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Hikers Behaving Badly: Appalachian Trail Partying Raises Ire

By Alanna Durkin | Aug 30
When Jackson Spencer set out to tackle the Appalachian Trail, he anticipated the solitude that only wilderness can bring - not a rolling, monthslong frat party.

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Mormons Keep Affiliation with Boy Scouts Despite Gay Leaders

NATIONAL | By Brady McCombs | Aug 31
The Mormon church - the nation's largest sponsor of Boy Scout units - is keeping its longtime affiliation with the organization despite its decision to allow gay troop leaders.

Naked, Body-Painted Bicyclists Ride Through Philadelphia

NATIONAL | Aug 31
Thousands of bicyclists in various stages of undress have pedaled their way around the city to promote fuel conservation and positive body image.

Walker Says Wall Along Canada Border Worth Reviewing

POLITICS | By Kevin Freking | Aug 31
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is putting a new twist on the topic of securing the border, a staple among the GOP candidates running for president, by pointing north.

Alaska-Bound, Obama Makes Waves by Renaming Mount McKinley

POLITICS | By Josh Lederman | Aug 31
Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama on his historic trip to Alaska. Even before he departed, Obama was making waves with a decision to rename Alaska's famed Mount McKinley

Horror Master Wes Craven Dies at 76

OBITUARIES | Aug 30
Wes Craven, whose "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream" movies made him one of the most recognizable names in the horror film genre, has died. He was 76.

Hikers Behaving Badly: Appalachian Trail Partying Raises Ire

NATIONAL | By Alanna Durkin | Aug 30
When Jackson Spencer set out to tackle the Appalachian Trail, he anticipated the solitude that only wilderness can bring - not a rolling, monthslong frat party.

'Awakenings' Author, Neurologist Oliver Sacks Dies At 82

OBITUARIES | By Malcolm Ritter | Aug 30
Oliver Sacks, 82, died Sunday at his home in New York City, his assistant, Kate Edgar, said. In February, he had announced that he was terminally ill with a rare eye cancer that had spread to his liver.

Professional Rugby Player Sam Stanley Comes Out

SPORTS | By EDGE | Aug 30
Sam Stanley became the first professional English rugby union player to come out, it was reported today in an interview in the Sunday Times.

Poland's Mixed Feelings Over Memorial to Rescuers of Jews

INTERNATIONAL | By Vanessa Gera | Aug 30
Many scholars and ordinary Jews fear that a monument to Polish rescuers at Warsaw's key site of Jewish tragedy will bolster a false historical narrative.

Nepal's Sexual Minorities Parade to Demand Rights

INTERNATIONAL | Aug 30
Hundreds of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transvestites paraded through Nepal's capital Sunday to demand that rights for sexual minorities be included in the country's new constitution.

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