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Time-Lapse Video: Christmas Lights Brighten Temple Square

Time-Lapse Video: Christmas Lights Brighten Temple Square

Video by Mormon Newsroom Millions of Christmas lights on Temple Square were turned on Friday, November 25, 2016, ushering in the celebratory season of remembering Jesus Christ’s birth. Temple Square grounds staff turn on the lights each year the day after Thanksgiving. This year the lights will stay illuminated every morning and evening between now and January 3, 2017.

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Mitt Romney Confirms His “Far Reaching Conversation” with Donald Trump

Mitt Romney Finally Speaks About 2016 Presidential Race, Angers Donald Trump & Starts Twitter War

Photo: RD/Kabik/Retna Ltd./Corbis for NYMag.com Early last week, reports began circulating that former presidential nominee and LDS politician Mitt Romney would be meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. Romney has confirmed the meeting took place over the weekend. “We had a far-reaching conversation with regard to the various theaters in the world where there are interests of the United States of …

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Some Reports Suggest Mitt Romney May Be Considered for Secretary of State by Trump

Some Reports Suggest Mitt Romney May Be Considered for Secretary of State by Trump

Featured Image | Kristin Murphy, Deseret News According to multiple reports, former presidential nominee Mitt Romney will be meeting with president-elect Donald Trump this weekend to discuss a possible position for Romney in Trump’s cabinet. NBC News states a source close to Trump revealed the position discussed will be for the secretary of state position. However, the meeting has not …

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A City of Refuge: The Fascinating History of Mormons in Laie, Hawaii

A City of Refuge: The Fascinating History of Mormons in Laie, Hawaii

In ancient times, Laie, Hawaii was known as a city of refuge. Fugitives and transgressors would flee to it, as warriors were forbidden to harm them or enter the boundaries of the city. Little did the inhabitants know that the city of Laie would continue this tradition for generations as it became a refuge for Latter-day Saints in Polynesia. The …

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LDS Church Responds After 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake in New Zealand

LDS Church Responds After 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake in New Zealand

News Release by Mormon Newsroom | Featured Image by Associated Press Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Christchurch are gathering food, water and other emergency supplies which will be transported this week by helicopter to rural and remote communities in North Canterbury hit hard by Monday’s 7.5 magnitude earthquake. Two people lost their lives when the …

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Temples News & Updates – Week of November 7

Featured Image | Jack Sidoti Hartford Connecticut Temple Prepares for Dedication Update: Thousands have toured the Hartford Connecticut Temple over the last three weeks for the public open house. The temple is set to be dedicated on Sunday, November 20. Temple Facts: In 1992, President Gordon B. Hinckley announced plans for a temple in Hartford, Connecticut. Three years later, the plans were …

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Remains of Annie Schmidt Found, Father Jon Shares

Remains of Annie Schmidt Likely Found, Father Jon Shares

UPDATE: November 12, 2016 3:38PM MDT Jon Schmidt has confirmed the remains are those of his daughter: We just received word from the medical examiner that the remains found yesterday have been positively identified as Annie. You have lived this trial with us and we pray that this may bring a greater level of resolution and peace for all of …

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Watch Native Performers from Polynesia Sing “I Am a Child of God”

Watch Native Performers from Polynesia Sing “I Am a Child of God”

At the Polynesian Cultural Center, hundreds of Brigham Young University-Hawaii students serve and share their culture with the millions of visitors. One of the most special tasks is to perform in Ha: Breath of Life, the night show that features dance and music from all of the islands of Polynesia interwoven with a powerful story of love, loss, and growing …

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LDS Parents of Quadruplets Featured in the New York Times

LDS Parents of Quadruplets Featured in the New York Times

Featured Image | Jackie Molloy The New York Times has featured an LDS couple and their four children in a special photo blog. Courtney and Cameron Larson discuss their struggle with infertility and their eventual pregnancy with quadruplets. The blog is also dedicated to Courtney’s friend Jackie Molloy, a photojournalist who is hoping to take pictures of the children as they grow, …

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