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LDS singer/songwriter Nik Day releases original 'Miracle' album

LDS singer/songwriter Nik Day's "Miracles" album was released on June 3.

LDS woman crowned Miss New Zealand Tourism International

Ariel Pearse, a returned LDS missionary, was crowned Miss New Zealand Tourism International during the 2016 Miss World New Zealand pageant held on June 4. Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Joseph Smith apparently was not Josephine Lyon's father, Mormon History Association speaker says

A century-old question about whether Josephine Lyon was the child of founding LDS prophet Joseph Smith Jr. from a polygamous marriage to her mother was addressed Saturday on the concluding day of... Read more »

June 13, 2016

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50 historic photos to commemorate 50 years of the Mormon Miracle Pageant

The Mormon Miracle Pageant in Manti, Utah, will be performed for the 50th time beginning June 16. The pageant draws between 70,000 and 100,000 visitors each year. Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Book review: Novel 'The Matchup' matches up with great expectations

That couldn't be Gage from high school; Valerie hated that kid. But as she found herself standing in a store exchanging stories of loss and failed marriages, could she uncover a connection with... Read more »

June 12, 2016

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Mormon History Association betstows awards at annual conference

Former LDS general Relief Society leader Aileen H. Clyde and author D. Michael Quinn have won the highest awards presented this year by the Mormon History Association. Read more »

June 11, 2016

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Music and the Spoken Word: Steady, reliable Old Faithful

Old Faithful has become the best-known geyser in the world because it is, in a word, faithful. Read more »

June 11, 2016

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Book review: ‘Fish Out of Water’ tackles difficult family relationships and navigating young love

When a grandmother she’s never met shows up on her front porch and she’s forced to change her summer plans, one Monterey girl learns about family loyalty in this wonderful romance full... Read more »

June 11, 2016

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Do Mormons practice intercession for deceased loved ones? Anthropologist suggests they sometimes do

Though it’s not a formal doctrine within their church, Latter-day Saints in practice sometimes engage in what other faith groups might call “intercession” on behalf of deceased... Read more »

June 10, 2016

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Family History Library block party June 11

The second annual Family History Block Party will be Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on West Temple Street from North Temple to South Temple, according to a news release. Read more »

June 10, 2016

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Hamblin & Peterson: Similarities in Hebrew and Hindu 'high places'

Hindu practices, if examined with care, can shed interesting light on long-dead practices described in the Hebrew Bible. Read more »

June 10, 2016

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Mormon Mentions: Tabernacle Choir posts picture of Muhammad Ali; Al Fox Carraway welcomes son

Social media posts with a connection to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members this week included a picture of Muhammad Ali attending a "Music and the Spoken Word"... Read more »

June 10, 2016

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Jim Bennett: Remembering my father's theatrical side

Bob Bennett had a lifelong passion for the theater that found expression in a number of unlikely ways. Read more »

June 9, 2016

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Defending the Faith: Are you looking for a church with perfect leaders?

Church leaders don't claim perfection. Whether anciently or in this modern dispensation, they never have. And it's uncharitable to expect it. Read more »

June 9, 2016

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Manti's Mormon Miracle Pageant hits 50-year mark

Manti's annual production of the Mormon Miracle Pageant will celebrate its 50th anniversary this June. Read more »

June 9, 2016

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir announces Pioneer Day concert guest artists

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir announced Tuesday morning the special guests for its Pioneer Day concert. The King’s Singers, a Grammy Award-winning a cappella vocal ensemble, will join the choir... Read more »

June 8, 2016

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What's new: 'Sacred Space' examines evidence concerning true location of LDS founding, makes case for Fayette

The location of the LDS Church's first organizational meeting has been debated for years. Some documents say Manchester, others Fayette. Historian Michael Hubbard MacKay sorts out all the evidence... Read more »

June 8, 2016

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New Harmony: For the Larsens, art is creating by organizing

I’ve always liked Joseph Smith’s notion that “creating” and “organizing” amount to the same thing. You take bits and pieces of what exists and organize them... Read more »

