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Japan crisis spurs survival planning by U.S. Mormons

While the nuclear crisis in Japan unfolds a continent away, Mormon-dominated communities in the western United States say the disaster overseas is bringing close to home a lesson about preparing for the worst. Full story

World Blog: In Japan, the Mormon network gathers the flock

The only thing that rivals the Mormon church’s ability to spread the word is its ability to cope with emergencies.Within 36 hours of the earthquake striking off the coast of Sendai on March 11, the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced that all 6 … Full story

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Mormon church relocating missionaries in Japan Full story

Polygamy Good for Men, Bad for Women

The Mormon shift from polygamy to monogamy in the 1800s reduced sexual pressures on men by more than half, according to a new study. Full story

Cops: Man killed outside temple had machete

A gun-toting man fatally shot by police outside a Mormon Temple on Christmas Day also was carrying a machete, as well as a rifle, shotguns and multiple swords, police said Monday. Full story

Mormon church: Anti-gay cruelty is wrong

The Mormon Church chided its members Tuesday to consider whether their attitudes toward all people — including gays — followed Christian principles, responding to activists' demand that a church leader withdraw anti-gay statements. Full story

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