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Laurie Holt holds a photograph of her son Joshua Holt, who has been jailed in Venezuela, at her home in Riverton, Utah, in July 2016. "Eventually," she says, "he'll come home and we'll be able to go back to our normal lives. And I can stop crying every night." Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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For Utah Newlywed, An 'Egregious' Prison Stint In Venezuela

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Donald Trump, shown speaking at a March rally in Salt Lake City, ended up losing the GOP caucus there — badly. Now, there's a real chance he could lose in November in the deep-red state. George Frey/Getty Images hide caption

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A public funeral is held for Mormon leader L. Tom Perry on June 5 at the Salt Lake Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Utah. Perry was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' highest governing body, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He died at the age of 92 from cancer. The recent deaths of several high-ranking church leaders are expected to prompt new appointments. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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Amid Societal Shifts, What Will New Mormon Leader Appointments Mean?

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A Boy Scout stands in line to get a canoe at a summer camp outside Payson, Utah. More than 99 percent of Boy Scout troops in Utah are sponsored by the Mormon Church. George Frey/Getty Images hide caption

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints published an essay on its website last month, acknowledging its founder practiced polygamy. George Frey /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mormon Church Publishes Essay On Founder Joseph Smith's Polygamy

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. Douglas C. Pizac/AP hide caption

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Mormons line up outside the historic Salt Lake Temple for an annual conference in April 2010. George Frey/Getty Images hide caption

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Oct. 11: Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney visited the Rev. Billy Graham at the evangelist's home in Montreat, N.C. Jim Watson /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pam Finlayson from California tells of how Mitt Romney helped her family when her daughter was ill and after the young woman died. Stan Honda /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney eats ice cream from Millie's on the run before a fundraising event earlier this month in Nantucket, Mass. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to a group of workers at Nationwide Insurance Company, Nov. 23, 2011, in Des Moines. A new poll suggests his religion could be an obstacle in the GOP primary. Steve Pope/AP hide caption

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