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Boy Scouts of America board approves end to blanket ban on gay adults

The Boy Scouts of America have ended a blanket ban on gay adult leaders

New York prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers

A northern New York prison worker admitted Tuesday to smuggling hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to two killers who later broke out and spent more than two weeks on the run. Read more »

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Remains of 4 early colonial leaders discovered at Jamestown

Archaeologists have uncovered human remains of four of the earliest leaders of the English colony that would become America, buried for more than 400 years near the altar of what was America's... Read more »

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NTSB: Co-pilot of crashed spaceship unlocked braking system early

Federal safety investigators said Tuesday the crash of a Virgin Galactic spaceship last year was caused by a catastrophic structural failure triggered when the co-pilot unlocked the craft's braking... Read more »

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Clinton, Democratic hopefuls to address DNC members

The Democratic National Committee says all five of the party's main presidential candidates will address DNC members next month. Read more »

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Iraqi militias train young teens to face the threat of Islamic State

A quiet middle-class Shiite neighborhood in western Baghdad was transformed recently into a mini-boot camp, training teenagers for battle against the Islamic State group. Read more »

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7 killed in 2 small plane crashes in Wisconsin, Minnesota

ll planes crashed within hours of one another in western Wisconsin and southwestern Minnesota, killing all seven people who were onboard the aircrafts, authorities said Tuesday. Read more »

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Zimbabwe: American being sought for lion poaching

Zimbabwean police said Tuesday they are searching for an American who allegedly shot a well-known, protected lion with a crossbow in a killing that has outraged conservationists and others. Read more »

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'I am an American' says man who tried to join Islamic state

A Georgia man who wrote that he was "ready for jihad" before booking a flight overseas to join the Islamic State group has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison. Read more »

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Short-term highway extension may be way out for Congress

House Republicans are weighing a three-month highway funding extension that could offer Congress a way out of an impasse days ahead of a crucial deadline. Read more »

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Body believed to be missing California girl, 8, found; 15-year-old boy arrested

The search for a missing 8-year-old girl came to a tragic end after police found a body inside a trash bin at a Northern California complex where she was last seen riding her scooter. A teenage... Read more »

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NATO proclaims 'strong solidarity' with Turkey against IS

NATO proclaimed its "strong solidarity" with Turkey following a rare emergency meeting Tuesday in which members also urged the country not to use excessive force in its fight against extremists, a... Read more »

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US consumer confidence falls to lowest level since September

U.S. consumer confidence fell this month to the lowest level since September. Consumers are worried about the job market and rattled by events in Greece and China. Read more »

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French archaeology students find 560,000-year-old tooth

Archaeologists say two students have found a human tooth from about 560,000 years ago in a famous prehistoric cave in southwestern France, the oldest human body part ever discovered in the country. Read more »

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Colorado theater shooter's sister says she still loves him

When the younger sister of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes visited him in jail nearly two years after the attack, she no longer saw the loving brother who protected her when they were growing... Read more »

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Cabinet secretaries on Capitol Hill again to sell Iran deal

Secretary of State John Kerry pitched the administration's controversial nuclear deal with Iran to a skeptical House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday, pushing back against the allegation it... Read more »

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News guide: Turkish-US deal on base use may have far-reaching effects

In a major policy shift, Turkey has agreed to allow the United States to use a key base to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State group and agreed on the outlines of a plan to rout the... Read more »

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Two teens missing on at sea strayed from agreed-upon route

Two teens missing at sea had strayed from the agreed-upon boundaries for their fishing trip, the stepfather of one of the boys said Tuesday, as the Coast Guard continued a massive search off... Read more »

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Detained Washington Post reporter's lawyer in Iran asks for his release

The lawyer of detained Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian said Tuesday her client should be freed in the wake of the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, Iranian media reported. Read more »

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Scientists worry about arms race in artificial intelligence

Scientists and tech experts — including professor Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak — warned Tuesday of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence. Read more »

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Obama: Africa must create jobs for its next generation

Closing a historic visit to Africa, President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged the continent's leaders to prioritize creating jobs and opportunity for the next generation of young people or risk... Read more »

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White House Notebook: Obama says he's confident he could win a third term, if allowed

Could President Barack Obama win a third term in office? He's convinced that he could, but would really rather not. Read more »

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Greece advances in loan talks, under fire for euro exit plan

Greece pushed ahead with talks on a new rescue loan Tuesday, but its government came under increasing pressure over claims it had a top-secret plan to prepare for a euro exit that involved... Read more »

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Obama administration wants to give prisoners Pell grants

Education Secretary Arne Duncan says the Obama administration wants to expand the Pell grant program to prisoners. Read more »

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Officials: Iran may take its own soil samples at alleged nuclear site

Officials say Iran wants its own officials to take soil samples at a site where it is alleged to have worked on a nuclear weapon, and the U.N. agency probing the suspicions may agree provided it is... Read more »

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Judge says she did not involuntarily commit theater gunman

The gunman responsible for last week's deadly attack in a Louisiana movie theater was delivered by deputies to hospital for a mental evaluation in 2008 after his family said he was a danger to... Read more »

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