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Last Updated Sep 25, 2016 03:00PM

Ted Cruz called Donald Trump a “serial philander.” He called him a “pathological liar.” He warned the real estate mogul to leave his wife “the hell alone.” And then, on Friday, Cruz endorsed Trump’s presidential candidacy. Er, what? Yes, Cruz …

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    The Rio Grande neighborhood is in crisis, and it’s getting worse. This toxic brew of tragedy, tribalism and criminality endangers our community’s most...
    Updated Sep 25 2016 02:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • Op-ed: We’ve reached crisis level, and new homeless shelters are needed now
    In a Salt Lake Tribune article last week, I expressed frustration about a crisis that has enveloped a corner of downtown and threatens to spread. A se...
    Updated Sep 25 2016 02:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • Francis Wilkinson: Trump politics of nostalgia are here to stay
    A hankering for a past in which white supremacy and overt sexism were accepted features of daily life has made Donald Trump the most toxic presidentia...
    Updated Sep 25 2016 02:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Anna Waters: How could sexism hurt Clinton in the debates? Ask these female high school debaters.
    Belen Mella, 16, spent hours prepping for the local high school debate tournament in Miami Beach, researching topics and practicing speeches under her...
    Updated Sep 25 2016 01:00 pm   |     |   Share


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