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Washington • Donald Trump’s new campaign chief once criticized Mitt Romney and his five sons for skipping military service to go on Mormon missions. Steve Bannon, who was then the chairman of the right-wing Breitbart News, slammed Romney in October …

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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Manchester, N.H., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) New article of faith for these Mormons: We believe Trump should never be president
    A grass-roots coalition of Mormons has joined the “never-Trump” movement. More than 100 Latter-day Saints — “single, married, fathers, mothers, sister...
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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Jennifer Napier-Pearce has been named the new editor of The Salt Lake Tribune)  . She was photographed with her dog Sydney at her home in Salt Lake City, Thursday August 11, 2016. Tribune’s new editor brings ‘commitment to creating quality local news’ at a ‘pivotal time’
    As a newsy Tuesday arrived recently at The Salt Lake Tribune, its new editor was already at work, more than a week earlier than planned. Digested new...
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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
    A smiling, but frail, Thomas S. Monson joined more than 400 dignitaries Wednesday as the University of Utah named its newest building — a recently ren...
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Dallin H. Oaks, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, speaks during the 185th Annual LDS General Conference Saturday April 4, 2015. ‘Freedom of religion’ isn’t same as ‘freedom to worship’ — just ask Catholic priests or Mormon apostles
    Few would be upset — or even notice — the subtle difference between “freedom of religion” and “freedom to worship and believe.” But the Rev. Thomas Re...
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  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally in Fredericksburg, Va., Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) New poll shows Trump holds 15-point lead in Utah, thanks largely to Mormon vote
    A new poll shows that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump continues to hold a 15-point advantage over Democrat Hillary Clinton in the state, ...
    Updated Aug 23 2016 11:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo, left, gets a hug from his wife, Jackie, as results showed that the former U.S. congressman had lost his bid for his party’s nomination at a gathering in the west Denver suburb of Lakewood, Colo., on on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Another former U.S. congressman, Bob Beauprez, won the Republican nomination to face incumbent Democrat John Hickenlooper in the November general election. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Ex-congressman: Mormon leaders suffer ‘episode of incoherence’ in opposition to Trump’s Muslim ban
    Washington • A former Colorado congressman supporting Donald Trump says that LDS Church leaders are suffering an “episode of moral incoherence” and th...
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  • Subpoena of Mormon president is put on hold in Navajo abuse lawsuit
    A federal judge on Monday got attorneys for the LDS Church and those for four members of the Navajo Nation to hold off on a subpoena to LDS President ...
    Updated Aug 22 2016 09:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Members of the Swahili LDS Branch in Salt Lake City play  in the parking lot following scripture study, Tuesday, August 16, 2016.  Most members are refugees from Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and the Congo. Church services are in Swahili, with at least one Sunday school class in English. Out of Africa and into the heart of Mormondom — Swahili LDS branch offers wounded souls new hope while battling old demons
    Suppose you are sitting on a standard Mormon pew in a nondescript, windowless LDS chapel in Sugar House and the person who passes you the sacramental ...
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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
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has in modern times officially maintained its neutrality during election years, although its declarati...
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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
    I’ve had a lot of church titles in my life, none of them of any real particular importance. This has been to the mutual advantage of all concerned. F...
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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
    A smiling, but frail, Thomas S. Monson joined more than 400 dignitaries Wednesday as the University of Utah named its newest building — a recently ren...
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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
    The most important — and difficult — thing to do is deliver this hard question: Are you having thoughts of suicide? But it must be asked, insists Rach...
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  • 6 Mormon missionaries detained in Russia amid visa questions
    Six Mormon missionaries, now known in Russia simply as “volunteers,” were detained briefly about two weeks ago by authorities in that nation’s Samara ...
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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
    After retiring from a long career of representing the LDS Church’s interests on Utah’s Capitol Hill, lobbyist Bill Evans is joining the board of Affir...
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  • Elizabeth Smart ‘Pornography made my living hell worse,’ says Elizabeth Smart about her childhood abductor
    Pornography made her captor more violent, Elizabeth Smart said in a video posted online Friday. Produced by the anti-porn advocacy group Fight the New...
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   US Air Force retired Col. Jack L. Tueller, 93, said he played the trumpet to calm his and his fellow pilots fears Friday, June 6, 2014. ’I must’ve played ’Danny Boy’ at least 9,000 times,’ Tueller said jokingly.  On the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, Fort Douglas Military Museum commemorated the Normandy invasion with a color guard and a salute to the troops, sailors and pilots who helped liberate France. Jack Tueller, World War II pilot and trumpeter, dies in Utah at age 95
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo)    The statue of Brigham Young at BYU is seen in this photo from September 2013. BYU relaxes policy for students who petition to stay without Mormon bishop’s OK
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Brianna Rollins, Nia Ali and Kristi Castlin swept the podium in the women’s 100-meter hurdles on Wednesday at Olympic Stadium.  Rollins won gold with a time of 12.48. Ali ran a 12.59 to win silver. Castlin was right behind at 12.61 to win bronze.  This is the first time ever the U.S. has swept the podium in women’s 100-meter hurdles, which was introduced at the Munich 1972 Olympic Games. Wednesday, August 17, 2016. Olympics: TV ratings confirm that Utah loves the games — but why?
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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
    The LDS Church is “not in favor” of plans by a Utah-based businessman to build compact, eco-friendly communities in Provo and Vermont modeled on the v...
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo)    Brigham Young statue at BYU in Provo. Group drops BYU law school investigation spurred by group that complained of discrimination
    The American Bar Association has dropped its investigation into a discrimination complaint against Brigham Young University. A group of former studen...
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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
    Provo • Brigham Young University welcomes people of all religions, sexual orientations and races to its campus for athletic events and other functions...
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Aubree is a bisexual Brigham Young University student who said she was ostracized in 2012 by her college roommates and others after confiding in her LDS visiting teachers about her sexuality. During that time, Aubree said, she was sexually assaulted by a man after telling him of her plight. Aubree decided not to tell BYU about the assault. ’I was afraid that I would get into trouble,’ she said. ’For being a gay person, it would just add more issues.’ Students: BYU Honor Code leaves LGBT victims of sexual assault vulnerable and alone
    Andy wanted a blessing. He had awoken in a haze after a suicide attempt with painkillers and began to panic. He didn’t want to die. But he didn’t know...
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Members of the Swahili LDS Branch in Salt Lake City play  in the parking lot following scripture study, Tuesday, August 16, 2016.  Most members are refugees from Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and the Congo. Church services are in Swahili, with at least one Sunday school class in English. Out of Africa and into the heart of Mormondom — Swahili LDS branch offers wounded souls new hope while battling old demons
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     President Thomas S. Monson waves goodbye as he leaves the end of the afternoon session of the 186th annual General Conference of the LDS Church, Sunday, April 3, 2016. Mormon church seeks to quash subpoena to President Monson in Navajos’ abuse lawsuit
    Attorneys are trying to quash a subpoena to LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson in a lawsuit over allegations of sex abuse of Navajo children placed...
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