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Religious groups react to Boy Scouts' vote to drop ban on gay adult leaders

The BSA's decision to drop its ban on gay adult leaders and employees brought a range of responses.

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Jail releases more footage of Sandra Bland before her death

Texas authorities on Tuesday released several hours of footage showing Sandra Bland during her three days in jail, saying they wanted to dispel rumors that she was dead before arriving there. Read more »

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Administration would give prisoners access to student grants

Some federal and state prisoners could soon be eligible for federal student aid to take college courses while behind bars. Read more »

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Tom Brady's suspension upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Read more »

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Pollard to be freed; US analyst spied for Israel

Jonathan Pollard, the former Navy intelligence analyst whose conviction of spying for Israel stoked fierce international passions, has been granted parole and will be released from prison in... Read more »

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American being sought for lion poaching with crossbow in Zimbabwe

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

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Obama delivers frank words about Africa's problems

President Barack Obama arrived in East Africa with no big American aid packages, no ramped up U.S. military resources for fighting terror groups and no new initiatives with billions in government... Read more »

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George Washington University joins other schools that don’t require ACT or SAT for admission

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If your student doesn’t excel at high-stakes testing, like many students, getting into college might be getting easier. Read more »

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GOP: Still no deal on Clinton testimony to Benghazi panel

Republicans on the House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, say there is no agreement with Hillary Rodham Clinton over her possible appearance before the panel, despite... Read more »

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Snow piles from record-breaking Buffalo storm still melting

People from Buffalo hear it all year — over the phone or while traveling: "Buffalo? Got snow there?" Read more »

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Boy who lost limbs to infection gets double-hand transplant

An 8-year-old Baltimore boy who lost his limbs to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant, surgeons said Tuesday. Read more »

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2,100 migrants try to storm Eurotunnel site in French port

An official in the northern French port of Calais says that 2,100 migrants tried to storm the area surrounding the Eurotunnel early Tuesday before being repelled by police. Read more »

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Netflix may air 2 new superhero series a year

Here's the latest from the Television Critics Association summer meeting in Beverly Hills, California, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs (all... 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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Authorities confirm body is that of missing California girl; 15-year-old boy arrested

A body found in a trash bin at a Northern California housing complex is that of an 8-year-old girl who disappeared as she rode her scooter in the center's courtyard, authorities confirmed Tuesday. 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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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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Kerry at House hearing: Nothing in Iran deal built on trust

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

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Court orders EPA to relax air-pollution limits in 13 states

A federal appeals court is ordering the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from... Read more »

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Obama draws criticism for saying Ethiopia is democratic

Some African activists have greeted President Barack Obama's remarks that Ethiopia has a democratically elected government with scorn and concern. Read more »

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Sen. Paul: Senate will vote on fed aid to Planned Parenthood

The Senate will vote before its August recess on an effort to block federal aid to Planned Parenthood, presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul said Tuesday. Read more »

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Northern California wildfires rage on as temperatures rise

High temperatures are expected Tuesday as crews struggle to make headway against a wildfire threatening about 450 homes and other buildings in the rugged foothills of Central California, fire... Read more »

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Hillary Clinton won't take a position on Keystone pipeline

Hillary Clinton says she will not take a position on the Keystone XL pipeline until she becomes president, citing her work on the issue as secretary of state. Read more »

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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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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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