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Romney Skips Trail to Grieve Mormon Leader

Thousands mourn 'giant among men' at funeral in Utah

(Newser) - GOP hopeful Mitt Romney ducked Super Tuesday stumping today to attend Mormon Church President Gordon Hinckley's funeral in Utah, but a Mitt aide still parried concerns about the hopeful's beliefs, Reuters reports. "The governor is proud of his faith,” he said. "After the funeral is over, we'll... More »

Candidates Are Stumping Like It's November

Republicans head south, Clinton west; Obama's in 3 states

(Newser) - Hopefuls from both parties are stumping today as if the election were in 3 days instead of Super Tuesday, the New York Times reports. GOP candidates are swinging through the South while Clinton heads west and Obama jumps from state to state. “This is the most consequential election in... More »

Mormons Look to Next Prophet

Hinckley's successor all but certain

(Newser) - The death of longtime president-prophet Gordon Hinckley left the Mormon church with a void but not a leadership gap, Newsweek reports. The most senior leader and all-but-certain successor is Thomas Monson. The 80-year-old's selection, which must be unanimous, would all but guarantee a smooth transition for a thriving church undergoing... More »

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