Provo • Supporters and opponents of a set of proposed middle-school science standards traded blows Wednesday during an informational meeting hosted by...
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  • (Courtesy of David Squires, EnergySolutions)
EnergySolutions is temporarily storing barrels of depleted uranium in a controlled warehouse at their Clive facility in Utah's West Desert. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality is finalizing its regulation for how this waste will be processed. It will eventually be buried in a cell at the Clive facility. Will depleted uranium be a time bomb for future Utahns?
    Tooele • The horizontal lines slicing across the mountain ranges filling the Great Salt Lake Desert tell a story of the distant past — and may also de...
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  • Bees baseball: Salt Lake-Tacoma game suspended by rain
    The game The Pacific Coast League game between Salt Lake and Tacoma was suspended because of rain Wednesday night at Smith’s Ballpark. The Bees and R...
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    Woman builder of high rises tells her story
    It is spring time and that always means it’s time for the Utah Hispanic Chamber’s Annual Convention. This year, the 24 year old organization is holdi...
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    Utah’s ‘Modern Mom’ Holly Burrell shares journey of food and picky eaters
    Dinner at the Burrell house could inspire a television comedy script. Modern mother Holly Brown Burrell spends several hours each week planning, shopping and preparing …
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  • Teammates mob Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson after he scored the winning goal at the end of the third period of Game 3 NHL second round playoff hockey as Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher (11) skates off, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning defeated the Canadiens 2-1. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) NHL playoffs: Lightning up 3-0 in series with win over Canadiens
    Tampa, Fla. • Tyler Johnson’s goal with 1.1 seconds remaining Wednesday night gave the Tampa Bay Lightning a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens a...
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  • Prep softball: Region 11 teams well-prepared for state title run
    Coaches are generally at least a little biased about whatever league, district or conference they happen to be in. But whenever someone involved with...
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  • 3A softball: Uintah ekes past Wasatch to victory
    Heber City • Twelve straight games without giving up a run was definitely something the Uintah Utes could brag about as the Class 3A state tournament ...
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    Utah Teacher Innovation Awards: Digitizing the classroom to spark curiosity
    Editor’s note • This is the second in a five-part series about Utah educators given Teacher Innovation Awards this year for their use of technology …
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  • Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) dunks the ball against the Chicago Bulls during the first half of Game 2 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) NBA playoffs: Cavaliers fire back vs. Bulls in Game 2
    Cleveland • LeBron James attacked from the start and scored 33 points, Kyrie Irving added 21 and the Cleveland Cavaliers evened their semifinal series...
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  • Report: 1,580 IRS workers evaded taxes over 10 years
    Washington • Nearly 1,600 IRS workers were found to have willfully evaded taxes over a 10-year period, including some who were responsible for enforci...
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Real Salt Lake forward Alvaro Saborio (15) battles the Galaxy to get to the net. Real Salt Lake and LA Galaxy are 0-0 during the first half of their game at Rio Tinto Stadium, May 6, 2015. Real Salt Lake: Rimando’s stoppage-time penalty save leads to RSL’s 0-0 draw with L.A.
    Sandy • The 63-minute delay ushered in by booming thunder and proximity of lightning strikes added to the drama of chasing the goal that had evaded Re...
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    Utah Opera preview: The cautionary tale of ‘The Rake’s Progress’
    “The Rake’s Progress” — an opera inspired by pictures — makes its Utah Opera debut this week in an iconic storybook setting. The story begins …
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Utah Utes forward Taryn Wicijowski (11) dives for a loose ball during second-half play. Oregon State defeated Utah 52-42, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. Utah women’s basketball: Taryn Wicijowski signs with Italian team
    When an all-expenses-paid life in Mediterranean Europe comes calling, the MCAT can wait. That was a no-brainer for Utah’s Taryn Wicijowski, who Wednes...
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  • RSL: Assistant coach Andy Williams suspended indefinitely on suspicion of DUI
    Sandy • Real Salt Lake assistant coach Andy Williams, an RSL staple since joining the club in November 2004, has been suspended indefinitely after a r...
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  • Man accused of robbing bank posts video on social media
    Virginia Beach, Va. • A man arrested for robbing a bank posted a photo and videos of the theft on social media — but said he shouldn’t have been charg...
