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Religious groups react to Boy Scouts' vote to drop ban on gay adult leaders

The BSA's decision to drop its ban on gay adult leaders and employees brought a range of responses.

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The spiritual side effects of viewing Earth from outer space

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On Monday, NASA released its newest photo of the Earth from outer space, taken July 6 by the DSCOVR spacecraft, which is located 1 million miles away from our planet. Read more »

July 24, 2015

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Pioneer Day celebrations set throughout Utah

Here is a list of various events going on in honor of Pioneer Day throughout the state. Note: This is not an all-inclusive list. Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Pioneer trek: Historical sites around state give a glimpse into Utah's heritage

Many locations throughout Utah are maintained and celebrated to this day as pioneer treasures — memories of those who have long since passed on. Read more »

July 23, 2015

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5 facts about Amy Winehouse’s Jewish roots: She hated Hebrew school, loved family celebrations

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Amy Winehouse’s dramatic eye makeup and iconic beehive weren’t the singer’s only fashion statements. Winehouse, who died four years ago Thursday, is back in the spotlight with the... Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Evangelicals and Muslims together denounce Franklin Graham’s anti-Muslim remarks

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An evangelical pastor from Texas joined American Muslim leaders Thursday in denouncing recent anti-Muslim comments by evangelist Franklin Graham. Read more »

July 23, 2015

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3 returned LDS missionaries represent Days of '47 royalty

For the first time in the 72-year history of the Days of '47 Royalty Pageant, all three winners of the competition are returned missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Missionary dies in Costa Rica

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A 20-year-old from the Xalapa Mexico stake, who was serving as a missionary in the Costa Rica San Jose East Mission, passed away in his sleep on July 21 of unknown causes, the Church reported on... Read more »

July 23, 2015

School prayer lawsuit in Georgia settled outside of court

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A Georgia school district agreed to train staff and pay legal fees after being sued for allegedly violating First Amendment rights. Read more »

July 23, 2015

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New documentary profiles Jewish philanthropist who built African-American schools in the South

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A new documentary details the life of Julius Rosenwald, whose Reformed Jewish faith led him to donate millions to build schools for African-American children in the South during the early 1900s.... Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Defending the Faith: Who were the first apostles of Jesus?

The original Christian apostles were closely interrelated men from a tiny provincial area. Were they appropriate leaders for a worldwide church? The Lord plainly thought so. Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Creating Days of '47 parade float is 'more about building people'

Members of the LDS Rose Park North Stake came together to create a float for the annual Days of '47 Parade. Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Salt Lake church to move forward after shootings with vigil

A Friday night vigil at Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church in Salt Lake City offers a chance for the community to remember the victims and discuss the Emanuel AME shootings in South Carolina. Read more »

July 22, 2015

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In Our Lovely Deseret: The Utah War: 'I will not suffer myself to be taken to be killed as they killed Joseph'

When the Saints were in the mountains celebrating on July 24, 1857, when they heard Johnston's Army was on its way. Brigham Young handled the crisis with courage and faith. Read more »

July 22, 2015

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10 US mayors join Pope Francis in pledging to combat climate change, trafficking

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The mayors of New York, San Francisco and New Orleans were among the signatories to a Vatican declaration on Tuesday pledging action on climate change and human trafficking. Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Pope Francis’ US approval rates slump sharply, led by conservative dismay

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Growing conservative disaffection with Pope Francis appears to be taking a toll on his once Teflon-grade popularity in the U.S., with a new Gallup poll showing the pontiff’s favorability... Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Maddy's Mighty Minions: LDS 8-year-old with weeks to live inspires service around the world

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Maddy Grayless, an 8-year-old girl, recently passed away on June 16 after being diagnosed with terminal bone cancer two weeks earlier. In her honor, a Facebook group, Maddy's Mighty Minions, was... Read more »

July 22, 2015

LDS Tahitian soccer star didn't play in World Cup Final because it was on Sunday

Naea Bennett is an LDS Tahitian soccer star who helped his team advance to the Beach World Cup, but did not play the final two games because they were held on Sunday. Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Pope Francis names media-savvy priest for key Los Angeles role

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Father Robert Barron may be ready for his close-up. The media-savvy priest whose public television series "Catholicism" drew wide acclaim, has been named one of three new auxiliary bishops for Los... Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Tips for living: 5 tips from 'Sharing the Gospel through Social Media' by Erin Ann McBride

By sharing the gospel online, missionary work now has the potential of being more effective. Erin Ann McBride shares advice on sharing online in "Sharing the Gospel Through Social Media." Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Picturing history: Black River Falls, Wisconsin

Trees that were floated down the Black River were taken to Black River Falls, Wisconsin, where there were three sawmills. From here, they were pegged together as rafts and floated downstream to... Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Surrendering control in your marriage

All I know is that once I got past the wrinkled-nose “oh brother” prejudgments of “surrendering” and tried to read and process with an open mind, some miraculous things... Read more »

July 22, 2015

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President Eyring talks about his heritage, saying goodbye to 2 apostles in KSL video

President Eyring talked about his family heritage, saying goodbye to two apostles and staying optimistic in a troubled world in a recent interview with KSL. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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Taylor Halverson: How the Donner Party affected the pioneers' arrival in the Salt Lake Valley

Had there been no Donner Party in 1846, there likely would not have been a Mormon entry into the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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White House honors 12 faith leaders as climate-change ‘champions’

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From a zero-waste synagogue to global development work after natural disasters, environmental projects by faith leaders are being hailed by the Obama administration as examples of exemplary... Read more »

July 21, 2015

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Muslim Funny Fest: Using comedy to combat hate

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“Muslim Funny Fest,” billed as the first-ever American Muslim comedy festival, kicks off Tuesday in New York City and runs for three nights. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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