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    The Washington Monument is seen through cherry blossoms across the Tidal Basin Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) News roundup: Washington, D.C. may be rapidly sinking into the sea
    Washington, D.C. rapidly sinking into the sea. NSA may have tracked calls, emails during SLC Olympics. Poll: Most Salt Lakers don’t care about mayoral...

    Updated Jul 30 2015 07:46 am   |     |   Share
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    Where Utah’s population would rank — if the state was a country
    If Utah were a nation instead of a state, it would rank as the 139th largest by population in the world. That’s according to population estimates rele...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 05:43 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this July 25, 2015, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally and picnic in Oskaloosa, Iowa. The prospect that Trump might eventually leave the primaries and run for president on his own has started to cast a shadow on the race, reviving memories of Ross Perot, Ralph Nader and the chills their third-party campaigns gave to Republicans and Democrats in turn.  (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) News roundup: Trump says he would appoint Sarah Palin to his Cabinet
    Trump says he would appoint Sarah Palin to his Cabinet. Lee draws anger from fellow GOP senators. Poll: Most Utahns want independent redistricting com...

    Updated Jul 29 2015 10:51 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Donald Trump leading polls in the early primary states
    Donald Trump leading polls in the primary states. Swallow to face trial April 2016. Chaffetz calls for IRS commissioner’s resignation. Happy Tuesday...

    Updated Jul 29 2015 10:51 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Forget Snapchat; Television still owns the 2016 race
    Forget Snapchat; Television still owns the 2016 race. Hatch gives to Lee but it’s not an endorsement. Lee to attempt another Obamacare repeal today. ...

    Updated Jul 27 2015 10:49 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Kasich team pushes back on Huntsman comparison
    Kasich team tries to avoid Huntsman label. Biskupski leads in Trib poll. Utah could get its first openly gay Scout leader. Happy Thursday. John Kasi...

    Updated Jul 23 2015 03:37 pm   |     |   Share
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    Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks at his South Carolina campaign kickoff rally in Bluffton, S.C., Tuesday, July 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton) News roundup: GOP debate could turn into the ‘Trump Show’
    GOP debate could turn into the ‘Trump Show.’ UTA cancels Japan trip after Trib inquiries. Owens seeks to run against Love again. Happy Wednesday. Th...

    Updated Jul 23 2015 03:41 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this June 19, 2015 file photo, Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks during the Road to Majority 2015 convention in Washington. The two-term governor plans to announce his candidacy later in the July. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) News roundup: Ohio’s Kasich may face a Jon Huntsman problem
    Ohio’s Kasich may face the Jon Huntsman problem. Becker softens stance on sales tax hike. PAC helping Biskupski failed to register with SLC. Happy T...

    Updated Jul 22 2015 11:16 am   |     |   Share
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    Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at the Maverick PAC conference Friday, July 17, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) News roundup: From Bush’s brother to Clinton’s trust issues, the weaknesses of the 2016 contenders
    Just how connected is McAdams’ campaign and mayoral teams? The Achilles heels of the presidential contenders. Republican Party turns on Trump. Happy...

    Updated Jul 20 2015 08:03 am   |     |   Share
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    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton smiles as she listens to a question during a house party in Windham, N.H., Thursday, July 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) News roundup: Want to slam Hillary Clinton? Ask us first, say House GOP women
    Mayoral candidates clash. What the GOP shouldn’t say about Hillary. Missed deadlines on the prison and Medicaid expansion. Happy Friday. House Repub...

    Updated Jul 17 2015 06:54 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Barack Obama and Mike Lee pushing for federal sentencing reform
    Republicans pan the Iran deal. The bipartisan push for federal sentencing reform. Utah’s $1 million tab for defending its same-sex marriage ban. Hap...

    Updated Jul 15 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share
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    (Al Hartmann |  Tribune file photo)  
Former Utah Senator Jake Garn, left, enjoys a laugh with Richard Richards, a former chairman of the Republican National Commitee at the Shepherd Union Building at Weber State University in 2009.  Richards was later honored in a ceremony where the Richard Richards Institute for Politics , Decency and Ethical Conduct at Weber State University was named in his honor. News roundup: Jake Garn, a familiar name, is back on the ballot
    A historic deal with Iran. Ski resorts and environmentalists strike an accord. Ballots for municipal races are in the mail. Happy Tuesday. Jake Garn...

    Updated Jul 14 2015 07:01 am   |     |   Share
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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump finishes up speaking before a crowd of 3,500 Saturday, July 11, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) News roundup: A surging Donald Trump uses drug lord’s escape to defend immigration stance
    Trump: I told you so. Scott Walker enters the 2016 race. Utahns fear a land grab from Obama. Happy Monday. Donald Trump says the escape of notorious...

    Updated Jul 13 2015 09:34 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Obama military nominee backs Romney on Russia
    Obama nominee backs Romney foreign policy. Hillary Clinton is coming to Utah. Salt Lake City is a boom town. Happy Friday. You know who agrees with ...

    Updated Jul 10 2015 07:06 am   |     |   Share
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    Michael Brown, of West Monroe, La., holds a Ku Klux Klan flag as he talks with reporters in front of the courthouse in Jena, La.,  Monday, Jan. 21, 2008. Brown is a self-proclaimed member of the Ku Klux Klan. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt) News roundup: Congress may reverse ban on Confederate flag
    Herbert reflects on the gay marriage ruling. The U.S. House debates the Confederate flag. Prison debate to drag on. Happy Thursday. The day after th...