June 8, 2016

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Picturing history: Scovil Bakery, Nauvoo, Illinois

The restored Scovil Bakery in Nauvoo, Illinois, has a rich history, including a connection to one of the presidents of the LDS Church. Read more »

June 8, 2016

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Mormon History Association convenes this weekend at Snowbird

Mormon history enthusiasts – professional and amateur – of various religious and cultural stripes will converge this weekend at Snowbird Cliff Lodge in Little Cottonwood Canyon for the... Read more »

June 7, 2016

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New Mormon Channel videos feature children explaining Bible stories in their own words

The Mormon Channel released a series of videos featuring children explaining Bible stories in their own words. Read more »

June 7, 2016

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Twila Van Leer: What I learned from Alex Haley

In November 1976, I had the privilege of interviewing Alex Haley, the African-American author whose watershed book and subsequent television miniseries titled "Roots" gave family history an... Read more »

June 7, 2016

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Kourtney Kardashian posts Instagram picture of BYU student's 'Little Mermaid' costume

This weekend, Kourtney Kardashian's Instagram account featured a picture of a Brigham Young University student dressed in a “Little Mermaid” costume. Read more »

June 7, 2016

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600 teens attend Mormon prom in Maryland (+video)

On June 3, 600 youth from eight northern Virginia stakes participated in a Mormon prom. Hope Knudson and Karly Brown Productions filmed a video of the event. Read more »

June 6, 2016

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Returned LDS missionary to compete in Miss World New Zealand pageant

Ariel Pearse, a recently returned missionary, will compete June 4 in the Miss World New Zealand pageant. Read more »

June 5, 2016

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Elder Oaks makes surprise visit during Sister Oaks' keynote address at SVU

Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles surprised attendees of the Southern Virginia University Education Conference on Friday morning as he joined his wife, Sister Kristen Oaks,... Read more »

June 5, 2016

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Book review: History, treasure mysteries and LDS missions meet in 'The Land of Look Behind'

Looking for a novel rife with adventure involving intrigue, history, returned missionaries, magic and treasure? Look no further than "The Land of Look Behind," by Latter-day Saint author Aaron... Read more »

June 5, 2016

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40th anniversary of the collapse of the Teton Dam

This year marks the 40th anniversary that the Teton Dam collapsed near Rexburg, Idaho, on June 5, 1976. Read more »

June 4, 2016

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Book review: 'Puzzle Pieces' neatly brings a lot of story together

Presley DeGraff is hiding from a painful past when she comes to Haggerty, Georgia. She finds a town full of kind people who have their own secrets, and a puzzle that comes together after a body is... Read more »

June 4, 2016

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Music and the Spoken Word: Leadership at its best

Many of the best leaders are homegrown, and their greatest influence may be on those at the dinner table or down the street. Read more »

June 4, 2016

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Luke Staley, the Angel Moroni and 'incredible' church members in Europe: The most-read stories of May 2016

A profile on former BYU running back Luke Staley was the most-read story on DeseretNews.com during the month of May. Read more »

June 3, 2016

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Newly restored Joseph Knight Sr. ancestral home open in New York

The newly restored Joseph Knight Sr. ancestral home in Nineveh, New York, is open for visitors seeking to learn more about LDS Church history. Read more »

June 3, 2016

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Throwback Thursday: Son shares story of miraculous reunion with mother after 12 years of separation

One year ago this week, Deseret News told the story of how Chun Chen found his family again through the Church after spending 12 years apart. Read more »

June 2, 2016

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How a Mormon at IHOP won the prestigious Secretary of the Army Award for Valor

Retired Lt. Col. Sherman Fleek had no idea when he took a friend for breakfast at IHOP that he'd face the barrel of a gun. His actions that day led to a prestigious award from the U.S. Army. Read more »

June 2, 2016

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Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley teaches institute crowd about gospel fundamentals, being a 'doer'

Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley taught LDS young single adults the importance of fundamentals and being a "doer" at the Sandy Institute of Religion's weekly forum Wednesday. Read more »

