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National & World Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable
The national president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable, and called for change in order to avert potentially destructive legal battles.
National & World Islamic State overruns famed world heritage site Islamic State overruns famed world heritage site (Photo Gallery)
Islamic State militants overran the famed archaeological site at Palmyra early on Thursday, just hours after seizing the central Syrian town, activists and officials said, raising concerns the extremists might destroy some of the priceless ruins as they have done in neighboring Iraq.
National & World Rand Paul commandeers Senate to protest Patriot Act Rand Paul commandeers Senate to protest Patriot Act
Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul commandeered the Senate floor Wednesday to deliver a nearly 11 hours-long protest against renewal of the Patriot Act, calling the post-Sept. 11 law government intrusion on Americans' privacy.
National & World 275 women and children saved from Boko Haram now in military custody 275 women and children 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 Islamic extremists, a camp official and a Nigerian military intelligence officer said Wednesday.
National & World Police officer, suspect killed in Omaha shooting Police officer, suspect killed in Omaha shooting
A suspect being sought by police for an Omaha shooting opened fire Wednesday on officers, prompting police to return gunfire in a shootout that left one officer and the suspect dead, Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said.