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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.

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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Police officer, suspect critically hurt by gunfire in Omaha

Gunfire broke out Wednesday while police were trying to arrest a fugitive in Omaha, leaving an officer and a suspect critically wounded. Read more »

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New York's top financial regulator to step down

Benjamin Lawsky, New York state's top financial regulator who collected billions of dollars in penalties and fees from Wall Street giants, announced Wednesday that he will step down. Read more »

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Hundreds saved from Boko Haram now in military custody

All 275 women, girls and children rescued from Boko Haram and taken to the safety of a northeast Nigerian refugee camp have been taken into military custody amid suspicions that some are aiding the... Read more »

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Nigeria: 579 soldiers and officers on trial

Nearly 600 Nigerian officers and troops faced charges before a court-martial Wednesday, the army said. An unprecedented number of soldiers is believed to be on trial for alleged offenses related to... Read more »

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Former Jets linebacker pleads guilty in 'revenge porn' case

A former New York Jets linebacker pleaded guilty Wednesday to three charges in connection with a domestic dispute that invoked New Jersey's landmark "revenge porn" law. Read more »

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Islamic State seizes ancient town of Palmyra in Syria

Islamic State extremists captured the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra after government defense lines there collapsed Wednesday, a stunning triumph for the group only days after it captured the... Read more »

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Study: 23 pct of US adults with health coverage underinsured

Nearly a quarter of U.S. adults who were insured all last year lacked adequate protection from big medical bills based on their income, according to Commonwealth Fund research. Read more »

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Clinton says childcare needs to be a national priority

Improving child care needs to become a national priority, Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Wednesday, and she urged Republicans in Congress to provide more federal money to help working families care... Read more »

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$211M settlement reached with Transocean in 2010 oil spill

Lawyers representing businesses and individuals claiming damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill have announced a $211 million settlement with Transocean Ltd., owner of the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. Read more »

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Curry: Bringing daughter to interview was a last-minute call

Stephen Curry knows he may no longer be the biggest star in his family. At least for one day, that title belonged to his 2-year-old daughter, Riley. Read more »

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