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Four Missionaries Killed in Head-On Crash
Four LDS missionaries were killed Friday in a head-on collision with a pickup truck eight miles west of Osceola, Iowa. The missionaries were traveling westbound on U.S. Highway 34 when the driver of their car lost control while trying to pass another vehicle.


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Orem worried over discrimination against non-LDS
The City of Orem, Utah, plans on re-establishing its Human Relations Commission. The plan follows complaints about possible racism and religious discrimination in the Utah city.



LDS Football All-American Joins ASU Basketball Team
ASU All-American tight end and LDS Church member Todd Heap joined the Sun Devils' basketball squad on Monday. The 6-5, 225-pound sophomore says he wanted to play basketball since he arrived on campus as a freshman, and finally decided to do it. "I've always loved basketball and it's been kind of a family deal," said Heap after his first practice. "My grandpa played here and his brother played here. I've been coming to the games as long as I can remember."


LDS Congressman in Brazil Leads Powerful Drug Investigation
LDS Church member Moroni Torgan of Brazil's Ceara state has made a name for himself in Brazil by investigating drug trafficking and bringing to light the mafia-like practices of the sometimes prominent members of Brazilian society that are involved.

 Arts & Entertainment

The Battle for England: LDS writer's journey traces his struggle between church and cultural criticism
LDS writer Eugene England will be named today Utah Valley State College's first Writer in Residence in a move that recognizes his influence on Mormon culture and efforts to promote the teachings of the LDS Church.


Big banks queueing on Mormon state's doorstep
A Federal law in the United States makes Utah the beneficiary of a strange loophole that allows financial institutions to avoid regulation by the Federal Reserve. The law, passed while former Senator Jake Garn, an LDS Church member, was chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, allows corporations to offer everything a bank offers except checking accounts, but avoid the regulations placed on Banks by the Federal Reserve.


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