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  • USA’s Vince Carter, left, and Kevin Garnett show off their gold medals during the awards ceremony for mens basketball at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Sunday Oct. 1, 2000.  The United States defeated France 85-75 to capture the gold. (AP Photo/Roberto Borea) Kragthorpe: Dream Team clashing with reality, but NBA players belong in Olympics
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  • Joshua Schoenenberger appears in court Wednesday, June 8, 2016, in Farmington, Utah. Utah prosecutors are set to decide this week whether to seek the death penalty for Schoenenberger , accused of beating his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son to death over potty training. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, Pool) Trial set for Utah man accused of fatally beating girlfriend’s 2-year-old son
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  • Police escort wounded man away from in front of the Cpitol in Scramento, Sunday, June 26, 2016, after members of right-wing extremists groups holding a rally outside the California state Capitol building clashed with counter-protesters, authorities said. Sacramento Police spokesman Matt McPhail said the Traditionalist Workers Party had scheduled and received a permit to protest at noon Sunday in front of the Capitol. McPhail said a group showed up to demonstrate against them. (AP Photo/Steven Styles) 10 injured at right-wing extremists rally outside California Capitol
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  • Letter: Vanishing Lyle Jeffs is no surprise
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  • Utah forecast: Too hot? Well, it’s about 20 degrees above average for Wasatch
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Molly Poletto gets instructions from MRI technician, Cameron Willardson, before her MRI, at cognitiveFX in Provo, Thursday, May 26, 2016. Provo treatment center hoping to revolutionize post-concussion rehabilitation
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  • Activists demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, June 27, 2016, as the justices close out the term with decisions on abortion, guns, and public corruption expected. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion clinic regulations
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  • Pope Francis, flanked by Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi, right, talks to journalists during a press conference he held on board the airplane on his way back to the Vatican, at the end of three-day visit to Armenia, Sunday, June 26, 2016. (Tiziana Fabi/Pool photo via AP) Pope Francis: Gays and others marginalized deserve an apology from the church
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   BYU sophomore Madi Barney used to find solace in her off-campus apartment, until she was raped by a man there.  BYU is allowing her to finish the semester, but they put a hold on any future class registration, requiring her to comply with an Honor Code investigation into her rape allegations, which have resulted in criminal charges against her alleged assailant. Barney is shown in her room, Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Brigham Young University is under scrutiny amidst allegations that students who are victims of sex crimes are routinely investigated, under the auspices of the school’s famously-strict code of conduct, known as the ’honor code,’ and face disciplinary action as a result of reporting their abuse. Salt Lake Tribune town hall will examine rape culture on Utah campuses
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  • FILE - In this June 20, 2016 file photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington. The Supreme Court is set to close out its current term with opinions Monday in three remaining three cases after a flurry of decisions last week. It’s expected to be the justices’ final meeting before they disperse on their summer breaks. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) Supreme Court set to close out current term with 3 big cases
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  • Jeff Silvestrini Silvestrini may be the one to beat in packed Millcreek mayor’s race
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  • (Al Hartmann  |   Tribune file photo)   Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, pictured here in January speaking to the state Legislature, is the state’s least-known member of Congress. Nearly two-thirds of voters come up empty when asked their opinion of him. Utah’s Congressman Who? Rep. Chris Stewart is the state’s unknown politician
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  • In this June 21, 2016 photo, signs in Burns, Ore.,  urge voters to keep Harney County Judge Steve Grasty. Activists who didn’t like the way he treated armed occupiers of a federal wildlife refuge want him recalled in a June 28 recall election. Grasty sees this election as a referendum on the county’s handling of the crisis. Winter and spring have passed since an armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge ended, but its aftershocks are still shaking this high desert region. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky) Oregon refuge takeover is over, but aftershocks remain
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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   The Christus, a statue of Jesus Christ on display at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Temple Square. Kirby: Pre-mortal resistance was futile
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  • FILE - In this July 13, 2008 file photo a livestock helicopter pilot rounds up wild horses from the Fox & Lake Herd Management Area from the range in Washoe County, Nev., near the town on Empire, Nev. The Bureau of Land Management is on a path to sterilize wild horses on U.S. rangeland to slow herd growth _ a first-time approach condemned by mustang advocates across the West. (AP Photo/Brad Horn, File) BLM to sterilize wild horses for first time to slow growth
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  • Books: Judith Freeman is set free by the truth of her Mormon girlhood
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