Spencer Cox in Salt Lake City in 2013. Now lieutenant governor of Utah, Cox gave a speech in honor of the victims of the Orlando shooting on Monday. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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A truck displaying a bumper sticker at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters on Jan. 5 near Burns, Ore. Armed anti-federalists took over the wildlife refuge in Oregon for 41 days. The occupation ended on Feb. 11. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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Utah Sheriffs Threaten To Arrest Rangers If They Try To Close Public Lands

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Republican state Sen. Todd Weiler, appearing on the Utah Senate floor in Salt Lake City in February, introduced a resolution to declare pornography a public health crisis, echoing an argument being made around the U.S. by conservative religious groups as porn becomes more accessible on smartphones and tablets. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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There's Shelter, And Then There's Housing. Utah Claims Muted Victory

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The Road Home is a private nonprofit social services agency that assists homeless individuals and families, in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. Here, a view from outside. Cayce Clifford for NPR hide caption

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Utah Reduced Chronic Homelessness By 91 Percent; Here's How

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Former Sheriff William "Dub" Lawrence, in a scene from the documentary Peace Officer. It's not his job to investigate old crimes and officer-involved shootings — but that hasn't stopped him from obsessing over them. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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An Ex-Lawman On A Lonely Mission: Bringing The Police To Justice

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A public funeral is held for Mormon leader L. Tom Perry on June 5 at the Salt Lake Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Utah. Perry was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' highest governing body, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He died at the age of 92 from cancer. The recent deaths of several high-ranking church leaders are expected to prompt new appointments. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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Amid Societal Shifts, What Will New Mormon Leader Appointments Mean?

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Investigators stand next to evidence markers in front of the house of Matthew Stewart, who was shot and injured by Ogden police during a drug raid, in Ogden, Utah, Jan. 5, 2012. One police officer was killed and five were wounded in the shootout that erupted as a narcotics enforcement team executed a search warrant at Stewart's home. George Frey/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Why Utah Is The Only State Trying To Track And Limit SWAT-Style Tactics

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The firing squad execution chamber at the Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah, is shown in June 2010. Trent Nelson/AP hide caption

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Utah Brings Back Firing Squad Executions; Witnesses Recall The Last One

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