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    News roundup: House Democrats eye more guerrilla tactics
    House Democrats eye more guerrilla tactics. UK exits EU, markets tumble and prime minister resigns. Utah Latinos respond to high court ruling. Happy...

    Updated Jun 24 2016 12:20 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Trump prepares massive whip team to combat anti-Trump convention fight
    Trump prepares massive whip team to combat anti-Trump convention fight. Democrats stage sit-in on House floor over gun control. Poll: Utahns don’t car...

    Updated Jun 24 2016 12:20 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this May 24, 1985, file photo, President Ronald Reagan works at his desk in the oval office of the White House as he prepares a speech on tax revision. In an editorial published on June 2, 2016, the San Diego Union-Tribune urged Republican readers to write-in Reagan instead of voting for Donald Trump in California’s GOP primary on June 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Scott Stewart, File) News roundup: Trump compares self with Reagan, but Reagan distanced himself from Trump
    Trump compares self with Reagan, but Reagan tried to distance himself from Trump. Poll: 70% of Utahns say Trump is too volatile for the White House. L...

    Updated Jun 24 2016 12:20 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Trump brushes off cash problems and new poll shows him taking a lead in Utah
    Trump’s money woes. Herbert’s easy path to victory. Ruzicka wants to “Free the Delegates” Happy Tuesday. The political world was shocked when new re...

    Updated Jun 22 2016 07:31 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: This election is so polarizing, even the dead are speaking out
    This election is so polarizing, even the dead are speaking out. Utah GOP chair meets with Trump. Utahn to head Republican Convention Rules Committee. ...

    Updated Jun 22 2016 06:04 pm   |     |   Share
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    Donald Trump announces that he seek the Republican nomination for president, in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. Trump vows to bring back the millions of American jobs lost to China and other foreign competitors if voters put him in the White House. Economists say he wouldn’t stand a chance: Trump’s boundless self-confidence is no match for the global economic forces that took those jobs away. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) News roundup: Happy anniversary: One year ago, Trump entered the race to low expectations
    Happy anniversary: One year ago, Trump entered the race to low expectations. Poll: Utahns want Supreme Court nominee hearings. Romney endorses Herbert...

    Updated Jun 17 2016 05:20 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Trump, RNC still not best buddies heading into general election
    Trump, RNC still not best buddies heading into general election. Utah voters split on Bears Ears monument. Utah lawmakers want $17m arena at fairpark....

    Updated Jun 17 2016 05:20 pm   |     |   Share
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    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Circuit Center, in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, June 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) News roundup: Federal judge says Clinton email probe is a ‘criminal investigation’
    Federal judge says Clinton email probe is a ‘criminal investigation.’ Herbert leads Johnson by 45 points in Trib-Hinckley poll. Stewart says Orlando g...

    Updated Jun 15 2016 05:33 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Clinton’s lead over Trump grows in new national poll
    Clinton’s lead over Trump grows in new national poll. Count My Vote runs ads urging primary turnout. Post profiles Bishop over Puerto Rico bill. Hap...

    Updated Jun 14 2016 04:18 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: The new normal: When tragedy hits, America is divided
    The new normal: When tragedy hits, America is divided. Poll: Clinton, Trump tied in Utah. Romney says he isn’t running but won’t stay silent. Happy ...

    Updated Jun 13 2016 01:24 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Some GOP insiders still want to deny Trump the nomination
    Some GOP insiders still want to deny Trump the nomination. Obama endorses Clinton. Love says no way to hint she could be Trump’s running mate. Happy...

    Updated Jun 10 2016 12:44 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2015 file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Two people with knowledge of Warren’s plans say the Massachusetts senator will formally endorse Hillary Clinton for president in the next week or two. They spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday, June 8, 2016, because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the endorsement before Warren makes it. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) News roundup: Elizabeth Warren to call Trump a ‘nasty, thin-skinned fraud’
    Elizabeth Warren to call Trump a ‘nasty, thin-skinned fraud.’ Presidential race to dominate Romney’s E2 Summit. Draft of Utah’s anti-fed lawsuit expec...

    Updated Jun 10 2016 12:44 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: The 11 states that will decide the presidential race
    The 11 states that will decide the presidential race. Clinton heralded as first female major party nominee. Utahns celebrate Clinton’s historic moment...

    Updated Jun 08 2016 05:59 pm   |     |   Share
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    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. speaks during a campaign rally at Qualcomm Stadium on Sunday, June 5, 2016 in San Diego.(AP Photo/Sandy Huffaker) News roundup: Sanders says he’s not ruining Clinton’s moment
    Bernie Sanders says he’s not ruining Clinton’s moment. Obama ready to endorse Clinton. New poll shows Libertarian Johnson pulling support from Trump i...

    Updated Jun 07 2016 10:56 am   |     |   Share
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    Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. listens at right, as Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) News roundup: Inside the GOP’s fight to take Harry Reid’s Senate seat
    Inside the GOP’s fight to take Harry Reid’s Senate seat. A deep look at the proposed Bears Ears National Monument. Remembering Muhammad Ali. Happy M...

    Updated Jun 07 2016 10:55 am   |     |   Share
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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Thursday, June 2, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) News roundup: Legal scholars fear an authoritarian Trump presidency
    Donald Trump may be a threat to rule of law. Gary Herbert and Orrin Hatch visit Bears Ears. Bernie Sanders goes for the whole enchilada. Happy Frida...

