Protesters rally in Salt Lake City after Roe v. Wade is overturned

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Thousands of protesters gathered in Salt Lake City on Friday night for abortion rights and to protest the overturn of Roe v. Wade.

Provo Farmers Market invites customers to shop locally

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A wide variety of vendors gathered at Provo's Pioneer Park to sell their local products and inaugurate the annual Provo Farmers Market on June 4.

Column: Was this the greatest year in the history of BYU women’s athletics?

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Looking back at the 2021-22 season, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more dominant women’s athletics program than BYU.

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday’s outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states. The decision, unthinkable just a few years ago, was the culmination of decades of efforts by abortion opponents, made possible by an emboldened right side of the court that has been fortified by three appointees of former President Donald Trump. The ruling came more than a month after the stunning leak of a draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito indicating the court was prepared to take this momentous step.

Biden proposes new Title IX rules on its 50th anniversary

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President Biden proposed a new set of rules on Thursday for Title IX that is intended to replace a set of guidelines issued during the Trump administration. The proposal came on the 50th anniversary of the bill being passed. BYU's Title IX office has transformed over the years to provide support and resources for issues such as sexual misconduct, discrimination and equal opportunity.

Supreme Court expands gun rights, with nation divided

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major expansion of gun rights, the Supreme Court said Thursday that Americans have a right to carry firearms in public for self-defense, a ruling likely to lead to more people legally armed in cities and elsewhere. The ruling came with recent mass shootings fresh in the nation’s mind and gun-control legislation being debated in Congress and beyond. About a quarter of the U.S. population lives in states expected to be affected by the ruling, which struck down a New York gun law. The high court’s first major gun decision in more than a decade came on a 6-3 split with the court’s conservatives in the majority and liberals in dissent. Meanwhile, across the street at the Capitol, Congress sped toward passage of its own gun legislation following the mass shootings in Texas,New York and California. Senators cleared the way for its measure, modest in scope but still the most far-reaching in decades.

LGBTQ students would get new protections under Biden plan

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The rights of LGBTQ students would become enshrined in federal law and victims of campus sexual assault would gain new protections under new rules proposed by the Biden administration on Thursday.

Video of the day: Dad holding baby pushes gunman away

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Surveillance video from a gas station in Detroit, Michigan, shows a dad protecting his 7-month-old baby from a gunman.

BYU football prepares for ‘final tour’ of independence at annual media day

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BYU football's final media day of independence is in the books, where Kalani Sitake and Tom Holmoe had plenty to say about the independence era, BYU's future in the Big 12 and the current state of college football as a whole.

The Church releases a statement on the importance of water conservation

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a statement on June 22 on the importance of water conservation and invited people to reduce water use whenever possible.

Gas prices rise: Driving not worth the expense for students

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Record-breaking gas prices along with some of the worst inflation in decades are edging many people out of their normal lifestyles.

Good News Thursday: Cambodian fisherman catches world’s largest recorded freshwater fish, man launches tiny boat he plans to sail across the Atlantic 

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Good News Thursday: Cambodian fisherman catches world’s largest recorded freshwater fish, man launches tiny boat he plans to sail across the Atlantic 

Video of the Day: Police officer moves a swarm of bees with a vacuum

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An officer from NYPD's 17th precinct jumped into action when a swarm of bees gathered on 3rd Avenue and removed the bees using his bare hands and a vacuum.

Yellowstone park reopens after changes wrought by flood

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WAPITI, Wyo. (AP) — Hundreds of cars, trucks and recreational vehicles were backed up in long lines at entrances to Yellowstone National Park as it partially reopened Wednesday morning following record floods that reshaped the park’s rivers and canyons, wiped out numerous roads and left some areas famous for their wildlife viewing inaccessible, possibly for months to come.

Opinion: The Star Wars prequels are the best trilogy in the series

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I stand by the the fact that the prequels are the best episodes of "Star Wars," and here's why.

Police Beat: June 13-20

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June 14 — A cellphone was reported stolen at Heritage Halls.

