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WASHINGTON (AP) — Utah man jailed in Venezuela on weapons charges nearly two years ago was released Saturday after U.S. officials and his family pressed for his freedom from the South American country.

 

"We are grateful to all who participated in this miracle," Joshua Holt's family said in a statement.

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A parking lot on South Temple in downtown Salt Lake City has been designated as the spot for a building to commemorate Orrin Hatch’s seven terms in the U.S. Senate. In partnership with the University of Utah, the Hatch Center will serve as an archive for the senator’s work as well as a political “incubator.”

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In Utah approximately 19,500 kids are on the Children’s Health Insurance Program, also known as CHIP. It provides coverage for uninsured kids in low-to-middle-income households. But so far, the reauthorization of that program has stalled in Congress. 

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Republican state lawmaker Dan Hemmert was reading headlines about Orrin Hatch’s Senate seat last month that worried him.