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LDS Sister Missionary Serving in Argentina Dies From E. Coli

LDS Sister Missionary Serving in Argentina Dies From E. Coli Infection

A 19-year-old Roy High School graduate and Western Nebraska Community College soccer player died Wednesday night from an E. coli infection while serving an LDS mission in Argentina. Brittany Scadlock was 10 days away from her 20th birthday. “We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Sister Brittany Nicole Scadlock,” LDS Church spokesman Eric Hawkins said. “Sister Scadlock began …

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Salt Lake City Officer Placed On Leave for Requesting Not to Participate in Gay Pride Parade Speaks Out on Religious Freedom

Salt Lake City Officer Placed On Leave for Requesting Not to Participate in Gay Pride Parade Speaks Out on Religious Freedom

Eric Moutsos doesn’t believe he should have to leave his personal convictions at home when he walks out the door to go to work — particularly his religious beliefs. But his former boss, Salt Lake Police Chief Chris Burbank, says when an officer shows up to work for his department, that officer is expected to do their job. And if …

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LDS Missionaries Held Captive in New Mexico Speak Out

LDS Missionaries Held Captive in New Mexico

Two Albuquerque Mormon missionaries were held captive by someone they were trying to witness to last week. Now the two are speaking out about the situation, which may have turned dangerous if they hadn’t escaped. Elder Zuniga Delgado and Elder Michael Whitaker were witnessing in their apartment complex off of Montgomery Boulevard NE last Tuesday. They met a man at …

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5 Fascinating Stories About Presidents and Prophets

Presidents and Prophets

Today, the United States honors the founding fathers of the country and all US presidents. But did you know that many US Presidents have interesting encounters with LDS prophets? Here are five stories that few people know about. Martin Van Buren and Joseph Smith After much persecution in Missouri, the Prophet Joseph Smith traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with …

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BYU Football Coach Offers Tongan Teen Who Barely Plays Football a Scholarship After Meeting for 15 Minutes

BYU Football Tongan Teen

The biggest surprise of college football’s National Signing Day is Motekiai Langi, a 6’7″, 410-pound teenager from Tonga with so little football experience that people thought he was a hoax. BYU gave Langi a scholarship, despite the fact that head coach Bronco Mendenhall met him for a grand total of 15 minutes and, as Deadspin notes, his entire recruiting evaluation was …

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Mormons vs. Romans: Insights from Rome on New Mormon Temple

Rome LDS Temple

Originally reported by Barbie Latza Nadeau for The Daily Beast: ROME, Italy — On the outskirts of Rome along the ancient Catholic pilgrim route known as the Via Francigena and not far from a giant shopping center featuring a massive IKEA and the French do-it-yourself Mecca called Leroy Merlin, cranes are hoisting giant spires onto the top of a Baroque-revival-style …

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Mitt Romney Decides Not to Run in 2016 Presidential Election

Mitt Romney Won't Run in 2016

Mitt Romney said Friday that he would not seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016. Mr. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, shared his decision on a conference call with a small group of advisers. In a second call to a larger group of supporters, Mr. Romney said, “After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided …

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#Fairness4All: 5 Tips to Better Understand Religious Freedom

#Fairness4All LDS News

Religious freedom is a hot topic, both within the Church and without. Nothing makes this more clear than the Church’s recent news conference calling for laws to protect religious freedoms that were described as “eroding.” But what does religious freedom mean for you? And how can you support the idea of fairness for all? We have five tips to help you …

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