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Boy Scouts' president says ban on gay adults not sustainable

Robert Gates said that the By Scout's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable.

Young widows speak out about managing grief, seeking support

Nine days after her husband died unexpectedly, Sheryl Sandberg took to Facebook to describe her return to the sidelines for her daughter's soccer game. There, a grandmother who had been widowed... Read more »

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Oil sopped up from California coast rises to 7,700 gallons

Officials say more than 7,700 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretches across 9 miles of California coast — just a fraction of the crude that escaped... Read more »

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Clinton's Benghazi emails show correspondence with adviser

A batch of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails from her time as secretary of state show her corresponding with a long-time adviser about the Libyan rebellion against Moammar Gadhafi and the Benghazi... Read more »

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McDonald's CEO faces shareholders amid protests, sales woes

McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook is set to make his debut before shareholders at the company's annual meeting Thursday at a time when the chain is facing declining sales and ongoing protests over... Read more »

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Suspect named but few details in killings of rich DC family

Savvas Savopoulos was energized. He spent the day sprucing up his northern Virginia martial arts studio for its grand opening with his family's longtime housekeeper. Around 5:30 p.m., his wife... Read more »

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Judge dismisses domestic violence charges against Ray Rice

MAYS LANDING, N.J. — A judge in New Jersey has dismissed domestic violence charges against Ray Rice, who was captured by a surveillance camera knocking his then-fiancee unconscious in a hotel... Read more »

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US home sales slide in April amid listing shortage

Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in April due to relatively few listings and rising prices, a trend that could weigh on the recovering housing market. Read more »

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Oil slicks spread 9 miles off California, foul beaches, air

More than 6,000 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast, just a fraction of the sticky, stinking goo that escaped from a... Read more »

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China says it's entitled to keep watch over island claims

China said Thursday it is entitled to keep watch over airspace and seas surrounding artificial islands it created in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, following a reported exchange in... Read more »

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AP Photos: Heritage sites under Islamic State control

lamic State fighters routed Syrian government forces and took control of the ruins of Palmyra Thursday morning, the ancient city became the latest archaeological site to fall into the hands of the... Read more »

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CVS to spend $10.4 B in cash on drug distributor Omnicare

lth will spend more than $10 billion to buy pharmacy services provider Omnicare and tap a growing target for prescription drug distribution: care for the elderly. Read more »

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Mideast youth unemployment rises amid post-Arab Spring chaos

Fawziyeh Sharif and dozens of other young women who make jeans for the U.S. market in a factory in this village in northern Jordan consider themselves lucky — even though they spend 48 hours... Read more »

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Applications for US jobless aid up, but from very low level

More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, though the number of applications remains at a historically low level that is consistent with a healthy job market. Read more »

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Japan town to still hunt dolphins after aquariums' rejection

The fishing town of Taiji will not stop its dolphin hunts, the mayor said Thursday, after Japan's aquariums decided to stop buying captured dolphins under international pressure sparked by cruelty... Read more »

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UK's Cameron announces new plans as UK immigration rises

Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday announced plans to crack down on illegal immigration and tighten Britain's borders as new official figures showed a significant rise in the number of... Read more »

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Malaysia orders sea search-and-rescue for migrants

Malaysia's prime minister said Thursday he has ordered the navy and coast guard to comb the sea to look for stranded migrants, the first country to announce it will search for the refugees in... Read more »

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Spanish political renegade poses threat to dominant parties

Nearly a decade ago, Albert Rivera caused a stir in Spanish local politics by posing nude in campaign posters. These days, he sports Hugo Boss suits but his campaign on the national stage is no... Read more »

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Banks fined more than $5B, to plead guilty to market rigging

Four of the world's biggest banks agreed Wednesday to pay more than $5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to rigging the currency markets — a rare instance in which federal prosecutors... Read more »

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Timetable for decision on teams in LA could be moved up

Los Angeles might be in the NFL's future sooner than anyone thought. Read more »

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Louisiana black bear could move off threatened-species list

Federal and Louisiana officials say it's time to get the animal that inspired teddy bears off the list of protected species. Read more »

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Cuban wrestlers prepare to face US in Times Square

Invited to take part in an exhibition against the U.S. in Times Square, top Cuban wrestlers quickly received approval from their government to make the trip. Read more »

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Pilot who landed gyrocopter at US Capitol facing 6 charges

A Florida man who piloted a gyrocopter through miles of America's most restricted airspace before landing at the U.S. Capitol is now facing charges that carry up to 9½ years in prison. Read more »

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This week in history: Charles Sumner attacked in the Senate

On May 22, 1856, Rep. Preston Brooks beat Sen. Charles Sumner on the floor of the Senate with a cane. The beating was in response to a speech that Sumner had given in which he insulted the South... Read more »

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1 dead in Burundi unrest; leader delays parliamentary vote

Burundi police fired live bullets, tear gas and tossed a grenade Wednesday to disperse hundreds of protesters angry over the president's bid for a third term in office. One soldier died while... Read more »

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David Letterman to sign off as late-night host

After 33 years and 6,028 broadcasts of his late-night show, David Letterman is signing off. Read more »

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