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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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An Anasazi cliff dwelling, one of many ancient ruins in Recapture Canyon, Utah. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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In Utah, How You Tread Through This Canyon Matters

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The "talking piece" is held by whoever has the floor at the moment to share their feelings on climate change with the Good Grief group. Judy Fahys/KUER hide caption

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First Step To 'Eco-Grieving' Over Climate Change? Admit There's A Problem

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Gov. Gary Herbert resisted recent calls to veto a bill giving Utah the strictest DUI threshold in the country, lowering the blood alcohol limit to .05 percent, down from .08 percent. Last week, demonstrators on both sides of the issue visited the Utah State Capitol. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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