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Boy Scouts get conditional approval of $850M bankruptcy deal

A bankruptcy judge on Thursday approved a proposal by the Boy Scouts of America to enter into an agreement that includes an $850 million fund to compensate tens of thousands of men who say they were sexually abused as youngsters by Scout leaders and others. But the judge also rejected two key provisions of the


Kids set free to roam on their own feel more confident navigating in adulthood

Boys are often allowed to stray farther from home without adult supervision than girls are. Imgorthand/E+ Collection via Getty Images Vanessa Vieites, Rutgers University The distance from home that kids are allowed to roam and play has shrunk significantly over the last 50 years. That’s largely due to parents’ concerns over safety, especially in cities.

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