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    Sen. Mike Lee jokes high court gig could put him one up on his big brother
    Though he says it’s not a tooth-and-nail sibling rivalry, Sen. Mike Lee does see one advantage in getting the U.S. Supreme Court nomination over his o...
    Updated Jan 13 2017 06:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Trump inauguration and protests could make D.C. a powder keg
    Trump inauguration and protests could make D.C. a powder keg. Trump names Hatch chief of staff as White House staff secretary. Hatch speaks to Interio...

    Updated Jan 13 2017 06:25 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Senate votes to begin the end of Obamacare
    Senate votes to begin the end of Obamacare. SL County, SLC spar over homeless plans. Lt. Guv: Utah has ‘serious need’ for affordable housing. Happy ...

    Updated Jan 13 2017 06:24 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Trump to take questions from the press, finally
    Trump to take questions from the press, finally. Hatch says Dems won’t be able to derail Sessions for AG. Metcalf warns Outdoor Retailer show should l...

    Updated Jan 11 2017 10:52 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Key GOP senators and Trump critics plan Russia sanctions bill
    Key GOP senators and Trump critics plan Russia sanctions bill. Leaked Mormon leaders’ paychecks show max salaries. State lawmakers worry raising taxes...

    Updated Jan 10 2017 11:56 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Liberal groups hope to capitalize on Trump’s inaugural
    Liberal groups hope to capitalize on Trump’s inaugural. Hatch, Lee cosponsor measure to limit the Antiquities Act. Stewart says he was misled on Russi...

    Updated Jan 10 2017 11:57 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Some House Dems plan to challenge Trump’s Electoral College victory
    Some House Dems plan to challenge Trump’s Electoral College victory today. Hatch says Congress won’t be ‘reckless’ in tossing out Obamacare. Congressm...

    Updated Jan 10 2017 11:57 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Senate Dems may slow walk confirmation of Trump Cabinet picks
    Senate Dems may slow walk confirmation of Trump Cabinet picks. Trump calls Rep. Love. UHP to send 40 troopers to aid with Trump’s inaugural. Happy T...

    Updated Jan 10 2017 11:57 am   |     |   Share
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    News update: How a small protest turned into the Women’s March on Washington
    How a small protest turned into the Women’s March on Washington. Utah’s GOP House members vote to gut an ethics office, then reverse course. Woman who...

    Updated Jan 05 2017 01:20 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: GOP faces a message battle as it seeks to repeal Obamacare
    GOP faces a message battle as it attempts to repeal Obamacare. Inside Obama’s designation of Bears Ears National Monument. Sen. Todd Weiler wants Utah...

    Updated Jan 03 2017 02:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    In this Dec. 13, 2016, photo, President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Wisconsin State Fair Exposition Center in West Allis, Wis. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) News roundup: Who makes up the Electoral College? A look at the 538 electors
    Who makes up the Electoral College? A look at the 538 electors. The EPA says Utah needs a new plan to clean up its air. Poll: Most Utahns optimistic a...

    Updated Dec 20 2016 03:33 pm   |     |   Share
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    President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Giant Center, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, in Hershey, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) News roundup: Why President-elect Trump can’t stop punching back
    Why Trump can’t stop punching back. Sen. Lee meets with the president-elect. Bishop, et al, warn Obama about designating a Bears Ears monument. Happ...

    Updated Dec 16 2016 12:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    President-elect Donald J. Trump’s choice for National Security Advisor, Michael T. Flynn, waits for an elevator at Trump Tower, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) News roundup: Trump’s pick as national security adviser once shared classified material
    Trump’s pick as national security adviser once shared classified material. The likely Interior secretary opposes GOP’s efforts to sell off public land...

    Updated Dec 16 2016 12:20 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Inside Russia’s hacking of the Democratic National Committee
    Inside Russia’s hacking of the Democratic National Committee. SLC releases the four new homeless shelter sites. Poll: Most Utahns want to keep the Ele...

    Updated Dec 16 2016 12:20 pm   |     |   Share
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    President-elect Donald Trump and Kanye West pose for a picture in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) News roundup: Could Trump’s Twitter be a threat to national security?
    Could Trump’s Twitter be a threat to national security? Utah politicians defend the F-35 against Trump’s critique. Stewart says no evidence to say Rus...

    Updated Dec 13 2016 03:32 pm   |     |   Share
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    President-elect Donald Trump acknowledges spectators during the first half of the Army-Navy NCAA college football game in Baltimore, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) News roundup: Democrats fear they remain unprepared to battle President Trump’s agenda
    Democrats fear they remain unprepared to battle President Trump’s agenda. Romney, Huntsman appear to lose out on secretary of state job. Interior choi...

