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  • FILE - In this Saturday, April. 19, 2003 file photo, Nigerian Muhammadu Buhari from the opposition party ANPP, All Nigeria People's Party, acknowledges support after voting in Daura, Nigeria. Nigeria’s next president, the first opposition candidate to unseat a democratically elected president in the country’s history, also knows how to take power through other means. On Dec. 31, 1983, the military mounted a coup and Muhammadu Buhari, then a major general, became the country’s leader. (AP Photo/Schalk Van Zuydam, file) Luck runs out for Nigerian president in election
    Abuja, Nigeria • Amid anger over an Islamist insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives, Nigerians returned a 72-year-old former military dictator to power Tuesday …
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  • Iraqi security forces and allied Shiite militiamen celebrate in central Tikrit, 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Iraqi forces battled Islamic State militants holed up in downtown Tikrit, going house to house Tuesday in search of snipers and booby traps, and the prime minister announced security forces had reached the city’s center. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed) Iraq premier: Troops in center of Islamic State-held Tikrit
    Tikrit, Iraq • Iraqi forces battled Islamic State militants holed up in downtown Tikrit, going house to house Tuesday in search of snipers and booby …
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  • Obama shortens sentences of 22 drug offenders
    Washington • President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentences of nearly two dozen drug convicts, including eight serving life in prison, in an …
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  • President Barack Obama speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, before signing a Memorandum of Disapproval Regarding S.J. Res. 8, a Joint Resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board relating to representation case procedures. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Obama vetoes measure against quicker union elections
    Washington • President Barack Obama on Tuesday vetoed a measure passed by the Republican-run Congress blocking the National Labor Relations Board from streamlining the process …
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  • Sign of weird winter: Wolf Creek Pass road opens a month early
    Here’s another sign of just how warm and dry this winter was: Wolf Creek Pass in the Uinta Mountains opened to traffic Monday, more than …
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  • TRIBTALK
    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Spring is a great time to catch a lot of rainbow trout at Flaming Gorge Reservoir. This is a typical spring catch on the gorge. Trib Talk: Is investment in STEM working?
    In 2013, Utah lawmakers created the STEM Action Center and started pumping millions of dollars each year into science, technology, engineering and mat...
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UVU men's basketball coach Mark Pope. UVU hoops: Optimism reigns after Pope named new Utah Valley coach
    Orem • Optimism reigned at Utah Valley University on Tuesday, when BYU assistant Mark Pope was officially introduced as the new head basketball coach....
    Updated Mar 31 2015 05:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • Healthy mule deer population leads to proposal for more hunting permits
    State wildlife managers have boosted the number of general season hunting permits for the 2015 season in an attempt to control Utah’s burgeoning mule ...
    Updated Mar 31 2015 06:02 pm   |     |   Share
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    Help MAX Care For Kids Who Need It Most
    Prematurely losing a child is undoubtedly every parent’s worst nightmare, one that sadly came true for Boyd and LuAnn Rhea when their 10-year-old daug...
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  • PHOTO GALLERY
    Utah foundry to leave mark on U.S. Capitol Dome
    West Jordan • More than a century ago, Robert Baird’s great-great grandfather befriended Mormon prophet Joseph Smith and led his family across the plains with …
    Updated Mar 31 2015 06:04 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah State quarterback Kent Myers (2) throws the ball against San Jose State during an NCAA college football game, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Logan, Utah. (AP Photo/The Herald Journal, Eli Lucero) USU Football: QB Kent Myers getting time in a new spot for Aggies
    Logan • Kent Myers says he isn’t afraid of competition, but the guy isn’t a dummy either. Myers, who emerged from the pileup of quarterback injuries l...
    Updated Mar 31 2015 06:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, center, addresses the crowd after arriving at the Nevada State Legislature building to rally behind a bill seeking to reclaim land from the federal government Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Carson City, Nev. Bundy garnered national attention a year ago when he and armed supporters engaged in a showdown with federal authorities. (AP Photo/The Reno Gazette-Journal, Jason Bean)  NO SALES; NEVADA APPEAL OUT; SOUTH RENO WEEKLY OUT Cliven Bundy, supporters rally before Nevada lawmakers to reclaim federal land
    Carson City, Nev. • Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who garnered national attention a year ago when he and armed supporters engaged in a showdown with fe...
