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Why did more Utah kindergarteners get vaccine exemptions last year?

Dr. David Cope hands Kason Deslaurier, 8, a lollipop after an appointment at Cope Family Medicine in Bountiful on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. Ben B. Braun, Deseret News Vaccine exemptions for Utah kindergartners were up last school year, but a top state immunization official says he doesn’t believe parents...

U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden granted Russian citizenship

In this image made from video and released by WikiLeaks, former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden speaks in Moscow, Oct. 11, 2013. President Vladimir Putin has granted Russian citizenship to former U.S. security contractor Edward Snowden, according to a decree signed by the Russian leader on Monday...

What are the anti-government and pro-government protests in Iran?

Demonstrators hold placards outside the Iranian Embassy in London, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. They were protesting against the death of Iranian Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman who died in Iran while in police custody, who was arrested by Iran’s morality police for allegedly violating its strictly-enforced dress code. Alastair...

Hurricane Ian forces NASA to move moon rocket, delay launch date

The NASA moon rocket stands on Pad 39B before a launch attempt for the Artemis 1 mission to orbit the moon at the Kennedy Space Center on Sept. 2, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Florida. NASA mission managers decided Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, to move its moon rocket off the...

Did Utah AG use office to amplify Trump election fraud claims?

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes speaks during a Republican Attorneys General Association press conference at The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. Derek Petersen, Deseret News As Attorney General Sean Reyes joined a court brief supporting Donald Trump in his legal fight over...

Why did the White House make a phone call to a rioter on Jan. 6?

Insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump breach the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021. John Minchillo, Associated Press On the afternoon of Jan. 6, 2021, the White House landline connected to the phone of a rioter at the U.S. Capitol building. The call lasted for nine seconds, according...

What causes conflict? How to reduce political conflict | Opinion

The U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington early Tuesday, July 27, 2021, as U.S. Capitol Police watch the perimeter. J. Scott Applewhite, Associated Press Twenty years ago, at the close of a workshop I gave in a country locked in civil war, one of the most hostile generals in...

Harvard professor Noah Feldman’s march against the current

Harvard professor Noah Feldman meets with the Deseret News editorial board in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News Noah Feldman — the Oxford- and Yale-educated, New York Times-celebrated legal scholar — is today overrun by a throng of BYU freshmen. By accident...

Liz Cheney: What did Liz Cheney say about Donald Trump 2024?

Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds a hearing at the Capitol in Washington, June 28, 2022. Cheney’s determination to prevent Trump from ever again serving in the White House has left her fighting to...

What can Utah learn from Israel and the United Arab Emirates?

Gov. Spencer Cox and His Excellency Abdulla Al Saleh, the Under Secretary of the Foreign Trade and Industry, at the UAE Ministry of Economy on Sept. 14, 2022. Natalie Gochnour Editor’s Note: Natalie Gochnour, David Eccles School of Business Associate Dean and Deseret News contributor, traveled with a delegation of...