June 2, 2016

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The works of God are manifest: LDS mother learns to recognize God's love as she raises 2 sons with special needs

Jack had a violent outburst as I ordered his fries at a drive-thru window, and everything went horribly awry. “Lord, help me!” I yelled. It was the first but not the last time I have... Read more »

June 2, 2016

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Defending the Faith: A practical way to remember the departed

Placing flowers on graves is a nice gesture, but it doesn't actually benefit the dead. Is there anything that does? Read more »

June 2, 2016

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LDS families join search for missing Mormon missionary in Utah

LDS Church security personnel, missionaries, church members and Ogden Police continue to search today for Sister Heeji Nada Kang, a 20-year-old woman who was serving a full-time Mormon mission when... Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Picturing history: Nauvoo wagon ride

A fun and novel way for visitors to gain an overview of what to see and do while visiting Nauvoo, Illinois, is to take a wagon ride. Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Tiffany Gee Lewis: The power of LDS ward families

Fellow newbies in town sometimes ask how we seem to make friends so quickly. I don’t know how to respond. Trust me, it’s nothing we do. It’s simply built into the fabric of our... Read more »

June 1, 2016

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What's new: '10 Questions to Answer While Preparing for a Mission' shares helpful experiences

LDS seminary teacher and youth speaker Benjamin Hyrum White is a relative newcomer to the world of LDS audio. His audio CD, "10 Questions to Answer While Preparing for a Mission," is chock-full of... Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Woman serving as LDS Church missionary in Ogden missing

The LDS Church and the Ogden, Utah, police department are requesting the public's help in finding a 20-year-old sister missionary who went missing in the Ogden area Monday evening. Read more »

May 31, 2016

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Twila Van Leer: Photos enhance family history

Maximizing photos in pursuit of family history includes labeling photos, storing them correctly and keeping the relevant ones. Read more »

May 31, 2016

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Elder Ballard speaks to Mormon Miracle Pageant cast members in Manti

Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spoke to cast members and volunteers of the Mormon Miracle Pageant at a devotional... Read more »

May 30, 2016

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Hruska's Kolaches: BYU alumni introduce Provo, Salt Lake City to family breakfast tradition

Hruska’s Kolaches opened the doors of its Provo location on April 1, 2014. The small bakery on Center Street was, and is, the fulfillment of Ross Hruska’s dream of owning a restaurant. Read more »

May 29, 2016

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Remembering Elder L. Tom Perry 1 year after his death

One year ago this month, on May 30, 2015, Elder L. Tom Perry died at the age of 92 from the effects of cancer. Read more »

May 29, 2016

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Book review: 'Secrets of the King's Daughter' brings perspective to story of Ammon, King Lamoni

Author Renae Weight Mackley takes the story of King Lamoni and Ammon in the Book of Mormon and shares a fictionalized account of the daughter who was offered as a bride to Ammon in "Secrets of the... Read more »

May 29, 2016

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A Memorial Day tradition 70 years in the making

There is no doubt where my family will be on Memorial Day. Each Memorial Day holiday, the Nelson clan gathers at 10 a.m. at a small, picturesque cemetery overlooking Cache Valley. Read more »

May 29, 2016

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Book review: Brandon Sanderson's 'Calamity' doesn't quite satisfy as conclusion to Reckoners series

Brandon Sanderson's Reckoners series, which began with "Steelheart" and continued in "Firefight," now concludes with "Calamity," a book that delivers plenty of satisfaction but also holds some... Read more »

May 28, 2016

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Book review: Welsh historical elements add interest to 'One Last Spring'

With her village in danger, Gwen and her loved ones must consider new opportunities and build new lives. Welsh author Sian Ann Bessey brings the beauty of Wales to life in "One Last Spring." Read more »

May 28, 2016

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4 tips for sleuthing for your ancestors in cemeteries

My visit to this cemetery and several others in the Midwest this spring honed my strategy on the best way to visit graveyards in my genealogical research. Here are some of the important cemetery... Read more »

May 28, 2016

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