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Utah: State in the United States
Utah is a state in the western United States. It became the 45th state admitted to the U.S. on January 4, 1896. Utah is the 13th-largest by area, 30th-most-populous, and 11th-least-densely populated of the 50 United States. Utah has a population of more than 3 million according to the Census estimate for July 1, 2016. Urban development is mostly concentrated in two areas: the Wasatch Front in the north-central part of the state, which contains approximately 2.5 million people; and Washington County in Southern Utah, with over 160,000 residents. Utah 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.


Appreciating Zion National Park’s beauty on its 100th anniversary

This week is the 100th anniversary of Zion National Park. Located in southwest Utah, it was established on Nov. 19, 1919. A new film will be released Tuesday to celebrate the park's epic trails, climbs..
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Ex-ambassador to Russia joins Utah governor's race

After serving as ambassador to Russia in the Trump administration, Jon Huntsman, Jr., is ready to try for a second term as Utah governor
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Videos for Utah

Romney would be 'surprised' if Mexican massacre was 'targeted' [Video]Romney would be 'surprised' if Mexican massacre was 'targeted'

Republican Senator Mitt Romney, a Mormon, on Tuesday said he would be "surprised" if the attack on nine Americans in Mexico was "targeted." He added that the Mexican drug cartels were a real concern in..

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Four Chinese Utah Bus Crash Victims Have Been Identified [Video]Four Chinese Utah Bus Crash Victims Have Been Identified

Four Chinese tourists killed in a bus crash in southern Utah have been identified. CNN reports the four people were all from Shanghai and in their sixties. They died when the bus wrecked Friday on Utah..

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Killer who was expected to be executed has died of natural causes

Ron Lafferty of Utah killed his brother's wife and her toddler in 1984 because of his strong polygamist beliefs
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Provo, Utah, has museums you wouldn't expect and a case of a missing llama

Don't let Provo, Utah's, squeaky-clean, straight-laced image fool you. There's plenty to do, including intrigue and missing llamas.
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Man Charged in Sexual Assault of Woman on a Flight, Officials Say

An American Airlines flight from North Carolina to Utah was diverted to Tulsa, Okla., where the man was arrested, officials said.
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Family react to killing of 9 US citizens in Mexico

At least three women and six children, all apparently U.S. citizens, were slaughtered by drug cartel gunmen in northern Mexico, officials said Tuesday. Relatives of the victims spoke to a reporter in..
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Trump Jr. jokes Mitt Romney is his "favorite Democrat"

Utah's Republican senator has been a vocal critic of President Trump
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Sen. Mike Lee says it would be a "mistake" for Democrats to pursue Trump's impeachment

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, joins Bob Schieffer to discuss the Mueller report and his new book, "Our Lost Declaration."
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Five games in Week 10 that will impact the College Football Playoff race

Week 10 has some intriguing games that will impact the College Football Playoff, led by Georgia-Florida, plus Pac-12 clashes involving Utah, Oregon.
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America's scenic drives

It's easy to get caught up in getting to where you want to go, while missing all the beauty and intrigue you pass along your journey. Conor Knighton explores America's national scenic byways, from..
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Nature: Bears Ears National Monument

"Sunday Morning" takes us to Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah, named for a pair of buttes resembling, well, bears' ears! Videographer: Scot Miller.
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Building the Transcontinental Railroad

It was the moonshot of the 19th century – crews working East from Sacramento and West from Omaha to build the Transcontinental Railroad, meeting on May 10, 1869 at Promontory Summit, Utah. To help..
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Nature: Utah

"Sunday Morning" offers us a drone's-eye view of Dead Horse Point State Park and Canyonlands National Park in Utah. Videographer: Derek Reich.
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Nature: Canyonlands National Park

"Sunday Morning" takes us to Utah's Canyonlands National Park. Videographer: Judith Lehmberg.
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"I know that I have another mom right here"

Outside Salt Lake City, Utah, grandmother Cheryl Nunn is raising her two granddaughters because her daughter is addicted to heroin and meth
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"They are basically captives of a parent"

Fearing that her drug-addicted daughter was neglecting her two young children, this Utah grandmother put a hidden tracking device on the family’s car.
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Creative costumes help children with disabilities overcome challenges on Halloween

In ours series, A More Perfect Union, we aim to show that what unites as Americans is far greater than what divides us. On Halloween, door-to-door trick-or-treating can be challenging for children with..
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Mitt Romney: a solitary GOP voice battling Trump for the soul of the Republican Party

Mitt Romney sat down to reflect on his legacy, the state of Utah and what he calls a false assumption he's recruiting Republicans to turn on Trump.
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Football Four: As Ohio State rolls and Oklahoma falls, Alabama and LSU ready for showdown

As Ohio State rolls and Oklahoma falls, the SEC dreams of getting two teams into College Football Playoff. Out West, Oregon and Utah climb back in.
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Donald Trump’s Gift to Mitt Romney: Relevance

It’s not how he wanted to get to Washington, but now that he is here the junior senator from Utah is trying to make the most of it.
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Utah teen's suicide was a tragedy — was how it happened a crime?

