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Book review: 'The Spider and the Sparrow' is a WWI tale of hope in dark places

"The Spider and the Sparrow" is a luxuriously historical tale of espionage in France and Germany during World War I. Readers will appreciate the tragic yet hopeful look at the horrors of war as... Read more »

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Book review: 'By the Stars' is a low-key love story set during World War II

"By the Stars" is a World War II love story that lacks suspense and drama but reminds readers everyone has a story to tell. Read more »

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LDS Church asks court to void subpoena in civil court case

The LDS Church has asked the U.S. District Court to quash the requested subpoena of church President Thomas S. Monson by attorneys for two Navajo siblings who sued the church in March. The church... Read more »

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Hamblin & Peterson: Swedish city has long religious history

Less than an hour north of the Swedish capital, Stockholm, is a small city that has played a remarkable role in history since pagan times. Read more »

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The Clean Cut: LDS 3-year-old sings her dad a lullaby inspired by Jackie Evancho

Utah resident Claire Crosby sang "When You Wish Upon a Star" to her dad before bed. Read more »

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President and Sister Uchtdorf visit site of Rome Italy Temple: 'It is impressive to see'

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During a recent trip to Italy, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency, and his wife, Sister Harriet R. Uchtdorf, visited the Rome Italy Temple site on July 17. Read more »

July 22, 2016

Defending the Faith: Two theological accounts of evil

The Mormon account of the origin of Satan avoids one of the major problems that face other, more traditional accounts. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Taylor Halverson: When former Gov. Boggs' group traveled with the ill-fated Donner Party

A little-known, interesting fact about the Donner Party is that at one point during their journey, they traveled with the same wagon train as former Missouri Gov. Lilburn W. Boggs. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Utah man credits God for survival of 4 near-death experiences

Since he was 12 years old, Brandon Sulser has survived four near-death experiences: a brain injury, a broken neck, freezing to death and a head-on collision. Although his life story appears to be... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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LDS general authorities and their church history heroes

Several LDS general authorities have written about their church history heroes and the gospel principles illustrated in their lives. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Jerry Earl Johnston: At times the people we view as villains are really heroes

I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that people walk into the Dairy Queen in Perry, Utah, see a man slicing potatoes, and make assumptions about him. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Photos: Utah delegates tour historic sites in Kirtland

Utah delegates to the Republican National Convention tour the Kirtland Temple in Kirtland, Ohio, on Wednesday before attending the third day of the convention in Cleveland. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Picturing history: West Lebanon, New Hampshire

The site in New Hampshire at which young Joseph Smith suffered through a painful leg operation has been identified, but the home itself no longer stands. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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What's new: 'By the Voice of My Servants' invites the spirit of LDS general conference messages

Tyler Castleton and Wayne Burton have released a new album, "By the Voice of My Servants," which delivers messages based on talks from LDS general conference. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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BYU climbs from No. 15 to No. 5 in this year's 'Best Colleges in America' by Money Magazine

BYU made a significant jump in this year’s list of Best Colleges in America by Money Magazine, making a leap from No. 15 to No. 5. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Ohio Mormon offered invocation at Republican National Convention

A member of the Kirtland Ohio Stake presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said the invocation Wednesday at the 2016 Republican National Convention. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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LDS.org post opens arms to 'Pokemon Go' players

In an lds.org post, the church welcomes "Pokemon Go" players who visit church sites and encourages members to treat the visitors with kindness. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Cookbook review: 'The Lion House Cookbook' shares hundreds of recipes with a variety of flavors

“The Lion House Cookbook” shares hundreds of recipes made by chefs at the Lion House Pantry and modified for a home kitchen. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Pokemon Go player spots fire that destroyed Deseret Industries donations

Two storage units of donations for Deseret Industries went up in flames in Kuna, Idaho. The fire was discovered and reported by a Pokemon Go player in the area. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Latter-day Saints receive 2016 Pioneers of Progress Awards

A few members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were among those honored with Days of '47 Pioneers of Progress Awards last week. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Twila Van Leer: My nomination of 3 Mormon pioneers to be honorary Days of ’47 parade marshals

When the Days of ’47 Parade rolls down Salt Lake City's downtown streets, I always think of those pioneers as leading the march. Belatedly, I would like to nominate three honorary grand... Read more »

July 19, 2016

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UTubers: UTubers come together to help LDS singer Evie Clair’s family

An LDS bishop from Arizona was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. His daughter Evie Clair teamed up with YouTubers from Arizona and Utah to pay tribute to him. Read more »

July 18, 2016

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How Kickstarter gave Utah kindergarten teacher's obscure product a boost

AshLee Winterrose has exceeded her Kickstarter goal, which will make her "Hide-A-Boo" dream a reality. Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Mormon family raises children on boat in the Caribbean

In the late 1990s, Tracy and Christa Prows sold their home and farm in Utah so they could chase their dream of raising their children on a boat in the Caribbean. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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BYU Family History Conference is July 26-29

FamilySearch President and CEO Steve Rockwood will be one of the keynotes speakers at the BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy July 26-29 at the BYU Conference Center. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Book review: Mormon hacker works to decipher a dangerous mystery in 'The Cryptic Cipher'

