Jenn Elman

15 Flips | 1 Magazine | @jennelman | Keep up with Jenn Elman on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Jenn Elman”

New 'Gay-Friendly' Boy Scouts Revoke Charter of Troop With Gay Leader

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Just in case you thought the Boy Scouts turned over a new, more tolerant leaf when they voted to …

How Did Teen Survive Flight Inside Plane's Wheel Well?

It’s still unclear how a 15-year-old teenager stowed away inside the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines 767 and survived amid the high altitude, …

Whoa there: NYC carriage horse ban is stalled

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio is pulling back the reins on his plans to quickly get rid of New York City's horse-drawn carriage industry, …

Palestinian factions arrive for Gaza talks

<b>Gaza City, Gaza –</b> A delegation sent by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has arrived in the Gaza Strip for a new round of Palestinian reconciliation talks with rival political faction Hamas.<p>The West Bank delegation arrived on Tuesday afternoon and went to a reception at the home of Ismail …

GOP poll defies tide on gay marriage

Two conservative groups are pushing back on moves by the GOP to drop opposition to same-sex marriage from party platforms, releasing a poll of base voters taken last month that found in favor of defining marriage as “only” between a man and a woman.<p>The poll, commissioned by groups led by …

Book News: Ex-Supreme Court Justice Wants 6 Changes To Constitution

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>In a book out Tuesday, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens proposes six amendments to the U.S. Constitution, including measures aimed at preventing gerrymandering (that is, redrawing district lines for …

US weighs curbing deportations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally but don't have serious criminal records could be shielded from …

Washington landslide: Obama vows government 'is not going anywhere'

Calling their grit, resiliency and sense of community an inspiration to all Americans, President Barack Obama promised Tuesday that those impacted by last month's deadly landslide in Washington won't be forgotten -- least of all by the federal government.<p>Speaking in Oso, a small community about 60 …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Egypt: Mursi espionage trial adjourned and media ban imposed

Mohamed Mursi and other senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders have appeared in court in Cairo.<p>But an ongoing espionage trial in which the ousted Egyptian President is accused of conspiring with foreign groups to commit ‘terrorist acts’ was adjourned until April 28 and a media ban imposed.<p>Mursi is being …

Nearly 40 rhino horns stolen in South Africa

In a nighttime theft, robbers broke into a South African provincial parks office and used a machine tool called a grinder to break into a safe holding several dozen rhino horns worth a fortune on the illegal market in parts of Asia.<p>The weekend heist in the northeastern city of Nelspruit was a blow …

Michigan's ban on affirmative action upheld by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a Michigan law banning the use of racial criteria in college admissions, a key decision in an unfolding legal and political battle nationally over affirmative action.<p>The justices found 6-2 that a lower court did not have the authority to set aside the measure …