Highlights from BYU Colleges: New associate dean of College of Fine Arts and Communications, BYU students named 2022 Eccles Scholars

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Highlights from BYU Colleges: New associate dean of College of Fine Arts and Communications, BYU students named 2022 Eccles Scholars

BYU Title IX coordinator encourages students to have faith in themselves

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BYU Title IX coordinator Tiffany Turley Bowcut taught students how to have faith in themselves and in the Lord and shared three ways she does so in her own life in her devotional address on June 21.

Utah’s housing reaches record high prices creating concern for future buyers

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Homes in Utah have seen a dramatic increase in value since 1990. The price of a Utah home has reached a high value that has not ever been seen in the state.

Column: BYU Football Media Day won’t have a lot of questions to answer. That’s a good thing.

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The 2022 edition of BYU Football Media Day should have less drama than an episode of "Seinfeld." This team has very few — if any — question marks surrounding its talent and potential.

Juneteenth’s first celebration in Utah creates conversation about commercialization concerns, Black history education at BYU

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Biden made it a federal holiday for American people to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States.Juneteenth marks the June 19, 1865, when U.S. troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, and shared the news that all remaining slaves were free. The news came almost two-and-a-half years since President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation after the Civil War ended.

Book of Mormon videos begin filming for final season

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Five years after production began for the Book of Mormon Videos, filming is underway for the final season.

BYU Religious Freedom Annual Review on building bridges with LGBTQ groups, religion’s role in criminal justice

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BYU's Religious Freedom Annual Review addressed attendees on multiple religious topics under this year's theme of "Living Peaceably: Religious Freedom as a Foundation for Civic Harmony" on June 16 at the BYU Conference Center.

BYU men’s basketball lands Arkansas transfer Jaxson Robinson

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BYU men's basketball landed another transfer Thursday with the addition of Arkansas wing Jaxson Robinson.
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Utah professor fights gender inequality, combats sexual and domestic violence

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Utah State University professor Susan Madsen is preventing gender inequality by providing opportunities for women in Utah to get educated, combat sexual and domestic violence and give them voices in the community through the Utah Women and Leadership Project.

Video of the Day: Bear follows Utah hikers

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A Utah-based influencer family was hiking in British Columbia, Canada when they realized they were being followed by a black bear. The bear followed Brighton Peachy, her husband and three kids for 20 minutes but did not get aggressive.

Surging inflation clears way for biggest Fed hike in years

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is expected Wednesday afternoon to announce its largest interest rate hike since 1994 — a bigger increase than it had previously signaled and a sign that the central bank is struggling to restrain stubbornly high inflation.

Opinion: We are all more than the way we look

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Well-meaning friends and family commented constantly on the weight loss, telling me how good I looked and how hard I must have worked to achieve it. Little did they know, it was one of the loneliest and most stressful periods of my life.

Good News Thursday: 5-year-old becomes youngest published author, off-duty firefighter saves toddler from burning building

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Good News Thursday: 5-year-old becomes youngest published author, off-duty firefighter saves toddler from burning building.

Video of the Day: Flooding takes out entire cabin

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https://youtu.be/BkT0MTU3wUMThere have been extreme weather reports all across the...

Formula shortages affecting individuals with allergies, autoimmune disorders

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The baby formula shortage crisis in the U.S. is affecting people with allergies and autoimmune disorders, creating new challenges for these individuals.

Highlights of BYU Colleges: Nursing students aid Ukrainian refugees, education students research aphasia

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Highlights of BYU Colleges: Nursing students aid Ukrainian refugees, education students research aphasia.

Broken fire sprinkler causes Wilkinson Student Center to be evacuated

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Students, faculty, staff and FSY attendees were forced to evacuate the Wilkinson Student Center when the building's fire alarms went off at 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

BYU renovates old Provo High School for art programs moving out of the HFAC

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The BYU College of Fine Arts and Communications (CFAC) is renovating the old Provo High School building to accommodate art students in Fall 2022.

