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  • (Tribune file photo)   Utah Transit Authority Board Chairman H. David Burton announces the agency has reversed course and will go back to opening its board committee meetings. UTA switches course, will open committee meetings amid negative feedback
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  • Bill Cosby departs the Montgomery County Courthouse after a preliminary hearing, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in Norristown, Pa. Cosby was ordered to stand trial on sexual assault charges after a hearing that hinged on a decade-old police report. (Dominick Reuter/Pool Photo via AP) Cosby ordered to stand trial on 2005 sex-assault charges
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