    Updated Jun 03 2016 09:24 am   |     |   Share
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    3rd District: Democrat seeks 3-way debate with Republicans Chaffetz, Teng
    Democrat Stephen P. Tryon may feel a little ignored as his opponents — Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and GOP opponent, Chia-Chi Teng — battle in this m...
    Updated Jun 02 2016 01:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Tuesday, May 31, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump answers questions during a news conference in New York. New York City inspectors are examining whether people were barred from the space Tuesday for the Trump news conference, violating an agreement that Trump struck with the city back in the late 1970s in return for the right to make the tower bigger. Under that agreement, the landmark tower’s grand marble lobby is supposed to be open to visitors from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) News roundup: What 3,500 lawsuits say about Donald Trump
    Litigious Donald. EPA rejects Rocky Mountain’s smog plan. State investigating BYU police over rape cases. Happy Thursday. Donald Trump has threatene...

    Updated Jun 02 2016 09:04 am   |     |   Share
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    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney makes a speech about the state of the 2016 presidential race and Donald Trump at the Hinckley Insitute of Politics at the University of Utah Thursday March 3. News roundup: Mitt Romney says he won’t back Donald Trump
    Romney says he won’t back Donald Trump. Also, he’ll skip the GOP convention. Memorial services for Bennett scheduled. Happy Friday. Mitt Romney is n...

    Updated May 06 2016 11:02 am   |     |   Share
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    Former President George H.W. Bush, left, shows his pitching grip as he wheeled out to the field to throw out the ceremonial first pitch to Houston Astros starting pitcher Collin McHugh before the baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, April 12, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) News roundup: Bush 41 and Bush 43 refused to endorse likely GOP nominee Trump
    Bush 41 and Bush 43 refused to endorse likely GOP nominee Trump. Remembering Sen. Bennett. Utah leaders reluctantly backing Trump. Happy Thursday. T...

    Updated May 05 2016 01:50 pm   |     |   Share
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    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign stop at Jackie O’s Production Brewery and Tap Room in Athens, Ohio, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) News roundup: Republicans considering Clinton over Trump
    Republicans considering Clinton over Trump. Cruz drops out, Trump likely nominee. Herbert criticized over new fund-raiser. Happy Wednesday. No longe...

    Updated May 05 2016 01:50 pm   |     |   Share
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    Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, arrives for a caucus night rally with Hedi and his father Rafael, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) News roundup: Trump says Cruz’s father was with JFK assassin
    Trump says Cruz’s father was with Lee Harvey Oswald before JFK assassination. Utah officials trying to mediate conflicts with ranchers, feds. State re...

    Updated May 03 2016 11:28 am   |     |   Share
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    Vice President Joe Biden walks with former Utah Gov. Jon M. Huntsman during a tour of the research lab at the Huntsman Cancer Institute Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Salt Lake City, as part of the White House’s cancer ’moonshot,’ an ambitious effort to double the rate of progress toward curing cancer and ramp up federally funded research on the disease. Working toward a cure for cancer is personal for Biden, whose 46-year-old son, former Delaware state Attorney General Beau Biden, died from brain cancer in May. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, Pool) News roundup: Jon Huntsman says it’s time for GOP to rally around Trump
    Jon Huntsman says it’s time for GOP to rally around Trump. Hatch to meet with Netanyahu. Bishop’s long-time aide leaves for LDS Church post. Happy...

    Updated May 03 2016 11:28 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Sen. Mike Lee demands apology after Boehner calls out Ted Cruz
    Sen. Mike Lee demands apology after Boehner calls our Ted Cruz. Herbert’s ‘speed dating’ fund-raiser criticized. Dems say Trump nomination could hurt ...

    Updated Apr 29 2016 01:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: GOP senators not ready to accept Trump as their presidential nominee
    GOP senators not ready to accept Trump as their presidential nominee. Rep. Noel wants to investigate Bears Ears group. Chaffetz challenger files FEC c...

    Updated Apr 29 2016 01:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a rally at the Hoosier Gym in Knightstown, Ind., Tuesday, April 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) News roundup: Trump may be winning, but Cruz is playing a different game
    Trump may be winning, but Cruz is playing a different game. Poll: Utahns support medical marijuana. Hatch spars with Dems over Supreme Court pick. H...

    Updated Apr 28 2016 10:54 am   |     |   Share
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    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign stop, Monday, April 25, 2016, at City Hall in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) News roundup: Trump, Clinton expected to do well in the ‘Acela primary’
    Trump, Clinton expected to do well in the ‘Acela primary.’ Johnson hopes to parlay convention win into primary victory. Trib-DNews lawyers meet over l...

    Updated Apr 26 2016 02:59 pm   |     |   Share
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    Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid of Nev. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 12, 2016, following a Democrat policy luncheon. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) News roundup: Harry Reid’s last power play
    Harry Reid’s last power play. Cruz, Kasich team up against Trump. Johnson nabs more delegates than Herbert, will face off in primary. Happy Monday. ...

    Updated Apr 25 2016 11:24 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Democratic insiders: Time to bow out Bernie
    Democratic insiders: Time to bow out Bernie. Study says Utah convention delegates more extreme than voters at large. Governor’s race tops convention a...

    Updated Apr 22 2016 10:39 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Donald Trump is terrifying world leaders
    Donald Trump is terrifying world leaders. Huntsmans buy The Tribune. Cruz demands loyalty pledge for Utah delegates. Happy Thursday. President Barac...

    Updated Apr 21 2016 10:45 am   |     |   Share