Video of the Day: Dog rescued from gorilla enclosure

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A dog was rescued from a gorilla enclosure at the San Diego Zoo in California. Wildlife care specialists temporarily removed the gorillas to safely reach the dogs.

Readers’ Forum: Executive action on student loan relief would be an abuse of power

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Americans have found themselves worrying about their financial future during the COVID-19 pandemic. As jobs were put out, Americans were expediently sent stimulus checks by the federal government. Additionally, payments for mortgages and other loans were deferred.

Police Beat: June 6-13

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June 7 — A longboard was reported stolen at the Brimhall Building.

Jan. 6 panel: Trump ex-campaign manager pulls out of hearing

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Without a key witness, the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot opened its hearing Monday after a scrambled delay as Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Bill Stepien abruptly pulled out of testifying, citing a family emergency.

BYU students and faculty gather in first-ever approved LGBTQ demonstration

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Students and faculty gathered in Brigham Square for the first-ever BYU approved demonstration of love and support for members of the LGBTQ community at BYU on June 11.

BYU’s Courtney Wayment breaks NCAA record to win steeplechase national title

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BYU's decorated track star Courtney Wayment shattered the previous NCAA women's record with a 9:16:00 mark in the 3000m steeplechase to capture her fourth career national championship.

BYU’s Ashton Riner wins javelin national championship

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BYU's Ashton Riner wins javelin national championshipAshton Riner...

BYU Dreamers committee create a difference for undocumented students

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Two BYU students are making a difference by helping create a space of belonging for undocumented students at BYU.

Video of the Day: Deputy saves choking child in traffic

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Sheriff's deputy Keith Rose saved a four-year-old girl who began choking in the middle of a Dallas, Texas intersection. The girl's panicked mother brought her unresponsive daughter to Rose, who patted her back and administered life-saving CPR.

Hill Cumorah tourists take cover after bullet hits complex

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A western New York man was arraigned on a reckless endangerment charge Thursday after a round he fired while target shooting struck a window at the Hill Cumorah complex, leading tourists to take cover and prompting a massive police presence at the religious site, state police said. Local, state and federal law enforcement officers descended on the historic area east of Rochester, considered important to the founding of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, after gunfire was reported at about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Trent Pratt officially named BYU baseball head coach

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BYU has promoted Trent Pratt to head baseball coach after two months under interim status, the school announced Wednesday.

Provo’s job market ranks No. 2 in the nation for smaller metro areas

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The Wall Street Journal ranked Provo No. 2 in the nation for hottest job markets in terms of smaller metropolitan areas.

Video of the Day: Officers allegedly look on as man drowns

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https://youtu.be/gctedzIlk1UBody cam footage from May 28 revealed three officers...

Simone Biles, other women seek $1B-plus from FBI over Nassar

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DETROIT (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles and dozens of other women who say they were sexually assaulted by Larry Nassar are seeking more than $1 billion from the FBI for failing to stop the sports doctor when the agency first received allegations against him, lawyers said Wednesday. There’s no dispute that FBI agents in 2015 knew that Nassar was accused of assaulting gymnasts, but they failed to act, leaving him free to continue to target young women and girls for more than a year. He pleaded guilty in 2017 and is serving decades in prison.

Opinion: How labeling myself held me back

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Once my family had moved and I could no longer call myself a gymnast, I slipped slowly into a major identity crisis. It wasn't a crisis where I bought a whole new wardrobe or changed my taste in movies, but one which plummeted me into a depression. I went to school, came home, immediately got in bed, woke up to eat and went back to sleep. I repeated this cycle for the next year of my life.

Good News Thursday: World’s largest plant discovered in Australia, rats trained to help communicate with earthquake survivors

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Good News Thursday: World's largest plant discovered in Australia, rats trained to help communicate with earthquake survivors.

Video of the Day: Prince Louis cannot hold still at Jubilee Pageant

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Prince Louis of Cambridge, son of Prince William and Kate Middleton, stole the show at Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee Pageant held at Buckingham Palace. This four-year-old kept those around him and the media entertained with his silly behavior.
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