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Boy Scots Vote To Allow Gay Members, But Not Leaders
Members of the Boy Scouts of America voted on Thursday to allow gay members.
'Extremely Active' Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted
Officials are forecasting that hurricane activity will be "above normal" this season, with 13 to 20 named storms. As many as six of those could be major hurricanes. Warm ocean waters and the lack of El Nino conditions are partly to blame.
After The Storm: Students Gather For One More School Day
There were hugs and tears, smiles and laughter on Thursday, as students and teachers from Plaza Towers Elementary School, destroyed in Monday's tornado in Moore, Okla., reunited. The school district reopened all of its schools just for the day on what would have been the final day of classes before summer vacation.
Abortion Opponents Try to Spin Murder Case Into Legislation
Abortion opponents are hoping the recent murder conviction of Pennsylvania abortion provider Kermit Gosnell will lead to more scrutiny of second trimester abortions. They're working on a bill that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy — nationwide.
Inside A Tart Cherry Revival: 'Somebody Needs To Do This!'
The revival is partly based on the humble sour fruit's growing reputation as a superfood. And in Michigan, a scientist is on a quest to introduce a whole new world of hardier, tastier tart cherries by breeding American trees with ancestral varieties from Eastern Europe.
Descending Into The Mariana Trench: James Cameron's Odyssey
At nearly seven miles below the water's surface, the Mariana Trench is the deepest spot in Earth's oceans. And the site north of Guam is where director and explorer James Cameron fulfilled a longtime goal of reaching the bottom in a manned craft.
Health Officials Decry Texas' Snubbing Of Medicaid Billions
The state is turning down an estimated $100 billion in federal funds that would have paid for health care coverage for more than 1 million poor Texans. For Gov. Rick Perry and the state's Republican-dominated Legislature, the potential appearance of supporting "Obamacare" was too much.
Georges Moustaki, Who Wrote Songs For Edith Piaf, Dies
One of France's most beloved songwriters, Moustaki died Thursday in Nice after a long illness. He was known for infusing French song with sounds from around the world.
In La., Families Still Searching For Storm-Scattered Remains
In August, Hurricane Isaac's 12-foot storm surge plowed through cemeteries in Plaquemines Parish, ripping tombs off their foundations and displacing the remains of almost 200 people. About 60 are still unidentified, and at least one is missing.
'Lunch Lady' Author Helps Students Draw Their Own Heroes
Can you imagine your own superhero? That's the question author and illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka posed to kids on a recent afternoon at a school in Washington, D.C. Krosoczka also described how he overcame a difficult childhood to become the author of the beloved Lunch Lady series.