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Reader voices: I'm trying to be a Mormon

Mormonism is less what you believe and more who you serve. Heaven isn't full of clouds and space, it will be full of people; the same people who are here now. None of us are perfect, which is one... Read more »

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Mormon creator of 'Battlestar Galactica' dared to produce something profound

Television is a medium that celebrates vapidity, but with "Battlestar Galactica," Glen A. Larson produced something profound. Read more »

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Capturing 'Mormon Faces': LDS mother, daughter share goodness on Instagram

A fascination with people and a desire to share goodness led Sandi and Claire Gentry — a mother and daughter from Ladera Ranch, California — to create an Instagram account they titled... Read more »

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Elder Robert B. Harbertson, LDS general authority and USU basketball star, dies at 82

Elder Robert B. Harbertson, who served as a general authority of the LDS Church from 1984-89 and was a Utah State University basketball star in the early 1950s, died of cancer on Tuesday in Farmington. Read more »

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Deseret Book downtown window display to be unveiled Friday

The new window display for the downtown Deseret Book store will be unveiled Friday, Nov. 21, at 5:30 p.m. Read more »

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Vernal teens catch vision of early-morning indexing

Youths from a Vernal ward spend every other Tuesday mornings at the temple and then indexing on the other Tuesday. Read more »

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Klein Ward youths index 107,000 names in two months

An indexing challenge of boys versus girls brings out not only a competitive spirit but also surprises the young men and women of a Klein Ward with how easy and fun family history work can be. Read more »

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David Archuleta and Studio C to perform at RootsTech 2015

"American Idol" finalist David Archuleta and BYUtv's Studio C are the latest be announced as participants at RootsTech 2015, the largest family history conference in the world. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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Defending the Faith: A note on the limits of archaeology

Archaeological research has provided invaluable knowledge about ancient history and the human past more generally. But, like everything human in this life, it has distinct limitations. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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Cancer patient finds strength in indexing

Diana Karras, of Roy, got into indexing before she was diagnosed with Stage 3 Lymphoma cancer. Indexing helped her through her ordeal with cancer that is now in remission. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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Faith leaders leave Vatican with high hopes for the beginning of a new marriage movement

Leaders of the Catholic, protestant, evangelical and other faiths wrapped up a three-day conference on marriage on Wednesday cheered by new relationships and expressing deep gratitude for President... Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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Cemeteries are family history centers for Virginia woman

Melyssa Webb does her family history work by using an app called BillionGraves to take over 132,000 pictures of headstones. The information found on these stones is transcribed and put on... Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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In the Whirled: The good Mormon Democrat

Can you be a good Mormon and a Democrat? It's time to throw out the assumptions and judgment. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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Picturing history: Sylvester Stoddard Nauvoo home and store

Multiple extant structures in Nauvoo, Illinois, served as both a family home and a place of business. One of those is the home and tin shop of Sylvester and Charity Stoddard. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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Tips for living: 5 ways to help children write thank you notes

Help your children understand the importance of handwriting thank you notes. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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Mother of 5 finds more productive life with indexing

Mandy Forte is a 36-year-old mother of five in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She started indexing obituaries at night after the kids go to bed while she waits for her husband to come home from work. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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LDS Church service missionaries involved in their own Italian job

In an effort to document the history of LDS Church service in Italy, Elder Lorenzo Semadeni and his wife, Sister Virginia Semadeni, have started “The Italian Project.” Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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LDS Church releases renderings of final Provo MTC expansion plans

Construction will begin next summer on an expansion of the LDS Church's missionary training center in Provo. The expansion will increase the MTC's capacity to host and train 3,500 missionaries at a... Read more »

Nov. 18, 2014

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Q&A with President Henry B. Eyring, Elder L. Tom Perry and Bishop Gérald Caussé

Deseret News Editor Paul Edwards sat down in Vatican City with LDS Church leaders to discuss the significance of Humanum: An International Interreligious Colloquium on The Complementarity of Man... Read more »

Nov. 18, 2014

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America needs heroes, Mitt Romney tells BYU forum

America needs heroes, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told BYU students and faculty gathered for a Tuesday forum. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2014

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LDS woman faces deaths of 2 sons, husband with faith in new Mormon Messages video

The newest Mormon Messages video provides a visual for what the scriptures call “ a refiner’s fire.” Read more »

Nov. 18, 2014

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Wright Words: Meet a gym staffer who teaches with wet towels

Imagine a community, school or family where every single set of eyes was focused on the messes and how best to clean them up. Imagine if every business or government body — local, state or... Read more »

Nov. 18, 2014

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72-year-old Idahoan indexes a million names

Five years ago when Sherryl Peterson was reading an article about indexing in the Ensign, she decided it was her time to begin. Peterson has been faithfully indexing ever since and on Aug. 29... Read more »

Nov. 18, 2014

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New temple in 'Valley of the Sun'

The Phoenix Arizona Temple, dedicated by President Thomas S. Monson on Sunday, represents the growth of the LDS Church in Arizona, where there are now more than 400,000 members. Read more »

Nov. 17, 2014

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The black Mormon moment?

"The Book of Mormon" musical has stopped winning Tonys, and Mitt Romney is no longer running for president. Yet, two years later, Latter-day Saints are once again in the news, and this time... Read more »

Nov. 17, 2014

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