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Boy Scouts’ Ban On Gay Leaders Leads Disney To End Grants

Boy Scouts’ Ban On Gay Leaders Leads Disney To End Grants

The Boy Scouts of America are facing more fallout over their ban on openly gay leaders — this time from Walt Disney World, which has cut off funding through its employee volunteer program.

13 Workers Exposed To Radiation At N.M. Nuclear Waste Dump

13 Workers Exposed To Radiation At N.M. Nuclear Waste Dump

Officials at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico have disclosed that 13 employees inhaled radioactive material after a major accident earlier this month.

Russia’s Parliament Approves Putin’s Call For Troops In Ukraine

Russia’s Parliament Approves Putin’s Call For Troops In Ukraine

Russia’s parliament has unanimously approved a request by President Vladimir Putin to authorize the intervention of Moscow’s forces in Ukraine until “the normalization of the political situation” there. In response, Ukraine put its own forces on alert and warned that a Russian invasion would spark war between the two countries.

Arizona Gov. Brewer Vetoes Controversial Bill

Arizona Gov. Brewer Vetoes Controversial Bill

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she has vetoed controversial legislation that would have allowed business owners in her state to refuse to serve gays and others if those customers somehow offended the proprietors’ religious beliefs.

Putin Flexes Moscow’s Military Muscles, Puts Army On Alert

Putin Flexes Moscow’s Military Muscles, Puts Army On Alert

President Vladimir Putin ordered an urgent drill to test the combat readiness of the armed forces across western Russia on Wednesday, news agencies reported, flexing Moscow’s military muscle amid tension with the West over Ukraine.

Obama Wants Tougher Fuel Standards For Big Trucks

Obama Wants Tougher Fuel Standards For Big Trucks

President Obama said Tuesday that he has told the Environmental Protection Agency to work with the Department of Transportation on a second round of regulations to improve the fuel efficiency of medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Justice Dept. Asks For Help Finding Prisoners Who Deserve Clemency

Justice Dept. Asks For Help Finding Prisoners Who Deserve Clemency

The second-in-command at the Justice Department met Tuesday with defense lawyers and interest groups to identify the cases of worthy prisoners who could qualify for clemency.

There’s A Clown Shortage: Who Will Fill Those Big Shoes?

There’s A Clown Shortage: Who Will Fill Those Big Shoes?

This may be welcome news for those who suffer from coulrophobia, but it’s no joke to those who agree with Cole Porter that “all the world loves a clown”:

Penn State Picks New President: Florida State’s Eric Barron

Penn State Picks New President: Florida State’s Eric Barron

Penn State University, which dismissed its president and its legendary football coach in late 2011 for their roles in dealing with allegations that an assistant coach had been molesting young boys, announced Monday that Florida State University President Eric Barron is leaving the Sunshine State to be PSU’s next leader.

Will Comcast Get Federal OK To Buy Time Warner?

Will Comcast Get Federal OK To Buy Time Warner?

Comcast’s proposed $45 billion purchase of fellow cable company Time Warner will receive some scrutiny from federal officials.