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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The LDS Church has removed 23 missionaries from Ukraine's Crimean peninsula amid civil unrest there. The church says the missionaries have been transferred to other areas within the mission as a precautionary measure. The church has several hundred missionaries and some 11,000 members in Ukraine.

AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) — The widow of a slain Ogden police officer is launching an emotional support system for spouses and families of other Utah officers killed in the line of duty. Erin Francom, whose husband, Jared, was shot and killed during a 2012 drug raid, is forming a Utah chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors, or COPS. Among other things, COPS offers counseling, support at trials and a camp for children of fallen officers.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two students with ties to Utah have been selected as White House interns. Katharine Marsden of Salt Lake City and Ryan Greenburg of BYU will serve for the spring session. Interns will work in one of several White House departments.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers beat the Utah Jazz 94-91 last night for their fifth straight victory. A dunk by Utah's Derrick Favors cut the Pacers' lead to 89-86 with a minute left to play, and Gordon Hayward cut the Indiana lead to one, but Lance Stephenson sank two free throws to seal the win for the Pacers.

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