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Scouts' leader: Ban on gays not sustainable

...the BSA's national headquarters, but he expressed hope this could be avoided.After Tessier's hire, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office opened an inquiry into the BSA's membership policies and influence over local councils' hiring...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-22/scouts-leader-ban-gays-not-sustainabl
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NFL to change extra-point kicks to longer distance

...was strong sentiment coming out of our meetings in March that something had to be done with our extra point," said Texans general manager Rick Smith, a member of the competition committee that proposed this specific rule change. "From a kicking perspective...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-05-20/nfl-change-extra-point-kicks-longer-di
Sports
NBA lottery still creating hope, headlines after 30 years

...Knicks, triggering the celebration of DeBusschere, their general manager.Envelopes have given way to pingpong balls and the...Jackson declined, leaving the Knicks' seat to be occupied by general manager Steve Mills.Jackson also insisted that the Knicks...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-19/nba-lottery-still-creating-hope-headl
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Takata air bag recall doubles to nearly 34M

...transmissions that could slip into reverse. The Takata recall dwarfs last year's highly publicized recall of 2.6 million General Motors small cars for defective ignition switches and Toyota's recalls of 10 million vehicles for problems with unintended...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-20/takata-air-bag-recall-doubles-nearly-
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Iraq struggles with sectarian politics after Ramadi fall

...the Ramadi battle."Meanwhile, the United Nations said it was rushing aid to nearly 25,000 people who fled Ramadi. Most were headed toward Baghdad, according to the deputy spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general, Farhan Haq.

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-20/iraq-struggles-sectarian-politics-aft
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Timberwolves win draft lottery, Lakers move to No. 2

...teams follow in inverse order of their won-loss record.Things went according to form until the Knicks slid back two spots. General manager Steve Mills hoped history could repeat by wearing Dave DeBusschere's Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame ring...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-05-20/timberwolves-win-draft-lottery-lakers-
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Russian troops captured in Ukraine treated in Kiev hospital

...Information Center claimed the two were policemen from Luhansk. not Russian soldiers.Viktor Muzhenko, chairman of the Ukrainian General Staff, told reporters the two men were taken to Kiev, the capital, where they are receiving treatment after one was wounded...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-19/russian-troops-captured-ukraine-treat
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Rival forces fight over key sites in Burundi's capital

...Central African country boiled over Wednesday when an army general announced that Nkurunziza was being ousted.The president...warring factions.The U.N. Security Council and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned leaders of the attempted coup for trying...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-15/rival-forces-fight-over-key-sites-bur
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What's happening this week

...Trinity Episcopal Church. Tickets $25 general/$22 seniors/$18 students. Details...Paul Rosenthal on violin. Tickets $25 general/$22 seniors/$18 students. Details...and singer Bria Skonberg. Tickets $25 general/$22 seniors/$18 students. Details...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-13/whats-happening
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Vatican recognizes Palestine in treaty

...Palestine.The Vatican had welcomed the decision by the U.N. General Assembly in 2012 to recognize a Palestinian state and had referred...resolution because it doesn't have voting rights at the General Assembly.The Vatican's efforts to downplay the move seemed...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-14/vatican-recognizes-palestine-treaty
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