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How intense partisanship in the U.S. could hurt Ukraine

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Can we heal religious rifts with tweets and Facebook posts?

A new course on interfaith leadership aims to harness the power of the internet for good.

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Find unexpected common ground in politics

Those willing to set aside suspicions about their political opponents can find unexpected common ground.

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Is America’s most controversial artist trolling the left — or the right?

Jon McNaughton released a Trump-themed NFT collection last week.

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The untold stories of American religious life

Yes, interest in organized religion is declining. But that’s not the only story you can tell about American religious life.

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Can places of worship stay open ... and safe?

In the wake of the antisemitic incident in Colleyville, Texas, there is an increased sense of urgency around security training for the Jewish community.

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Could we stop wildfires by starting more fires?

There’s a $50 billion plan to more than double the use of controlled burns and logging to thin out vegetation that fuels wildfires.

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Will laws relying on public enforcement turn the country into the wild West?

In the wake of the Texas abortion ban, both the right and the left are putting forth legislation that includes a mechanism for public enforcement via civil lawsuit.

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This is why lawmakers brushed aside complaints about redistricting

Unless someone loses an election because of it, lawmakers will continue drawing the maps they want

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Can religious freedom still bring Democrats and Republicans together?

The National Committee for Religious Freedom is hoping to reduce faith-related conflict.

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The world’s smartest man lived in the library and memorized every verse of Latter-day Saint scripture. What if he’d never been born?

Kim Peek — the real "Rain Man" — was both mystery and marvel. We neglect his legacy at our own risk.

Opinion: A sad moment for Utah’s lawmakers

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You — yes you — might be a bad citizen

There is such a thing as being a bad citizen, even among people we might otherwise think of as good neighbors.

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BYU study finds one key to helping your children’s relationships find success

Money management skills learned in childhood set the stage for relationships that flourish, a new study says.

Can a Christian group’s flag fly over city hall?

What is antisemitism and why does it persist in America?

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Kyrsten Sinema refused to support filibuster reform. What is her end game?

The enigmatic Arizona senator is applauded by her supporters as principled and denounced by her critics as dangerously arrogant.

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The pros and cons of modernizing government services

Experts laud the idea of streamlining services, but warn of potential problems.

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Could Sabbath closure laws make a comeback?

Here’s why some political commentators and legal scholars are tweeting their support for taking a Sabbath.

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What COVID-19 revealed about leadership

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Dr. Angela Dunn has learned a lot about leadership and healing.

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Monthly child tax credit payments have stopped. Will they be back?

Experts believe the future of the expanded child tax credit is hard to predict.

What does the military owe religious objectors to vaccine mandates?

Was Jan. 6 ‘Christmas’ for the press? 8 ways Jan. 6 changed American politics, policing and voting

Is the ‘Build Back Better’ Act dead or just drifting?

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How Jan. 6 reshaped the relationship between religion and politics

A year after the insurrection, there is growing awareness of the dangers of Christian nationalism. But the most extreme believers have only become more entrenched in their views.

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Want to help kids thrive? Focus on these 5 aspects of health

Sleep matters quite a bit. But it’s not the only thing parents should focus on, experts say.

Will Biden’s vaccine mandates survive the Supreme Court?

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How to make resolutions — and make sure they stick

Experts say that, if we want our resolutions to last beyond January, we need to make them concrete and attainable. But we also need to make them ambitious — and that’s where God comes in.

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Want your kids to have a great 2022? Help them make resolutions

While adults struggle to keep resolutions, the process can teach kids some valuable lessons, according to experts.

One of the nation’s most powerful politicians was also a steadfast ‘home teacher’ at church

How American families have changed in the past 7 years

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Former 76ers CEO and Latter-day Saint convert Scott O’Neil wants a championship — just not in the NBA

The NBA executive recently stepped away from the highest echelons of the sports world. He’s now finding his next big act closer to home.

What makes families flourish or flounder? 5 studies you might have missed

The unique pain of a COVID-19 surge at Christmas

Life expectancy is down by 2 years in the U.S. Here are the culprits

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Is Eric Zemmour the next Trump ... of France?

This right-wing TV personality could become France’s hottest presidential candidate.

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This new study busts some common myths about the link between religion and marriage

"Religious Marriage Paradox" says when to marry hinges on life and relationship choices, not chronology.

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What is the religious breakdown of the United States?

Pew Research Center’s latest research on America’s religious composition offers a snapshot of a country that remains "a very religious place" and that isn’t easily defined.

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Our list of leaders, artists, adventurers and entrepreneurs who will change the West in 2022

These leaders, artists, adventurers and entrepreneurs will change the region in 2022.

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The surprising twist in a new survey on religious exemptions

Around 6 in 10 Americans question the sincerity of faith-based objections to COVID-19 vaccination, according to new research.

The case for keeping churches open during a future pandemic

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Broken families, reunited

Bringing an estranged family together takes time and care. But experts say it’s possible.

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Should religious schools get state money? The latest battle, explained

The Supreme Court is considering whether school funding rules in Maine violate the First Amendment.

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How the media lost touch with America

American journalism is in crisis. The economics are grim, driven by the failure of ad revenue, the demise of print and the dramatic reinvention of the information marketplace.

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Why it’s OK to be sad during the holiday season

Going through the stages of grief and loss are an important part of the healing process — even during the holiday season.

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The politics of officials praying in public

A lawsuit over a 2014 prayer vigil in Ocala, Florida, helps illustrate the complicated nature of establishment clause cases.

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Does premarital sex have anything to do with divorce?

A new study says premarital sex could be linked to divorce. What other factors predict marriage trouble?

Why are so many Arizona politicians more bipartisan compared to other states?