President Obama Seeks to Narrow 'War on Terror,' A Closer Look at the IRS Inquiry, Boy Scouts to Allow Gay Members

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Friday, May 24, 2013

President Obama Seeks to Narrow 'War on Terror' | What's Next in IRS Inquiry? | The Boy Scouts Vote to Allow Openly Gay Members | Listener Wisdom for the Class of 2013 | Oklahoma High School Seniors Graduate in Tornado's Aftermath | Movie Date: 'The Hangover Part III,' 'We Steal Secrets,' 'Fast & Furious 6'

President Obama Seeks to Narrow 'War on Terror'

In the first major counter-terrorism speech of his second term, President Obama outlined guidelines for the use of drone strikes, laid out plans to close Guantanamo and sought to find a way to finally end the war on terror.

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What's Next in IRS Inquiry?

In Washington, the attention of lawmakers remains focused on a scandal stemming from the IRS and the scrutiny it applied to Tea Party groups seeking tax-exempt status. Earlier this week, Lois Lerner, who runs the IRS’s division on tax-exempt organizations, told Congress she had broken no laws and committed no wrongdoing.  She also said she would not testify. That of course was not enough of an answer for some GOP lawmakers.

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The Boy Scouts Vote to Allow Openly Gay Members

Thursday evening, voting members of the Boy Scouts of America's national council voted to lift the ban on gay membership. James Dale, who was at the center of the landmark 2000 Supreme Court case Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, which upheld the Boy Scouts right to exclude gays, shares his thoughts on the vote, and how far the Boy Scouts have - and haven't - come.

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Listener Wisdom for the Class of 2013

As college and universities around the country begin setting off recent graduates into the world of industry, the ritual turning of the tassel would not be complete without one final lecture, courtesy of Takeaway listeners.

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Oklahoma High School Seniors Graduate in Tornado's Aftermath

It has been a devastating week for the people of Oklahoma. Monday’s tornado left twenty-four people dead, hundreds injured, and an estimated 2 billion dollars in damage. Despite the destruction, students from Moore, Southmoore and Westmoore high schools will graduate as planned on Saturday. Jeff Wood and Brooke Potter will be among them. 

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New Movie Releases: 'The Hangover Part III,' 'We Steal Secrets,' 'Fast & Furious 6'

Movie fans have plenty to choose from this weekend. The new releases include "The Hangover Part III," "Fast & Furious 6," "We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks," "Frances Ha," and "The English Teacher."

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