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By unanimous vote, a Utah Senate committee advanced a trailblazing bill Thursday that would bar housing and employment discrimination against the LGBT community statewide while also carving out narrow religious-liberty protections. SB296 — endorsed by the LDS Church and gay-advocacy …

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San Jose Earthquakes forward Alan Gordon (16) tries to stop Real Salt Lake midfielder Kyle Beckerman (5), in RSL action Real Salt Lake vs. San Jose Earthquakes, at Rio Tinto Stadium, Saturday, October 11, 2014 MLS Preview: With strike avoided, Galaxy again the team to beat
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  • Utah State's Joe Hill, left, dives for the end zone for a touchdown as UTEP's Adrian James, right, is unable to make the tackle in time during the second half of the New Mexico Bowl NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Albuquerque, N.M. Utah State won 21-6. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) USU football: Aggies RB Joe Hill shows off in front of scouts at Pro Day
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  • New bill: Government employees could refuse to perform gay marriage in Utah
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  • Google’s latest move: Providing car insurance
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Utah gymnast Georgia Dabritz celebrates with her teammates after  receiving a 10.00 for her routine on the uneven bars a during a meet against Florida at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City on March 16, 2013. Utah gymnastics: Utes’ talented senior class not finished yet
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Angie Grimshaw works on the posters in the lobby of the newly renovated Cinemark Sugar House Theater for its grand re-opening on Friday, March 6. Sugar House’s old movie theater is new again
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  • Trader Michael Urkonis, center, and specialist Paul Cosentino, right, work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, March 5, 2015. U.S. stocks opened higher on Thursday, led by gains for utilities and health care companies.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew) U.S. stocks led higher by utilities, financials
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  • (FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2014, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning passes against the Buffalo Bills during an NFL football game in Denver.  A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press)   that Manning will return for a fourth season in Denver and 18th in the NFL. Manning will reduce his salary from $19 million to $15 million in 2015, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement. However, he can make up all of the $4 million pay cut by reaching certain performance benchmarks. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File) NFL: Peyton Manning back for 18th season, signs contract with Broncos
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  • Russian inflation soars to fastest pace since 2002
    Moscow • Russian inflation accelerated in February to the fastest pace in almost 13 years, complicating the prospects for deeper monetary easing in th...
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