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Through the 1980s to the early 2000s, astrologer and TV personality Walter Mercado was a household name in Latinx homes–reaching, at his peak, an estimated 120 million people with his daily horoscopes. Then, in 2007, Mercado disappeared.

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On Feb. 13, 2017, as he was walking through Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur International Airport, two young women approached North Korean royal family member Kim Jong-nam, smearing what proved to be VX nerve agent on his face. Within an hour, he was dead.

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MIT researcher Joy Buolamwini was working with a facial recognition software when she encountered a problem: The robot she was programming could not detect her own face, and she had to wear a white mask in order to finish the project.

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In the 2020 Sundance documentary Us Kids, director Kim A. Snyder chronicles how a group of high school students got thousands of young people all over the country talking about the impact of gun violence, and even made activism cool.

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It’s hard to get boys and young men to talk about sex and intimacy. But that’s just what Peggy Orenstein set out to do when researching her new book Boys & Sex.

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With the state growing at breakneck speed and tax reform suddenly at issue once again, Utah's legislators have a lot to do in the next 45 days.

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Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus says Brett Kavanaugh wasn’t on President Trump’s first or second list of SCOTUS nominees. But he’d clerked for Justice Anthony Kennedy, and when Kennedy retired, he recommended a replacement — Kavanaugh made the third list.

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An effort is underway to repeal sweeping changes to the state’s tax code made by legislators last month. Friday, we’re asking what the tax reform package means for Utahns and whether the changes will stick.

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Scholar Terryl Givens says Mormonism is a radical alternative to mainstream Christianity. So why do LDS Republicans sound pretty much like all the other conservatives on the Christian right? This was the question that reporter Lee Hale wanted to answer.

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As an observer of nature, Terry Tempest Williams knows the impact that water, time and wind have a landscape. In her new book “Erosion,” Williams turns her gaze and pen to other types of erosion: the social breakdown of trust, democracy and compassion.

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