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Why this woman created a 'Talk to a Muslim' stand

Mona Haydar decided the best way to take a stand against anti-Muslim misconceptions was to make one.

December 31, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Who will benefit from a rise in minimum wages next year?

Jan. 1 will ring in a new year and higher minimum wages for workers in 13 states, similar to the first day of 2015, when 20 states and the District of Columbia saw minimum wage increases, according to Quartz.

December 31, 2015 | Daniel Lombardi Deseret News | State, National


Taylor Swift makes food taste better — Justin Bieber, not so much

It isn't necessary for people to conduct a vigorous Internet search to find out why they developed a taste for specific kinds of music and what those preferences mean.

December 31, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Rebellious kids make more money over their lifetimes, study shows

Defiant children may cause their parents headaches when refusing to listen — but a 2015 study indicated such rebellion could pay off later.

December 31, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


This busboy facing hard times turned in $3,000 he found. Here's why he's about to get $26,000 instea

When a diner customer dropped $3,000 on the floor and left, a man who could use it most found the stash.

December 30, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


What's the best U.S. city for New Year's Eve? Probably not what you think

When picking a prime spot for New Year's Eve night, people must find balance between a place "hashtag-worthy" and budget-friendly.

December 30, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Watch: What happens when Jewish kids meet Santa for the first time

A BuzzFeed video documenting Jewish children meeting Santa Claus for the first time shows regardless of the holiday people celebrate, they can find common ground on the true meaning intended for the celebrations.

December 30, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Medicines on school campus: Be careful what you carry

A kid doesn't have to bring an odd-looking homemade device to school to attract attention from the authorities.

December 29, 2015 | By Lauren Baggett Georgia Health News | State, National


Ugandan bill part of a trend that critics call a 'War on NGOs'

A controversial bill that critics say is part of a trend of governments restricting the work of foreign charities is awaiting the signature of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, according to Voice of America.

December 29, 2015 | Daniel Lombardi Deseret News | State, National


Family and friends honor 15-year-old boy who saved 3 girls from deadly gunfire

Accounts indicate Zaevion Dobson, a Knoxville, Tennessee, teen died shielding three young girls from gunfire by gang members, but words his family members and friends spoke to various media outlets show his heroics won't be forgotten.

December 28, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


How a U.S. couple helped 25 Iraqi Christian families escape ISIS threats

For an American husband-and-wife team, helping Iraqi Christians find promise elsewhere and escape threats from ISIS was a cause worth pursuing.

December 28, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Families, students to benefit from $1.8T congressional deal

Families and colleges students are due to keep stimulus-era tax breaks as a result of a deal Congress is expected to pass to avert a government shutdown.

December 28, 2015 | Daniel Bendtsen Deseret News | State, National


1 in 8 babies were born in conflict zones in 2015. Here's what they face

A new UNICEF statement released last week says babies being born in meek circumstances across the globe happens in second spans.

December 26, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Facebook's 'Year in Review' now lets you remove bad memories

While you check out photos from the last 12 months via Facebook's "Year in Review," nostalgia hits as pictures from your Spain trip, reunion with a long-lost friend, and summer night spent at an excellent concert zip across the screen.

December 26, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


How a mom-daughter duo turned a family tradition into the popular 'Elf on the Shelf'

The scout elf from "The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition" has made its way into more than 8 million homes, monitoring kids' behavior to report back at Santa's headquarters, garnering an impressive social media following.

December 26, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


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Mom whose baby died hears his heart beat for 1st time in 3 years

PHOENIX — A mother whose infant son died heard his heartbeat for the first time in almost three years.

February 04, 2016 | Tracie Snowder KSL.com | State, National


VIDEO: Little girl’s first online beauty tutorial goes adorably wrong

XENIA, Ohio — A budding YouTube beauty star’s first makeup tutorial went in a different but hilarious direction when she discovered scissors in her grandma ...

February 01, 2016 | Tracie Snowder KSL.com | State, National


Video: Award-winning actress transformed into ‘Star Wars’ character using Disney technology

HOLLYWOOD — A new video explaining a bit of movie magic featured in box office blockblaster “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” shows Academy Award-winning actress Lupita ...

January 31, 2016 | Angie Treasure KSL.com | State, National


Major Social Security change reduces benefits for couples, divorced individuals

Like a thief in the night, Congress recently approved a significant reduction to Social Security benefits for married and divorced couples. Few noticed because the ...

January 28, 2016 | Flint Stephens KSL.com | State, National


Text-to-911 feature is rare in the U.S. — but this post shows how it could help

A Text-to-911 feature implemented by a metro Atlanta police department proved key to saving two young children.

January 20, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Watch: Alan Rickman helps raise money for refugees in one of his last roles

One of Alan Rickman's final roles before his death Thursday lasted just 30 seconds and mainly featured a tortoise eating a strawberry.

January 20, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Regime supporters use social media to send starving Syrians pictures of food

The Syrian town of Madaya has experienced 23 deaths from starvation under a months-long siege by President Bashar al-Assad's forces, Mic wrote.

January 19, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


The controversial move Arizona's governor is taking to shame 'deadbeat dads'

Arizona parents owing thousands of dollars in overdue child support are about to be shamed by the state — in 140 characters or less.

January 19, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


UK and US partner to bring in-home power to millions of Africans

The effort to electrify Africa got a positive jolt recently when U.K. and United States development agencies agreed to join forces to provide affordable ...

January 19, 2016 | Daniel Lombardi Deseret News | State, National


Watch: Hip-hop star Kendrick Lamar shares powerful message on mentorship

Rapper Kendrick Lamar dropped the album widely acclaimed as 2015's best and garnered 11 nominations for next month's Grammy Awards — but long before ...

January 19, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


2016 children's book award winners unveiled

The American Library Association announced Monday the 2016 winners of awards for children's books — and there are a few rarities along the way.

January 19, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


What people who value time over money have more of

New research hinted people who opt to chase a bit of extra cash all the time might not be doing much for themselves in terms ...

January 19, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Does poverty lead to drug trafficking? The world's notorious trafficker says yes

A picture of Sean Penn made headlines this week by showing the actor shaking hands with the drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera, also known as ...

January 18, 2016 | Daniel Lombardi Deseret News | State, National


Toddler's near-death highlights danger of magnets

A Texas mom has a warning for parents after a mishap left her 2-year-old fighting for her life: Children's exposure to magnets might be ...

January 18, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Student pens essay on the perils of binge drinking after doctors told her she might be 'brain dead'

National statistics indicate when Americans under the age of 21 drink, it's in the form of binge drinks — and a blog post penned by ...

January 17, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


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