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Protests in top 25 virus hot spots ignite fears of contagion

Michelle R. Smith and Nicky Forster, Associated Press  |  Updated Jun 3rd - 7:21am

As demonstrators flooded streets across America to decry the killing of George Floyd, public health experts watched in alarm — the close proximity of protesters and their failures in many cases to wear masks, along with the police using tear gas, could fuel new transmissions of the coronavirus.

Nation's streets calmest in days, protests largely peaceful

Zeke Miller and Tim Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Updated Jun 3rd - 6:45am

Protests were largely peaceful and the nation's streets were calmer than they have been in days since the killing of George Floyd set off sometimes violent demonstrations against police brutality and injustice against African Americans.

Biden moves closer to formally winning Democratic nomination

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Updated Jun 2nd - 11:02pm

Joe Biden is on the cusp of formally securing the Democratic presidential nomination after winning hundreds more delegates in primary contests Tuesday that tested the nation’s ability to run elections while balancing a pandemic and sweeping social unrest.

Minneapolis police face civil rights probe over Floyd death

Steve Karnowski and Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Updated Jun 2nd - 10:23pm

The state of Minnesota on Tuesday launched a civil rights investigation of the Minneapolis Police Department in hopes of forcing widespread changes following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for minutes, even after he stopped moving.

Father, two sons dead in apparent murder-suicide, police say

McKenzie Romero, KSL  |  Updated Jun 2nd - 10:20pm

Two children are dead after police say their father killed them and then took his own life in a Daybreak home.

More than 1,000 sign petition calling to oust Weber State professor over 'abhorrent' tweets

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Updated Jun 2nd - 9:50pm

More than 1,000 people have signed an online petition calling for the ouster of Weber State University criminal justice professor Scott Senjo.

2 charged in Magna shooting that left victim paralyzed, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 9:45pm

Two men have been charged in connection with a shooting in Magna that left a third man paralyzed.

Wildfire updates: Tabby Canyon, North Stansbury fires 100% contained

KSL.com Staff  |  Updated Jun 2nd - 9:39pm

Stay up to date on the latest wildfire updates here.

Faithful rally: Utah church leaders call for justice and change

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 9:18pm

Numerous faiths congregated in front of First United Methodist Church in downtown Salt Lake City for a rally over the death of George Floyd.

Protesters return to the streets as Trump decries 'lowlifes'

Zeke Miller and Matt Sedensky, Associated Press  |  Updated Jun 2nd - 9:04pm

Undeterred by curfews, protesters streamed back into the nation’s streets Tuesday, hours after President Donald Trump pressed governors to put down the violence set off by George Floyd’s death and demanded that New York call up the National Guard to stop the “lowlifes and losers.”

Live updates: Demonstrations disperse around Salt Lake

KSL.com Staff  |  Updated Jun 2nd - 9:03pm

For the second straight night, demonstrators assembled at Washington Square Park, but this night, there was no formal protest planned.

Utah commission votes to recommend that most of state moves to new 'smart green' risk phase

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Jun 2nd - 8:58pm

Utah's Public Health and Economic Emergency Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend that most of Utah moves into a "smart green" phase.

Trump says GOP is pulling convention from North Carolina

Bryan Anderson, Gary D. Robertson and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Updated Jun 2nd - 8:44pm

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday night that he is seeking a new state to host this summer’s Republican National Convention after host North Carolina refused to guarantee the event could be held in Charlotte without restrictions because of ongoing concerns over the coronavirus.

Sean Reyes, David Leavitt swing away in Utah GOP attorney general debate

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 8:23pm

Attorney General Sean Reyes and Utah County Attorney David Leavitt took off the gloves Tuesday in a Republican primary election debate, belting each other high and low on criminal justice reform, campaign finances and politicization of the office.

Building, not burning: Utah civil rights leaders explain how to better help the cause

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 8:01pm

While Utah civil rights leaders are thankful more local citizens appear willing to stand up against injustices, they believe it has to be done in the proper way.

China, riots, Trump highlight 1st District GOP debate

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 7:25pm

All four GOP candidates vying to hold the 1st Congressional District seat tout their experience as the reason to secure a primary victory in June and most stand on the same principles: reducing the budget deficit, protecting constitutional freedoms and thwarting the threat posed by China.

As wild horse populations skyrocket in West, advocates blast plan to remove 12K animals

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 7:04pm

The BLM recently released an updated report regarding a program aimed to relocate wild horses and burros, but a wild horse advocacy group is blasting a federal plan to round up additional horses this year.

Tear gas, threats for protesters before Trump visits church

Jill Colvin and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Updated Jun 2nd - 6:01pm

It began with Attorney General Bill Barr standing with his hands casually in his pockets, not wearing a tie, surveying the scene at Lafayette Park across from the White House, where several thousand protesters had gathered for more demonstrations after the police killing of George Floyd.

Have You Seen This? Michael Scott sings 'Into the Unknown'

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 4:45pm

"Into the Unknown" is a highlight of "Frozen II," but it's somehow a million times better when Michael Scott from "The Office" sings all the high notes.

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