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Without obscenity overdose, 'Book of Mormon' would have been a delight

"The Book of Mormon" musical may be the best "South Park" episode yet.

This is no joke: Hospitals and care centers make room for laughter programs

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Research has shown that the smile that creeps up and explodes into uncontrollable laughter has multiple health benefits. So hospitals have begun creating spaces for laughter. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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Reader voices: An eternal perspective of decluttering

Recently, my wife and I downsized into a smaller home. The process of eliminating “treasures” that we no longer had room for was daunting and surprisingly emotional. Eliminating... Read more »

July 20, 2015

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New exhibit in Washington D.C. Visitors' Center shows growth of LDS Church in nation's capital

A new exhibit at Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center celebrates the growth of the LDS Church in the D.C. region. Read more »

July 19, 2015

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ValueSpeak: Savoring the feeling of feeling nothing

I was sitting there at my desk, minding my own business (well, OK, minding my boss's business), when all of a sudden it hit me. The headache. The nausea. The overall general uckiness. Read more »

July 19, 2015

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Shooter's family offers sympathy to families of his victims

As the families of four Marines and a sailor shot to death in Chattanooga grieved their losses Saturday, the family of the man authorities say pulled the trigger offered sympathy, condolences and... Read more »

July 19, 2015

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Texas residents condemn plan for Muslim cemetery

Muslims say they're looking for a place to bury their dead. Locals say it's a plot to gain a foothold in their small rural Texas town. Read more »

July 19, 2015

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Book review: Football, love and fun in 'Playing For Keeps'

TyAnne Daws loves football, but there is another reason she takes a coaching class on the sport: Anthony "Rocket" Rogers, the football star quarterback, is in the class. Her obsession takes a turn... Read more »

July 19, 2015

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200th birthday celebration for LDS pioneer Joseph Leland Heywood

Descendants of Joseph Leland Heywood, an early Utah pioneer, will celebrate his 200th birthday at a reunion Aug. 1 at the Salt Lake Stake Center, 142 W. 200 North, at 11 a.m. It will also be broadcast to other locations. Read more »

July 19, 2015

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Refugee Boy Scout troop headed to Japan, then to refugee camps

Troop 1262 is unique, because its members are descendants of Karen and Karenni refugees from Burma, who fled to Thailand generations ago before migrating to the United States as legal citizens. Read more »

July 18, 2015

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Musical shares President Woodruff's life

The play “I Went On My Way Rejoicing,” a musical presentation of the life of fourth LDS Church President Wilford Woodruff, will be presented July 18 at 7:30 p.m. outdoors at the Wilford... Read more »

July 18, 2015

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Days of '47 Youth Parade celebrates pioneers of then and now (+photos)

Thousands of local youth celebrated their pioneer heritage on Saturday morning by participating in the Days of '47 Union Pacific Youth Parade. Read more »

July 18, 2015

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir's Pioneer Day concert rich with Broadway show tunes (+video)

The Pioneer Day concert of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir this year contains what may be the richest concentration of Broadway show tunes ever staged at one of the choir's concerts. Read more »

July 18, 2015

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Book review: Anna finds herself 'Changing Worlds' when she discovers her boyfriend is ex-Mafia

When Mormon BYU student Anna Barrett goes with other Kamp Keepers to Camp Boughlynch in Kentucky, her world changes entirely. Not only is her life threatened by the camp's owners, but she soon... Read more »

July 18, 2015

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LDS Church leaders share testimonies of Jesus Christ on social media

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continue to embrace the church's challenge to "share goodness" by posting messages and photos to social media. Read more »

July 17, 2015

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U.S. Jewish groups join recovery effort after Israeli church arson attack

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Two prominent American Jewish organizations are among those helping a torched Israeli church recover from an arson attack. Read more »

July 17, 2015

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Black clergy walk a fine line between religious liberty and discrimination

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Since the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is constitutional, the Rev. Jerry Young has been in a quandary. Read more »

July 17, 2015

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Is religion failing? The Dalai Lama has a surprising answer

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One of the world's leading spiritual thinkers, the Dalai Lama, gave cable interviewer Larry King a surprising answer to the question of how religion is faring in the modern world. He also spoke... Read more »

July 15, 2015

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Professor speaks on LDS Church's global historical landscape at Pioneers in Every Land series

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In her remarks as part of the Pioneers in Every Land series, Melissa Inouye used her Chinese and Japanese family roots to provide a framework for other “fruitful angles” in which to... Read more »

July 14, 2015

The title of Harper Lee’s new book comes from the Bible

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The title of Harper Lee's follow-up to 'To Kill a Mockingbird' is actually a Bible quote from the book of Isaiah. Read more »

July 14, 2015

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Stampede kills 27 during religious bathing festival in India

At least 27 people were killed and dozens injured Tuesday in a stampede during a Hindu religious bathing festival on a river bank in southern India. Read more »

July 14, 2015

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UNESCO backs Jordan as Jesus' baptism site as debate goes on

For years, Christian pilgrims have waded into the Jordan River from both its eastern and western banks to connect with a core event of their faith — the baptism of Jesus. The parallel... Read more »

July 13, 2015

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Want to know if your child will switch religions? Watch how they play as a baby

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Childhood pretend play has numerous effects, but one study found it is associated with religiosity. Read more »

July 13, 2015

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