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Legendary Pianist Horace Silver Dies At 85

The bandleader and composer shifted the jazz landscape of the 1950s and '60s with his bluesy, funky music. Along the way, he mentored major musicians and devised future jazz standards.

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Grappling With Gangs, Salt Lake City Turns To Racketeering Laws

Law enforcement in Utah's capital is using federal organized-crime charges to try to rein in groups like the Tongan Crips. One officer says it's sometimes the only way to send a message to criminals.

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Sluggish Housing Market A Product Of Millions Of 'Missing Households'

Economists say there are more than 2 million "missing households" in the U.S. — young people who bunk with family or friends rather than buying their own home. New data suggest this trend continues.

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Sluggish Housing Market A Product Of Millions Of 'Missing Households'

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Grappling With Gangs, Salt Lake City Turns To Racketeering Laws

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Legendary Pianist Horace Silver Dies At 85

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