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Church urges followers to drop the Mormon name

Church urges followers to drop the Mormon nameThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is urging its followers to drop the use of the word “Mormon” to refer to the church or its members, according to new directives issued by its leader. Church president Russell Nelson, who has been visiting congregations in North America to explain the move, said Saturday in Montreal: “we’re not changing names. “The Book of Mormon” is the religion’s sacred text, and the name Mormon has been used to identify the church since it was established in 1830, although initially by outsiders as a derogatory term.



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The Latest: Tesla shares drop 9 percent after Musk interview

The Latest: Tesla shares drop 9 percent after Musk interviewNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Tesla CEO Elon Musk (all times local):



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North Korea urges U.S. to drop sanctions as Seoul probes illicit coal shipments

North Korea urges U.S. to drop sanctions as Seoul probes illicit coal shipmentsBy Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean state media on Monday urged the United States to drop sanctions, as South Korea said it was investigating nine cases of coal shipments that potentially violated U.N. resolutions. Pyongyang had demonstrated good faith by ending nuclear weapons testing and returning the remains of U.S. troops killed in the 1950-53 Korean War, and the resolutions had lost a reason to exist, said the Rodong Sinmun, a mouthpiece of the ruling Workers’ Party. The statements came days after a confidential United Nations report concluded that North Korea had not halted nuclear and missile program, in breach of U.N. resolutions, and continued illegal trade in oil, coal and other commodities.



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Unable to find lost boys, Thai police drop survival packages into cave

Unable to find lost boys, Thai police drop survival packages into caveBy Chayut Setboonsarng CHIANG RAI, Thailand (Reuters) – As a search in Thailand for 12 boys and their soccer coach missing inside a flooded cave entered a sixth day on Friday, police dropped survival packages through a shaft drilled in the mountainside not knowing if anyone was there. International rescue teams, including one sent by the United States Pacific Command, are helping the Thai military and police in a search that has been hampered by heavy rain.



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Hawaiians Blame Misunderstanding of Volcano and 'Doomsday' Headlines for Big Drop in Tourism

Hawaiians Blame Misunderstanding of Volcano and 'Doomsday' Headlines for Big Drop in TourismKilauea's lava flow encompasses only 9.5 square miles on an island the size of Rhode Island and Delaware combined



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Mormons to cut nearly century-old tie with Boy Scouts, a week after decision to drop 'boy' from name

Mormons to cut nearly century-old tie with Boy Scouts, a week after decision to drop 'boy' from nameThe Mormon church will cut all ties with Boy Scouts, a week after movement announced its decision to drop ‘boy’ from its name. A statement issued by the church said it had opted for the split so it could create its own youth programme, although the two organisations’ values had clearly diverged over recent years. The announcement was not a complete surprise after the religion last year removed 185,000 boys between the ages of 14 and 18 from the Scouts, signalling an end to a nearly century-old relationship based on shared values.



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NRA Convention Bans Guns To Protect Mike Pence. Parkland Survivors' Jaws Drop.

NRA Convention Bans Guns To Protect Mike Pence. Parkland Survivors' Jaws Drop.Guns will be barred during Vice President Mike Pence's appearance at an



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Taiwan warships drop anchor in Nicaragua amid sinking ties with China

Taiwan warships drop anchor in Nicaragua amid sinking ties with ChinaA Taiwanese naval “Friendship Flotilla” of warships dropped anchor in Nicaragua on Monday just weeks after China urged Taiwan’s dwindling diplomatic allies to ditch the self-ruled island in favor of Beijing. Three ships, carrying around 800 crew, arrived in El Salvador on Friday and will visit other allies in Central America, Taiwan’s Defence Ministry said. China claims Taiwan as its sacred territory, part of “one China”, and Beijing has never renounced the use of force to bring what it considers to be a wayward province under Chinese control.



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More advertisers drop Laura Ingraham's Fox News show over David Hogg tweet

More advertisers drop Laura Ingraham's Fox News show over David Hogg tweetAt least 12 advertisers say they have pulled their ads from Laura Ingraham’s primetime show on Fox News after the host mocked David Hogg, the Parkland, Fla., teen shooting survivor and activist, because he was rejected by several University of California colleges.



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More advertisers drop Laura Ingraham's Fox News show over David Hogg tweet

More advertisers drop Laura Ingraham's Fox News show over David Hogg tweetAt least 12 advertisers say they are pulling their ads from Laura Ingraham’s primetime show on Fox News after the host mocked Parkland, Fla., teen shooting survivor and activist David Hogg for receiving rejection letters from multiple colleges.



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