1 of 18 View 18 Items Ravell Call, Deseret News President Russell M. Nelson and Sister Wendy Watson Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, greet Mercy Makau, her daughter Gloria Nashipai, and her son William Mbogo at the home of Makau's aunt in Nairobi, Kenya on Monday, April 16, 2018. Related Links Rome Temple a 'hinge-point' in Latter-day Saint history, President Nelson says as he leaves Italy Major announcement: President Nelson calls for 'home-centered church' with shorter Sunday meeting schedule Christ's name is 'not negotiable' as center of church's name, President Nelson says Ministering together: LDS faithful energized after dynamic conference ROME — There was real weight embedded in a light moment between Presidents Russell M. Nelson and M. Russell Ballard as the Latter-day Saint leaders wrapped up a news conference in March. As the late Sunday afternoon sun warmed the stained-glass windows in the doors … [Read more...] about Keeping up with President Russell M. Nelson: ‘It’s going to be a busy year’
close Video Trump on John McCain: ‘I’m not a fan’ We hear from the dead all the time in Congress. Those who have passed are part of the daily lingo on Capitol Hill. The senator’s office is over in Hart. Republicans are meeting in the Mansfield Room. Cannon Rotunda? I thought you said the live shot was in the Russell Rotunda. Are you going to the hearing in Longworth? Here’s a key to decode the references: The Hart Senate Office Building is named for the late Sen. Phil Hart (D-MI). The Mansfield Room is a formal space in the Capitol, named after the late Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield (D-MT). The Cannon Rotunda is in the Cannon House Office Building, named after the late House Speaker Joe Cannon (R-IL). The Russell Rotunda is in the Russell Senate Office Building, the namesake of Sen. Richard Russell (D-GA). TV news crews often do live hits and interviews from both rotundas. And the Longworth House Office Building is named after the … [Read more...] about The Departed: History will likely remember invective President Trump has lobbed at John McCain
Updated 2:21 am PST, Saturday, February 9, 2019 Rescue workers continue to remove rubble from an eight-story building which collapsed two days earlier in Istanbul, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. Turkish rescue workers on Friday pulled out a 16-year-old boy from the rubble of an eight-story apartment building in Istanbul two days after it collapsed, Turkey's interior minister Suleyman Soylu said. less Rescue workers continue to remove rubble from an eight-story building which collapsed two days earlier in Istanbul, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. Turkish rescue workers on Friday pulled out a 16-year-old boy from the ... more Photo: Emrah Gurel, AP Photo: Emrah Gurel, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Rescue workers continue to remove rubble from an eight-story building which collapsed … [Read more...] about The Latest: Turkey’s president visits building collapse site
By Leonard Pitts Jr - Miami Herald | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: September 4, 2018 at 6:52 am | UPDATED: September 4, 2018 at 7:04 am Dear Donald Trump: Do you ever think about your own funeral? The question is not meant to be morbid or to wish ill upon you. But given how churlishly you have behaved after the death of Sen. John McCain — was it really that hard for you to issue a laudatory statement and lower the flag in his honor? — it feels appropriate. Besides, it’s only human to wonder how you’ll be remembered once you exhale for the final time. Indeed, Martin Luther King famously mused about his funeral just two months before he was killed. “Every now and then,” he told his congregation, “I ask myself what is it that I would want said?” The band Crash Test Dummies pondered the question in a ballad called “At My Funeral.” “When my coffin is sealed and I’m safely six feet under,” the singer … [Read more...] about Pitts: President Trump, what do you want people to say at your own funeral?
Matt Schudel, The Washington Post Published 6:19 pm CDT, Thursday, August 23, 2018 Robert H. Ferrell, a prolific scholar of diplomatic and presidential history who helped raise the historical perception of Harry S. Truman and published a best-selling collection of the president's letters to his wife, died Aug. 8 at a nursing center in Chelsea, Mich. He was 97. The cause was heart disease, said his daughter, Carolyn Ferrell. Ferrell, who taught for many years at Indiana University and was considered one of the country's leading historians, wrote more than 20 books and edited or collaborated on dozens of others. Ferrell concentrated on the study of diplomacy early in his career. He wrote a biography of George C. Marshall, the World War II general who later served as secretary of defense and secretary of state, and in 1959 published "American Diplomacy," an authoritative history that appeared in revised editions for decades. He later wrote books on various aspects of the … [Read more...] about Robert H. Ferrell, presidential historian and Truman biographer, dies at 97