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    Photos: Salt Lake City fashion show celebrates spring looks
    Spring looks were on the runway Friday at The Gateway during a fashion show also hosted by VOX Magazine. The “Spring Into Fashion” show featured …
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Utes wide receiver Dres Anderson (6) during a practice at Rice-Eccles Stadium Tuesday August 19, 2014.  Utah football: Undrafted Dres Anderson eager for shot with San Francisco 49ers
    The most difficult aspect of the NFL draft might just be the suspense. Years of ambition, months of preparation — they all lead up to a single weekend...
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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at Riyadh Air Base in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, traveling from Djibouti, Djibouti, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, to push Saudi officials for a pause in Yemen’s war, citing increased shortages of food, fuel and medicine that are adding to a crisis that already has neighboring countries bracing for a mass exodus of refugees. Kerry is also visiting Sri Lanka, Somalia,  France, and Djibouti on his trip. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool) In Saudi Arabia, Kerry seeks pause in Yemen war
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought to secure a pause in Yemen’s war as he arrived in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to meet w...
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  • Men identified as victims of police torture under the command of retired Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge, stand to be recognized by the Chicago City Council city council, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Chicago. The council approved Wednesday, a $5.5 million fund to compensate victims of police torture. The Chicago to pay $5.5M more in reparations for police torture
    Chicago • Chicago’s leaders took a step Wednesday typically reserved for nations trying to make amends for slavery or genocide, agreeing to pay $5.5 m...
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  • FILE - In this Wednesday, April 22, 2015 file photo, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leaves the podium after speaking during a Memorial Day ceremony to commemorate the country's fallen soldiers at Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem. With a little over 24 hours to go, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scrambling to get his governing coalition together. Netanyahu has had a tough time striking deals with potential partners to form a majority coalition in the 120-seat parliament. If he fails by midnight Wednesday then President Reuven Rivlin will task someone else with the job. (Ammar Awad/Pool photo via AP, File) Netanyahu assembles a hard-line government
    Jerusalem • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu completed the formation of a new coalition late Wednesday, putting him at the helm of a hard-lin...
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  • Conservatives threaten defense bill over immigration
    Washington • Two-dozen House conservatives are threatening to oppose a sweeping defense policy bill over a nonbinding provision aimed at allowing immi...
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  • FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2015 file photo, a woman who asked not to be identified holds a sign as she joins hundreds of supporters outside the Curtis Culwell Center where a Muslim conference against terror and hate was scheduled, in Garland, Texas. Gunmen attacking at a contest for Muslim Prophet Muhammed cartoons on May 3, 2015, in Garland, came as Muslims in Texas were already feeling aggrieved and fearful as anti-Islam sentiment over the last several months has reverberated from the state Capitol to local governments. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File) Vatican blasts Muhammad cartoons as pouring ‘gasoline on the fire’
    Vatican City • The Vatican’s semiofficial newspaper blasted a series of cartoons of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad as “blasphemous” but also condemned the “...
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  • People load in to a Daimler Freightliner Inspiration self-driving truck for a demonstration Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Las Vegas. Although much attention has been paid to autonomous vehicles being developed by Google and traditional car companies, Daimler believes that automated tractor-trailers will be rolling along highways before self-driving cars are cruising around the suburbs. (AP Photo/John Locher) First self-driving vehicle may have 18 wheels
    Las Vegas • Traveling about 55 miles per hour on a Nevada highway, the big rig’s driver looked like The Thinker, with his elbow on the arm rest and hi...
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  • FILE -  In this Thursday, April 16, 2015 file photograph, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie answers a question about teacher pensions from Steve Panagiltou, of Waldwick, N.J., during a town hall meeting in Hasbrouck Heights, N.J. On Thursday, May 6, 2015, New Jersey’s state Supreme Court will take arguments on whether Gov. Chris Christie’s administration _ and taxpayers _ should be required to make nearly $1.6 billion more in contributions to the pension funds for public workers. (AP Photo/Mel Evans,file)  Government powers at issue in pension case
    Trenton, N.J. • New Jersey’s top court weighed the budget repercussions of ruling on a pension dispute between Gov. Chris Christie and public workers’...
