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  • 9:29am May 22, 2013

    Boy Scouts To Decide Whether To Admit Gay Youth

    The Boy Scouts of America votes in Texas this week on whether to change its century old membership policy. The proposal is to open up the scouts to allow gay youth to join and continue to ban on adults who are gay. About 1,400 voting members will decide.
  • 9:29am May 22, 2013

    Parking Industry Tries To Make Your Life Easier

    The future of parking has been showcased in Fort Lauderdale, Fla, this week at the International Parking Institute's annual conference. The conversation has been about helping drivers get in and out of spaces as conveniently as possible.
  • 9:29am May 22, 2013

    Can Anything Be Done To Tornado-Proof A House?

    Linda Wertheimer talks to Professor Andrew Graettinger of the University of Alabama about what can be to strengthen buildings and save lives when tornadoes strike. He was part of a study that looked at the structural impact of the 2011 tornadoes that ripped through Joplin, Mo., and Tuscaloosa, Ala.
  • 9:29am May 22, 2013

    Court Rules Vacation Rental Site Illegal In New York

    In New York, a judge has dealt a setback to Airbnb, the popular website for short term apartment rentals. The judge ruled an Airbnb user violated a New York City law when he rented a room to a visitor from out of town. The judge's decision casts doubt on New Yorkers' ability to make use of the site legally.
  • Worker Charles Lee sorts through clothes at Mac Recycling near Baltimore. Textile recycling is a huge international business, and a small facility like Mac ships about 80 tons of clothes each week to buyers around the world.
    Jackie Northam / NPR
    9:04pm May 21, 2013
    World News World News National

    The Global Afterlife Of Your Donated Clothes

    The deadly collapse of a textile factory in Bangladesh has heightened awareness about cheap clothes. Many Americans have become used to inexpensive clothing, but the garments are also discarded at a remarkable rate: Billions of pounds of clothing are recycled each year; nearly half is exported.
  • 4:46pm May 21, 2013
    National National Politics & Government

    LA Mayoral Candidates Try To Persuade Voters To Pay Attention

    City Councilman Eric Garcetti and City Controller Wendy Greuel are in an all-out blitz for votes ahead of Tuesday's election to replace the term-limited Antonio Villaraigosa. But observers say the race hasn't garnered much interest — even though Greuel could become the first female mayor.
  • 1:54pm May 21, 2013
    World News World News

    Border Collies Protect Scientsts' Research From Geese

    Scientists in Canada were working at an experimental research farm, testing crops like corn and barley. But packs of Canada geese had been swooping in and destroying the crops. Two border collies were hired to chase away the geese.
  • 11:13am May 21, 2013
    Politics & Government Politics & Government

    Unclear Laws May Have Contributed to Tax-Exempt Controversy

    IRS and Treasury officials can expect a hard time in their appearances on Capitol Hill Tuesday. A key question that so far has not gotten much attention: How did it come to be that social welfare organizations became vehicles for political activity?
  • 11:13am May 21, 2013
    National National Politics & Government

    Fox News Reporter James Rosen Caught Up In Federal Probe

    There is word of another controversial leak investigation by the Department of Justice. The target is Fox News reporter James Rosen, who was monitored by the department after breaking a story about North Korea's nuclear weapons program in 2009.