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FamilySearch Volunteers Break International Indexing Record

FamilySearch indexing volunteers broke a record this week during the first Worldwide Indexing Event. FamilySearch International, the largest genealogy organization in the world, was hoping an unprecedented 50,000 contributors would participate in the 24-hour effort to submit genealogy records.

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Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | 23 July 2014

This “Getting It Right” includes a Deseret News article that gives context to a recent Pew Research Center study, as well as a story from The Journal in Ireland about local Latter-day Saints.

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15 July 2014

This “Getting It Right” includes a Salt Lake Tribune article about the Church’s commitment to downtown Salt Lake City, as well as a Tampa Bay Tribune article about the rising number of female Mormon missionaries.

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Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 9 July

MormonNewsroom.org pulls stories from its international Newsroom websites to share what leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.

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Reports Show Alcohol’s Destructive Influence Worldwide

Deseret News editorial notes success of Utah alcohol laws

Deseret News editorial about the importance of curbing alcohol abuse cites recent reports from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) that show the destructive influence of excessive alcohol consumption in the United States and around the world.

Apostle Throws Out the First Pitch at Dodgers Game

More than 4,500 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered in Los Angeles, California, on Friday, 27 June, 2014, to see the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the St. Louis Cardinals during the Annual Mormon Night at Dodger Stadium. Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

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Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 27 June

MormonNewsroom.org pulls stories from its international Newsroom websites to share what leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world are doing to better the communities in which they live.

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VIDEO: Church Hosts Live Facebook Chat with David Archuleta

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosted a live Facebook video chat on Tuesday, 24 June with David Archuleta, moderated by Young Men general president David L. Beck and Young Women general president Bonnie L. Oscarson.

Mormon Battalion Site Receives California Historian Award

The Mormon Battalion Historic Site in San Diego is being honored with the California Historian of the Year Commercial Award. The award was presented to the historic site at the annual meeting of the Conference of California Historical Societies.

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In Video Message, Sister Oscarson Encourages Mormon Women to Reach Out

Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women general president, posted a video on her Facebook page urging members to follow the example of Jesus Christ in reaching out to those who may be struggling with questions.

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