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Advocates on both sides of the debate over the Boy Scouts' ban on gays are urging their supporters to call or email the private youth organization as it weighs lifting the ban.

The "chained" CPI is a Social Security benefit cut (not an innocuous "adjustment"), and the majority of voters understand this, with 55% opposing this policy proposal. A new poll, Strengthening Social Security: What Do Americans Want? from the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI), highlights working people's opposition to benefit cuts, including the "chained" CPI, which reduces the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA).   

Former New York Mayor Ed Koch died early Friday at age 88, his spokesman said.

Former New York Mayor Ed Koch died early Friday at age 88, his spokesman said. Koch served three terms in the post until January 1990. He had struggled with heart disease and other health problems in recent years.

When state officials here tried last year to recruit a for-profit company to manage schools in rural Tate County, the community outcry was swift.

Charter schools are still spreading rapidly, but schools managed by for-profit companies make up a smaller share than they did just a few years ago.

A jeweler was kidnapped from his home Thursday by four robbers who then ransacked his store, NBC 10 reported.

As John Kerry prepares to take his place as secretary of state, he and President Barack Obama will face some familiar battles, the specter of an unexpected international crisis, and new, developing challenges.

A flight from Los Angeles to Seattle was diverted to Portland late Thursday after one of the pilots lost consciousness. Alaska Airlines said Flight 473's first officer flew the Boeing 737-700 to Portland International Airport after the captain became ill over Oregon.

Police are looking for three teens who approached a man in a New York City subway station, tried to take his jacket, and beat him with nunchucks when he resisted.