    Updated Dec 12 2016 04:08 pm   |     |   Share
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    Vice President Joe Biden, left, laughs with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during a ceremony to unveil a portrait of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) News roundup: Hillary Clinton takes on the fake news saying, ‘Lives are at risk’
    Clinton takes on the fake news saying, ‘Lives are at risk.’ Remembering John Glenn. Online petition seeks shelters for homeless in SLC. Happy Friday...

    Updated Dec 09 2016 12:22 pm   |     |   Share
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    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, greets fellow candidate, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr., prior to the start the Fourth of July parade in Amherst, N.H., Monday, July 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) News roundup: Contradictions in foreign policy: Romney, Huntsman and other secretary of state candidates
    Contradictions in foreign policy: Romney, Huntsman and other secretary of state candidates. Herbert releases 2018 budget. UTA admits it spent more on ...

    Updated Dec 09 2016 12:22 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Reluctant Trump supporters now look for jobs with President Trump
    Reluctant Trump supporters now look for jobs with President Trump. Chaffetz says he’ll continue Clinton probes. LDS Church, Romney congratulate Trump....

    Updated Nov 10 2016 12:22 pm   |     |   Share
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    Two men embrace at the end of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s election night rally in the Jacob Javits Center in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman) News roundup: Hillary Clinton to offer concession speech soon
    Clinton to offer concession speech soon. Trump’s victory speech showed a different side of the president-elect. Markets tumble on Trump win. Happy W...

    Updated Nov 10 2016 12:20 pm   |     |   Share
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    Dixville Notche’s first voter Clay Smith drops his ballot into the box as moderator Tom Tillotson watches Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in Dixville Notch, N.H. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton beat Republican Donald Trump 4-2. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) News roundup: Clinton wins Dixville Notch as Election Day begins
    Clinton wins Dixville Notch as Election Day begins. Utah officials warn of packed polling locales. Your guide to voting today. Happy Tuesday. The vo...

    Updated Nov 08 2016 05:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this July 7, 2016 file photo, FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Oversight Committee to explain his agency’s recommendation to not prosecute Hillary Clinton. In a letter from Comey released on Nov. 6, he tells Congress review of additional Clinton emails does not change conclusion she should not face charges. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) News roundup: The FBI director’s ‘never mind’ moment that shook up the presidential race
    The FBI director’s ‘never mind’ moment shook up the presidential race. Democrats have the edge in early voting in Utah. Trump still leading in latest ...

    Updated Nov 07 2016 01:32 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: U.S. intelligence officials warn of Russian mischief in Tuesday’s election
    U.S. intelligence officials warn of Russian mischief in Tuesday’s election. Polls: Trump leads in Utah and McMullin’s surge waning. McAdams ahead in h...

    Updated Nov 04 2016 11:29 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Trump’s transition team ramps up to dismantle Obama’s legacy
    Trump’s transition team ramps up to dismantle Obama’s legacy. White nationalist pulls anti-McMullin ads. Poll: Lee, Herbert with large leads heading i...

    Updated Nov 04 2016 11:28 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Trump claims surge but the map favors Clinton
    Trump claims surge but the map favors Clinton. Poll shows Chaffetz, Stewart, Bishop easily winning re-election. Another poll: 60% opposed to Bears Ear...

    Updated Nov 02 2016 03:22 pm   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Clinton, Trump tied nationally with one week to go
    Clinton, Trump tied nationally with one week to go. White nationalist hits McMullin with offensive robocalls in Utah. Poll: Love 12 points ahead of Ow...

    Updated Nov 01 2016 11:02 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: FBI’s continued Clinton probe could rock pivotal swing state votes
    FBI’s continued Clinton probe could rock pivitol swing state votes. Trump criticizes Evan McMullin’s independent bid. Poll: Trump and McMullin neck-an...

    Updated Nov 01 2016 11:02 am   |     |   Share
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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, in Geneva, Ohio. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) News roundup: Trump suggests canceling election, giving him the presidency
    Trump suggests canceling election, giving him the presidency. DNC chairwoman woos Utah’s votes. The best of the “Mormon mafia” tweets. Happy Friday....

    Updated Oct 29 2016 10:39 am   |     |   Share
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    News roundup: Mitt Romney offers the ‘I told you so’ speech to Washington
    Mitt Romney offers the ‘I told you so’ speech to Washington. Pence rallies supporters in Utah. Chaffetz won’t endorse Trump but will vote for him. H...

    Updated Oct 27 2016 10:34 am   |     |   Share
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    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacts to a reporters questions about her birthday before boarding her campaign plane at Miami International Airport in Miami, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, to travel to Lake Worth, Fla. for a rally. Clinton turns 69 today. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) News roundup: GOP frets about Democratic turnout in early voting
    GOP frets about Democratic turnout in early voting. Pence to visit Utah today. And a deep dive into who Evan McMullin is. Happy Wednesday. Early vot...

    Updated Oct 27 2016 10:33 am   |     |   Share