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Boy Scouts Expected To End Ban On Gay Leaders

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 12:06pm

Church-sponsored troops will still be allowed to "continue to choose adult leaders whose beliefs are consistent with their own," according to a statement.

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Is Raising The Minimum Wage To $15 A Good Idea?

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 11:40am

As New York is expected to raise its minimum hourly pay, we look at the economics and politics behind the minimum wage.

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Four Players Join Baseball's Ultimate Fraternity

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 11:33am

Craig Biggio, John Smoltz, Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez have been indicted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

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'Offensive,' 'Sad': Reaction To Huckabee's Holocaust 'Oven' Reference

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 11:28am

Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said over the weekend that President Obama's Iran deal is so bad it will "take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven."

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Experiment In Coordinated Care For Medicare Failed To Show Savings

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 11:05am

The test aimed to help high-risk Medicare patients navigate the health care maze. But after three years, expected improvements in quality and savings failed to materialize.

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Drive By-Truckers To Release Massive Live Album

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 10:41am

The 35-track It's Great To Be Alive!, recorded over three nights last year at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, will be out October 30. Hear the album's version of "Birthday Boy" now.

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New 'Daily Show' Host Trevor Noah Tries Out New Jokes On Racism, Ebola

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 10:39am

The South African comic, who assumes the reins of the Comedy Central series on September 28, did a show in D.C. this weekend. Here's a sample of his comedy stylings.

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The Toughest Job In Education? Maybe Not

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 10:03am

The assistant principal has a lot on her plate. But that job is where future school leaders come from. Some districts are trying to make sure APs get the training they need.

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Song Premiere: Palehound, 'Cushioned Caging'

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 10:00am

On Ellen Kempner's latest grungy treat of a single, her moxie can't be stifled by fuzzed-out production.

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15 Questions About Science And Religion, Answered

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 9:57am

More than a dozen cognitive scientists, including Tania Lombrozo, joined a discussion in April aimed to encourage a sophisticated, evidence-based look at the psychology behind science and religion.

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A Week Later, Milwaukee Police Still On The Hunt For 'Lion-Like' Animal

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 9:34am

Police have been receiving reports of a large "lion-like" animal roaming the city, but over the weekend police confirmed a sighting.

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First Watch: Florence And The Machine, 'Queen Of Peace/Long And Lost'

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 9:03am

The dog days are decidedly over in the gorgeous, mournful new double-feature video from the English powerhouse.

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Top Stories: Obama In Ethiopia, Whitney Houston's Daughter Dies

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 7:45am

Also: Republican Senate leaders rebuke Texas Sen. Ted Cruz; the Boy Scouts hold a meeting to discuss gay adult leaders; and China's main stock market plunges 8% in today's trading.

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Courtney Barnett, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 7:09am

If the Newport Folk crowd was scandalized by Bob Dylan going electric in 1965, they would've hated this Aussie's grungy, hard-rocking performance 50 years later.

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In Ethiopia, Obama Calls For An End To Oppressive Tactics

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 7:08am

During a joint press conference with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Obama said that a country is more successful when "all voices are being heard."

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All Songs + 1: Josh Ritter's 'Sermon on the Rocks'

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 7:03am

A singer-songwriter tells the tale of a "risky teen" and a Bible school intervention in the lead single from his forthcoming album, Sermon On The Rocks.

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Songs We Love: Patty Griffin, 'Rider of Days'

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 7:03am

The uniquely affecting folk giant is at the top of her formidable game in a slow-burning track from her forthcoming album.

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Free Speech Lawsuit Centers On Health Warnings On Soda

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 6:39am

San Francisco requires health warnings on soda. The American Beverage Association sued — contending a warning label violates the First Amendment by interfering with the "free market of ideas."

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Florida Man Wins Hemingway Look-A-Like Contest

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 6:36am

At the contest in Key West, Fla., Charlie Boice's beard was white enough, and on the 15th try, he won. He beat a field that included the husband of celebrity cook Paula Deen.

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Republicans Stand Against Cuba Change Despite Public Opinion Shift

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 5:51am

Americans views of the Cuba embargo have reversed in the last 20 years. But Republicans are standing firmly against President Obama's policy change to open up relations with the island nation.

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