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  • (Lennie Mahler  |   Tribune file photo)   Travelers pass through the expedited security line in Salt Lake City International Airport in this file photo from 2014. Amid reports of long lines -- sometimes more than three hours long -- at major airports nationally, the Transportation Security Administration at Salt Lake City assured airport leaders that it has the situation in hand. TSA vows to keep security lines manageable at Salt Lake City International Airport
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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   1st Lieutenant Dan M. Eastman (a 96 year old veteran of WWII) shakes hands with Marine Sergeant Dennis Howland after receiving the Honor Salute at the Olympus Ranch Retirement Community in Murray, Wednesday May 25, 2016. At right are Lieutenant Colonel Matt Harmon and Lieutenant Colonel Robert King (retired, far right). 96-year-old World War II veteran is honored at Utah retirement community
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah softball coach Amy Hogue, joined by players Kayce Nieto, Shelby Pacheco and Kristen Stewart, from left, will be heading out of town to battle Florida State this weekend in the final 16. The team had a season-long goal to make it to Super Regionals. Now they’re here for the first time since 1994. Utah softball: Utes staying loose, having fun on way to Super Regionals
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  • In this May 19, 2016, photo, a list of slaves at Mount Vernon written by George Washington around 1799 details marriages, children, and notes on individuals, is seen at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington in Mount Vernon, Va. George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate is turning a museum space previously dedicated to the Founding Father’s furniture and fineries into an exhibit that takes a hard look at Washington’s life as a slave owner.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Mount Vernon exhibit looks at Washington as slaveholder
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  • In this April 12, 2016 photo, Jennifer Dumas answers questions during an interview while holding her daughter, Codylynn, in a playroom at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, in Bedford Hills, N.Y. Bedford Hills has one of only eight working prison nurseries where women live with their babies, out of more than 100 women’s prisons around the country. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) Babies behind bars: Should moms do time with their newborns?
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  • Singer and MS advocate David Osmond. (Courtesy image) David Osmond raises awareness for MS with new campaign and inspirational song
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  • photo courtesy National Park Service  Haze fills the Grand Canyon in this photo from 1994. Arizona business leaders say pollution from Utah is obstructing Grand Canyon views
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