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Advocacy Groups Seek To Delay New Gay Adoption Rules In Va.

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Equality Virginia, the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups are seeking the suspension of the rules to allow further public comment.

Under the state's Administrative Process Act, the board must reopen the comment period if at least 25 people make such a request. The groups say they've gathered more than 25 requests.

In April the board rejected the proposal to ban adoption agencies from discriminating against prospective parents based on sexual orientation and other issues. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli advised that the board lacked the authority to offer such protections.

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Once Outlaws, Young Lords Find A Museum Home For Radical Roots

Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords were formed in New York City by a group of Puerto Rican youth in 1969. Their history is now on display in a new exhibition.
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Europe's Taste For Caviar Is Putting Pressure On A Great Lakes Fish

Scientists say lake herring, a key fish in Lake Superior's food web, is suffering because of mild winters and Europe's appetite for roe. Some say the species may be at risk of "collapse."
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A Congressional Attempt To Speed The Development Of Lifesaving Treatments

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.

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Some Google Street View Cars Now Track Pollution Levels

Google's already tested three of the pollution-sensor equipped cars in Denver, and is currently trying them out in the Bay Area.

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