Canadians are saying goodbye to pennies and the Boy Scouts could be lifting a controversial ban. Here is Monday's Edition of "The Pulse".
Monday marks the 100th anniversary of the birthday of civil rights activist Rosa Parks. Parks is known for refusing to give up her seat for a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama bus in 1955. Parks devoted her life to civil and human rights, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. She died in 2005.
Canada Says Goodbye to Pennies
Pennies may be lucky but they are being shown the door in Canada. As of Monday, the Royal Canadian mint is no longer distributing the copper-colored coins. The penny is being retired because it costs 1.6 cents to produce. Government officials believe they can save $11 million a year by getting rid of the coins.
The Boy Scouts of America may decide to lift the ban on gay members. National Executive Board members meeting in Texas could vote on the action this week. If the national policy on sexual orientation is changed, individual troops could still base membership guidelines on their own principles or religious beliefs.
Scientists have confirmed remains found in Britain belong to Richard the Third. Archaeologists found the body of a man buried under a parking lot last year and scientists say DNA tests confirm beyond a reasonable doubt that the remains are of the notorious English king. Richard the third was a famous king who died in a battle in 1485.
A six day long hostage situation in Alabama is finally over. Police say Jimmy Lee Dykes was held up with a five-year-old boy in his bunker since last Tuesday after he snatched the child off of his school bus and killed the bus driver. An FBI team entered the bunker Monday, rescuing the child and killing Dykes. According to CNN, the child was taken to a nearby hospital but appears to be okay.