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A grass-roots coalition of Mormons has joined the “never-Trump” movement. More than 100 Latter-day Saints — “single, married, fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, teachers, scholars, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, artists, authors ... Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians and Social Democrats” — have signed an …

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  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Fredericksburg, Va., Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) Op-ed: LDS Church should see a moral duty to address Trump
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    A choir featuring members from more than 50 countries sing at the General Women’s Session of the 186st Annual LDS General Conference, Saturday, March 26, 2016. Kirby: What’s in a name? For Mormon women, not a whole lot of power
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   President Thomas S. Monson of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, center, is joined by Second Counselor Dieter F. Uchtdorf, left, and and his daughter Ann Dibb as the University of Utah unveils the newly refurbished Enos A. Wall Mansion with a new name on Wed. Aug. 24, 2016, as the Thomas S. Monson Center. The mansion becomes the home of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. Mormon leader Thomas S. Monson attends ceremony naming historic Utah building in his honor
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Marian Edmonds-Allen speaks Monday, July 25, 2016, during a volunteer training event to help LGBT Mormons who are contemplating suicide at the Pleasant Valley Library. New Utah-born volunteer network has big goal: Stop gay Mormons, other LGBT youths from killing themselves
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  • 6 Mormon missionaries detained in Russia amid visa questions
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    LDS Church lobbyist Bill Evans, right, and Utah liquor lobbyist Steve Barth, left, watch a Utah legislative session in 2012. Evans, now retired as a church lobbyist, is joining the board of Affirmation, a support group for LGBT Mormons and their families. Retired LDS Church lobbyist joins board of LGBT Mormon support group
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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   David Hall at his office in Provo, Tuesday June 14, 2016. Nearly 150 scientists and engineers are working for Hall intent on solving technical and social challenges for building a futuristic enclave modeled on Joseph Smith’s Plat of the City of Zion. Research focuses on everything from low-impact toilets, new building materials and cooperative economic systems to methods for high-intensity food production. At right is an enclosure for limiting radio interference. Utahn’s plan for a futuristic Zion lacks support of an influential group: the Mormon church
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Tom Holmoe, Athletic Director, Brigham Young University, talks about the new men’s college basketball showcase featuring BYU, Utah, USU, and Weber State, at Vivint Smart Home Arena, Thursday, July 21, 2016. BYU athletics: Tom Holmoe stays mum on Big 12, says BYU welcomes all to its campus
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