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Polygamist ranch seized by authorities in West Texas

Six years after Texas officials removed hundreds of children from their polygamist parents, state and local authorities seized the sprawling 1,700-acre Yearning For Zion Ranch last week outside Eldorado, bringing to a close a bizarre chapter involving fundamentalist Mormons whose leaders were eventually convicted for their participation in marriages to teen girls.... Read more»1

Former child bride, 6 kids escape Az polygamist sect

Ruby Jessop recently escaped the polygamist enclave of Colorado City and a marriage forced on her as a teenager. Leaving in the middle of a December night when her husband was gone for 15 minutes, she returned with law enforcement and her older sister to bundle her children out as well.... Read more»

Texas AG seeks seizure of polygamist Jeffs' ranch

The Texas attorney general's office is pursuing legal action to seize the West Texas ranch owned by the polygamist sect led by Warren Jeffs, who is serving life in prison for sexually assaulting young girls. ... Read more»1

Meet the Romneys of Mexico

They farm, own big houses and pray in a lavish Mormon temple. But they regret that cousin Mitt Romney has never visited. ... Read more»

Yuma prison park examines polygamist inmates

Among the murderers and other criminals in Yuma Territorial Prison in the mid-1880s, prominent Mormons were also incarcerated. Their crime? Polygamy. ... Read more»2

Justice Dep't sues Az polygamist town for discrimination

On Thursday, the Justice Department sued two polygamous towns, Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., along the Utah-Arizona border, claiming they discriminated against non-sect members... Read more»

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Understanding the Mormon faith

An interview with scholar Joanna Brooks about the Mormon faith and politics, political coverage of religion, history of the LDS Church, and the progressive Mormon tradition.... Read more»

Nigerian man married 107 wives

Bello Maasaba, an Islamic faith healer, is presently married to 86 women between the ages of 19 and 64, after nine of his wives died and he divorced 12 for disobedience.... Read more»

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Bills would close incest law loophole

A loophole in the law against incest handcuffs officials wanting to crack down on polygamists who marry relatives under age 18. The law currently defines incest as between adults; the bills would make the incest law apply when victims are minors.... Read more»