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Deseret News National Edition: Sen. Mike Lee discusses American families, LDS Church looks to debunk myths

Here's this week's Deseret News National Edition, highlighted by a conversation with Sen. Mike Lee and a look at some of the myths surrounding the LDS church.
Here's this week's Deseret News National Edition, highlighted by a conversation with Sen. Mike Lee and a look at some of the myths surrounding the LDS church.
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Utah Sen. Mike Lee says conservatives must wage a new war on poverty. Deseret News Editor Paul Edwards sits down with Lee to discuss what the senator's reform agenda could mean for American families.

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As Americans paused this past week to honor Veterans, a Utah family remembered one of the first soldiers killed in the Vietnam War. It has been 50 years since Donald E. Smith was killed in action. Sam Penrod shares how his family is honoring his legacy.

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A young woman who survived years in a refugee camp in Africa is achieving her dream of an education thanks to Catholic Community Services and her foster family. Carole Mikita shares her story.

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Chef Tom Call has a lot on his plate. He has two small children and works long hours as restaurant chef at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. He faced the age-old question: How do you take care of the kids and maintain a career at the same time? As photojournalist Peter Rosen reports, the answer just sort of "popped up."

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It is a most unusual church calling. For the past three years, Elder Richard Hinckley and his wife Jane have been assigned as the face of the LDS church for visiting VIPs. What they have found is that a brief visit to Salt Lake City can go a very long way towards debunking myths about the church. Dave McCann talks with them about breaking stereotypes.