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nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - Lois Lerner, the head of the Internal Revenue Service's division on exempt organizations, was put on administrative leave Thursday, a day after she invoked the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution and declined to testify before a House committee investigating her division's targeting of conservative groups.
nytimes.com — GRAPEVINE, Tex. - The Boy Scouts of America on Thursday ended its longstanding policy of forbidding openly gay youths to participate in its activities, a landmark step its chief executive called "compassionate, caring and kind." The decision, which followed years of resistance and wrenching internal debate, was widely seen as a milestone for the Boy Scouts, a symbol of traditional America.
theonion.com — CHICAGO-Iconic Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher officially announced his retirement from the NFL Wednesday, despite acknowledging that he still had "a lot of injuries left in the tank."
theonion.com — SEATTLE-Citing "subtle notes of ethambutol and clindamycin," longtime McDonald's customer Chris Hingle reported Thursday that he could discern from the taste of his McChicken sandwich a definite change in the antibiotics the fast food giant uses in its poultry. "This tastes way less ciprofloxacin-y than the McChicken did a year ago," Hingle stated after two bites of the crispy dollar-menu item.
slate.com — I feel bad for my FedEx guy. Several times a week, he climbs two flights of stairs to hand-deliver the latest emissions from the world of television. Yesterday, he brought a magnificent bounty: the season premiere of a Syfy series I'm fond of, an exciting addition to TNT's roster of...
nytimes.com — Aleksei Balabanov, a Russian director whose films fused grisly violence, sardonic humor and rock music to convey a darkly compelling vision of his chaotic society after Communism's collapse, died on Saturday near St. Petersburg. He was 54. Lenfilm Studios said the cause was a heart attack, the Interfax news agency reported.
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