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  • Lives Lost: Indonesian doctor's musical passion led to love

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Michael Robert Marampe knew what he wanted to be since he was a kid: a doctor and a pianist. He became both, and his passion for music even led him to his fiancée — a woman he never got to marry because he got the coronavirus.
  • Pandemic accelerates Mormon missionaries' transition online

    BRIGHAM CITY, Utah - 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.
  • Mormons pulling 400,000 youths out of struggling Boy Scouts

    KAYSVILLE, Utah - For decades, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was one of Boy Scouts of America’s greatest allies and the largest sponsor of troops. But on Jan. 1, the Utah-based faith will deliver the latest blow to the struggling organization when it pulls out more than 400,000 young people and moves them into a new global program of its own.
  • Pyer Moss celebrates black culture with fashion and music

    NEW YORK - There was a huge choir that veered from stirring, soaring gospel, then spit verses from Cardi B and sang lines from Queen Latifah's "U.N.I.T.Y."; a spoken word artist who reminded the audience that rock 'n' roll was born because of a black, queer woman ; and a stunning collection of clothes that ran the gamut from casual chic to red carpet gowns, all modeled by black or brown faces.
  • In the face of death, the party of a lifetime

    SEATTLE - The day he picked to die, Robert Fuller had the party of a lifetime.
  • Creole cuisine queen Leah Chase gets New Orleans sendoff

    NEW ORLEANS - For celebrated Creole chef Leah Chase, the goodbye had all the ingredients of a typical New Orleans sendoff: warm reminiscences and mourning mixed with a Mardi Gras-style celebration of her life.
  • The Latest: A New Orleans-style goodbye for Leah Chase

    NEW ORLEANS - The Latest on the funeral for New Orleans chef and civil rights icon Leah Chase (all times local):
  • To draw people back to church, make it relevant to them, church planters say

    TORONTO - Congregants of Mercy City Church file out of a strip mall storefront that has been converted into a place of worship, carrying battery-operated flameless candles into the cold December night.
  • Priest takes pope's mandate - good deeds for all - across US

    LOS ANGELES - Father Jim Sichko has a 50-state congregation and a simple mandate from the pope: Go forth and do good deeds.
  • Remains of Pearl Harbor sailors return home after 77 years

    HONOLULU - More than 75 years after nearly 2,400 members of the U.S. military were killed in the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, some who died on Dec. 7, 1941, are finally being laid to rest in cemeteries across the United States.

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