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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Maricela Garcia and her 3-year-old daughter, Eliahna Garcia, are taking part in a pilot program called Next Generation Kids. The program works with families to see which policies work best to help them out of poverty. They were photographed at James Madison Elementary School in Ogden, Monday, March 30, 2015. ‘I don’t want my daughter to see the struggles I went through’: Ogden program seeks to end Utah’s cycle of poverty
    Maricela Garcia was born into poverty. But the 26-year-old single mom wants to escape it so that her 3-year-old daughter, Eliahna, will have a better ...
    Updated Mar 31 2015 06:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • PHOTO GALLERY
    Girls’ basketball: Sky View’s Lindsey Jensen earns All-Tribune MVP
    Smithfield • Lindsey Jensen’s life is built around basketball. Whether it was shooting baskets at a Little Tyke hoop when she could barely walk, challenging …
    Updated Mar 31 2015 05:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • Supreme Court weighs Spider-Man patent fight
    Washington • Spider-Man’s latest adventure is taking him through the strange and mysterious world of patent law. The Supreme Court was snarled in a we...
    Updated Mar 31 2015 04:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • Protestor Henry Cole holds a sign outside the Wayne County Treasurer's office in Detroit on Tuesday March 31, 2015. More than 13,000 Detroit-area property owners have entered into payment plans hoping to avoid losing their homes to tax foreclosure, but another 16,000 living in their homes have yet to take advantage of the offer ahead of Tuesday's deadline. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Max Ortiz)  DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT   Detroit-area homeowners try to stop foreclosures
    Detroit • More than 13,000 Detroit-area property owners have entered into payment plans hoping to avoid losing their homes to tax foreclosure, but ano...
    Updated Mar 31 2015 04:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • This Nov. 26, 2013 file photo shows Jon Hernandez of Roselle Park N.J. playing a game of Internet poker from his home on the first full day Internet gambling was legal in New Jersey. On Tuesday March 31, 2015, Morgan Stanley cut its estimate of the U.S. Internet gambling market nearly in half, predicting $2.7 billion in revenue by 2020, down from a $5 billion initial estimate. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, FILE) Estimate of U.S. online betting market cut in half
    Atlantic City, N.J. • Morgan Stanley has cut its estimate of the potential U.S. Internet gambling market by nearly half. The firm now estimates the na...
    Updated Mar 31 2015 04:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • PHOTO GALLERY
    Easter is the season for hot cross buns
    At one time or another you’ve heard the children’s nursery rhyme: Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns! One a penny, two a penny. Hot cross …
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  • (Steve Griffin | Tribune file photo)  

GREENbike, Salt Lake City's bike share program, is beginning its third season. GREENbike rolls out for third year downtown
    GREENbike began its third season of bike sharing Tuesday in downtown Salt Lake City, with over 150 bikes available at 20 stations. Last year, 14,538 ...
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  • A farmer tills a field near Mead, Neb., Monday, March 30, 2015. The USDA releases its annual prospective planting report on Tuesday, March 31, 2015,  which outlines farmer decisions about how much land to dedicate to corn, soybeans and other major crops including wheat and cotton. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) Soybean record expected, corn acres to drop
    Des Moines, Iowa • Farmers are expected to plant a record number of soybean acres this year, but fewer acres of corn as profit potential for the grain...
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  • FILE - In this March 17, 2015 file photo, dozens of fast food workers and their supporters protest workplace conditions in front of a McDonald's restaurant, in New York. Fast-food labor organizers say they're expanding the scope of their campaign for $15 an hour and unionization, this time with a day of actions including college campuses and workers from other low-wage industries. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) Fast-food labor event planned for April 15
    New York • Fast-food labor organizers say they’re expanding the scope of their campaign for $15 an hour and unionization, this time with a day of acti...
