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  Census Official That Cost Utah House Seat Is LDS
The US Bureau of the Census official who made the decision to include overseas military personnel but exclude LDS missionaries, a decision that cost the state of Utah a fourth representative in the U.S. House of Representatives, is LDS, a returned LDS missionary and a native of Utah. Reporter Howard Berkes of National Public Radio interviewed Jay Waite, assistant director for the dicennial census in the bureau of the census, learning that Waite is also a 'regional leader' in the LDS Church.

  LDS Official Calls New Russian Law 'Unconstitutional'
An LDS official in Moscow called the country's new religion law, which went into effect on Monday, "unconstitutional" under the current Russian constitution. The law requires that religious groups in the country register with local governments, but so far only half the 17,500 religious groups in Russia have registered. Alexei Marchenko, a Moscow representative of the LDS Church, told Agence France Presse "This law contravenes the Russian constitution, which proclaims the equality of religions in Russia."

  Hatch 'Repents' of 'Traffic'
While many people would be excited that appearing in a movie could advance a career in film, US Senator Orrin Hatch is now sorry he did. In a press release issued earlier this month, Hatch says he is now sorry that he agreed to a cameo appearance in the new film "Traffic."

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