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President Russell M. Nelson
President Russell M. Nelson is the 17th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He was introduced during a live broadcast and press conference on Tuesday. President Nelson announced that President Dallin H. Oaks and President Henry B. Eyring will serve as his first and second counselors, respectively, in the First Presidency.
"It was a sacred and humbling experience," President Nelson said. "How could I choose only two of the 12 apostles, each of whom I love dearly."
Multiple news organizations across the web shared stories on President Nelson on Tuesday morning. NBC News, Washington Post, TIME and many others used the Associated Press version of the story.
BuzzFeed: Here's What You Need To Know About The New President Of The Mormon Church
NPR: Mormon Church Names Russell M. Nelson As New Leader
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Newsweek: Who Is Russell M. Nelson? Mormon Church to Be Headed By 93-Year-Old Former Heart Surgeon
Associated Press: Mormon church names ex-surgeon Russell M. Nelson new president
Religion News Service: LDS Church Announces new First Presidency Counselors, takes questions on women and LGBT Mormons
NBC News: Noted heart surgeon Russell Nelson unlikely to transform Mormon church as new president
The Independent: Russell M Nelson: Who is the new Mormon president? Will he reform Church of Latter-day Saints?
This story will be updated.