Blinken Announces U.S. Will Seek U.N. Human Rights Council Membership (Thursday 25 February, 2021)
Earlier this month, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced that the United States is reengaging with the U.N. Human Rights Council as an observer, following the previous administration’s decision to withdraw from the body in 2018. Now, the Biden team is taking the next step: Washington will seek a seat on the Council starting in 2022, Blinken announced this morning.
U.S. Supreme Court set to weigh Republican-backed voting restrictions (Thursday 25 February, 2021)
Fresh off an election in which former President Donald Trump made false claims of fraud, the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to ponder the legality of a restriction on early voting in Arizona that his fellow Republicans argued was needed to combat fraud.
Over 41,000 pounds of food donated to San Angelo and Abilene by LDS church (Thursday 25 February, 2021)
The Concho Valley Regional Food Bank received a donation of over 20,000 pounds of long-life, shelf-stable food from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.
Watch: How to navigate the new RootsTech Connect website (Thursday 25 February, 2021)
RootsTech.org has shifted to a new virtual platform for RootsTech Connect Feb. 25-27.
Starting a prison ministry: What some stakes are doing to help their local inmates (Thursday 25 February, 2021)
One Easter Sunday, Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles went to the Utah State Prison and met one-on-one with several inmates in maximum security.
Verizon is the top bidder on 5G spectrum, committing more than $45 billion (Thursday 25 February, 2021)
On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission announced the winners of an $81 billion auction for the license to use important airwaves that are ideal for 5G.
Biden revokes Trump bans on many green card applicants, temporary foreign workers (Thursday 25 February, 2021)
U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday revoked a proclamation from his predecessor that blocked many green card applicants and temporary foreign workers from entering the United States.
Psaki pressed to explain difference between Trump and Biden migrant facilities for children (Thursday 25 February, 2021)
Amid criticism for the reopening of a Trump-era child migrant facility, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said it was a “difficult choice” to reopen the Carrizo Springs, Texas facility, but the best option available.
Elder Gay shares 3 ways to serve God and become ‘your best self’ (Thursday 25 February, 2021)
According to French professor, historian and writer Chateaubriand, the history of the world could be summed up in a single sentence:
Texas governor vows to overhaul electric grid operator after storm failure (Thursday 25 February, 2021)
Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday pledged to overhaul the state’s electric grid operator after a massive blackout left residents without heat, power or water for days.