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Today in History for Friday, May 24, 2013
Today is Friday, May 24, the 144th day of 2013. There are 221 days left in the year.
Parents fuming over locked doors at graduation
Octogenarians race to be oldest Everest climber
An 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier who climbed Mount Everest five years ago, but just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit, is back on the mountain to make another attempt at the title.
When is it OK for wunderkinds to drop out of school?
It's one thing to say tech geniuses don't need degrees. After all, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg all dropped out of college. But now we've got David Karp, who doesn't even have a high school diploma.
House panel moves to curb military sexual assaults
Members of a House panel angry over the growing epidemic of sexual assaults in the military took a key step toward tackling the problem.
Broke no laws, IRS official says — then takes 5th
At the center of a political storm, an Internal Revenue Service supervisor whose agents targeted conservative groups swore Wednesday she did nothing wrong, broke no laws and never lied to Congress.
Man shot to death while questioned in Boston probe
A Chechen immigrant was shot to death by authorities in central Florida early Wednesday after he turned violent while being questioned about his ties to one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, officials said.
Death of Ga. infant under investigation
Sheriff’s officials say a couple has been arrested after a 4-month-old girl in their care was found unresponsive.
Today in History for Thursday, May 23, 2013
In 1984, Surgeon General C. Everett Koop issued a report saying there was “very solid” evidence linking cigarette smoke to lung disease in non-smokers.
Boy Scout leaders to vote on lifting gay ban
As protesters made one last stand, the Boy Scouts of America’s leadership began a conference Wednesday that was expected to culminate in a long-anticipated vote on whether to allow openly gay Scouts.
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