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Washington • While Mitt Romney won’t embark on a third run at the presidency, he plans to remain a prominent voice in the Republican Party as it sifts through a packed field for a 2016 contender. “He’s been active and …

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LDS Apostle Dallin H. Oaks makes a public statement for religious freedom and nondiscrimination in Salt Lake City Tuesday Jan. 27, 2015. He was one of four LDS leaders that called for legislation that protects vital religious freedoms while at the same time supporting protections in housing and employment for LGBT people. No apology? Really? Mormons question leader Dallin H. Oaks’ stance
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  • JAZZ NOTES
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Nanette Wride, widow of Cory Wride touches her hand to sign at First Anniversary Memorial Event and Park Dedication for Utah County Sheriff Sgt. Cory Wride, who was fatally shot in the line of duty on Jan. 30, 2014.   
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2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and wife Ann take the stage with college officials at the BYU Marriott Center Tuesday November 18, 2014.  Mitt Romney spoke to guests and students in a forum  titled Reaction to Romney’s decision not to run in 2016
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