    Updated Mar 31 2015 03:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • PHOTO GALLERY
    Former Utah football star Cal Beck reinvents himself — again
    If theater is about dramatic transformations, one of the best reinvention stories in the Salt Lake City arts world is the story of former University …
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  • FILE - This Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 file photo shows a RadioShack store in Dallas. A bankruptcy judge on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 approved the sale of more than 1,740 RadioShack stores to hedge fund Standard General, preserving some 7,500 jobs. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File) Judge OKs RadioShack sale to Standard General
    Dover, Del. • A bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of more than 1,740 RadioShack stores to hedge fund Standard General, preserving some 7,500 jobs...
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  • Interior Department OKs Arctic oil revisions
    Anchorage, Alaska • The Department of Interior says it has affirmed a corrected environmental analysis for a 7-year-old petroleum lease in the Chukchi...
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  • Warren E. Buffett, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., participates in a NADA Automotive forum happening in conjunction with the New York International Auto Show, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in New York.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) Buffett says he expects to buy more car dealerships
    New York • Fresh off buying the nation’s fourth-largest chain of car dealers, billionaire investor Warren Buffett says he expects to buy more dealersh...
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  • In this Jan. 4, 2015 file photo, a Monarch butterfly takes flight from a plant leaf in the Piedra Herrada sanctuary, near Valle de Bravo, Mexico. The population of the species has experienced a 90 percent decline in population along its migration route from Mexico because of habitat destruction due in part to weed killers and herbicide-resistant plants like those Monsanto and other agribusinesses offer. Agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. said Tuesday, March 31, 2015 that it will commit $4 million to help stem the decline of monarch butterflies. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File) Monsanto donates $4M to save butterflies
    St. Louis • Agribusiness Monsanto Co., whose popular weed killer Roundup has been partly blamed by critics for knocking out monarch butterflies’ habit...
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  • FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014 file photo, people pass a Wall Street subway stop, in New York's Financial District. U.S. stocks moved lower in early trading Tuesday, March 31, 2015, erasing some gains from the day before. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) Late slide erases much of previous day’s stock gain
    New York • U.S. stocks slid in late afternoon trading, wiping up much of the market’s gain from the day before. The Dow Jones industrial average lost ...
    Updated Mar 31 2015 03:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Movado, CBRE Group are big market movers
    New York • Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE • Movado Group...
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  • BYU SPORTS
    BYU basketball: Richland (Wash.) guard Steven Beo commits to Cougars
    On the same day that BYU basketball coach Dave Rose lost his top assistant, he picked up a commitment from a member of the class of 2016. Steven Beo,...
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson, President Henry B. Eyring,first counselor in the First Presidency, and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor, talk at the morning session of the 183rd Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Saturday April 6, 2013. ` Cannon: OK, non-Mormon visitors, here’s your ‘Field Guide to Conference’
    Many (!) years ago, my husband and I picked up a colleague of his at the airport who lived and worked in New York City. As we drove through downtown S...
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  • INTERNET
    A screenshot of Pac-Man, available to play in some areas of Google Maps. You can play Pac-Man on the streets of SLC
    Just in time for April Fool’s Day, Google has once again come up with a way to make you smile. And it’s not a joke. You can play real live Pac-Man on...
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  • |  Courtesy Wayne Gustaveson

While fishing for stripers in Warm Creek my lure ticked the bottom 
momentarily.  It was long enough for a small quagga mussel to snap shut on the hook.  This is my first shell-hooked catch of a live mussel. If 
a mussel can bite a rattletrap there is no reason that it could not catch an anchor rope,ski rope or any other object under the water.  Make sure to clean, drain and dry your boat when leaving Lake Powell. Lake Powell Fishing Report - Everything biting, including quagga mussels
    Lake Powell Fish Report   Lake Elevation: 3591.25  Water Temperature 55 - 63 F  By: Wayne Gustaveson of Wayne's Words   This is an incredible time to ...
    Updated Mar 31 2015 02:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2011.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Google backs out of Mike Lee fundraiser because of probe
    Google executives backed out of a fundraiser for Sen. Mike Lee on Tuesday night after The Wall Street Journal pointed out a day earlier that the Utah ...
