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October 27th, 2011
01:56 PM ET

Transgender boy wants to be a Girl Scout

Seven-year-old Bobby Montoya dresses like a girl, feels like a girl and wants to be a Girl Scout. A local troop leader said he couldn't - he has "boy parts." But the Colorado Girl Scout organization said that's a mistake, and Bobby is welcome to join. The organization has gotten more requests from families of transgender kids, officials told CNN affiliate KUSA.

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5 myths about Generation X
According to a new report, most of the 84 million Americans ages 30 to 50 are "active, balanced and happy."
October 27th, 2011
11:46 AM ET

5 myths about Generation X

By Alene Dawson, Special to CNN

(CNN) - A generation once labeled "slackers," detached and melancholic has grown up to find out that reality doesn't bite as much it seemed when they were younger.

To the contrary, most of the 84 million Americans ages 30 to 50 are "active, balanced and happy," according to the authors of "The Generation X Report," a research report from the University of Michigan's Longitudinal Study of American Youth.

The release is the first in a series of quarterly reports based on questionnaires, interviews and tests from 4,000 Gen X respondents who have participated in the study since 1987. The study defines Gen X as those born between 1961 and 1981, though others sources tag Gen X as those born starting in 1964.

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Engage: Rubio fending off criticism; Asian American population boom
Sen. Marco Rubio is fighting off allegations he embellished his family history to boost his political career.
October 27th, 2011
11:38 AM ET

Engage: Rubio fending off criticism; Asian American population boom

Engage with news and opinions from around the web about under-reported, untold stories from undercovered communities.

Marco Rubio faces criticism from Latinos outside Miami
“In Miami’s Little Havana, the Cuban exile community has rallied to the defense of its favorite son, Sen. Marco Rubio, as he fights off allegations he embellished his family history to boost his meteoric political career. But well beyond Calle Ocho, the freshman Florida Republican still faces a bigger challenge selling himself to the broader Hispanic electorate." - Politico

Black voters still support president  
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Despite a school of thought in Washington that Mr. Obama’s support among blacks has weakened because of the poor economy and a sense of unmet expectations, interviews and public opinion surveys show that his standing remains remarkably strong among African-Americans." - The New York Times

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