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Pandemic accelerates Mormon missionaries' transition online

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (AP) — Wearing dress shirts, ties and name tags, three missionaries with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sit around the kitchen table inside a Utah apartment planning how they'll spread their gospel that day....

 By MARIAM FAM    Regional    May 24, 2020

Where seniors would have walked to graduate, names in chalk

As the pandemic upended commencement rituals across campuses, Kim Gaddie wanted to give the University of Oklahoma's class of 2020 a taste of tradition -- well, kinda. Armed with boxes of chalk, Gaddie, her husband and a few colleagues spent hours...


Giant cinnamon rolls raise money, feed 'bellies and souls'

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — Scared for friends who had contracted the new coronavirus and worried about her daughter's schooling and husband's work, Whitney Rutz cried and screamed into her pillow. Then, the Portland, Oregon, resident started baking....


Hopes of young Lebanese to escape sectarianism put to test

BEIRUT (AP) — Singer Tania Saleh grew up amid a civil war that robbed her of her childhood, of her friends and neighbors and of the Lebanon she so loved. For years, she has sung the pains of sectarian schisms. "You Lebanese have created 10 or 12...


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