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  • TV
    Kurt Arrigo  |  CBS

Cote de Pablo stars as Shirah, one of the title roles in Tuesday on TV: CBS tries to inspire with ‘The Dove Keepers’
    CBS gets religious (sort of) with the two-part, four hour TV movie “The Dove Keepers” (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2). It’s an adaptation of Alice Hoffman’s novel...
    Updated Mar 31 2015 02:47 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah State Aggies quarterback Darell Garretson runs for a TD during first half play to tie the score at 14-14. Utah State led BYU 28-14 at the half in Provo, Friday, October 1, 2014. Utah State football: Backup QB Darell Garretson to transfer
    The Utah State Aggies have lost another quarterback, but this time an injury wasn't involved. The Aggies, who went through four quarterbacks last year...
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  • Pierce: Nantz works hard to give you more than just stats
    For CBS’ Jim Nantz, the hard part of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament is over. Yes, he’s calling the Final Four — the semifinals on Saturday (4 an...
    Updated Mar 31 2015 02:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • (FILE - In this March 15, 2015, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw works against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of a spring training baseball game in Peoria, Ariz. The average salary when opening-day rosters are finalized Sunday will break the $4 million barrier for the first time, according to a study of all major league contracts by The Associated Press)  . Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw tops players at $31 million and Los Angeles leads teams at nearly $273 million, easily a record.(AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File) AP Newsbreak: AP study projects average MLB salary tops $4M for first time
    New York • An eye-popping baseball record will be set even before the first pitch of the 2015 season is thrown. The average salary when opening-day ro...
    Updated Mar 31 2015 02:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Indiana Gov. Mike Pence steps off the podium after a news conference discussing the state's new religious-freedom law, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Indianapolis. Pence said that he wants legislation on his desk by the end of the week to clarify that the state's new religious-freedom law does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) Religious freedom laws not used against gays in the past
    New York • Religious freedom laws like the one causing an uproar in Indiana have never been successfully used to defend discrimination against gays — ...
    Updated Mar 31 2015 01:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah trial testimony: Man ordered to kill friend, or be killed himself
    A Utah man testified Tuesday that he was given a terrible choice on the night of Nov. 23, 2013: kill a friend or be killed himself. So, Andrew Beck sa...
    Updated Mar 31 2015 06:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2014 file photo, actress Lena Dunham arrives at Variety and Women in Film's pre-Emmy celebration in West Hollywood, Calif. Dunham has penned a book, Commentary: Why Lena Dunham’s Jewish jokes aren’t so funny
    OK, I admit it: I laughed. At first. I’m referring to Lena Dunham’s piece in The New Yorker, in which she listed a number of statements and challenged...
    Updated Mar 31 2015 01:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this March 5, 2015 file courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, center, is depicted between defense attorneys Miriam Conrad, left, and Judy Clarke, right, during his federal death penalty trial in Boston.  Prosecutors rested their case against Tsarnaev on Monday, March 30, 2015, after jurors saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical examiner describe the devastating injuries suffered by the three people who died in the 2013 terror attack. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins, File) Defense rests in 1st phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial
    Boston • Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzkokhar Tsarnaev rested their case in his federal death penalty trial Tuesday after presenting a brief ca...
    Updated Mar 31 2015 01:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this March 17, 2015 file photo, dozens of fast food workers and their supporters protest workplace conditions in front of a McDonald's restaurant, in New York. Fast-food labor organizers say they're expanding the scope of their campaign for $15 an hour and unionization, this time with a day of actions including college campuses and workers from other low-wage industries. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) Fast-food labor organizers plan actions for April 15
    New York • Fast-food labor organizers say they’re expanding the scope of their campaign for $15 an hour and unionization, this time with a day of acti...
    Updated Mar 31 2015 01:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Trevor Booker shoots over Mitch McGary in the first half of a game between the Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder at EnergySolutions Arena on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Utah Jazz: With Favors out, small-ball lineup has worked
    In the NBA, you can sometimes stumble onto a functional lineup out of necessity. In the last two games — wins over the Oklahoma City Thunder and the M...
    Updated Mar 31 2015 04:56 pm   |     |   Share