The executive board of the Boy Scouts of America meets Wednesday to talk about whether to drop its policy to ban gay leaders and gay scouts. Activists delivered petitions with more than 1.4 million signatures to the national headquarters this week calling for an end to the ban. The issue has drawn fervent pleas and ignited a passionate debate about what the 100-year-old organization should do.
The movie shows Connecticut lawmakers voting to uphold slavery. Rep. Joe Courtney looked it up, and found his state's real-life lawmakers voted to abolish slavery in 1865. He's asking director Steven Spielberg for a correction.
Urban scholar Richard Florida has found a problem with the way our cities are evolving. He talks to Steve Inskeep about who wins and who loses as the highly skilled, creative class clusters around certain metro areas. Florida is the author of The Rise of the Creative Class.
The effort to overhaul immigration laws continues in Washington, D.C. On Capitol Hill, the House Judiciary Committee held its first hearing on the matter Tuesday, and scores of businesses and other interest groups sent representatives to the White House to meet with President Obama.
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