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A once-notorious Salt Lake City back street appears destined for some artistic respectability. Right next to construction of the new performing-arts center on Main Street, the city is launching a $12.8 million face-lift for Regent Street, Orpheum Avenue and a …

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  • A Hindu man breaks down during a funeral of Saturday’s earthquake victims on the Pashupatinath bank of Bagmati river, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 26, 2015.  The earthquake centered outside Kathmandu, the capital, was the worst to hit the South Asian nation in over 80 years. It destroyed swaths of the oldest neighborhoods of Kathmandu, and was strong enough to be felt all across parts of India, Bangladesh, China's region of Tibet and Pakistan.(AP Photo/Bernat Armangue) Aftershocks terrify survivors of Nepal quake
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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin walks during a memorial service at the Tsitsernakaberd Genocide memorial complex in Yerevan, Armenia, Friday, April 24, 2015. On Friday, Armenians marked the centenary of what historians estimate to be the slaughter of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks, an event widely viewed by scholars as genocide. Turkey, however, denies the deaths constituted genocide and says the death toll has been inflated. (Tigran Mehrabyan/PAN Photo via AP) Putin accuses US of supporting separatists in Russia
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  • Israel says airstrike on Syrian border targeted militants carrying a bomb
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  • FILE - In this April 18, 2015 file photo, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks in Nashua, N.H. Senate proponents of a bill empowering Congress to review and potentially reject any Iran nuclear deal must first win a battle with some colleagues determined to change the legislation in ways that could sink it. “Anybody who monkeys with this bill is going to run into a buzz saw,” Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina warned ahead of this week’s debate. Also trying to discourage any changes, Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey urged senators to stick with the plan as it emerged from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File) Supporters of Senate Iran bill swatting away amendments
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l-r Lyle Jeffs, believed to be the FLDS bishop in Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Arizona, and Nephi Jeffs appeared in U. S. District Court in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Both men, who are Warren Jeffs' brothers, have been served subpoenas in a U.S. Department of Labor lawsuit against Paragon Contractors, that provided labor for the Southern Utah Pecan Ranch near Hurricane. Both businesses are owned by members of the FLDS. Labor department investigators, according to court documents, believe that as many as 1,400 school-age children and their parents participated in the harvest. Prosecutors aware of allegations against FLDS leader Lyle Jeffs, will question wife after she appears on "20/20"
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    Aftershocks terrify survivors of Nepal earthquake that killed 2,500
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  • Caira Byrd hold support signs for Freddie Gray outside of Vaughn Greene Funeral Home, during his wake in Baltimore, Md., Sunday, April 26, 2015. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) After violent protests, a wake in Baltimore
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  • Kurt Busch celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va., Sunday, April 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) NASCAR: Kurt Busch dominates at Richmond
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  • FILE - In this, April 19, 2006 file photo, President George W.Bush, left, makes a statement on the Global War on Terror, on the South Lawn at the White House. Standing with Bush is his brother, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. President Bush is giving even odds to an attempt at a family legacy as part of the 2016 White House campaign, saying Sunday Nov. 9, 2014 on “Face the Nation” on CBS his brother Jeb Bush is “wrestling with the decision.”(AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File) George W. Bush says he won’t be joining Jeb on campaign trail
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  • Armenian-Americans march in midtown Manhattan in New York to mark the centennial of the killings of as many 1.5 million Armenians under the Ottoman Empire _ today's Turkey _ on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Pro-Armenian activists are demanding that the U.S. government acknowledge the deaths during World War I as genocide. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) Centenary of 1.5 million Armenian deaths marked in NYC
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  • Pope Francis, center, exchanges his skull cap with one donated to him by a pilgrim as he leaves at the end of his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) France’s openly gay ambassador-nominee poses diplomatic challenge for Pope Francis
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  • An exhibit at the Mead Art Museum on the Amherst College campus displays Jonathon Keats' Picture it: A 1,000-year exposure showing a changing Earth
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  • Ellen Gallant, of Utah, on the Nepalese mountain of Lobuche, which is next to Mount Everest. Gallant was attempting to summit Everest when a devastating earthquake hit the country.

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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Moudi Sbeity, Derek Kitchen, Kate Call, (Karen Archer did not attend), Laurie Wood and Kody Partridge, (left to right)  who were plaintiffs in the original suit versus Utah, attend a press conference with their attorney Peggy Tomsic to comment on the 10th circuit court's ruling on their lawsuit in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Q&A: Could high court legalize gay marriage nationally? Could it end the practice in Utah?
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View of Regent Street from mid block. From hookers to headlines to hip, Salt Lake City block about to make news again
    A once-notorious Salt Lake City back street appears destined for some artistic respectability. Right next to construction of the new performing-arts c...
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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Meagan Grunwald, a teen charged in connection with fatal officer shooting in Utah County listens to testimony in her preliminary hearing in Judge Darold McDade's courtroom in Provo Wednesday April 16. Trial to begin this week for Utah teen charged as accomplice in deputy’s death
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A cannon fires a bowling ball toward an unsuspecting washing machine. Kirby: Don’t let summer, bowling balls fired from cannons burn you
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  • State colleges: BYU men’s volleyball team falls to USC
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  • PCL: Navarro leads Salt Lake Bees at the plate in win over El Paso
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