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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.

Linda & Richard Eyre: Passing the torch

Many of us have the hope that our children will carry on in our footsteps as they continue with the same cause that their parents have pursued. It’s great when your kids pick up your torch... Read more »

July 28, 2015

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Boy Scouts in Utah, nation face uncertain future

With the LDS Church re-evaluating its centurylong ties with the Boy Scouts of America, local council leaders in Utah aren't sure what the future holds for the program. Read more »

July 28, 2015

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Religious groups react to Boy Scouts’ vote to drop ban on gay leaders

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The Boy Scouts of America’s decision to drop its ban on gay adult leaders and employees brought a range of responses from religious groups. Read more »

July 28, 2015

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Fishy religion-spoof: Do you ‘sea’ fun or blasphemy?

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Quiz: Are these tag lines from Comedy Central, a commercial ad campaign or the church on your corner? “Moses split the Red Sea. We split lobster tails and drizzle melted butter on... Read more »

July 28, 2015

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Replica of a pioneer-era grist mill completed in American Fork

Preserving Utah's pioneer history is the goal of the American Fork chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers. Read more »

July 28, 2015

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DJ Kaskade talks about sticking to LDS standards in the nightclub scene

World-famous disc jockey and record producer Kaskade talked about choosing to live an uncommon lifestyle in the world of electronic dance music during a recent interview with The Daily Beast. Read more »

July 28, 2015

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Wright Words: Younger sister is living tribute to brothers who died in a plane crash

This month, 14-year-old Aubri Whatcott and her family are marking the one-year anniversary of a plane crash that took the lives of brothers Jaxon and Daulton. In an exclusive interview, Aubri... Read more »

July 28, 2015

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LDS Church relationship with Boy Scouts in doubt, may create new international program

The future relationship between the Boy Scouts of America and its largest charter organization, the LDS Church, appears uncertain after the Scouting body voted Monday to rescind a nationwide ban on... Read more »

July 27, 2015

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir members react to European tour announcement

Members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square react to the announcement of their 2016 European tour in a new video. Read more »

July 27, 2015

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Are lawsuits ahead for church-based Boy Scout troops?

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If the Boy Scouts of America approve gay adult leaders, as they are expected to do late Monday, does that mean troops based at churches may end up in court if they ban gay Scoutmasters? Read more »

July 27, 2015

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Do contraceptive rules make religious groups 'complicit in evil?'

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Whether filling out a government form, or writing a letter, makes a group 'complicit in evil' is at the heart of a new appeal to the Supreme Court over provisions of the Affordable Care Act related... Read more »

July 27, 2015

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Hamblin & Peterson: Chimayó, the 'Lourdes of America'

It's not necessary to travel to Europe, South America or even more distant places to see a place where practices of pilgrimage that go back centuries are still observed. One such site is in... Read more »

July 25, 2015

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What went right: LDS 8-year-old dying of cancer inspires acts of kindness from Ireland to Kenya, and other uplifting news

Maddy Grayless died of cancer June 16, 2015, but her story has continued to inspire people from around the world to perform acts of service in her honor. Learn more about her story, and other... Read more »

July 25, 2015

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Episcopal church fights alcohol addiction, and they're not alone

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Leaders of the Episcopal Church recently voted to study the church's engagement with alcohol in light of a December 2014 hit-and-run involving a now-defrocked bishop. But the mainline Protestant... Read more »

July 25, 2015

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Sunrise service: Utahns should emulate and take pride in the principles that guided the pioneers

Elder Dale G. Renlund challenges early-risers to make the Mormon pioneer legacy their own. Read more »

July 25, 2015

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir announces first overseas tour in 18 years

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will be headed to Europe next summer for a three-week, eight-city tour with announced performances in Germany, Austria, Switzerland,... Read more »

July 25, 2015

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FamilySearch celebrates the pioneer in everyone with new 'I Am a Pioneer' page

Visitors to FamilySearch's new "I Am a Pioneer" page remember pioneers from the past and are encouraged to be the pioneers of the future. Read more »

July 24, 2015

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The spiritual side effects of viewing Earth from outer space

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On Monday, NASA released its newest photo of the Earth from outer space, taken July 6 by the DSCOVR spacecraft, which is located 1 million miles away from our planet. Read more »

July 24, 2015

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir Announces 2016 European Tour: Singers and orchestra embark on first international tour in nearly two decades

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For the first time in 18 years, the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will perform in Europe. The 20-day tour to eight European cities is scheduled from Monday,... Read more »

July 23, 2015

Pioneer Day celebrations set throughout Utah

Here is a list of various events going on in honor of Pioneer Day throughout the state. Note: This is not an all-inclusive list. Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Pioneer trek: Historical sites around state give a glimpse into Utah's heritage

Many locations throughout Utah are maintained and celebrated to this day as pioneer treasures — memories of those who have long since passed on. Read more »

July 23, 2015

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5 facts about Amy Winehouse’s Jewish roots: She hated Hebrew school, loved family celebrations

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Amy Winehouse’s dramatic eye makeup and iconic beehive weren’t the singer’s only fashion statements. Winehouse, who died four years ago Thursday, is back in the spotlight with the... Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Evangelicals and Muslims together denounce Franklin Graham’s anti-Muslim remarks

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An evangelical pastor from Texas joined American Muslim leaders Thursday in denouncing recent anti-Muslim comments by evangelist Franklin Graham. Read more »

July 23, 2015

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3 returned LDS missionaries represent Days of '47 royalty

For the first time in the 72-year history of the Days of '47 Royalty Pageant, all three winners of the competition are returned missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Missionary dies in Costa Rica

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A 20-year-old from the Xalapa Mexico stake, who was serving as a missionary in the Costa Rica San Jose East Mission, passed away in his sleep on July 21 of unknown causes, the Church reported on... Read more »

July 23, 2015

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