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  • |  Courtesy Portugal. The Man   Alt-rock band Portugal. The Man will play a sold-out show on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at the Red Butte Garden Amphitheater in Salt Lake City in support of their new studio album, “Woodstock.” Accused of being sellouts, Portugal. The Man respond: ‘We’re not just over here Scrooge McDucking’
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  • FILE - This file video image taken from a camera in a police cruiser captures the July 6, 2016, police shooting of Philando Castile during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minn. The shooting inspired an Arizona lawmakers to seek changes in the state’s driving rules that inform gun-carrying motorists how they should handle themselves if they get pulled over by officers. (St. Anthony Police Department via AP, File) Arizona updates driver’s manual to tell armed motorists how to avoid deadly police stops
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  • Courtesy of Box Elder County A wildfire burned brush and grass near Grouse Creek on Saturday afternoon. Wildfire threatens houses, burns 703 acres in Box Elder County
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  • |  AP Photo   This is a 2010 photo of De’Von Hall of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL football team. Kragthorpe: A mother is killed, and a former USU football player faces murder charges amid a history of mental illness
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  • President Donald Trump walks to board Marine One on the flight deck of the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., Saturday, July, 22, 2017, after the commissioning ceremony of the aircraft carrier. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Trump says USS Ford is ‘100,000-ton message to the world’
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