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  Boston Temple Opponents Lose Last Appeal
The U.S. Supreme Court turned down without comment the request from opponents of the LDS Church's Boston Temple to hear their challenge to a Massachusetts zoning law. The Court's move upheld the ruling of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that upheld the law, which the town of Belmont used to allow construction of the Temple. The ruling resolves one of two outstanding challenges to the completion of the Temple.

  Dallas Missionary Recovering From Skull Fractures, Internal Bleeding
Elder Burke Jensen's condition has been upgraded to fair and he has been moved out of intensive care, reports Wendy Walker, a spokeswoman for Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. Elder Jensen was robbed and badly beaten with a baseball bat last Tuesday when he and his companion were mugged in a Dallas neighborhood. And doctors are pleased with his recovery.

  Washington Post Looks at Volunteer Nature of LDS Missionary Work
Today's Washington Post looks at LDS missionary work in the region, talking to the men and women that lead the missionary efforts there and marveling at the effort's volunteer mature. Reporter Hamil Harris seemed particularly impressed with the qualifications and careers that some leaders have left behind.

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