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Salt Lake Tribune
Saturday April 29, 2017 @ 02:27:22 PM mt

Pope Francis urges Egypt imams to teach and preach tolerance peace



Cairo Pope Francis urged Egypts leading imams Friday to teach their students to reject violence in Gods name and instead preach messages of peace and tolerance, forging ahead with a delicate visit to the Arab worlds most populous country after a spate of deadly Islamic militant attacks against Christians. Francis arrived to a subdued welcome and a heavy police presence at Cairos international airport. But he brushed off security concerns by driving into town with his windows rolled down in...

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Salt Lake Tribune
Saturday April 29, 2017 @ 02:27:21 PM mt

Judge says Houston-are bail system unfair to poor offenders



Houston A judge has rebuked Houston-area authorities for imposing a bail system thats unfair to people arrested for lesser offenses who are detained for long periods because theyre unable to pay for their release. The ruling Friday by Chief U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal was part of a lawsuit from a single mother who was held for two days on a charge of driving without a license because she couldnt afford the $2,500 bail. Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said in a statement that t...

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Salt Lake Tribune
Saturday April 29, 2017 @ 02:27:20 PM mt

President Trump has galvanized activists on the left. Can they stay energized



Virginia Beach, Va. The room was full of strangers, but they had a common purpose. The retired pastors who cut their teeth on the civil rights movement. The sociology professor from a local college. The grandmother of three who showed up despite having recently suffered a stroke. We know the Democratic majority can win if we get people to the polls, said a woman standing in front. Theres a great number of Republicans who are sick to their stomachs as well, said a 65-year-old retired consu...

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Salt Lake Tribune
Saturday April 29, 2017 @ 02:27:20 PM mt

Missouri governor to pay fee for using nonprofit donor list



Jefferson CIty, Mo. Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens has agreed to pay a penalty to the state Ethics Commission for failing to report that his gubernatorial campaign got a donor list from a charity he had founded to help military veterans. The settlement ends an investigation that began shortly before the 2016 election, after The Associated Press reported that Gretiens campaign had access to The Mission Continues donor list and had raised about $2 million from people and entities that h...

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Salt Lake Tribune
Saturday April 29, 2017 @ 02:27:20 PM mt

Climate March expected to draw massive crowd to Washington in sweltering heat



Washington On what could be a record-hot day, tens of thousands of demonstrators are expected to assemble in Washington on Saturday. Their large-scale climate change protest will mark President Donald Trumps first 100 days in office, which have been punctuated by multiple rollbacks of environmental protections and Obama climate policies. The Peoples Climate March, which originated with a massive demonstration in New York in September 2014, picked a symbolically striking day for its 2017 even...

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Salt Lake Tribune
Saturday April 29, 2017 @ 02:27:19 PM mt

Pope Francis' timely Egypt visit comforts grief-stricken Christians



Cairo Pope Francis wrapped up a brief but deeply symbolic visit to Egypt on Saturday with an open-air Mass for the countrys tiny Catholic community, defying security concerns to show his support for the Christians of this Muslim majority Arab nation who have increasingly become targeted by Islamic militants. Military helicopters flew overhead and police fanned out in force as Francis zoomed around the soccer stadium in suburban Cairo where Mass was held, using an open-topped golf cart and wav...

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Salt Lake Tribune
Saturday April 29, 2017 @ 02:27:19 PM mt

Trump says he's brought 'profound change' to Washington



Washington President Donald Trump on Saturday marked his 100th day in office by saying he had brought profound change to Washington and reaffirming that my only allegiance is to those he governs. During an evening trip to Pennsylvania, one of the states that propelled his unlikely election victory, Trump planned to sign an executive order directing the Commerce Department and the U.S. trade representative to conduct a study of U.S. trade agreements. The goal is to determine whether America...

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Salt Lake Tribune
Saturday April 29, 2017 @ 02:27:18 PM mt

Texas cop faked his own death fled into Mexico police say



Austin, Texas Authorities in Texas say a police officer who notified his wife that he planned to kill himself actually faked his own death and fled to Mexico. An arrest affidavit revealed Friday that 29-year-old Austin officer Coleman Martin earlier in the week texted his wife a photo of a note indicating he meant to drown himself in a lake near the border with Mexico. But authorities later were contacted by a woman who received an email from Martin explaining that he abandoned his car at the ...

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Salt Lake Tribune
Saturday April 29, 2017 @ 12:24:39 PM mt

NFL draft: BYU's Jamaal Wlliams picked by Packers in fourth round



Provo The all-time leading rusher in BYU football history is headed to Green Bay. Jamaal Williams, who graduated from BYU on Thursday, was taken by the Packers in the fourth round of the NFL draft on Saturday, 134th overall. Williams was the 13th running back selected in the 2017 draft, and becomes the first BYU running back drafted since Harvey Unga was picked in the 2010 supplemental draft by the Chicago Bears. "Can't wait to see Jamaal doing the Lambeau Leap!," BYU athletic director Tom Hol...

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Salt Lake Tribune
Saturday April 29, 2017 @ 12:24:39 PM mt

Prep baseball: Utah commit Heugly a leader at the plate for Cottonwood



Cottonwood third baseman Hunter Heugly crouches with his glove at the ready, his left foot firmly planted in front of him. His eyes never leave the batter, pitch after pitch. His laser focus is rewarded as he gets a handful of baseballs hit directly to him. And its only after each out, not just those stemming from his efforts, that he breaks his concentration on the field. Heugly celebrates with his infield mates with a succinct shimmy and finger point. The sport is his life. He embodies baseba...

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