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First, it was a famed Mormon choir that inspires the world through song. Now, it’s two top LDS leaders who guide the faithful through sermons — they’re all going to Republican Donald Trump’s inauguration. On Friday, The Church of Jesus …

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  • Touching the hem of God, by James C. Christensen Mormon artist James C. Christensen dead at 74
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   A picture of LaVell Edwards next to his casket at Utah County Convention Center in Provo Friday January 6, 2017. Hundreds, including former BYU players and Mormon leaders, celebrate LaVell Edwards, who ‘forgot to tell his face how happy he was’
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  • Members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir are shown at the Capitol in Washington, Jan. 20, 1965, moments before the arrival of President Lyndon Johnson for his inaugural. (AP Photo) Mormon Tabernacle Choir no stranger to political flak — even from own church leaders
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  • Michael Mangum  |  Special to the Tribune  LGBT activist Fred Karger speaks during a news conference at the Hilton hotel in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Karger announced an ad campaign that encourages Mormons and ex-Mormons to come forward with information about the LDS church’s business and political dealings in a forthcoming complaint to the IRS regarding their tax-exempt status. Comcast won’t air ads pursuing Mormon church tax status, organizer says
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    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     President Russell M. Nelson speaks at the 186th Semiannual General Conference of the LDS church, Sunday, October 2, 2016.   Senior LDS leader Russell Nelson takes to Twitter, gives pre-sermon reading assignment to young Mormons
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