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ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2016 AND THEREAFTER-In this Saturday, June 25, 2016 photo, Cub Scouts watch a race during the Second Annual World Championship Pinewood Derby in New York's Times Square. Nearly 12 months after the Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board's decision to end a long-standing blanket ban on participation by openly gay adults, the Boy Scouts seem more robust than they have in many years. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Boy Scouts OK a year after easing gay ban

- Associated Press

There were dire warnings for the Boy Scouts of America a year ago when the group’s leaders, under intense pressure, voted to end a long-standing blanket ban on participation by openly gay adults. Several of the biggest sponsors of Scout units, including the Roman Catholic, Mormon and Southern Baptist churches, were openly dismayed, raising the prospect of mass defections.

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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2014 file photo, from left, Margo MacNabb Nederlander, James L. Nederlander, James M. Nederlander and Charlene Nederlander attend the 8th Annual Exploring The Arts Gala benefit in New York. James M. Nederlander, who took over the fledgling Nederlander Organization from his father and built it into one of the largest producers of live entertainment and a dominant national theater chain that includes nine Broadway houses, died, Monday, July 25, 2016. He was 94. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)

Broadway giant James 'Jimmy' Nederlander dies at 94

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