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Trevor Noah Takes on Racism, Skips Politics in Standup Gig

By Lynn Elber | Jul 29
In an hour-long comedy set, Trevor Noah hit the kind of social satire notes to be expected of Jon Stewart's "Daily Show" heir.

Health Care Spending to Accelerate, US Report Says

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jul 29
It's lasted six years. But now welcome relief from rising U.S. health care costs seems to be winding down.

End of Boy Scouts' Ban on Gays Prompts Elation and Alarm

By David Crary and Lindsay Whitehurst | Jul 29
The lifting of the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay adult leaders prompted some gay Eagle Scouts to quickly rejoin the movement on Tuesday. But the Mormon church warned that it may split away to form a global scouting organization of its own.

Gay Accuser Questions Cosby's Ability to 'Read' Sexual Cues

By Maryclaire Dale | Jul 28
The accuser in the only sex assault case that Bill Cosby has settled is questioning his self-proclaimed ability to "read" women's cues in sexual situations.

Bobby Brown 'Completely Numb' After Death of Daughter

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

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.

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.

Boy Scout Leaders Vote on Ending Blanket Ban on Gay Adults

By David Crary | Jul 27
The Boy Scouts of America's top policy-making board planned a vote Monday on ending its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion if that accorded with their faith.

Raven-Symoné on Caitlyn Jenner as Activist: 'You've Got to Learn it First'

By EDGE | Jul 27
Raven-Symoné, who currently is sharing co-hosting duties on "The View" expressed her opinion that Caitlyn Jenner is moving too fast in positioning herself as the go to advocate for transgender rights.

Lawyer: School That Blocked Gay Speech Didn't Discriminate

Jul 27
A school didn't discriminate by blocking a graduation speech by a valedictorian who wanted to disclose that he is gay, according to an outside attorney hired by Twin Peaks Charter Academy to investigate the decision.

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