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Stories for December 2, 2012

Coast Guard Member Dies After Collision With Suspicious Boat

Dec. 2, 2012
Dana Farrington / NPR

A member of the U.S. Coast Guard died early Sunday morning during an investigation near Santa Cruz Island, Calif. A boat suspected of "illicit activities" rammed into the Coast Guard vessel, throwing two Guard members overboard, authorities said in a press release.

Mission Diversify: CIA Begins LGBT Recruiting

Dec. 2, 2012
Greg Allen / NPR

As part of the CIA's efforts to diversify its workforce, the spy agency is reaching out to a group that once was unable to get security clearance -- lesbians and gay men.