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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.

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Wilford Brimley, Beloved Actor Dies At 85 [Video]

Wilford Brimley, Beloved Actor Dies At 85

Beloved actor Wilford Brimley has died. Brimley appeared on the big screen, in television shows, and on Quaker Oats commercials, for decades. Brimley died Saturday in St. George, Utah. According to..

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Actor Wilford Brimley Dies In Utah [Video]

Actor Wilford Brimley Dies In Utah

Actor Wilford Brimley has died. He was 85. According to CNN, Brimley died while hospitalized in St. George, Utah. He was on dialysis and was receiving treatment there for medical problems. Known for..

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Besides Lacking Beds, Eleven US States Face Critical Shortage Of ICU Medical Professionals [Video]

Besides Lacking Beds, Eleven US States Face Critical Shortage Of ICU Medical Professionals

As COVID-19 infections surge, health care professionals across the US are struggling to keep up with the demand for personal protective equipment. But according to UPI, a new report reveals that in 11..

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Evacuations After Fireworks Wildfire In Utah [Video]

Evacuations After Fireworks Wildfire In Utah

(CNN) A wildfire threatening homes in Utah was sparked by someone setting off fireworks, Utah Fire Info said early Sunday. The Traverse Fire was burning in the area of Traverse Mountain near the city..

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Fireworks Blamed: Utah Wildfire [Video]

Fireworks Blamed: Utah Wildfire

Someone setting off fireworks in Utah is believed to have ignited a wildfire that engulfed at least 1,000 acres early Sunday, authorities said. The so-called Traverse fire has burned in the Traverse..

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National Women's Soccer League Start Tournament Protesting Racial Injustice [Video]

National Women's Soccer League Start Tournament Protesting Racial Injustice

The National Women’s Soccer League began it’s short 2020 season in Herriman, Utah. During the national anthem, players from the North Carolina Courage and the Portland Thorns FC took a knee...

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National Women's Soccer League Returns With 30-Day Tournament [Video]

National Women's Soccer League Returns With 30-Day Tournament

The National WOmen’s Soccer League will begin its season after being delayed by the pandemic. According to CNN, the regular season will be shortened into a 30-day tournament called the 2020 NWSL..

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Here We Go Again? CDC Warns States May Have To Reimpose Coronavirus Lockdowns [Video]

Here We Go Again? CDC Warns States May Have To Reimpose Coronavirus Lockdowns

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Saturday US states may have to reimpose strict lockdown restrictions. If cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 increase dramatically, such..

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