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LDS Church to break ground next month for temple in Idaho

The LDS Church will break ground next month on a new temple with an unusual design in Idaho.

Guest artist Fontana tells stories through song at Tabernacle Choir concert

The annual Pioneer Day Concert of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square features guest artist Santino Fontana and has its concluding performance tonight at the Conference... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Obama will sign order barring gay, transgender discrimination

President Barack Obama has turned down a plea from religious groups that they be exempt from an executive order he plans to sign Monday prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Free tickets for Ogden LDS Temple open house available online Monday

People can begin to reserve free tickets to the Ogden Temple open house on Monday morning. The open house begins Aug. 1 and runs through Sept. 6. The temple closed in April 2011 for extensive... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Sworn into public office on a Bible? That's so 2013

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Downloading a Bible app on an iPad or smartphone is incredibly convenient. But should digital Bibles be allowed at swearing-in ceremonies? Read more »

July 18, 2014

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'Eight Faces of Moses' display honors Arnold Friberg's memory, talents

The original "Eight Faces of Moses" collection, created by American painter and illustrator Arnold Friberg, was on display in Salt Lake Tuesday and Wednesday. Friberg was remembered for his... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Wright Words: A day in the life of Mormon missionaries in Woodstock, Virginia

After a successful experience trailing missionaries in Baltimore, I recently arranged a similar day in a very different place. Woodstock, Virginia, home to four full-time missionaries, has just... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Pioneers, former Mormon missionaries celebrate first stake, growth of LDS Church in Jamaica

Longtime members and former missionaries are celebrating the organization of the first stake and continued growth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Jamaica. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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LDS Church leaders expected at BYU President Kevin Worthen's inauguration Sept. 9

Kevin Worthen will be inaugurated Sept. 9 as BYU's 13th president in a ceremony at the Marriott Center. If tradition holds, he will receive a charge from a member of the First Presidency of The... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Pope's comments on clergy sex abuse lead some to say facts were falsified

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A quote from Pope Francis in La Repubblica newspaper has created further drama in the Catholic Church around the already controversial issue of clergy sexual abuse. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Iranian commanders on front line of Iraq's fight

A powerful Iranian general has emerged as the chief tactician in Iraq's fight against Sunni militants, working on the front lines alongside 120 advisers from his country's Revolutionary Guard to... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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BYU-Idaho students, Rexburg residents embrace opportunities to serve following flood

A severe rainstorm caused major flooding in Rexburg, Idaho, but community residents and BYU-Idaho students rallied to bail water out of apartments and houses. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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British parliament considering a 'right to die' bill

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A former archbishop of Canterbury is at odds with the current Anglican primate and other British faith leaders over a proposed "right-to-die" bill backers say would allow "death with dignity." Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Never too late: 100-year-old woman baptized into LDS Church

After a lifetime of familiarity with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Madeline Baldwin was recently baptized a week after her 100th birthday. Her message: "You're never too old." Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Defending the Faith: On 'hanging out' with a comfortable god

It's a natural human tendency to seek to walk in our own ways, after the image of our own god, whose image is in the likeness of the world. We need to correct for this tendency by continual... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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The Clean Cut: BYU-Idaho students sing 'Called to Serve' while bailing water out of apartments

When a severe thunderstorm caused flooding in Rexburg, Idaho, Brigham Young University-Idaho students bailed water out of apartment buildings while singing "Called to Serve." Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Senate GOP blocks bill on contraception coverage

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a bill aimed at restoring free contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies with religious objections, a legislative setback for... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Democrats seek political edge in contraception ruling

Democrats see a political winner in the stinging defeat they suffered when the Supreme Court ruled that businesses with religious objections may deny coverage for contraceptives under President... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Imagine Dragons lead singer to give concert for Utah woman fighting cancer

Kimberly Olsen White is a 26-year-old Utah mom who had a miscarriage and received an aggressive cancer diagnosis earlier this year. Her close friend and lead singer of Imagine Dragons, Dan... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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NASA searches for extraterrestrial life; religious believers struggle to make sense of it

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NASA says it'll find extraterrestrial life within the next 20 years. So how will the faithful react? Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Survey: Public 'warm' to Jews, Catholics and 'cool' to Muslims and atheists

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Americans of almost all stripes feel warmly toward Jews, Catholics and evangelicals, a Pew Research Center survey reveals. Muslims and atheists aren't as well regarded, while Mormons are in the... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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BYU-Idaho, Rexburg experience flooding after heavy thunderstorms

Heavy thunderstorms resulted in close to 2 inches of rain and severe flooding throughout Rexburg and Madison County Tuesday evening. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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How religious leaders are responding to the immigration crisis

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As politicians debate the merits of President Obama's funding request, faith leaders respond to the immigration crisis with petitions and prayer. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Picturing history: David and Mary Ann Yearsley's Nauvoo home

The Yearsleys were relatively well off financially and very generous with their means. Their Nauvoo home is now owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and used for missionary... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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In the Whirled: High on a mountaintop

Like George Mallory, we may climb mountains "because they're there." Bred of part folly and part nerve, it is the mountain that changes us. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Tips for living: How to be a 'Mentally Tough Teen'

"Mentally Tough Teens" is full of tips to help teens be successful in their everyday lives. These tips will motivate, build confidence and give strength to overcome adversity. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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