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Faith and fame: Former 'Dancing With the Stars' pro shares her story

After seven seasons on "Dancing With the Stars," Chelsie Hightower began to reconsider her career.

Mormon Mentions: Jimmer posts picture with Kobe, and Marie Osmond releases album

See what members and leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints posted on social media this week. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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Infant son gives LDS mom diagnosed with brain cancer 'a reason to fight'

Kristin Katich Sumbot, a 25-year-old Salt Lake City woman, already beat cancer once. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Throwback Thursday: Returned missionary named Ms. Virginia, champions modesty

One year ago this week, Deseret News readers were introduced to Bekah Pence. As a 29-year-old, the LDS Church member and returned missionary was named Ms. Virginia. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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New monument to honor Paiutes slain in Circleville Massacre

A new memorial will mark a dark but rarely mentioned moment in Utah history when Mormon settlers slaughtered as many as 30 Paiute men, women and children in the small town of Circleville 150 years... Read more »

April 14, 2016

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'All because of a testimony': Giovanna Raccosta Nezhati shares faith, service on 'Meet the Mormons' special

Giovanna Raccosta Nezhati's story, titled “The Artist,” is a special feature on the “Meet the Mormons” Blu-Ray and DVD. It includes her faith, conversion story and how... Read more »

April 14, 2016

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To Lincoln, the face of Mormonism was George Q. Cannon, whose journals are now online

In another major LDS church history publishing event, the journals of George Q. Cannon are now being published online. Cannon was a counselor to four church presidents, a delegate to Congress, a... Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Defending the Faith: 'Out of small things'

The Lord often seems to be unimpressed with what we consider grand, impressive and important. Certainly, he's paid little attention to such things, whether anciently or in this modern dispensation. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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In Mormon Channel interview, Thurl Bailey talks about playing for Utah Jazz, conversion to LDS Church

Thurl Bailey discusses basketball and faith in a Mormon Channel interview. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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BYU Cougarettes win 16th national championship title

The BYU Cougarettes took first with their jazz routine at the 2016 NCA & NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship. The group also placed second with their hip-hop routine. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Picturing history: Mosquito Creek near Council Bluffs, Iowa

A little river served an important role for the Saints settling temporarily near Council Bluffs, Iowa, prior to their crossing the Missouri River to Winter Quarters, Nebraska. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Book review: 'The Hero Doctrine' aims to inspire readers to greatness

"The Hero Doctrine" invites readers to realize their destiny as spiritual heroes by drawing upon the common fantasy symbols of the mirror, the sword and the shield as metaphors for aspects of the... Read more »

April 13, 2016

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New Harmony: A biography of Jesus titled 'The Mormon Jesus' important for church members

When a book features the word “Harvard” on its spine, expect an important book. When the other words are “The Mormon Jesus,” expect an important book for members of The... Read more »

April 12, 2016

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UTubers: Marie Osmond releases music video for new song, 'Music Is Medicine'

Marie Osmond released a music video for the title track of her new album, "Music Is Medicine." The album comes out Friday. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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David Archuleta tells Time Out for Women attendees what makes women beautiful

At a Time Out For Women event last year, David Archuleta discussed what makes women beautiful. This year, Archuleta is speaking at six Time Out For Women events. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Groundbreaking ceremony held for LDS Durban South Africa Temple

On Saturday, April 9, Elder Carl B. Cook presided at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Durban South Africa Temple. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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More expansive boundaries, not 'bubbles,' for LDS Church, Otterson says

Kate Kelly asked Michael Otterson about the boundary for talking about women and the priesthood after the LDS Church's managing director of Public Affairs delivered a keynote address on Tuesday at... Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Twila Van Leer: Where's the rest of the story?

Ancestor stories often have surprising details. I would like to know "the rest of the story" of my great-grandmother, whose sealing to her first spouse was canceled on the same day she was sealed... Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Erin Stewart: The power of a good dad

A father who is present can make all the difference for a child. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Times columnist Ross Douthat says future of religious liberty similar to 19th-century Mormon experience

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat spoke Monday night at Utah Valley University, delivering a combination keynote address for the annual Mormon Studies Conference and Religious Freedom Symposium. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Unexpected blessings in a bookstore

The elderly gentleman in front of me paid for his books, turned around, then slowly shuffled toward me, smiling. But before I could speak, he stretched out a frail arm and, with shaky hands, firmly... Read more »

April 11, 2016

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UTubers: LDS violinist Rob Landes releases cover of Lukas Graham's '7 Years'

In a YouTube video uploaded Friday, violinist Rob Landes covers "7 Years" by Lukas Graham. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Redesigned general conference section of lds.org offers new search options, study tools

A newly redesigned general conference section of lds.org offers new features such as the ability to search by speaker or topic, an "Answers to Personal Questions" page and more. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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UVU to host conference on Mormon boundaries with Michael Otterson, Ross Douthat

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat and Michael Otterson, managing director of LDS Church Public Affairs, headline the UVU Mormon Studies conference, "Mormonism and the Art of Boundary... Read more »

April 11, 2016

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President Uchtdorf, German ambassador discuss needs of refugees at BYU

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency of the LDS Church met with the German ambassador to the United States, Peter Wittig, prior to the ambassador's speech at BYU. They found more... Read more »

April 10, 2016

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LDS actress portrays Amish woman in 'Love Finds You in Charm'

Actress Danielle Chuchran may play an Amish character in her new movie, “Love Finds You in Charm,” but her real-life LDS roots help her to choose roles that reflect her wholesome family... Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Temple Square Chorale, Orchestra at Temple Square Spring Concert tickets available Tuesday