"48 Hours" explores the events that brought Utah teenagers Jchandra Brown and Tyerell Przybycien together in the remote woods in Payson Canyon, leaving one dead and the other on trial for murder
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Dramatic video shows Utah trooper rescuing man from oncoming train

A trooper in Utah rushed into harm's way to save a man’s life with just seconds to spare. Dramatic dash cam video shows Ruben Correa scrambling to pull out a driver who is unconscious in a car as a..
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Trump claims strategic brilliance on Syria; Utah trooper makes dramatic rescue
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Utah trooper saves unconcious driver from oncoming train

The video shows Ruben Correa running up an embankment to pull a man from his car with just seconds to spare
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LDS Church urges Utah not to bar "conversion therapy" for LGBTQ minors

The church's stand is opposed by LGBTQ rights advocates, and the American Psychiatry Association and AMA, among others, also want the therapy banned
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A girl was 'very scared' after a car crash. Two Utah firefighters saw her bottles of nail polish and had an idea

Two Utah firefighters helped calm an uninjured but 'very scared' girl after a car crash by letting her paint their nails.  
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2020 Presidential Debates to Be Held in Indiana, Michigan and Tennessee

The general election debates are scheduled for September and October 2020, and a vice-presidential debate will be held in Utah.
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Factbox: U.S. vaping-related deaths rise to 25, Utah latest

Latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) listed 1,080 confirmed and probable cases of the illness as of Oct. 1. The agency is due to update the national numbers later on..
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Drone video captures stunning autumn leaves

A drone video captured stunning autumn trees in Utah. Videographer Justin McFarland noticed the road seems to divide the colorful fall leaves and the green ones that haven't turned yet.
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'Why should I care at all?': GOP defends Trump as second whistleblower comes forward

Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, when asked on "Fox News Sunday" about the second whistleblower, said, "It does not matter."
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Debate rages over Utah's famous Bonneville Salt Flats

"I don't think that the general public realizes that this place is being taken away"
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Disney Skyliner, Mark Twain, moose decline: News from around our 50 states

Moon jellyfish swarm off Alaska, Utah woman injured by charging bison, and more
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School accused of barring boy over diabetes treatment dispute

A family in Utah has filed a lawsuit arguing that the school district is preventing their son from going back to school
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Utah school won't accommodate diabetic boy, lawsuit claims

A Utah family says a fight over their son's diabetes treatment is preventing him from going back to school. Type 1 diabetes is one of the most common chronic illnesses during childhood, affecting..
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Biden and Romney on Trump call transcripts

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden called the transcript of President Trump's call with Ukraine's president 'very revealing.' Senator Mitt Romney of Utah, speaking at The Atlantic Festival,..
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Victims identified in southern Utah bus crash that killed 4 tourists

All 31 people on board were hurt, with 12 to 15 considered to be in critical condition shortly after the crash; several have since improved
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4 killed in southern Utah bus crash

Three women and one man perished in a tourist bus crash on a highway running through the red-rock landscape of southern Utah on Friday. The victims were all from Shanghai, China, and identified as Ling..
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4 die after bus with Chinese tourists crashes

Four people died after a tour bus carrying them and other visitors from China crashed, rolling onto a guard rail and leaving carnage and debris in its wake on a highway running through the red-rock..
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Bryce Canyon tour bus crash in Utah: What we know

The bus crash near Bryce Canyon left at least four passengers dead and five critically injured, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.
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Bus filled with Chinese tourists crashes in Utah; four killed

A bus carrying Chinese tourists careened off a road and crashed near Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah on Friday, killing four people and injuring the remaining 26 people aboard, several of them..
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At least four dead, 12 critically injured, in Utah tour bus crash

A bus carrying Chinese-speaking tourists crashed on Friday near Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, killing at least four people and critically injuring 12 to 15 others, the state Highway Patrol..
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Bus crash leaves 4 dead, 30 injured in Utah

At least 30 people were injured though no further information has been provided about their conditions
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Multiple dead, critical injuries in Utah tour bus crash outside Bryce Canyon National Park

Multiple rescue crews and emergency responders were called to the crash on State Route 12, the main highway to the park, located in central Utah.  
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Utah lung disease cases from vaping quadruple after one week

The Utah Department of Health confirmed there are now 21 cases of lung disease connected to e-cigarettes
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Utah man named Lucas Falk once received part of Titans playbook because they thought he was Luke Falk

Luke Falk is a quarterback for the New York Jets who made his NFL debut Monday night. Lucas Falk is a 28-year-old with a similar email address.
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Little Haiti, Corn Pop, Capote and Lee: News from around our 50 states

VR tech to show uranium’s impact on Navajo in New Mexico, Utah man seeks to help more people in wheelchairs go hunting, and more
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Fugitive married murder suspects recaptured in Arizona

The married murder suspects who made a dramatic escape from custody more than two weeks ago have been recaptured. Authorities announced overnight that Blane and Susan Barksdale were arrested in..
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