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UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 6, 2014.
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Neon Trees singer Tyler Glenn comes out as gay

Neon Trees singer Tyler Glenn comes out as gay

March 24 (UPI) -- Neon Trees lead singer Tyler Glenn announced that he is gay in an interview with Rolling Stone.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 23, 2013.
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Flurry of weddings in wake of Utah gay marriage ruling

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Hundreds of couples flooded Salt Lake City Hall in a rush to marry that a witness described as "a madhouse" after a judge struck down Utah's gay marriage ban.

Purchase of timberland makes Mormon Church Florida's largest landowner

WATERSOUND, Fla., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The Mormon Church is about to become Florida's largest landowner with a church affiliate, AgReserves Inc., buying 383,000 acres of timberland, the company said.
Caffeinated Coke mistakenly sold from BYU vending machine

Caffeinated Coke mistakenly sold from BYU vending machine

PROVO, Utah, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Officials at Brigham Young University said it was an honest mistake that resulted in an on-campus vending machine being stocked with caffeinated Coke Zero.

Nearly nude runners parade through Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Stripped-down joggers in the Utah Underwear Run paraded through the streets of Salt Lake City an hour after the end of the Mormon church's General Conference.

One billion genealogical records to go online

PROVO, Utah, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- A billion genealogical records will be made available online under an agreement between Ancestry.com and FamilySearch International, a spokesman said.

Reformed polygamist expresses regret for 1988 standoff

SALT LAKE CITY, July 9 (UPI) -- A Utah man who served 25 years for killing a corrections officer at a polygamist compound standoff now says he realizes the error of his ways.

Pew dispute leads to arrest at Mormon church

PLAIN CITY, Utah, July 3 (UPI) -- Authorities in Utah said a dispute over reserved pews got physical at a Mormon church and led to the arrest of a worshipper.

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Romney gives first interview since loss

Romney gives first interview since loss

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- In his first major interview since his unsuccessful 2012 presidential campaign, Mitt Romney likened the experience to a "roller coaster."

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012.
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Mormon president gives Obama a family tree

Mormon president gives Obama a family tree

WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- Mormon church leaders presented U.S. President Barack Obama a detailed family tree Monday during a private meeting in Washington.

Calendars feature Mormon men, moms

LAS VEGAS, April 28 (UPI) -- A Nevada man who was kicked out of the Mormon Church for his calendar series featuring shirtless missionaries said his next calendar project stars Mormon moms.

Colleges offering classes on Mormonism

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. colleges and universities have been slow to add courses on Mormonism, one of the fastest growing religions in the world, it was reported.

Leader of Mormon Church dies

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Gordon Hinckley, the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has died at age 97.

Abuse suit names Boy Scouts, Mormon church

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Six former Boy Scouts have sued the Mormon church, seeking damages for molestation by an Oregon troop leader more than 20 years ago.

Head of Mormon church sums up his life

SALT LAKE CITY, April 3 (UPI) -- Gordon Hinckley, the 95-year-old president of the Mormon Church, gave what could be heard as a valedictory message at a general conference in Salt Lake City.

DNA contradicts Mormon scripture

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- The Mormon Church teaches American Indians are descended from a lost tribe of Israel, but modern DNA test results contradict that tenet.

Mormonism spreads in Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY, July 13 (UPI) -- Guatemala remains primarily a Catholic country, but Mormon and Protestant denominations are growing, MSNBC reported Tuesday. "In Latin America these are all churches who have given Catholicism a run for their money," said Manuel A. Vasquez, assistant prof

ACLU fights Mormon Church over free speech

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Thursday over the Mormon Church's right to restrict free speech on a downtown Salt Lake City plaza.

Mormon Church to appeal speech ruling

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 11 (UPI) --