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In a letter to be shared with rank-and-file Mormons in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s legalization of gay marriage across the nation, top LDS leaders are reaffirming the …

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  • Vern Smith, right, embraces his son Spencer, 13, as daughter Mary, 17, stands with them and his wife, Julie, joins them in front of the remains of their fire-destroyed home Monday, June 29, 2015, in Wenatchee, Wash. The wildfire fueled by high temperatures and strong winds roared into town Sunday afternoon. The blaze ignited in brush just outside Wenatchee, quickly burning out of control. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Residents return to smoldering ruins after damaging wildfire
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