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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 Prosecutors: Minnesota men who tried to join IS made threats
One Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group told an informant he'd kill FBI agents if they tried to stop him, while another told friends he'd "spit on America" at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a document filed Thursday by prosecutors.
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.