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Monday, Jul 27, 2015
Boy Scouts ends ban on gay leaders; churches exempt from mandate
FILE - In this Sunday, June 8, 2014, file photo, a Boy Scout wears his kerchief embroidered with a rainbow knot during Salt Lake Cityís annual gay pride parade. The Boy Scouts of America's top policy-making board planned a vote Monday, July 27, 2015, on ending its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion if that accorded with their faith. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
NEW YORK — The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.
Carolyn Nelson wades into the water covering the intersection of Ringgold Avenue and Elfers Parkway Monday, July 27, 2015 in the Elfers area of Pasco County. The Anclote River has flooded parts of Elfers after heavy rains battered the Tampa Bay area in the last few days. CHRIS URSO/STAFF
In Pasco, wading and waiting in hopes Anclote flooding recedes
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The state fires back, asking the tribe to say when they are taking down the blackjack tables. TRIBUNE FILE
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It’s time to let Pete Rose back in baseball

Joe Henderson The Baseball Hall of Fame inductions came and went Sunday, and once again Pete Rose was not among those enshrined. It doesn’t matter that he has more hits than anyone who ever played, or appeared in more games than anyone else, or still electrifies fans the way he did when he was introduced at the All-Star Game in his beloved Cincinnati on July 14.

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