Articles of News/Week of January 16th

By January 16, 2018Articles

Suit dismissed against Boys Scouts and Mormon church over motorcyclist killed by felled tree

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that claimed negligence by the Boy Scouts of America and the Mormon church in the death of a motorcyclist who struck a tree cut down by Scouts in southern Utah.

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Some Mormons miss the point of #MeToo by focusing on modest gowns at Golden Globes

Women draped themselves in black to protest the culture of sexual harassment that has long defined Hollywood. Women and men spoke out to negate the culture of silence that has allowed sexual harassment to continue unchallenged.

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LDS Church reorganizes Genesis Group leadership

The Genesis Group began its monthly meeting Sunday night mourning the death of President Thomas S. Monson, the last living apostle who formed the LDS Church’s multicultural activity organization for Mormon blacks in 1971.

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President Nelson Signs Mission Calls as Presiding Apostle

President Russell M. Nelson, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, signed 1,150 letters that are on their way to newly called full-time missionaries. The letters, printed on the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles letterhead, contain the mission assignments for young men and women and senior couples, including the date they will report to one of the Church’s 15 missionary training centers around the world.

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‘I’m Running,’ Romney Says Privately, but as a Trump Friend or Foe?

A few days after Senator Orrin G. Hatch of Utah announced that he would conclude his tenure after serving 42 years in office, the state’s governor, Gary Herbert, was growing anxious about whether Mitt Romney would run for the seat.

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Niumatalolo announces that he will remain at Navy, passing on Arizona offer

Sundays are sacred to Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo, a devout Mormon who has long served in leadership roles in the Broadneck Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

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Steven Seagal accused of raping teenage actor in 1993

Regina Simons, who worked as an extra on the film On Deadly Ground, becomes latest woman to allege sexual misconduct against Hollywood star.

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Trump Approval Highest Among Mormons, Lowest Among Muslims

Protestants are among the most likely religious groups to approve of Trump, and are the largest religious group in the U.S., encompassing 48% of the adult population. The broad “Protestant” category includes all Christians who do not identify as Catholic or Mormon, and almost half of this group approved of Trump’s job performance during 2017 — nine percentage points above his overall average.

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