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In response to President Trump's declaring a national emergency, @SenMikeLee said he believes Congress has been ceding far too much power to the exec. branch for decades and "We should use this moment as an opportunity to start taking that power back.”
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“We had every intention of running the table, but today just wasn’t our day,” said @UtahGymnastics coach Tom Farden
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“Last year, we lost by 50. I took that personally, I think a lot of us did,” Donovan Mitchell said. “We all came together and I called pretty much everybody, and I said, ‘Let’s try to win this.’"
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According to officials, a retired firefighter heard the explosion and pulled the woman out of the cabin

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Sen. Curtis Bramble said the proposed plant, located in Idaho — where it could power Utah’s cities from hundreds of miles away — could help address the state’s poor air quality
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A federal judge on Friday barred longtime Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone from making public comments that could influence potential jurors in the criminal case brought by the special counsel in the Russia probe
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On Friday afternoon, Norway’s Vetle Sjaastad Christiansen won his first-ever world cup event at the BMW Biathlon World Cup at Soldier Hollow Nordic Center
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Disney has announced the full cast of “High School Musical: The Musical,” a new TV series that’s just begun production in Utah
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The Washington state Senate approved a bill that would repeal the death penalty
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In November, the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s office released a video of the altercation, which showed bystanders seemingly unaware that it was happening

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Luis Gustavo Lopez, 18, is in intensive care after a man walked into his family's tire shop, said “I’m here to kill a Mexican,” and beat Lopez with a metal bar.

The Lopez family blames at least some of the attacker's motivation on President Donald Trump.
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Brent Taylor, mayor of North Ogden and a Utah National Guardsman, has been killed in Afghanistan in an apparent insider attack.

Taylor was deployed as part of an advisory team training staff in an Afghan commando battalion.
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It has everything to do with recognizing:
• Hatch’s part in dismantling two national monuments.
• His role in passing a major overhaul of the nation’s tax code.
• His utter lack of integrity that rises from his unquenchable thirst for power.
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"Sen. Hatch, what will you try to sell next just to get re-elected, the Grand Canyon? Perhaps the Mormon Temple? It’s clear to almost everyone here (Republicans, independents and Democrats alike) that you’ve sold your soul and lost your way."
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"Democrats, who the day before yesterday were insisting that voter fraud didn't exist, now believe that it was used to steal a North Carolina congressional seat from them — and they may well be right," writes
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Tariffs have boosted some construction costs by nearly 60% since the start of last year, according to Ivory Homes, Utah’s largest homebuilder. The rises in lumber, steel and aluminum costs has hiked its average home prices by $5,000-$9,000.
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Jennifer Rubin: “Given that the two senators lied to the faces of interviewers on the Sunday talk shows, network bookers might consider never having them on air again”
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Video: Utah nurse arrested & dragged screaming into police car after refusing to take blood from unconscious victim
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Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch — who last year asked for more civility in politics — calls Obamacare supporters "the stupidest, dumbass people I’ve ever met"
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Co-owner of @UtahGunExchange, most known for following the Parkland high school students around to counter-protest their calls for gun control, now faces a drug charge. He's also facing felony counts of illegally owning guns. https://t.co/UcCH3DaG7e
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