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  • FILE - In this June 5, 2014 file photo, a worker rides a bike on Google's campus in Mountain View, Calif. Google, Yahoo and other major technology companies are far more inclined to hire Asians as computer programmers than to promote them to become managers or executives, according to a study released Wednesday, May 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) Study: Tech firms bypass Asians for exec jobs
    San Francisco • Google, Yahoo and other major technology companies are far more inclined to hire Asians as computer programmers than to promote them t...
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  • Cablevision CEO wants New York cable deal
    Chicago • The CEO of Cablevision said he wants deals with New York cable operators. Cablevision Systems Corp. is focused in the greater New York City ...
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  • FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2014 file photo, Renaud Laplanche, third from right, Founder & CEO of Lending Club, embraces company CFO Carrie Dolan during opening bell ceremonies of the New York Stock Exchange, to mark Lending Club's IPO. Shares of Lending Club advanced 3 percent Wednesday, May 6, 2015, after the company reported better-than-expected results and upped its full-year outlook as more consumers discover peer-to-peer lending as an cheaper alternative to a traditional bank. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) Lending Club jumps as online lending grows
    New York • Everyone wants in the Club. Shares of Lending Club advanced 4 percent Wednesday after the company reported better-than-expected results and...
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  • Treasury to expand its checking account
    Washington • The federal government, concerned about possible financial market disruptions from events such as cyberattacks, has decided to more than ...
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  • Firm wants lethal injection drugs returned
    Columbus, Ohio • A drugmaker has asked states to return supplies of the company’s products that could be used for lethal injection in a broad request ...
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  • Report: Not all IRS workers pay their taxes
    Washington • Nearly 1,600 IRS workers were found to have willfully evaded taxes over a 10-year period, including some who were responsible for enforci...
    Updated May 06 2015 05:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This April 7, 2015 file photo shows the Tesla logo on the new Tesla Model S 70D during a test drive in Detroit. Electric car maker Tesla Motors reports quarterly financial results on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File) Tesla beats forecasts on record quarterly sales
    Detroit • Electric car maker Tesla Motors delivered a quarterly record of 10,045 cars in the first quarter, and its results beat Wall Street’s expecta...
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  • Intel CEO Brian Krzanich left, stands beside Rev. Jesse Jackson prior to speaking at the PUSHTech2020 Summit Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in San Francisco. Jackson and his Rainbow Push organization are holding the summit as part of a year-old campaign to pressure tech companies into hiring and promoting more minorities and women. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Jackson pressures Silicon Valley to diversify
    San Francisco • Jesse Jackson renewed his call Wednesday for the technology industry to make workforce diversity as high a priority as product innovat...
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  • FILE - In this April 22, 2008 file photo, a natural gas well pad sits in front of the Roan Plateau near the Colorado mountain community of Rifle, Colo. Federal officials sold oil and natural gas leases on nearly 55,000 acres of federal land on the Roan Plateau but development will not occur immediately because of protests of the leases. Significant amounts of natural gas on federal lands are being wasted, costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars each year and adding to harmful greenhouse gas emissions, a congressional investigation has found. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File) GAO: Natural-gas waste costs taxpayers millions
    Washington • Significant amounts of natural gas on federal lands are being wasted, costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars each year and adding ...
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  • Greenpeace wants Shell’s protest suit dismissed
    Anchorage • Attorneys for Greenpeace Inc. say Royal Dutch Shell PLC has demonstrated no harm from environmental protesters who boarded a ship carrying...
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  • Police investigating fatal crash at Salt Lake County fire station
    An 84-year-old Salt Lake County man was killed Wednesday after he lost control of his small pickup truck and it flipped after crashing into a fence at...
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  • This March 27, 2014 photo shows shoppers in the produce section at the the Whole Foods Market in Woodmere Village, Ohio. Whole Foods reports quarterly financial results on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) Whole Foods plans new chain for millennials
    New York • Whole Foods is planning to open a new chain of stores geared toward millennials as it faces intensifying competition from traditional super...
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  • |  Courtesy Trev Mozingo

Senior outfielder Kate Dickman steps in against No. 2 Oregon in March. Dickman leads the team in batting average, runs, hits, doubles, home runs and stolen bases. Utah softball: Utes have learned to believe during breakthrough Pac-12 season
    Before the season started, Utah softball coach Amy Hogue asked her players to describe, in writing, the perfect selection show party. Where would it b...
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