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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


Boy Scouts bankruptcy plans anger some, welcomed by others

An $850 million agreement by the Boy Scouts of America to compensate sex-abuse victims prompted outrage Friday from some survivors and their advocates, while others were encouraged and saw it as the best outcome that could be achieved under the circumstances. The agreement, filed in court late Thursday as a step toward resolving a complex

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