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Utah: State in the United States
Utah is a state in the western United States. It is bordered by Colorado to the east, Wyoming to the northeast, Idaho to the north, Arizona to the south, and Nevada to the west. It also touches a corner of New Mexico in the southeast. Of the fifty U.S. states, Utah is the 13th-largest by area, and with a population over three million, the 30th-most-populous and 11th-least-densely populated. Urban development is mostly concentrated in two areas: the Wasatch Front in the north-central part of the state, which is home to roughly two-thirds of the population, and Washington County in the south, with more than 170,000 residents. Most of the western half of Utah lies in the Great Basin.


Paris Hilton 'blown away' by support after leading silent protest at 'torturous' boarding school [Video]

Paris Hilton 'blown away' by support after leading silent protest at 'torturous' boarding school

Paris Hilton is overwhelmed by the support she received after leading a protest outside her old Utah boarding school on Friday.

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J-K govt sets up research centre in UT to enhance production, quality of 'Shahi Zeera' [Video]

J-K govt sets up research centre in UT to enhance production, quality of 'Shahi Zeera'

Jammu and Kashmir government has set up a research centre for black cumin cultivation in Kashmir's Pampore area. As cultivating black cumin also known as 'Shahi Zeera' is not a duck soup, scientists in..

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GOP 'full steam ahead' on Barrett after Trump test [Video]

GOP 'full steam ahead' on Barrett after Trump test

Republicans Friday said they would push forward with Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on Trump's Supreme Court replacement, even after Trump tested positive for COVID-19 and went into isolation...

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Paris Hilton's petition to shut down school is a big hit [Video]

Paris Hilton's petition to shut down school is a big hit

Paris Hilton's efforts to shut down a school in Utah where she was allegedly physically and mentally abused have been given a huge boost thanks to a Change.org petition

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K9 officer charged with aggravated assault [Video]

K9 officer charged with aggravated assault

A K9 officer in Salt Lake City, Utah, has been charged with aggravated assault linked to the arrest of a black man.

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MLS: Salt Lake owner to sell Utah teams after alleged racist comments [Video]

MLS: Salt Lake owner to sell Utah teams after alleged racist comments

MLS commissioner says that Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen, who is being investigated over allegations that he had used racist language, is set to sell Utah Soccer Holdings.

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Roommate Jailed For Trying To Kill Woman With Bacteria, Insulin [Video]

Roommate Jailed For Trying To Kill Woman With Bacteria, Insulin

A Utah woman who had been cared for by a live-in roommate for years made her the beneficiary of a $500,000 life insurance policy. Unfortunately, prosecutors say that led Janie Lynn Ridd to try to..

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