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    News roundup: Is Russia trying to meddle in U.S. politics with DNC hack?
    Is Russia trying to meddle in U.S. politics with DNC hack? DNC chair resigns after email leak. Democratic convention begins. Happy Monday. And happy...

    Updated Jul 25 2016 09:42 am   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OH, Thursday July 21, 2016. News roundup: The #NeverTrump crowd not giving up as Trump claims nomination
    The #NeverTrump crowd not giving up as Trump claims nomination. Rep. Love to spend $1 million on re-election ads. State leaders may declare emergency ...

    Updated Jul 22 2016 12:52 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., speaks during the third day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (AP Photo/John Locher) News roundup: ‘Lock her up!’ has become the GOP convention’s unofficial slogan
    Cruz booed. “Lock her up.” Trump’s big night is here. Happy Thursday. Convention-goers have created their own slogan for the 2016 campaign that has ...

    Updated Jul 21 2016 09:33 am   |     |   Share
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    Former President George W. Bush speaks during the Presidential Leadership Scholars graduation on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Ark. (AP Photo/Gareth Patterson) News roundup: George W. Bush is worried he’ll be the ‘last Republican president’
    Trump is presumptive no more. The last Republican president. Herbert continues to back PLI. Happy Wednesday. The Trump team got the Republican Natio...

    Updated Jul 20 2016 07:41 am   |     |   Share
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    Utah’s ‘Never Clap’ delegation needs to unify behind Trump, says state House majority whip
    Cleveland — Utah’s delegates were stingy with their applause during the first day of the Republican National Convention and that didn’t sit well with ...
    Updated Jul 19 2016 10:44 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this July 6, 2012, file photo Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, top second from left, plays with family and friends on a floating raft on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, N.H.  The Romneys envision a White House enlivened by ?little feet in the hallway?, 18 visiting grandkids and they are dishing out personal details as they try to warm up a candidate burdened by a cold-fish image. America may not be ready for this one: Instead of syrup, Mitt Romney slathers his pancakes with peanut butter.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File) News roundup: As Republicans gather in Cleveland, Romney enjoys a lakeside vacation
    As Republicans gather in Cleveland, Romney enjoys a lakeside vacation. Utah at the center of failed convention coup. Prosecutor drops all charges agai...

    Updated Jul 21 2016 10:58 am   |     |   Share
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    Cleveland: Never-Trump Suffers Setback
    The Never-Trump forces were dealt a setback Monday afternoon, but efforts are still underway to throw a Hail Mary with a slim hope of derailing Donald...
    Updated Jul 18 2016 04:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    Trump-loving Greg Hughes can’t stay away from the Republican National Convention
    Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes, the first high-profile Utah politician to embrace presumptive nominee Donald Trump, failed to win a delegate slot to t...
    Updated Jul 18 2016 12:43 pm   |     |   Share
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    From Cleveland: Never Trump’s Last Stand
    Gayle Ruzicka and Utah’s anti-Trump delegates have rounded up signatures from more than half of the state’s delegation in a last-ditch effort to try t...
    Updated Jul 19 2016 11:26 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Trump may speak tonight as the GOP convention kicks off
    Trump may speak tonight as the GOP convention kicks off. All the convention info you need to know. Love has cash advantage over Owens. Happy Monday....

    Updated Jul 18 2016 12:32 pm   |     |   Share
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    No fan of Trump, Mike Lee loses bid to unbind delegates
    Donald Trump dodged a bullet and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, took one when the Republican National Convention’s Rules Committee overwhelmingly rejected a m...
    Updated Jul 16 2016 08:52 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: GOP insiders expect mayhem at Republican convention
    GOP insiders expect mayhem at Republican convention. Bishop, Chaffetz introduce Public Lands Initiative. House passes bill limiting president’s author...

    Updated Jul 18 2016 12:31 pm   |     |   Share
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    (FILE - In this July 12, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Westfield, Ind. The Associated Press)   reported last month that Trump requires nearly everyone in his campaign and businesses to sign legally binding nondisclosure agreements prohibiting them from releasing any confidential or disparaging information about the real estate mogul, his family or his companies. Trump has also said he would consider requiring such agreements in the White House. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File) News roundup: Star power may be dim at Trump’s ‘showbiz’ convention
    Trump promises ‘showbiz’ at convention, but stars on stage will be relatively dim. House expected to pass bill limiting Antiquities Act power. Trump p...

    Updated Jul 18 2016 12:31 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: How Bernie went from Clinton rival to supporter
    How Bernie went from Clinton rival to supporter. Sanders’ Utah supporters not sure they will follow his lead. Tribune to sue BYU police over records. ...

    Updated Jul 18 2016 12:31 pm   |     |   Share
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    Vice President Joe Biden addresses the White House Summit on the United State of Women in Washington, Tuesday, June 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) News roundup: Biden passes on the notion of staying vice president
    Biden passes on the idea of staying vice president. Herbert calls special session. Chaffetz unveils Mountain Accord bill. Happy Tuesday. Sorry, Amer...

    Updated Jul 18 2016 12:31 pm   |     |   Share
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    House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) News roundup: Part-time Trump critic Paul Ryan to speak at Republican convention
    Part-time Trump critic Paul Ryan to speak at Republican convention. Bishop to unveil Bears Ears bill. Some Utah farmers want to grow pot. Happy Mond...

    Updated Jul 18 2016 12:31 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Trump hints he may pick Gingrich as running mate
    Trump hints he may pick Gingrich as running mate. Snipers target cops in Dallas. Chaffetz goes after FBI director over Clinton emails. Happy Friday....

    Updated Jul 18 2016 12:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Chaffetz to quiz FBI director over Clinton
    Chaffetz to quiz FBI director over Clinton. Lynch says no charges against presumptive Democratic nominee. Questionable expenses for lawyers, consultan...

    Updated Jul 18 2016 12:30 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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    News roundup: The Mitt Romney-approved conservative alternative to Donald Trump
    Paul Huntsman’s message to readers. Hillary Clinton use the Mitt Romney playbook. A conservative alternative to Donald Trump. Happy Wednesday. In th...

    Updated Jun 01 2016 07:44 am   |     |   Share
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    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., hands a shoe to a fan during Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oakland, Calif., Monday, May 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) News roundup: Basketball-fan Bernie Sanders equates his campaign to the Golden State Warriors
    Bernie Sanders says he’s just like the Warriors. Dust may derail prison project. Orrin Hatch an obstacle to criminal justice reform. Happy Tuesday. ...

    Updated May 31 2016 08:58 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to guests at the Colorado Democrats 83rd Annual Dinner, in Denver. Colorado’s Democratic governor, John Hickenlooper, has released a candid autobiography that’s revived speculation he is positioning himself to join Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign ticket. Hickenlooper insists he hasn’t been approached by the Clinton camp. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File) News roundup: How Hillary Clinton loses to The Donald
    How Hillary Clinton loses to The Donald. Paul Huntsman says Tribune sale should close Tuesday. Secret Service punishes more then 40 employees who prob...

    Updated May 31 2016 05:32 pm   |     |   Share
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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump applauds after singing the National Anthem during a rally at the Anaheim Convention Center, Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) News roundup: With Trump angering some in GOP, Libertarians say it’s their time
    With Trump angering some in GOP, Libertarians say it’s their time. Utah joins states suing Obama over bathroom issue. Poll: Utahns want Tribune to sur...

    Updated May 26 2016 10:40 am   |     |   Share