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File photo of the national office for the Boy Scouts of America. (credit: Getty Images)

Boy Scouts Approve Plan To Accept Openly Gay Boys

The Boy Scouts of America’s National Council has voted to ease a long-standing ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted as Scouts.

05/23/2013

File photo of Texas Gov. Rick Perry. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

After Medicaid Heckling, Perry Meets With Protesters

Hecklers demanding that Texas expand the Medicaid program under the White House-backed health care law repeatedly interrupted a speech by Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday, then descended on his office for a meeting to keep pressing their case.

05/22/2013

File photo of N.J. Gov. Chris Christie. (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Christie Backs Okla. Aid, Blunting Talk Of Payback

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whose own state was beset by a major storm last year and then by squabbling in Congress over disaster aid, said Wednesday that Oklahoma’s tornado victims deserve “swift and immediate” help, and federal lawmakers have said they are likely to get it.

05/22/2013

A part of the damage left in the wake of the Oklahoma tornado that killed at least 24. (credit: Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Okla. Tornado Survivor Held Daughter By Hair To Save Her Life

A survivor of the Oklahoma tornado that killed at least 24 people, including nine children, said she held on to her daughter’s hair to prevent her from flying away into the tornado.

05/21/2013

Flipped vehicles are piled up outside the heavily damaged Moore Medical Center after a powerful tornado ripped through the area on May 20, 2013 in Moore, Okla. (credit: Brett Deering/Getty Images)

7 Children Drowned In Basement Of Elementary School

Search and rescue crews worked through the night after a monstrous tornado barreled through the Oklahoma City suburbs, demolishing an elementary school and reducing homes to piles of splintered wood.

05/21/2013

File photo of Border Patrol at the Texas-Mexico border. (credit: Getty Images)

Cartel Towns Pose Challenge For Immigration Reform

Just across the Rio Grande from Brownsville, Texas, stands a dormitory-style shelter filled with people recently deported from the U.S. and other migrants waiting to cross the border.

05/20/2013

File photo of some of the damage left from the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

AP Sources: Crime Not Ruled Out In Texas Blast

Investigators have not ruled out criminal activity as the cause of a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant that killed at least 14 people and flattened part of a tiny Texas town, two officials familiar with the findings said Thursday.

05/16/2013

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Nelson Gives More Than $120K For Explosion Relief

County star Willie Nelson has donated more than $120,000 for relief efforts following a deadly fertilizer plant explosion near his Central Texas hometown.

05/14/2013

File photo of some of the devastation from the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Launches Criminal Probe Into West Plant Explosion

Texas law enforcement officials are launching a criminal investigation into last month’s deadly fertilizer plant explosion.

05/10/2013

File photo of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, left, meeting with President Barack Obama this morning. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Perry Greets, Shakes Hands With Obama For Texas Visit

Gov. Rick Perry has greeted President Barack Obama at the Austin airport with a handshake.

05/09/2013

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