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LDS Women Named Best Cybersecurity Hackers in the U.S.

Sarah Cunha and Laura Wilkinson, two seniors at Brigham Young University, didn’t make it to graduation this year. Instead, the two women spent their grad weekend, April 22-24, fighting hackers and defending a network from malware attacks at the 2016 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Championship (NCCDC). The NCCDC, already in its 11th year, is the Olympics of college-level cyber defense. …

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This Amazing Video Shows Returned LDS Missionaries Speaking Over 50 Languages

This Amazing Video Shows Returned LDS Missionaries Speaking Over 50 Languages

For many, one of the most miraculous experiences of serving an LDS mission is learning a second language. Even for people who are not-members of our faith, seeing thousands of young missionaries speaking foreign languages fluently is awe-inspiring. A new video uploaded on the Prepare to Serve YouTube channel showcases dozens of returned missionaries speaking about their missions and bearing …

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LDSBookstore.com Opens 2016 Scholarship Applications

LDS Bookstore, in an effort to support LDS scholars in their educational pursuits, has announced their plans for their annual scholarship program. They are offering a $1,000 scholarship to the first place winner, with a $500 scholarship awarded to the first runner-up. This scholarship is open to any student that will be enrolled in an accredited college or university with plans to …

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Temple News & Updates – Week of April 17

Here at LDSDaily.com, we know that members of the church sure love temples. However, I would only hear about the status of a temple when it was announced,  during the groundbreaking ceremony, the open house, the placement of the Angel Moroni, and the dedication. However, there is so much more going on with these sacred buildings that we just never hear about. So, we …

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Jeremy Renner Mourns Loss of LDS Toddler With Cancer

Photos Courtesy of Michael Reese via Gephardt Daily, Facebook, Twitter McKenzie “Kenzie” Reese, a two-year-old little girl who died of cancer Tuesday morning, was one of Jeremy Renner’s biggest fans. Known for playing Hawkeye in the popular Avengers film franchise, Renner first met Kenzie and her family last year before the cancer diagnosis came. In June 2015, Kenzie was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, …

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Here’s a Rare Look at the First LDS Sister Missionaries

Here's a Rare Look at the First LDS Sister Missionaries

Thanks to LDS Women of God and LDS.org for researching these women! On April 21, 1898, Lucy Jane “Jennie” Brimhall and Amanda Inez Knight (pictured above) arrived in Liverpool England to start their missions for the Mormon Church. While this may not seem like something spectacular today, it was at the time. In fact, Inez and Jennie were the first single women formally …

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What Did Mormons Put on Their Money?

What Did Mormons Put on Their Money?

During the Kirtland era, when the gathering of new converts to northeast Ohio was at a peak, crippling poverty was a serious issue. One of the proposed solutions was to establish a bank, which would allow the Church to raise money and provide credit for the struggling Saints. However, the timing of the venture was not fortuitous. Due to recent legislature, …

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BYU President Commits to Improving Sexual Assault Policies

BYU President Commits to Improving Sexual Assault Policies

Brigham Young University, in response to recent criticism about their policies revolving around rape and sexual abuse victims, has released a video and news statement from President Kevin J. Worthen. “We understand the concerns that have been expressed about the reporting of sexual assaults to our Title IX Office, and we care deeply about the safety of our students,” the …

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