    Updated Jul 09 2015 07:09 am   |     |   Share
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    Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah speaks during a conference call in his Capitol Hill office in Washington, Wednesday, June 3, 2015, with representatives from religious non-profits who are concerned about how the Supreme Court's upcoming gay marriage decision will affect their institutions, and members of the media. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) News roundup: Tea party in 2016? Protect Sen. Mike Lee
    Punting on Medicaid expansion. The debate over body cameras. Where Romney’s aides have landed. Happy Wednesday. Where has the tea party gone? Senate...

    Updated Jul 08 2015 09:30 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this May 6, 2015, file photo, Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich, center, greets patrons at a bar in a restaurant in Nashua, N.H. Kasich will formally announce his plans for the 2016 presidential race on July 21. The two-term governor, who leads one of the nation’s premier swing states, is expected to formally join the crowded Republican primary field at an announcement set for Ohio State University, according to senior advisers. The advisers spoke on the condition of anonymity so as not to pre-empt the announcement. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File) News roundup: A Jon Huntsman type is about to enter the 2016 race
    Biskupski is coming on strong. Who is the Jon Huntsman of the 2016 race? Utahns luke warm on the GOP Congress. Happy Tuesday. John Kasich, the gover...

    Updated Jul 07 2015 06:57 am   |     |   Share
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    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., shakes hands with Beverly Bruce, Romney's New Hampshire finance chairwoman in 2012, as they talk with 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, and his wife Ann, at the end of the the Fourth of July parade, Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Wolfeboro, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm) News roundup: The details on Romney’s sleepover with Rubio and Christie
    The fight over Nevada’s Mormon voters. Mitt has a sleepover with Rubio, Christie. Hillary Clinton corrals the press. Happy Monday. Both Bill and Hil...

    Updated Jul 06 2015 03:11 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: The dumbest things presidential candidates spend money on
    The dumbest things presidential candidates spend money on. Dems waiting to hear from Rep. Miller over allegations. Utah looking at use-of-force rules ...

    Updated Jun 09 2015 06:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: The worst political photo ops in history
    The worst photo ops in history. ‘Mormon Rivals’ excerpt explores Romney, Huntsman rift. Questions surface over Reyes donations. Happy Monday. Most o...

    Updated Jun 08 2015 12:38 pm   |     |   Share
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    Abby Huntman on the set of News roundup: Abby Huntsman talks likes, dislikes and a failed Jr. High election
    Abby Huntsman talks likes and dislikes -- and a failed Jr. High election. Utah group pushes for term limits. Optimism for the future higher in Utah th...

    Updated Jun 08 2015 12:35 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: George W. Bush now outpolls President Obama
    George W. Bush now outpolls President Obama. Swallow waives preliminary hearing. Mitt Romney for FIFA president? Happy Thursday. It’s been more than...

    Updated Jun 08 2015 12:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    Donald Trump speaks at the Freedom Summit, Saturday, May 9, 2015, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt) News roundup: Donald Trump: I have a Gucci store worth more than Romney
    Donald Trump: I have a Gucci store worth more than Romney. Senate passes Mike Lee’s NSA reform bill. SLC Council votes to extend streetcar. Happy We...

    Updated Jun 04 2015 12:25 pm   |     |   Share
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    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney walks to his car to attend a fundraising event on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 in Nantucket, Mass.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) News roundup: Mitt Romney isn’t running for president but what about veep?
    Mitt Romney isn’t running for president but what about veep? Watchdog group files complaint about Rep. Ken Ivory. Poll: Less than half of voters want ...

    Updated Jun 03 2015 01:08 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: 13 dumb political things that should go away
    13 dumb political things that should go away. Utah GOP agrees to follow SB54 rules. Poll: Less than 50 percent of voters want to re-elect Bishop, Stew...

    Updated Jun 03 2015 01:08 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Christian rock band pens song for Sen. Ted Cruz
    Happy Friday. Music is an inspirational way to garner support -- it’s worked for past presidential candidates -- and now Sen. Ted Cruz has his own son...

    Updated Jun 01 2015 11:11 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Love presidential biographies? How about a comic book instead?
    Love presidential biographies? How about a comic book instead? Taxpayers may end up footing San Juan commissioner’s legal bills. Poll: Most Utahns bac...

    Updated Jun 01 2015 11:11 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, speaks during the Utah Republican Party nominating convention Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Sandy, Utah. About 4,000 Republican delegates are gathering in Sandy for their state nominating convention Saturday to pick the party's candidates for four congressional seats and nine legislative races. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) News roundup: How big of a perk is Jason Chaffetz’s office-sleeping ways?
    The offered dowery for Malia Obama. The clash between Chris Christie and Mike Lee. A prison site drops off the list. Happy Wednesday. Rep. Jason Cha...

    Updated May 27 2015 09:26 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Woman who ran over husband for not voting Romney sentenced to jail
    Woman who ran over husband for not voting Romney sentenced to jail. Poll: Love would beat Owens, Winder. Plaintiffs from Utah’s same-sex marriage case...

    Updated May 27 2015 05:29 pm   |     |   Share
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    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks to a morning crowd at the Draft restaurant, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Concord, N.H. Bush is visiting the nation's earliest presidential primary state as he considers a run for the Republican nomination for president.  (AP Photo/Jim Cole) News roundup: Jeb Bush hits his brother on spending during his presidency
    Jeb Bush hits his brother on spending during his presidency. Club for Growth takes credit for Bishop, Stewart’s anti-Export-Import Bank stance. Senate...

    Updated May 26 2015 01:44 pm   |     |   Share