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Boy Scout Leaders Approves End to Blanket Ban on Gay Adults

By David Crary | Jul 27
The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.

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'The Book of Mormon' Satirical Musical Finally in Utah

RELIGION | By Brady McCombs | Jul 28
The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons has finally come to the heart of Mormonlandia, starting a sold-out, two-week run Tuesday at a Salt Lake City theater two blocks from the church's flagship temple and headquarters.

Bobby Brown 'Completely Numb' After Death of Daughter

NATIONAL | By Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Jul 28
R&B singer Bobby Brown said Monday that his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was "an angel" and that the family must find a way to honor her memory.

Cosby Appeals Ruling that Unsealed Deposition Excerpts

NATIONAL | By Maryclaire Dale | Jul 28
Bill Cosby's lawyers on Monday appealed a judge's decision to unseal court filings that quote him saying he obtained quaaludes to give women before sexual encounters.

Hulk Hogan Takes to Twitter After WWE Cuts Ties

SPORTS | By Luqman Adeniyi | Jul 28
Hulk Hogan is taking to Twitter in the aftermath of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. cutting ties with him amid a report that the wrestling star used racial slurs in a conversation captured on a sex tape.

5 Things to Consider as Trump Dangles 3rd Party Prospect

POLITICS | By Calvin Woodward and Julie Bykowicz | Jul 28
A lot of Republicans would like Donald Trump to go away. But not too far.

Obama to Wrap Africa Trip With Speech to African Union

INTERNATIONAL | By Darlene Superville | Jul 28
President Barack Obama highlighted his administration's efforts to combat hunger worldwide on Tuesday as he prepared to end a historic return to the land of his father's birth with a speech to the African Union.

Almaty Offers Traditional Winter Setting in 2022 Olympic Bid

SPORTS | By James Ellingworth | Jul 28
Instead of grand talk about how the Olympics will break new ground by going to a majority-Muslim country for the first time, or by making their first visit to Central Asia, Almaty's bid for the 2022 Winter Games is about tradition.

Rio de Janeiro Prisons Seek to Protect Transgender Inmates

INTERNATIONAL | By Jenny Barchfield | Jul 28
Brazil's penitentiaries are notorious for rampant overcrowding and violence endured by all inmates. But advocates say few prisoners are as vulnerable as transvestites and transgender people, who are singled out for taunting and physical and sexual abuse.

Boy Scout Leaders Approves End to Blanket Ban on Gay Adults

NATIONAL | By David Crary | Jul 27
The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.

Boston Out as U.S. Candidate for 2024 Olympics

SPORTS | By Eddie Pells | Jul 27
Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics is over.

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