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Boy Scouts Of America End Blanket Ban On Gay Leaders
The Boy Scouts National Executive Board approved a resolution that would allow "openly gay adult leaders and employees." But local units will still be able to bar gay leaders.
California Health Insurance Exchange Keeps Rate Hikes Low — Again
Monthly premiums for health insurance plans in the Covered California marketplace will increase by an average of 4 percent for 2016. The price for some plans will drop.
Boy Scouts To Announce End Of Ban On Gay Leaders
The Boy Scouts are expected to end the ban on gay leaders and volunteers Monday. It will still allow troops affiliated with religious groups to deny leadership roles based on sexual orientation.
With Religious Services, Immigrant Detainees Find 'Calmness'
In-house chaplains have helped detainees cope with daily frustration, even reducing violence in detention centers. But meeting the spiritual needs of people from all over the world is a challenge.
The 'Shock of Confinement': The Grim Reality Of Suicide In Jail
About 1,000 people die in American jails every year and about a third of those are suicides. Jails often house people who've never been in legal trouble before, and it can have a traumatic effect.
'I Am Cait' Premieres As Reality Series With A Cause
NPR reviews the premiere of I Am Cait, E! network's new reality series in which Caitlyn Jenner introduces her female identity to her family and explores transgender issues.
Donors Sue Fertility Industry For Caps On Egg Prices
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Wall Street Journal reporter Ashby Jones about putting a price on the human egg. Some donors are calling industry caps on how much women can be paid to be donors unfair.
35 Women, 1 Story: Bill Cosby Accusers In 'New York Magazine'
NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Noreen Malone about her story in New York Magazine that names and shares personal stories of some of the women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault.
Could Joe Biden Get 'Ready For Biden'?
It's unusual for a sitting vice president to not be a part of the campaign conversation. One group is urging Biden to run and holding out hope he hears the call.
Boston's 2024 Olympic Bid Is Over
The U.S. Olympic Committee had backed Boston over bids from San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. But the mayor now says Bostonians were "rightly hesitant" to commit to the potential cost.
U.S. Olympic Committee Ends Bid To Bring 2024 Summer Games To Boston
The committee ended Boston's bid to host the 2024 Summer Games on Monday. Mayor Martin Walsh had sought assurances that Boston taxpayers wouldn't be left with a major bill for hosting the games.
Fiat Chrysler Fined $105 Million For Failing To Complete Recalls
The company will pay up to $105 million in fines for failing to fix recalled vehicles in a timely manner. The automaker also agreed to pay top trade-in value for many cars that were subject to recall.
South Florida Haitians Protest Deportations In Dominican Republic
In South Florida, the Haitian community is protesting the possible deportation of hundreds of thousands of people of Haitian descent from the Dominican Republic.
GOP Candidates Scramble To Secure One Of 10 Spots On Debate Stage
With just one week to go until the first official Republican presidential debate, candidates are vying for support and attention to secure one of the 10 slots on the debate stage.
Obama Becomes First Sitting U.S. President To Visit Ethiopia
President Obama visited Ethiopia Monday on the first visit ever by a sitting U.S. president to that Horn of Africa nation. He spoke about human rights after a meeting with Ethiopia's prime minister.