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Price • On the first Friday of fall semester at Utah State University Eastern last year, Sofia woke up with cuts and bruises, wearing a USU Eastern basketball T-shirt that wasn’t hers. The last thing the sophomore could remember from …

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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Audience members listen to Gov. Gary Herbert as he reads a scripture from the Bible at the Utah Capitol Rotunda as part of Salt Lake City being selected as the National Bible City for 2013 Monday, November 25, 2013. Kirby: Where do you draw the line with God?
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Kelly and Alan Seim drink beer during the 7th annual Utah Beer Festival at the Utah State Fair Park on Saturday. The festival featured over 150 different beers and ciders. Annual beer festival arrives as more Utahns preach the gospel of craft brewing
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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Manchester, N.H., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) News roundup: Clinton ad ties Trump to neo-Nazis, racists
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  • FILE - In this July 20, 2012, file photo, a row of different AR-15 style rifles are displayed for sale at the Firing-Line indoor range and gun shop in Aurora, Colo.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) ‘You have GEICO; I have an AR-15’ — in the ‘American Redoubt,’ ‘preppers’ build a fortress against fear
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  • Zion National Park closes canyon, warns of flash floods
    Zion National Park officials closed a portion of Zion Canyon on Saturday due to flash flood warnings. The Narrows, the tightest section of the canyon,...
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  • FAITH
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Manchester, N.H., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) New article of faith for these Mormons: We believe Trump should never be president
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  • Utah forecast: Hot summer days beginning to fade
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  • Amber Valletta and guest star Spencer Garrett in ìBlood & Oil.î  Photo: Fred Hayes/ABC Utah woman sues TV studio for allegedly ‘condoning’ sexual harassment
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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Dead trout washes towards shore of picnic area about one mile below Tibble Fork Reservoir dam Thursday August 25.   The creek runs dark brown with silt.  Test results from Tibble Fork Dam sediment trigger warnings in American Fork Canyon
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  • POLITICS
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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Solitude Mountain Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon near Salt Lake City Friday August 26, 2016. It’s canyon landowners vs. Salt Lake City in battle over watershed
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  • Two Utah children found after search in Juab County
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  • Employee falls to her death at Yellowstone National Park
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  • POLITICS
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  • FILE - A deep water port is under development at the former Oakland Army Base, pictured here in 2008 at the foot of the San Francisco Bay Bridge. Utah has loaned four coal-producing counties $53 million to buy into the project to guarantee export throughput for coal and other commodities produced in central Utah. But coal shipments might not be welcome in Oakland. (AP Photo/Bay Area News Group, Laura A. Oda) California guv’s signature another nail in coffin of Utah coal port plan
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  • FAITH
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