Jennifer Tyrrell cried when she got the news Monday that the Boy Scouts of America may be changing its policy to admit gays and lesbians as Scouts and leaders.
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First Read: A bipartisan group of senators formally unveiled an immigration reform framework that they hope the Senate could pass “in overwhelming and bipartisan fashion” by late spring or early summer.
The Boy Scouts of America, one of the nation’s largest private youth organizations, is actively considering an end to its decades-long policy of banning gay scouts or scout leaders, according to scouting officials and outsiders familiar with internal discussions.
Residents of Newtown, Conn., the scene of a school massacre in which 20 children and six adults were killed last month, were expected to participate in a Washington march for gun control on Saturday alongside activists, politicians and actors.
It could soon cost you more to shop with a credit card at some stores. Starting Sunday, merchants who accept credit cards issued by Visa and MasterCard will be allowed to add a 4 percent service charge to the purchase price.
Wilhelm Thiem may be 72 but he celebrated his first real birthday in November. Abducted in Poland by Nazi troops aged two, Thiem spent most of his life looking for his true identity.
The clock to unlock a new mobile phone is running out. In October 2012, the Librarian of Congress, who determines exemptions to a strict anti-hacking law called the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), decided that unlocking mobile phones would no longer be allowed. But the librarian provided a 90-day window during which people could still [...]
Women who rode into Iraq during the 2003 Coalition invasion or who withstood on-base mortar attacks that killed other U.S. troops raucously cheered news of the impending lift of the female-combat ban, shouting the same three spirited words: “It’s about time.”
Five people are accused of imprisoning disabled adults in a dank Philadelphia basement to steal their Social Security checks, a scheme that led to the murders of two of the victims, a federal prosecutor said on Wednesday.
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has decided to clear the way for women to serve in many combat positions in the U.S. armed forces, a senior defense official told NBC News on Wednesday afternoon.
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