Tickets for the Orchestra at Temple Square and Temple Square Chorale’s Spring Concert will be available Tuesday, April 12, at 10. a.m. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Book review: 'Light of the Candle' puts a romantic twist on Old Testament story of Daniel

Two young Jews, separated by conquering Babylonians, learn about life and love in “Light of the Candle,” a historical fiction novel about Daniel from the Bible. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Book review: Well-drawn secondary characters steal the show in 'Summer Queen'

"Summer Queen" is the second installment of the Fairy Queens series by author Amber Argyle, but it also reads well as a standalone novel. Argyle creates a rich fantasy world, but her... Read more »

April 9, 2016

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Taylor Halverson: The surprising story of a Book of Mormon in the Harvard library

The Book of Mormon is the most literarily beautiful, doctrinally truthful and everlastingly applicable book I’ve ever encountered. Read more »

April 9, 2016

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Music and the Spoken Word: Important days

Be our celebrations large or small, it’s good to take time to remember, reflect and rejoice. Read more »

April 9, 2016

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Still in Belgium, Elder Norby has an infection, is recovering slowly from Brussels bombing injuries

Elder Richard Norby, 66, is still in a Belgian ICU recovering from an infection and the serious shrapnel wounds he sustained March 22 in the Brussels airport terrorist bombing. His family said... Read more »

April 8, 2016

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UTubers: David Archuleta performs with ‘American Idol’ contestants during finale

During the Thursday night series finale of "American Idol," former contestant David Archuleta joined with other past and present contestants to perform "One Voice." Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Mormon Mentions: LDS Olympian sealed in temple; Elder Stevenson makes Twitter debut; Tanner Mangum shares conference thoughts

Posts on social media with a connection to the LDS Church included an Olympian sharing photos from her sealing, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve posting on Twitter for the first time and a BYU... Read more »

April 8, 2016

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4 things I wish parents understood about protecting their children from pornography

As societies across the globe become more and more accepting of immorality, it can sometimes feel like protecting our families from the onslaught of pornography is an insurmountable task. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Surviving missionaries celebrate 70th anniversary of reopened French Mission

Surviving missionaries celebrated the 70th anniversary of the French mission's reopening on March 30. The mission had closed because of WWII. Reunion attendees shared their uplifting mission... Read more »

April 7, 2016

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LDS woman returns to conquer cliff that left her paralyzed

It was dark the first time Brittany Fisher and a friend decided to rappel from St. George’s Cougar Cliffs. It was so dark that she had no idea just how high the cliff’s edge was from... Read more »

April 7, 2016

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UTubers: BYU Vocal Point celebrates 25th anniversary with music video that combines over 25 songs

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, BYU Vocal Point released a music video that features over 25 songs and more than 60 Vocal Point alumni and members. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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New book celebrates Lloyd Newell's 25 years as announcer of 'Music and the Spoken Word'

Lloyd D. Newell has served as the voice of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's weekly program, "Music and the Spoken Word," for 25 years. More than 150 of his weekly messages have been compiled into a... Read more »

April 7, 2016

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New York collector of antique maps claims to have original plat of Salt Lake City

New York antique map collector Paul Cohen says he has the original plat map of Salt Lake City. The map will be on exhibition at the New York Antiquarian Book Fair this weekend. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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How Belgian Mormons rallied together in the minutes, hours and days after the Brussels bombings

When the four wounded LDS missionaries vanished for hours after the Brussels attack, Mormons in Belgium set out first to find them, then to support and comfort them. They banded together and lived... Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Angel Moroni statue to be placed atop Star Valley Wyoming Temple on April 25

The angel Moroni statue will be placed atop the Star Valley Wyoming Temple on April 25. The temple will be dedicated Oct. 30. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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UTubers: Student writes song about stereotypes surrounding BYU's dating scene

Katie Wishart, a junior at Brigham Young University, wrote a song about the stereotypes surrounding the dating scene at BYU. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Text of LDS general conference talks now available on lds.org

The official text of the talks given during the 186th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is now available in English on lds.org. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Tiffany Gee Lewis: Religion at war — violence and the peaceable kingdom

Destroying religion will not abolish violence in the name of God. Only understanding and a return to our ideals can change the current tide of global terrorism. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Videos highlight Elder Ballard with European refugees, Sister Marriott and Sister Esplin in Asia, Elder Bednar in Liberia

As part of the April 2016 World Report, Mormon Newsroom featured videos detailing Elder Ballard's visit with European refugees, Sister Marriott and Sister Esplin's travels in Asia, and Elder... Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Picturing history: Council Bluffs, Iowa

Council Bluffs, Iowa, ended the Mormon trek across Iowa and served as a site for many to prepare to finish the journey to Utah the following year. The Mormon Battalion began its famous march here. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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What's new: 'Approaching Antiquity' delves into Joseph Smith's fascination with the past

“Approaching Antiquity” is a historical examination with a history of its own, a contribution to the present and an invitation to the future. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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BYU graduation speaker will be Elder L. Whitney Clayton, senior president of Seventy

More than 5,000 students will receive BYU bachelor's degrees at commencement exercises April 21, and nearly 900 more will receive graduate degrees. The speaker will be Elder L. Whitney Clayton,... Read more »

April 5, 2016

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Videos highlight LDS temple groundbreakings, cultural celebrations, dedications and announcements

Three videos from Mormon Newsroom highlight temple events that occurred during the last six months, including temple announcements, groundbreakings, cultural celebrations and dedications. Read more »

April 5, 2016

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Lindsey Stirling discusses mental health and her journey to find happiness

Lindsey Stirling, an LDS musician known for dancing while she plays the violin, shared her experience with anorexia and depression in a post on Mogul. Read more »

April 5, 2016

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