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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Red Iguana owner Lucy Cardenas jokes with kitchen manager Matthew Hewitt in their newly remodeled kitchen at Red Iguana 2. The popular eatery may be Utah’s most decorated restaurant, winning both local and national awards for its ’Killer Mexican Food.’ Red Iguana’s secret to success? Can't ask the executive chef — because it doesn't have one
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  • Pope Francis celebrates a Mass at the end of the Jubilee (Holy Year) of the Dominicans, inside the Basilica of St. John Lateran, in Rome, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. (Giorgio Onorati/ANSA via AP) Pope Francis calls on media to end ‘constant focus on bad news’
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  • Bagley Cartoon: Silly Women
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  • Penalties paid by Utah developers whose convictions in tax case were overturned must be refunded, ruling says
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  • New England Patriots defensive back Eric Rowe, left, breaks up a pass intended for Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Sammie Coates during the first half of the AFC championship NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) Locals in the NFL: Conference championship weekend performances
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  • Search for missing fisherman suspended amid winter storm
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  • Heavy snows trigger avalanches, road closures along Wasatch Front
    A series of avalanches and a high risk for more led to the closure of ski resorts and roads to start the week as another winter storm swept across the...
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  • President Donald Trump freezes federal hiring
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  • Idaho man charged with federal hate crime in fatal beating
    Boise • An Idaho man has been charged with a federal hate crime after prosecutors said he lured a gay man to a remote location and then beat him to de...
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  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Derrick Favors complains to an official about a missed call in a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City. Utah Jazz: Russell Westbrook leads Oklahoma City over Jazz 97-95
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  • FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2017 file photo, CIA Director-designate Rep. Michael Pompeo, R-Kan. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate is on track to confirm Pompeo to run the CIA and is expected to vote on his nomination Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, evening.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File) Senate confirms Trump’s pick to run the CIA
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  • Bill advances for statewide suicide crisis line
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