Articles of News/Week of June 26th

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Mormon church now allows female employees to wear pants

Women who work at Mormon headquarters in Salt Lake City will be allowed to wear pantsuits and dress slacks instead of only skirts or dresses, the church announced Wednesday in a move that one Mormon women’s group called a step in the right direction.

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Mormons to close Mesa Temple, two others for renovation

The LDS Church announced Tuesday that it will close another three temples — this time in Mesa, Ariz., Raleigh, N.C., and Baton Rouge, La. — for major renovations.

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Girl pulled into dumpster and sexually assaulted in Riverside; suspect at large

Riverside police are searching for a man they say pulled a girl into a dumpster and sexually assaulted her Sunday, June 25.

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30-year-old interview with President Dieter F. Uchtdorf shared on Facebook

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf’s Facebook account posted a video of himself from 30 years ago when the Frankfurt Germany Temple was first dedicated. In the interview, President Uchtdorf, who was chairman of the Frankfurt Germany Temple Committee at the time, was able to have an in-depth conversation about his testimony of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In the video, President Uchtdorf speaks of the importance of mutual respect, a topic that remains relevant three decades later.

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Former LDS women’s leader Barbara Winder, who united Mormons after divisive ERA fight, dies

Barbara Woodhead Winder took the helm of the LDS Church’s all-female Relief Society in April 1984, a few years after the United States became embroiled in a battle over women’s rights.

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LDS missionary Brendan Bailey, son of Thurl, caught performing act of kindness in Washington, D.C.

Two Mormon missionaries performed an act of kindness in Washington, D.C., on Monday.

Matt Whitlock, the communications director for Sen. Orrin Hatch, captured footage of two missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints having lunch at Union Station when an act of service caught his attention.

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