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Grant Burningham, who lives in Bountiful, Utah, worked to get a referendum on Medicaid expansion on the Utah ballot in November. Kim Raff for NPR hide caption

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Voters In 4 States Set To Decide On Medicaid Expansion

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Utah Republican Rep. Mia Love and her Democratic challenger, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, shake hands during a debate on Monday in Sandy, Utah. Scott G Winterton/AP hide caption

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The Peregrine Fund recently released four California condors over high cliffs in Northern Arizona. In 1982, there were only 22 of these giant birds left in the wild. George Andrejko/Courtesy, Arizona Game and Fish Department hide caption

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The Flight Of The Condors, And Their Audience

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Hell's Backbone Grill is located in Boulder, Utah, about 250 miles south of Salt Lake City. The restaurant's owners are fighting Trump's plans to slash the size of nearby Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by more than half. Ace Kvale hide caption

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Progressive challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrates with supporters at a victory party in the Bronx after upsetting incumbent Democratic Rep. Joseph Crowley on Tuesday night. Scott Heins/Getty Images hide caption

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Laurie Holt holds a photograph of her son, Joshua Holt, at her home, in Riverton, Utah. Holt, who has been held in a Venezuelan jail for two years, uploaded a video plea for his released to Facebook this week. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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Utah is the first state with a law that protects free-range parenting, which encourages independence and self-reliance. Monika Halinowska/Getty Images hide caption

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Utah's 'Free-Range' Parenting Law Protects Parents So Kids Can Roam

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Madison Jensen, 21, died on Dec. 1, 2016, of a cardiac arrhythmia due to dehydration and opiate withdrawal while in custody of the Duchesne County, Utah, jail. Courtesy of Jared Jensen hide caption

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President-elect Donald Trump calls out to the media as Mitt Romney leaves Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in Bedminster, N.J., shortly after Election Day. Romney was under consideration for secretary of state at the time. Now, he's eyeing a Senate race in Utah. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Is Trump Waging A Hidden Campaign Against Mitt Romney?

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Broken Bow Arch rises from Willow Canyon in the Escalante Canyons region of Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Howard Berkes/NPR hide caption

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Trump Orders Largest National Monument Reduction In U.S. History

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Alex Wubbels, the nurse who was arrested for refusing to let a police officer draw blood from an unconscious patient, has settled with Salt Lake City and the University of Utah for $500,000. Wubbels is shown here during an interview in September. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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It has become increasingly common for politicians at all levels of government to block followers, whether it's for uncivil behavior or merely for expressing a different point of view. HStocks/Getty Images hide caption

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A frame grab from video taken from a police body camera shows the July 26 arrest of nurse Alex Wubbels at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City. The image was provided by Wubbels' attorney, Karra Porter. Salt Lake City Police Department/Courtesy of Karra Porter via AP hide caption

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Crew members on one of the simulated Mars missions this spring included Pitchayapa Jingjit (from left), Becky Parker, Elijah Espinoza and Esteban Ramirez. Community college students and teachers in real life, the team members spent a week in the Utah desert, partly to experience the isolation and challenges of a real trip to Mars. Rae Ellen Bichell/NPR hide caption

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To Prepare For Mars Settlement, Simulated Missions Explore Utah's Desert

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Utah restaurant owner Joel LaSalle smashes a partition known as a "Zion Curtain" that prevented customers from seeing alcoholic drinks being mixed and poured. On Saturday, a new rule allowed some restaurants to tear down this wall. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah is one of 27 national monuments under review by the interior secretary, per executive order. Bob Wick/BLM/Flickr hide caption

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An ancient petroglyph panel is pocked with bullet holes. Some say increased federal protection is needed to prevent further damage and vandalism to areas like this one, which is now included in Bears Ears National Monument. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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With National Monuments Under Review, Bears Ears Is Focus Of Fierce Debate

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