Denver Acey's hacker Tanner Stone is back in "The Cryptic Cipher." This time, the presidency is at risk, and Tanner races to decipher a mysterious email that holds the key to saving the United States. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Photos: 3-day genealogy event goes global

Emmalynn Kofford, 13, of the Rose Park North Stake, participates in what is being billed as the world's largest family history indexing event at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Jerry Earl Johnston: When ballplayers turn to the man upstairs

Earlier this year, at a Dodgers game, I saw all-star catcher Wilson Ramos step into the right field corner long before the game, go to a knee, bow his head and stay that way for a good two minutes.... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Mormon Mentions: Imagine Dragons post tribute to France, Lindsey Stirling to be featured on Disney's 'Pete's Dragon'

Social media posts with a connection to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members, and posts from general authorities. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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LDS Church releases statement following attack that killed 84 in France

Mormon Newsroom France published a statement Friday following the terrorist attack in Nice, France. The statement expresses the sentiments of Elder Patrick Kearon, President of the Europe Area for... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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U.S. officials meet with Utah man jailed in Venezuela.

A 24-year-old Utah man jailed in Venezuela has been allowed to meet with U.S. diplomats two weeks after he and his new bride were arrested on weapons charges, a United States official said Wednesday. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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LDS Church reboots 'Meet the Mormons' with new faces, new stories, new footage; release set for July 16

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is introducing a few new faces and stories as part of its "Meet the Mormons" film to be shown in the Legacy Theatre and in LDS visitors' centers. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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The Piano Guys performing in Salt Lake for home crowd on July 16

Pianist John Schmidt of The Piano Guys shares about the group's international performances, including filming at the Seven Wonders of the World, and how they are excited to come home to Utah to... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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5 ways to use gospel music to strengthen your family

A few weeks ago I had had it. School had just let out for the summer, and seemingly overnight my three daughters’ behavior went from scheduled and predictable to totally out of control. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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What's new: Ed J. Pinegar writes guidebook for prosepective LDS missionaries, their parents

Ed J. Pinegar, author of over 60 books, has put together a step-by-step guidebook for preparing for an LDS Church mission: "What Every Future Missionary and Their Parents Need to Know." Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Defending the Faith: The Book of Mormon and linguistic evolution

The Book of Mormon seems to reflect a surprisingly sophisticated understanding of the way languages change over time. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Tiffany Gee Lewis: Amid tragedy, making time to get to know others

I am aware, every day, that I live in a bubble. We are only a short drive from Falcon Heights, Minnesota, where Philando Castile was shot last week. But we might as well live in a different... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Elder Holland to be devotional speaker at BYU Education Week

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles is scheduled to be the devotional speaker at this year's BYU Education Week. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Picturing history: Lyon Drug and Variety Store

The two-story extant store of Windsor and Sylvia Lyon also served as their place of residence. With its assortment of goods that could have been sold in the 1840s, this facility serves as a walk... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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LDS Church welfare, humanitarian efforts average $40 million per year, apostle says

In a lecture given last month at the University of Oxford, Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles revealed that each year The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spends... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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FamilySearch International hosts third Worldwide indexing event

FamilySearch International is hoping that 72,000 volunteers will complete at least one indexing batch during a 72-hour period July 15-17. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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More Mormons to meet? LDS Church to release second 'Meet the Mormons' film

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has created a new version of "Meet the Mormons" with new faces and new stories that will be shown exclusively in the Legacy Theatre at Temple Square... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Twila Van Leer: Stories from books, diaries bring the dates, names and places of family history to life

Books, biographies, original writings and old photos bring to life essential data about deceased ancestors. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a program that provides scanning and... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Mormon artist Grant Romney Clawson, who created portraits of LDS prophets and paintings for temples, dies at 88

Grant Romney Clawson, a Murray resident who painted portraits of LDS prophets and art for temples and church buildings, and who worked for KSL-TV for 16 years, died Sunday, July 10. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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LDS teen, future Ute gymnast selected as Team USA alternate for 2016 Olympics

MyKayla Skinner, 19, competed for the fifth spot on the USA women's gymnastics team this weekend. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: How do you do date night?

Anytime either one of us has had a particularly hard day, or when we come home from a date, or really just to say, “I love you,” it’s chocolate chip cookies. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Music and the Spoken Word: 'America’s best idea'

Magnificent places like Yellowstone — and America’s other national parks — inspire awe and reverence. They take us back to a time when very little separated us from nature. Read more »

July 10, 2016

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This Is the Place park offers more than Mormon heritage

One of the greatest but little-known stories about Utah history is now a big part of This Is the Place Heritage Park. Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Book review: ‘Love at First Note’ delightfully blends music with romance

When a classical violinist meets a popular YouTube pianist, their hearts and music collide. "Love at First Note" by Jenny Proctor is a sensational novel about sacrificing for family, following... Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Edification requires give and take

The way we speak matters as much as what we say. The posture we take toward the other person and that he or she takes toward us can either facilitate or constrain the Spirit of truth. Read more »

July 10, 2016

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