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  • (Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)     Sister missionaries are evacuated from Temple Square to be checked out by emergency personal, after a gas leak was detected in the South Visitors Center at Temple Square, Thursday, August 22, 2013. Female Mormon missionaries may now wear slacks to fend off Zika
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo)    A statue of Brigham Young on the university campus that bears his name in Provo, Utah. BYU launches website to gather suggestions for changing how it handles sex assault reports
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Brooke’s 2014 sexual assault ended when she ran into the streets of Provo, naked, to flee the man. Since the incident, she has grieved alternate realities in which she could’ve ended the attack. “I could have done something to stop that, or I should have said ‘no’ louder, or I shouldn’t have been there,” Brooke said. “When bad things happen, guilt comes along.”  Photo taken Wednesday, May 18, 2016. BYU students who reported sex assaults say they faced presumption of guilt
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  • Angie Rice sits at home, Tuesday, May 17, 2016, in Mountain Green, Utah. In the year since Utah passed a Mormon church-backed anti-discrimination law protecting gay and transgender people, 22 complaints were filed alleging discrimination in the workplace or in housing. Utah public school teacher Angie Rice, a transgender woman who says the law’s protections gave her the courage to come out to administrators and students. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) 22 complaints filed under Utah’s new Mormon-backed LGBT anti-discrimination law
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    The statue of Brigham Young at BYU is seen in this photo from September 2013. Newly released records: Deputy wanted BYU Honor Code Office to investigate alleged rape victim
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Two LDS chapels built adjacent to each other on Angel Street, in Kaysville. Thursday, August 21, 2014. Another possible benefit of going to church: A 33 percent chance of living longer
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