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Americans oppose online surveillance, but not all are concerned

Americans are losing confidence in online government surveillance programs, a new Pew Research Center survey has found, but not as many are changing their habits because of it.

March 25, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Taylor Swift buys .porn and .adult domain names to protect her body image

Taylor Swift purchased two domain names this week — TaylorSwift.porn and TaylorSwift.adult — as a preventive measure against Internet users who might use her name to promote adult-related content, according to the BBC.

March 24, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Bill would make smoking in vehicle with kids illegal

As I write, the General Assembly has passed the 30th legislative day, or "Crossover Day," as it's commonly called. Any legislation that hasn't crossed over to the House or Senate is dead until we reconvene next year. For the remainder of the session, we will focus on reviewing House bills that crossed over to the Senate.

March 24, 2015 | By State Sen. Ben Watson | State, National News


'You can't handle the truth': 96 percent of Americans admit to lying

Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the ninth commandment: "Thou shalt not bear false witness."

March 24, 2015 | Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | State, National News


The Instagram effect: How the psychology of envy drives consumerism

Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the tenth commandment: "Thou shalt not covet."

March 24, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | State, National News


Census testing digital nose-count in area

The U.S. Census Bureau is in the middle of an experiment to see if online data collection in the next nose-count of Americans.

March 24, 2015 | By Jessica Leigh Lebos Correspondent | State, National News


Meeting today on offshore drilling

The federal agency considering permitting the search for oil and gas deposits off the Georgia Coast and then possibly drilling for them has set a public meeting for today in Savannah.

March 24, 2015 | Staff Report | State, National News


Despite wage setbacks, economy is recovering

A recent Pew Research Center article reports that the U.S. economy in indeed growing and making a resurgence despite some setbacks.

March 24, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | State, National News


'The Jinx' makes good TV, but does it deliver justice?

Lovers of the hit true-crime podcast "Serial" and HBO subscribers have been hailing "The Jinx," the gripping HBO crime documentary that earned the network more than 1 million viewers for its Sunday finale.

March 23, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Not all American women object to domestic violence

One out of every 10 American women feel domestic violence is justifiable — even though a vast majority of the United States (84.6 percent) disapproves of domestic abuse completely, according to the newly-released World Values Survey. The survey specifically asked whether survey participants found a man beating his wife “justifiable” or not.

March 22, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Miley Cyrus gets serious about homelessness

Miley Cyrus has taken her passion for youth homelessness to the Governor’s office of New York State.

March 22, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | State, National News


Date night — the secret to a happy and long-lasting marriage

Yesterday was National Proposal Day. Did you pop the question? Did your significant other say yes?

March 21, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


5 times family members received a gift from a loved one after their death

There really isn’t a perfect time to get over a loved one.

March 21, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Trailer released for next John Green movie, 'Paper Towns'

HOLLYWOOD — Fans of “The Fault in Our Stars” can gear up for another John Green book-to-movie adaptation coming this summer.

March 20, 2015 | Megan Marsden Christensen KSL | State, National News


Lego criticized for offering girls beauty tips

Should a girl under 12 care how flattering her hair is?

March 20, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


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Articles by Section - State, National News


How to best donate to Nepal earthquake victims

It's natural for Americans seeing the devastation in the wake of the earthquake that killed thousands in Nepal to want to donate aid.

April 28, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Everyone is invited to the world's largest family reunion

On the front page of Global Family Reunion, A.J. Jacobs is pictured with cousins President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush, John Legend and Daniel Radcliffe. The author is inviting anyone and everyone to join him June 6 for a worldwide family reunion. People can find out how they are related to famous people and infamous people, and the benefits all go to charity, especially to one dedicated to curing Alzheimer's.

April 28, 2015 | Erin Adair KSL | State, National News


How Facebook is helping Nepali quake victims

A Facebook safety tracking feature launched last fall is earning the social media site some praise in the wake of the Nepal earthquake that killed thousands this past weekend.

April 27, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Can mobile homes save home ownership?

Colleen Preston lives in a manufactured home community in Cape Cod that's nestled into a pine forest that overlooks cranberry bogs. From her deck, she can watch the cranberry harvest each fall. It's picturesque, she says. It's peaceful.

April 27, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


Married drivers pay less for car insurance

Getting married leads to significantly cheaper car insurance premiums.

April 27, 2015 | Bill Gephardt KSL | State, National News


Why college matters more today than 20 years ago

It might be easy to believe these days that a college education simply isn't worth the time, or the money, but new research by The Hamilton Project — an initiative by The Brookings Institution that aims to "inject innovative and pragmatic policy options into the national debate" — paints a different picture.

April 26, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | State, National News


40 things you can do with your spouse to keep your relationship fresh

The next 40 days could be full of fun challenges for you and your spouse that will help you both grow in your marriage — if you're willing to read.

April 26, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


How one woman unplugged from technology for her family — and you can, too

In the spring of 2009, California-based writer Sharael Kolberg did the math and estimated that she spent four months of her year using some form of entertainment technology — whether watching TV or surfing the Internet.

April 24, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Have You Seen This? Man stuck in seat belt, hilarity ensues

ROAD TRIPPINGTON — Seat belt struggles may be a “first world problem,” but none of us can deny the struggle is real.

April 23, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


PureFit PureFood: Simple steps to a healthier life

Devrie Pettit and Brecke Ure are more than just neighbors — they are the two women behind the blog and Instagram account PureFit PureFood.

April 23, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | State, National News


Is the World Bank really helping to end poverty?

The mission of the World Bank is to end extreme poverty, but a new investigative report says that in some cases, it might be harming the world's poor more than helping.

April 23, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


Migrant deaths at sea may shame Europe over humanitarian disaster

European foreign ministers met in Luxembourg Monday to respond to the deaths of thousands of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, as rescuers search for bodies from the latest and most deadly sinking.

April 23, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


Anti-sex trafficking bill clears hurdles in the Senate

After weeks of difficult deliberations, the Senate on Tuesday reached an agreement on a bill that would provide support for sex trafficking victims in the U.S., including social services and job placement programs, and would help law enforcement crack down on criminal traffickers.

April 23, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


What your personality says about your salary

Would you say you’re an INFJ or ENTJ? Or what about an ENTP or INFP? Oh, wait, no, you’re totally an ENFP.

April 23, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


How car reliance is squeezing the middle class

Where your money goes — whether it's on housing or food — depends a lot on if you're rich or poor. But odds are, if you're middle class, a disproportionate amount of your income is getting sucked up by your car.

April 22, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


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